Parker Hannifin introduces Rapid Service Unit

  • October 24, 2014
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October 24, 2014 - Parker Hannifin introduced its Rapid Service Unit as a part of the existing Custom Manufacturing Operation. Created to serve the immediate needs of customers when timing is vital, the Rapid Service Unit can turn certain orders for critical fittings, hose-tube combinations and other custom pieces in the same day they are received.   Parker’s Custom Manufacturing Operation was created to provide customers with a source for critical pieces, custom prototypes, or uncommon sized parts in one-piece or short-run productions. Parker’s Custom Manufacturing Operation specializes in making custom and non-standard parts in uncommon sizes, including:

  • Custom bent and straight fittings    
  • Custom prototypes
  • Unusual hose and tube combinations    
  • Jump sizes
  • Tube assemblies  
  • Steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum, and special request alloys

“When a customer realizes a missing critical piece can shut down their operation, the Rapid Service Unit will do everything it can to ensure the customer gets the order when they need it,” said Doug Gilbert, Marketing Manager of Parker’s Hose Products Division. “If it means delivering after hours to the shipping center or meeting a customer at their plane, the Rapid Service Unit team will do it. And there’s no minimum order – a quantity of one gets it done.” The Custom Manufacturing Operation uses standard Parker hoses, fittings and tubing, and can create custom tube and compound assemblies in both metric and imperial connections to precisely match customer specifications. “Our Rapid Service Unit can design, produce and deliver products in the time it would take most manufacturers to devise a plan,” Gilbert said. “And everything produced is backed by the engineering and manufacturing expertise Parker is known for.” There is no minimum order for the custom manufacturing service. All products are designed, engineered, manufactured and tested to the highest standards using the latest equipment, and Parker can provide DFARS (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) certification, pressure testing and the United States Military Standard (MIL-SPEC) specification. About Parker Hannifin’s Hose Products Division The Hose Products Division is a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Fluid Connectors Group. The Group is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the world's leading producer of tube fittings, rubber and thermoplastic hose and fittings, brass fittings and valves, quick-connect couplings and assembly tools. About Parker Hannifin With annual sales of $13 billion in fiscal year 2013, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 58,000 people in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 57 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.

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