Innovation & Technology

High School Students Shine Bright in Solar Car Challenge

This past summer the Parker-sponsored multidisciplinary Walnut Solar Car Team won top honors at the 2017 National Solar Car Challenge. Held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, this...
On April 27, 2018

Fostering Innovation for 100 Years

For Parker, product and service innovations have been and will continue to be the centerpiece of its success. Today, Parker has 55,000 team members around the world who develop and contribute original...
On December 19, 2017

Innovation Takes Center Stage in 2017 Best Mousetrap Competition

Each summer, Parker engineering and business development experts from around the world gather at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio to showcase their group’s portfolio of innovative new...
On December 16, 2017

Humble Presence, Powerful Impact

Can a company exude strength without the typical signs frequently associated with it? In a competitive global market where being loud and abrupt is often paralleled with power, Parker has shown...
On December 12, 2017

A History of Challenges for Opportunity

In March 1917, people in Cleveland, Ohio were applauding all things American. The city's baseball team was a top contender among the major leagues, and the United States was preparing for its role...
On November 7, 2017

Distributing Parker’s Innovative Spirit in Latin America

It has been over 50 years since Parker Hannifin Corporation entered the Latin American market. What began in 1963 with a sole distributor in Peru dispensing hose and fittings would grow to nearly 500...
On September 28, 2017

Leveraging Global IT Solutions

The year was 1940. As Art Parker celebrated the Parker Appliance Company’s 23rd year and its robust support of the war effort through production of specialized couplings and valves, the United States...
On August 15, 2017

Listening to Anticipate Customer Needs

Today's customer has high expectations. The power of technology and the wide offerings available to consumers each day set a precedent for not only the best products – but those that can anticipate...
On July 17, 2017

Parker Engineers Meet to Boost Innovation

Passion, focus, and the entrepreneurial mindset are key features in Parker's desire to create value for our customers through innovative products and system solutions. "I do not think there is any...
On June 8, 2017

Spotting Parker's Unlimited Opportunities

The choice between taking a job at an American multinational corporation with an iconic product, or a position with an equally impressive company who has quietly led the world in motion and control...
On June 7, 2017

Leveraging Company Expertise Across Industries

Founder Art Parker's passion for engineering and invention has remained true for 100 years through Parker's commitment to efficient, effective technology for the good of its customers. This dedication...
On May 18, 2017

A Legacy Fueled by Fostering Talent

The statistics are telling: the average lifespan of leading U.S. companies on the S&P 500 Index has decreased by more than 50 years in the last century, from an average of 67 years in the 1920s, to...
On April 18, 2017

Decentralization with Global Unity

How can one company form a progressive presence in 50 countries around the world? While this question may be daunting, Parker Hannifin Corporation knew early on the answer would come through the...
On March 7, 2017

2016 Sustainability Report Demonstrates Local Impact of Global Commitment to Responsible Operations

Parker’s 2016 Sustainability Report is now available, showcasing team member-driven initiatives which are helping to strengthen communities, conserve resources and make a positive environmental impact...
On February 21, 2017

Diesel Bug and How to Avoid It: Tips for Diesel Boat Owners

Diesel bug has become a concern for many boat owners in recent years.  The condition occurs when a mixture of bacteria, algae and mould contaminates the storage tank and then breeds - creating a...
On December 19, 2016

Stretch Your Mind Engineering Challenge Winners Announced

We’re happy to announce that Team Poly-Scientific Design from Cleveland State University (CSU) has taken first place in the first ever Stretch Your Mind Engineering Challenge. Team ROM 2.0 from...
On June 16, 2016

9th Annual Chainless Challenge Puts Students to the Test

The ninth annual Chainless Challenge Competition marks a transitional year with plans to expand the number of participating schools under the leadership of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)....
On May 5, 2016

Specialist Hydraulic Engineering Training: Early Lessons From The JCB Academy Partnership

A specialist hydraulic engineering training facility, launched by The JCB Academy and Parker Hannifin in March 2015, is teaching young UK engineers valuable lessons in how fluid power works. The JCB...
On January 11, 2016

How the Rail Industry can Benefit from Additive Manufacturing | 3D Printing

Rail engineers can face significant challenges in defining components for space-restricted applications and managing the overall weight of a solution. Where conventional manufacturing machines such as...
On November 12, 2015

New O-Ring eHandbook Provides a Premier User Experience

Parker Hannifin Corporation is launching a new, interactive digital reference guide to enhance and broaden the customer reach of the existing Parker O-Ring Handbook. For more than 50 years, the...
On October 20, 2015