Leaders in  Actuation

A forward-thinking innovator, Bimba provides industry-leading pneumatic, hydraulic, electric, and vacuum motion solutions that are easy-to-use, reliable, and ready for your engineering challenges.


We Make Things Move®

When Charlie Bimba invented the Original Line® non-repairable air cylinder in 1957, he rocked the entire motion control industry. He presented the world with the first inexpensive, easy to replace solution for pneumatic actuation and quickly found a place at the center of the manufacturing field.

Since introducing the Original Line more than 50 years ago, Bimba has expanded its breadth and depth far beyond these standard cylinders with tens of thousands of off-the-shelf and custom solutions. Today, we are dedicated to moving motion control forward, one application at a time.

Whether it’s a standard off-the-shelf cylinder or a cutting-edge custom assembly, Bimba is uniquely positioned to help you take control of any motion control application — that means everything from simple, non-repairable products to the latest in precision mechatronics. If you’ve got an engineering challenge, Bimba has the solution; it’s what we’ve been doing since 1957.

Founder: Charlie Bimba

Founder: Charlie Bimba

Original Bimba Plant 1957

Original Bimba Plant 1957



Evolution of the Original Line Pneumatic Actuator

Our Customers Define Quality

Bimba Manufacturing Company is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company. We were the first actuator company in North America to become ISO certified. We have maintained our registration since 1994 and are continuously improving our Quality Management System to meet the changing needs of our customers.

For more than fifty years, Bimba has led the actuator industry by being fully integrated with the latest inspection equipment, including coordinate measuring machines, video inspection systems, surface roughness measuring devices, optical measurement systems, computer controlled tensile testing machines, statistical analysis software, and in-process gauging.



Commitment to Customers

When you work with Bimba, customer commitment comes standard. From consistently exceeding performance expectations to delivering more solutions, in more sizes, for more applications, Bimba promises to provide more than just products.

  • Streamlined business processes, including product configuration, engineering design, sales order management, manufacturing quality management, and distribution
  • Fast, on-time delivery from multiple manufacturing facilities with an international network of stocking distributors
  • Real-time ship dates you can count on, even if the product is not currently on the shelf
  • State-of-the-art, Oracle®-based stocking software enables you to save time and money by managing your supply chain more efficiently
  • Up-to-date pricing, delivery, and order tracking info is available 24/7 at www.bimba.com
  • Highly-trained representatives are standing by at 800-44-BIMBA with the engineering know-how you expect from the industry leader



Cutting-Edge Solutions

Specializing in providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges, Bimba strives to deliver superior customer satisfaction through outstanding service, quality, and value.  We offer an extensive range of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electric actuators, vacuum technology, air preparation, and other motion control products.

The driving force behind these products is a commitment to customer satisfaction. We are dedicated to delivering quality solutions executed in market-leading delivery time. Bimba maintains ISO 9001 certification which provides a uniform framework for quality assurance that is recognized worldwide.

“Specializing in providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges, Bimba strives to deliver superior customer satisfaction through outstanding service, quality, and value.”



1. Opportunity Identification

Identify potential opportunities for us to solve a customer problem through the creation of a specialty device.

2. Application Discovery

Engage with the customer to ascertain their application needs and begin preliminary talks via phone call, "Talk to an Engineer" meeting, or in-person.

3. Design

Our design teams work with your engineers and technical support staff to understand the problem and begin creating concepts to address the customer's challenges.



4. Quote

The quoting process engages manufacturing engineers and Bimba's global procurement team to develop a cost-effective and competitively priced solution.

5. Prototype

Dedicated resources in engineering and manufacturing concentrate on prototype builds to test real-world viability, using real and simulated products.

6. Production Build

Bimba is positioned to leverage its full weight of manufacturing resources to supply production quantities in a timely fashion.



Explore Bimba Products

Bimba is part of global engineering organization IMI plc. IMI is at the forefront of delivering the solutions we need in a changing world, and is focused on creating tremendous value by solving key industry problems that have an impact on everyday life. Further information is available at www.imiplc.com.