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The Hope Group owns and operates nine Parker Stores at its branch locations in New England providing "while you wait" replacement of hose assemblies and immediate on-hand access to 3,000 Parker hose, fittings and adapters.


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About The Hope Group

The Hope Group is New England's leading provider of industrial technologies, field services, and supply chain solutions. As an authorized full-line Parker distributor, The Hope Group has established itself as a source for motion control system solutions, incorporating its competencies in hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid connectors, automation, filtration, electrical & electronic control systems, sealing solutions, and compressed air packages.

Our Mission

To create solutions that meet our Customers every need. To provide a satisfying and supportive work environment where our Employees are empowered to excel. To produce earnings that help achieve our Corporate objectives.

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Our History

Originally established in 1933 to provide industrial rubber products for consumers and industry, the company expanded into fluid power products in 1960 through its affiliation as an authorized distributor for Parker Hannifin. In the mid-1980s, the company established itself as a source for motion and control system solutions, incorporating its core competencies in hydraulics, pneumatics, fluid connectors, automation, filtration, electrical & electronic control systems, sealing solutions, and compressed air packages. As a full-line distributor for Parker, it has earned the designation as a Technology Center for Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Mobile components and systems.

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Our Parker Stores

The Hope Group operates nine Parker Stores in five of the New England states. The company is headquartered in Northborough, MA, where it operates from a 60,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center. With over $46 million in annual sales, 130 employees, and access to over $150 million in motion control inventory through its affiliation with DistraNet, the company is well positioned to build on its strength as a leading independent motion and control product and systems solutions provider.

Why "The Hope Group" Name?

Although the company was incorporated as the Fitchburg Rubber Company in 1933, the original company had actually started prior to the turn of the century in Providence, RI, which was known as the City of Hope. The name Hope Rubber Company was adopted after World War II and has carried forward ever since, including its most recent name change to The Hope Group. The Hope Group has grown successfully over the past few decades through a combination of market penetration and acquisition of regionally significant companies. The Hope Group acquired The Leen Company, Bosworth Fluid Connectors and Webster Engineering as part of its group. Those acquisitions helped The Hope Group expand to its current nine locations in five New England states.

Corporate headquarters moved to Northborough, MA, in 1985, where it built a modern, 60,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center to support its operations throughout New England. Together, with its other nine locations, The Hope Group has over 100,000 square feet of warehousing, fabrication and administration facilities to complement its manufacturing capacity.

What We Do at The Hope Group

Today, the company focuses its 20 outside sales engineers on identifying and solving the manufacturing challenges of OEM companies serving the Life Science, Defense, Power Generation, Mobile, Marine, Semiconductor, Transportation, Food & Beverage and Pulp & Paper markets. Through the application of Engineered System Solutions, designed and fabricated by its in-house engineering and ISO 9001, AS9100 and AS9120 Certified facility, The Hope Group has become a premiere motion and control system provider for the New England region and worldwide for certain applications.




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parker-distributor Our Parker Partnership
Goes Back Over 55 Years

Since 1960, The Hope Group has been associated with Parker Hannifin, the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. Fully 80 percent of the domestic revenue for Parker flows through its Distributor network.


hope-group-headquarters-northborough Our Main Office
is in Northborough, MA

The headquarters of The
Hope Group is located in Northborough MA, at the intersection of I-495 and I-290, only a few miles north of the Massachusetts Turnpike, exit 11. From this convenient location, built to meet its specific design requirements in 1985, the company extends its reach through its nine branch locations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

 
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