About Us

Our History

The history of our great company is an interesting account of the transformation of technology over a period of nearly 100 years. Founded in 1918, the evolution of the Parker Appliance Company into Parker Hannifin Corporation illustrates a legacy of innovation. We believe our future growth is assured by honoring Parker’s tradition of excellence.

“Invention comes from keeping your ears perked and your eyes open.” - Patrick S. Parker, Former Chairman Emeritus

Parker Decades History Video


This Parker video shares the Parker history story.

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Parker History Timeline


Click on the image above to launch Parker's interactive timeline that traces the events of its rich history.

Related Documents


Parker History Book (PDF)
Parker Decades History Brochure (PDF)