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.

  • Parker Decades History Video

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