Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Parker Hannifin Celebrates 100 Years of Providing Motion Control Technologies to the World

Donna Tibbetts

Operations & Services Mgr.

Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 250 global leader in motion control technologies, celebrated their 100th year anniversary on March 13, 2017. Originally called the Parker Appliance Company and founded by Arthur L. Parker, it began to develop and move forward with the help of his business partner Carl Klamm.

The first patent that Parker acquired specifies a hydraulic device which regulates the speed of electric generators. One hundred years later, they have been granted over 8,000 patents.

“Our success is founded on fair dealing, hard work, coordination of effort, and quality products.” – Art Parker

Parker’s technologies help hundreds of thousands of customers. They have more than 300 facilities, 13,000 independent distributors, over 3,000 retail stores, and employ over 58,000 people globally. They are one of the largest motion control companies in the world and provide technologies that include aerospace, climate control, electromechanical, filtration, fluid and gas handling, hydraulics, pneumatics, process control, and sealing.

Parker will celebrate their centennial with events throughout this year to honor distributors, customers, shareholders, and others that help Parker continue to be a motion control global leader.

To learn more about the history of Parker, visit their Centennial Website. For more information on one of our ParkerStores in New England, visit our Parker Store website.

By the way, if you haven’t visited HopeDirect to purchase Parker products quickly, you really should try it. In the past few months we have added thousands of new products.


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