Members of Mann Engineering were in Barnstable in the UK yesterday at the headquarters of Parker IPDE (Instrumentation Products Division Europe) for a supplier conference. Mann Engineering has been an approved Dock to Stock supplier to Parker IPDE for a number of years. After some very interesting presentations by the Parker team, including market updates, quality, supply chain challenges and a presentation on Global Supplier Best Practice, we were given a guided tour of the 160,000 square foot manufacturing facility. At the end of the conference Rolf Fuhmann Managing Director of Mann Engineering was presented with the Parker IPDE Approved Supplier Award by Andrew Spivey Divisional General Manager of Parker IPDE.
On March 13th 2017 Parker Hannifin will be celebrating its 100th Birthday. Founded in 1917 by Arthur L Parker, Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 500 company with a turnover of $11.4 billion. There are 7 operating groups, (Aerospace, Fluid Connectors, Hydraulics, Automation, Seals, Filtration and Instrumentation.) comprising of 86 divisions and 292 manufacturing locations with in excess of 1500 product lines
Parker IPDE has three manufacturing sites, Barnstable and Sheffield in the UK and Wexford, Ireland.