Arthur L. Parker founded the Parker Appliance Company on March 13, 1917, in a small loft in Cleveland, Ohio, along with his business partner, Carl Klamm. In the early days, the company built pneumatic brake systems for trucks, trains, buses and industrial machinery, as well as leak-free fittings for the pioneers of aviation.
Through staggering setbacks and impressive achievements, Parker solutions have enabled countless technology leaps over the past century playing integral roles in supporting war efforts, the exploration of space and the depths of the Earth, as well as advancements in nearly every manmade device that moves.
Today, our technology platforms continue to make a meaningful impact on the world with important innovations driven by our customers. Parker’s intellectual property adds unmatched value to our products and systems with over 8,000 patents granted throughout the company’s history.
PARKER IS LOCATED IN 50 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD SUPPORTING 100 DIVISIONS WITH 336 MANUFACTURING LOCATIONS
Parker’s unrivalled industrial distribution network extends to approximately 13,000 locations globally. Through this extensive network of local, independent businesses, Parker brings its products and services to customers in 104 countries. This includes continued penetration of the ParkerStore network of industrial retail outlets, which has more than 3,000 locations around the world.
ENGINEERING YOUR SUCCESS
Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets.
Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to help solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges.
Parker’s engineering expertise spans the core motion and control technologies – Aerospace, Climate Control, Electromechanical, Filtration, Fluid & Gas Handling, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Process Control and Sealing & Shielding.