TECO Pneumatic was founded in 1937 as Transmission Engineering Co. in San Francisco. The original company was a representative organization selling large gear reducers, clutches and brakes. In the late 1950s Transmission Engineering started to distribute pneumatic components, beginning with Humphrey Products. Distribution of pneumatic fluid power components became our major focus as business grew.
Transmission Engineering was incorporated in 1976 and at the same time we shortened our name to TECO to avoid confusion with "transmission" products. Today, TECO supplies semiconductor tool OEMs, traditional and alternative energy companies, medical device OEMs, instrumentation manufacturers, transportation OEMs, the woodworking industry, and many others.
After having been in four locations in San Fransisco, Transmission Engineering moved to Redwood City in 1968 and finally TECO Pneumatic moved to our new home in Pleasanton in 1991. TECO acquired a second warehouse in Reno, Nevada in 2008.
TECO is a full line supplier of fluid and motion control products. From air cylinders to pressure regulators, from compressors to vacuum pumps, from PTFE & stainless process valves to instrumentation-grade proportional valves, from custom tubing to fittings, from modular framing to fluid connector assemblies, we offer the products you need and the expertise to assist you in applying them properly in your application.