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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 seven 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.


The Hope Group Home › Business-to-Business-Solutions › Technology Training

Technology Training Center
Offers An Important Service
to our Customers

The demand for technology training is driven by several important factors. First is the impact of promotions or staff attrition, which causes job openings and an influx of inexperienced employees. Even when skilled employees are hired, their familiarity with specific products, systems, policies and procedures is often lacking and without specific training they are at risk of underperforming in their new role. Specialized training is the best way to address that issue.

The second most important need for training is the continuous evolution of technology, particularly in the areas of automation, instrumentation, electronics, and other critical product areas. The influx of new products and technologies places the burden on manufacturers and distributors to bring its sales engineer teams as well as the customer up to speed on the changes as they happen. New products are introduced by suppliers on a regular basis and it's important to bring the required specialized training to employees and customers as soon as possible.

Upcoming Seminars

Thread ID and SafetyWorks
Hydraulic Plumbing Safety

The Hope Group will bring its two most popular trainings to its North Haven and Weymouth Parker Stores on April 18 and 19.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Hope Group - Parker Store
350 Sackett Point Road
North Haven, CT 06473

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Hope Group - Parker Store
50 Finnell Drive, Unit 12-14
Weymouth, MA 02188

Learn how to apply various
hydraulic sealing methods

thread-id-kitCertified trainers from Parker and The Hope Group provide students with instruction and hands-on training in various sealing methods common to hydraulics and to gain a working knowledge of the four-step process necessary to identify threads. Although Metric, British, SAE, and NPT are all common thread patterns found in today's industrial workplace, they are often a mystery to many people. This interactive course combines classroom instruction with practical hands-on training.

This course is for owner/operators, designers, repair technicians, engineers, and safety managers.



Learn how to avoid personal
injury and system failures

Parker Store
350 Sackett Point Road
Fitchburg, MA

The Safety Works seminar promotes awareness of the importance of following proper practices and maintaining safe conditions with regard to pressurized fluid systems.

hydraulic-injection-injuryCertified trainers from Parker and The Hope Group lead students on how to avoid injection injuries and the importance of timely treatment should an injection occur. Participants will learn the five-step process for correct hose selection, the importance of proper hose assembly and routing guidelines to help prevent premature system failures.

This course is for equipment operators, repair technicians, safety managers, engineers and anyone working with pressurized fluid or systems in motion.


To discuss options for group training courses on any of the topics mentioned above, please email us at



upcoming-trainings technology-training
The Hope Group operates a 3,000 sq ft showroom and training facility at its corporate headquarters capable of providing classroom space for up to 100 customers in topics that include industrial and mobile electro-hydraulics, hydraulic plumbing, mobile electro-hydraulics, pneumatic/vacuum automation, o-ring sealing and motion control technologies.

The recently upgraded Training Center Classroom is located at The Hope Group headquarters in Northborough MA.

The Training Center Showroom displays machines, equipment and demonstration models to support specialized training courses.


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