Parker can be found on and around everything that moves. We manufacture highly engineered components and systems that facilitate motion and the controlled flow of liquids and gasses for a wide variety of global markets to increase our customers' productivity and profitability. Our focus on solving some of the world's greatest engineering challenges sparks our passion for innovation and secures our future growth. The development of more efficient energy sources; the desire to produce and distribute clean water; new drug discovery and medical advances; the building of infrastructure and transportation to support a growing population; the safe cultivation, transportation and preservation of food sources; emerging developments in defense; and the protection of our environment -- all of these challenges drive Parker people forward, seeking new ways to innovate, combine technologies, collaborate, develop systems and partner with our customers to solve problems.
Parker's Win Strategy is a disciplined and consistent business strategy that has helped transform the company and improve operations worldwide since 2001. Empowered employees represent the foundation of our strategy and the key to our success. Each employees' work is connected to our strategy, providing considerable goal alignment company-wide.
Parker continues to expand operations worldwide with a focus n emerging markets to provide local support to our customers. We foster organic growth with new "green field" locations to enable local manufacturing and quickly integrate new companies as an acquirer of choice. Parker's global footprint is also supported by an unrivalled industrial distribution network extending to approximately 13,000 locations around the world. Through this extensive network of local, independent businesses, Parker brings its products and services to customers in 104 countries. This includes continued penetration of industrial retail outlets under the ParkerStore® brand, which now has more than 2,000 stores around the world.