Established in 1975, Combined Fluid Products Company (CFP) is a manufacturer, master distributor, and supplier of maintenance parts and equipment used to harness the power of air and vacuum in a wide range of industries and processes. We set ourselves apart by providing top-quality customer service and engineering support with tailored solutions for OEMs, resellers, and end users.
CFP is known as the Vacuum and Compressed Air Specialist with a solid reputation as a solutions provider for industrial processes and specialty applications. With over 40 years of product and application experience, we have developed the expertise necessary to provide customers with the most efficient, cost-effective solutions for their applications.
If you are unsure of the best product to meet your need, our dedicated Sales and Engineering Consultants are available to assist with application issues and technical questions. When standard product does not meet your requirements, our CFP Engineered Systems Group offers customized vacuum pump and compressed air solutions with thoughtful designs. This expertise has allowed us to become the industry leader for automatic vacuum priming systems.
The Finest Products Available
We offer a comprehensive line of competitively priced vacuum pumps, air compressors, blowers, air knives, filters, and lubricants from leading manufacturers. We also stock a large inventory of OEM parts, replacement parts, and maintenance items with specially discounted prices on filters, vanes, and lubricants.
Prompt, Reliable Service
CFP serves companies of all sizes worldwide through offices located in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Our customer service team members average over 20 years of experience to answer your questions quickly and enter your orders accurately. Our well-stocked warehouse, centrally located near Chicago, ships over 95% of in-stock items the same day and provides quick access to major shipping hubs and ports around the world. For local and domestic shipments, a variety of options are available to accommodate both standard and expedited shipping methods across town or across the country.
CFP Company History
In 1975, you may have thought you looked far out in your leisure suit and couldn’t wait to get down with The Hustle. If you were a homebody, you may have preferred to chill with your Pet Rock or Atari Pong game. If you were looking to become a leader in the Air and Vacuum Industry, you started Combined Fluid Products Company, “worked your butt off” to make it happen, and had some fun along the way!
Founders Ray Becker, Bruce Nesser, and Bill Kist took their individual talents to create just this type of company - one that brought value through years of application experience and technical problem solving. Feeling confident that they could offer “the right product, at the right price, at the right time,” they gained the credibility of the customers they served and the manufacturers they represented. This credibility was enhanced by their policy to act with integrity and take responsibility for their mistakes. In short, by doing the right thing.
One key philosophy the trio shared was to recruit the most promising talent possible, provide the training and tools needed to succeed, and then pretty much leave each individual alone to thrive. According to Bill, “It remains important for our people to grow and succeed. We all offer unique talents, and if we are able to help our co-workers develop their skills and build relationships with our customers and the companies we represent, we are all better off for it”.
In 2007, Bill was ready to step down from the Company and leave it in the-more-than-capable hands of his two sons, Gregory and Randall. Although the core values have not changed, Gregory and Randall have developed and implemented a variety of improvements to the operation including enhanced quality control and record keeping systems, a state-of-the-art ERP system, bar code inventory management, CAD drawing capability, new products, and a content rich E-commerce website offering unprecedented information and capabilities. Not unlike the initial investments made over 40 years ago, these enhancements greatly increase the ability to communicate with customers while adding to the efficiency, accuracy, and pleasure of the customer experience. According to Gregory and Randall, “CFP will remain on the cutting edge of the Air and Vacuum Industry through investment, employee training, product expansion, and customer-focused innovation”.
Clothing, music, and equipment have changed over the years. What remains constant at CFP are our core values and a desire to grow in partnership with our customers and suppliers by serving them with excellence and integrity. CFP will continue to be an industry leader because it is a company that treats co-workers, customers, and suppliers with respect, and will do what it takes for everyone to succeed.