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The Hope Group owns and operates eight Parker Stores at its branch locations providing "while you wait" replacement of hose assemblies and immediate on-hand access to 3,000 Parker fluid connector parts.


Who is The Hope Group?

The Hope Group is an industrial distributor, engineered systems designer/builder and motion and control integrator serving the six New England states through its affiliation with Parker and throughout the world through its Hope Air Systems and Sorensen Systems brands. Its Parker distributor entity is known as The Hope Group, which features a full-line product authorization for New England. The company, through its subsidiaries, has 130 employees, operating from its headquarters in Northborough, MA and from eight satellite locations in five states.

The company has evolved from its early affiliation with Parker as a fluid connector and fluid power distributorship into a full service, motion and control system designer/builder, serving the wide ranging needs of its customers. Built on its basic core competencies in hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid connectors, fluid controls, automation, electronics, and sealing solutions, the company has grown to a $50 million enterprise with eight locations and over 100,000 square feet of total inventory/fabrication/administrative space.

The Hope Group (founded 1933)


The Hope Group has over 55 years of continuous affiliation with Parker as a premier distributor in the region and it has built a reputation as a go-to source for hydraulic and pneumatic solutions, from hydraulic power units in steel mills to hose repairs on a bulldozer. The full range of Parker products are offered and stocked in eight stocking locations in five New England states. The company counts dozens of Fortune 500 companies among its customers, but is equally prepared to meet the needs of medium and small size manufacturers and resellers.

Hope Air Systems (founded 1968)


When stationary air compressors were added to the mix of industrial products aimed at New England’s manufacturing base, it was determined to treat the business as a separate division within The Hope Group. In 2005, Kaeser Compressors was brought on as a supplier in order to service all six New England states and to offer equipment up to and beyond 600 horsepower.

Sorensen Systems (founded 1985)


In the mid 1980’s, the opportunity arose to acquire the assets of Sorensen Governor, which put The Hope Group into the water-to-wire and renewable energy sources business. Since then the company became a division of The Hope Group, similarly to Hope Air Systems, and operates out of the headquarters location in Northborough MA. Sorensen Systems has become known as a system integrator and engineered system designer/builder, focusing on the oil & gas, power generation, municipal water and waste-water providers worldwide. Through application of its engineering and fabrication specialties, the company has expanded into aerospace and alternative energy markets that are growing and are seeking capabilities that have been developed at Sorensen Systems.



The Hope Group is a Design/Build company with specific engineering and fabrication specialties targeted at emerging markets in New England and around the world. Common to many of the systems designed and built at The Hope Group are electrical control panels, which are part of the motion and control capabilities derived from its core competencies in hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid connectors, automation, and sealing solutions.


Applied Technology

Successful integration of engineering, technology, and traditional fabrication skills aptly describes the approach often taken to meet unique and demanding solutions. The integration of electronic controllers, hydrostatic pumps, proportional relief valves, and planetary gear boxes brought a diesel-powered locomotive to life at the Mt. Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire.


Station Automation

The growing urgency for alternative, renewable energy resources is nothing new to The Hope Group. We have been in the water-towire business for years, including a complete station automation project at the MWRA, which included disassembly and refurbishment of two existing turbine generators, new static excitation systems, new turbine bearing cooling water systems, refurbished switchgear panels, new turbine control panels, new digital governor heads, and new station battery charging system.


The Hope Group, a division of KLX Inc. | 70 Bearfoot Road, Northborough, MA 01532

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