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Tom Parker celebrates 50th Anniversary

12 May 2022

The entire team at Tom Parker, including the Preston Northwest HQ, those based in the Basingstoke branch and the network of Area Sales Managers covering the UK, are "immensely proud" to be celebrating the company's 50th anniversary.

TOM PARKER has worked hard over the last five decades to build a thriving business that now has 80+ employees and to earn its esteemed reputation in the industry of being one of the leading fluid power distribution companies in the UK, whilst remaining an independent family business.

Whilst there have been many changes throughout the company’s history many of its core values remain the same. Its focus remains firmly on supplying high quality connection solutions, whilst prioritising customers’ needs and providing high levels of technical advice and support.

Connection Specialist

The firm's founder Tom Parker first established the business back in 1972, distributing Swedish connection specialist Cejn’s innovative quick connect couplings to the UK pneumatic and hydraulic market.

The company went from strength to strength, soon acquiring the UK distribution rights for products from American connection specialists CPC – Colder Products Company; both of whom the company is  proud to work closely with to this day alongside a portfolio of other leading brands.

In 1999 Tom Parker started to produce product catalogues aimed at distribution, OEM and end users: building up a comprehensive resale network of companies who distribute fluid power products alongside their own ranges and specialist services throughout the UK.

A One Stop Fluid Power Shop

Tom Parker considers its expert technical knowledge, high quality products, after sales service and close working relationships with suppliers and customers to be its major ongoing strengths.

The company's recently launched 2-year product catalogue contains 36,000 product lines with more than 80 brands spanning the pneumatics, hydraulics, industrial and process markets.

Services also provided from its on-site facility is a BFPA certified and approved hydraulic and pneumatic hose assembly, in-house pressure testing, and a 24-hour bespoke pneumatic cylinder build service.

"We have built up a strong team here at Tom Parker Ltd with a wealth of experience. Our people, as well as our on-site vast stock levels and a passion for putting our customers’ needs first are the main reasons behind our ongoing success," said UK sales manager and BFPDA board member, Seb Cole. "We pride ourselves on our ability to source complete turnkey product solutions to the most challenging of fluid power projects. We particularly relish a challenge so why not put us to the test?"