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The Hope Group is an authorized full-line Parker distributor featuring hydraulic, pneumatic, fluid connector, and sealing products for OEM and MRO applications.

Sorensen Systems is a designer/builder of custom systems providing clean water, renewable energy sources, and technologically advanced process systems for industry.

Hope Air Systems is an authorized distributor for Kaeser Compressor featuring energy efficient rotary screw compressors as well as a designer/builder of skid-mounted packaged compressed air systems.

Hope Service can dispatch its field service fleet of vehicles and experienced, factory-trained technicians to provide emergency and routine field service to its hydraulic, electrical, and compressed air systems customers.

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.

The Hope Group provides 24 hour access to $150 million of Parker parts through its eCommerce website,, offering one or two-day shipping of all your hose & fittings, hydraulic, pneumatic, valve, and filtration needs.

iPower Distribution Group of New England provides supply chain consulting and implementation through streamlined procure-to-pay process, vendor managed inventory (VMI), Kanban, and in-plant buyer-planner services.


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ITAR and ISO Compliance Are Important Steps Taken by
The Hope Group

To compete effectively for homeland security and defense contract business, as well as, to meet the increased expectation level among our most important customers, The Hope Group has taken steps to maintain its ISO 9000 certification and to add ITAR compliance to its list of certifications. These two important designations signal to our customers that we recognize the value of meeting and exceeding the quality and production standards necessary to compete in a global marketplace.

ITAR Registration Approved

In a letter from the US Department of State, The Hope Group was notified that it had been issued a Registration Code certifying it as ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) compliant. The ITAR regulations control the export and import of defense-related material and services. Administered by the Dept. of Defense, ITAR was created to advance US strategic objectives and foreign policy via trade controls.

"This registration is key to our strategic program to support our Military and Homeland Security customers to conform to ITAR regulations and the Arms Export Control Act," said Jerry Lamothe, Quality Assurance officer for The Hope Group.

ISO Certification Upgraded

The Hope Group has successfully had its registrations upgraded from ISO 9001:2000 to ISO 9001:2008. This means that The Hope Group has implemented a quality management system registered by the QMI-SAI Global for distribution of fluid power components and industrial supplies. The Hope Group received its certificate from QMI-SAI Global congratulating them on having its registration upgraded as required.

The ISO 9000 designation is generally described as an established Quality Management System standard, which can be customized into a powerful improvement tool. ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) for any organization that needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction.

To implement an ISO 9001 QMS it must:

  1. Define its quality oriented policies and objectives
  2. Control its processes
  3. Measure performance
  4. Use the information obtained to make improvement
  5. Keep a record of all pertinent upgrades and improvements


Our customers benefit from our certification as an ITAR and ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier of components and systems. Our fabrication and warehouse facility meets the government and quality process requirements that assure our customer's of compliance with standards and procedures that protect our national interests as well as our manufacturing integrity.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the US Munitions List (USML). These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). The Department of State interprets and enforces ITAR. Its goal is to safeguard US national security and further US foreign policy objectives.

The International Organization for Standardization, widely known as ISO, is an international standard setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. Founded on February 23, 1947, the organization promulgates worldwide proprietary industrial and commercial standards. The Hope Group has been ISO certified since the late 1990's.


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