As the global leader in motion and control technologies, Parker thrives when our products and solutions solve our customer’s challenges. And, when we solve these challenges, we make a positive impact throughout the world, in industries ranging from aerospace and climate control to filtration and automation.
We manufacture highly engineered components and systems that facilitate motion and the controlled flow of liquids and gases for a wide variety of global markets to increase our customers’ productivity and profitability. Our focus on solving some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges sparks our passion for innovation and secures future growth.
1. EMEA Headquarters
In 2008, the Parker EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Headquarters was founded in the aim of housing the European Management team under a single roof in Etoy, Switzerland.
The main reason for the headquarters was to enhance collaboration, planning, and enable us to bring more synergies to our efforts. As well as helping us to maintain our focus on both customers and our operations.
In May 2010, our headquarter premises in Etoy was inaugurated and is now home to the Europe, Middle East and Africa Management and functional departments.
The 5,200 square meter building, pays special attention to the environment using geothermal heating and cooling through more than 8km of underground pipe work and solar panels to assist with water heating. This is an economical building using renewable energy and limiting the effects of C02. This reflects Parker's commitment to the environment and community.
2. Sales Company Switzerland
The Swiss Sales Company of Parker Hannifin was founded in 2008 in Etoy with the mission to offer and to sell qualitative products and services to the Swiss market. The 40 employees of the company, most of whom are trilingual, are actively contributing to the business' growth from different perspectives, including departments such as sales, customer service, finance, pricing, IT and marketing. The ideal location and the local languages help us to work in close collaboration with our customers and brings proximity although we are a global company. Our aim is to offer best customer service, providing the largest portfolio in one contact, a close follow-up and innovative tools and enables us to better respond to our customers' needs.
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 and fair dealings.