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

Related Documents

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

Parker History Timeline

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