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The Hope Group is an authorized full-line Parker distributor featuring hydraulic, pneumatic, fluid connector, and sealing products for OEM and MRO applications.

Sorensen Systems is a designer/builder of custom systems providing clean water, renewable energy sources, and technologically advanced process systems for industry.

Hope Air Systems is an authorized distributor for Kaeser Compressor featuring energy efficient rotary screw compressors as well as a designer/builder of skid-mounted packaged compressed air systems.

Hope Service can dispatch its field service fleet of vehicles and experienced, factory-trained technicians to provide emergency and routine field service to its hydraulic, electrical, and compressed air systems customers.

The Hope Group owns and operates seven Parker Stores at its branch locations providing "while you wait" replacement of hose assemblies and immediate on-hand access to 3,000 Parker fluid connector parts.

The Hope Group provides 24 hour access to $150 million of Parker parts through its eCommerce website,, offering one or two-day shipping of all your hose & fittings, hydraulic, pneumatic, valve, and filtration needs.

iPower Distribution Group of New England provides supply chain consulting and implementation through streamlined procure-to-pay process, vendor managed inventory (VMI), Kanban, and in-plant buyer-planner services.



Through its Three Subsidiaries
THG Meets Changing Needs

Through its three subsidiaries, The Hope Group, Hope Air Systems, and Sorensen Systems, the THG Corporation is well positioned to meet the changing needs of New England manufacturing and for certain applications, the needs of a Global marketplace. Throughout it's over 80 years as an industrial distributor and value-added manufacturer, the THG Corporation has aggressively kept up with the changing marketplace of the region and the world.

According to its owner-managers, the company has enhanced its focus on emerging manufacturing opportunities in New England to include bio-technology, semiconductor, medical device manufacture, mobile and marine hydraulics, food & beverage and various Homeland Security and defense initiatives. An increased demand for just-in-time delivery, supply chain management, and vendor managed inventory has been addressed through the creation of an associated company, iPower New England, which was originally established as a result of customer demand nearly 20 years ago.

Parker Partnership

The introduction of Lean Management and Kaizen-directed quality improvements, through our association with Parker Hannifin, has contributed directly to our ability to service multi-billion dollar corporations with product selection, system design and build, and inventory and supply chain solutions. The ability to bring a wide range of distribution, manufacturing and product management solutions to its customers has permitted THG Corporation to become a leader in the region. In addition, for certain applications, such as PET skid-mounted compressed air systems for the bottle blowing industry, the company has demonstrated success with over 350 worldwide installations.

As a full-line distributor for Parker we handle the hydraulic, pneumatic, automation, instrumentation, fluid connector, and sealing solution product lines. In recognition of our expertise in specific product and system design areas, we have been designated as a Technology Center for Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Mobile Hydraulics.

We have also become members of two important national marketing campaigns established by Parker to bring the depth and breadth of its product lines to the New England market. The first is its Power Generation team, which is targeted at the combustion turbine, combined cycle, fossil fuel, and nuclear power plants in our region. Products targeted at this market include components and systems for fuel and water atomization, fuel controls, emission controls, and fluid condition monitoring.

Another equally growth market that Parker is aggressively targeting is the Life Sciences industry. We have become one of the selected partners in an effort to expand the penetration into this emerging market. The prospect customer base includes analytical instruments, biotechnology, diagnostics, biomedical, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Among the products we are bringing to the market are fluid handling and control, automated positioning systems, and system integration for fluidic and motion control.

Other customers require hydraulic power units, lubrication systems, electronic control panels, and associated automation solutions, which THG Corporation has designed, built and installed across the world, including Africa, Asia, South and Central America, and the Middle East. Customers in the United States and Canada have relied on THG Corporation for large scale municipal water pumping systems, turbine rehabilitation and governor conversion for water and waste-water plants, as well as electro-hydraulic control systems for waste water and lock and dam installations

Distribution Is Not Just Parts

Replacement parts are always an important part of an on-going solution for existing customers, such as oil and filters for air compressors, repair and replacement of cylinders and valves for power units and mobile hydraulic applications. THG Corporation has a fleet of vehicles and trained service technicians that are available 24 hours a day to be dispatched for emergency repairs, routine services and new installations. In addition, THG Corporation operates six ParkerStores, strategically distributed throughout New England to meet the needs of customers seeking an immediate replacement of any ruptured hydraulic hose assembly up to two inches inside diameter and six wire braid.

The major markets in New England have evolved, and the company has responded over the years by adding to its resources the breadth and depth of products and services necessary to keep the local manufacturers up and running. In addition, the company has focused on emerging technologies, such as semiconductor and life sciences, as sources of new business. An important emerging technology is the alternative energy industry. From solar, wind, water and non-fossil fuel systems, the range and type of customer has grown tremendously over just the past ten years.

THG Corporation has been an active player in the development of alternative, renewable energy systems for government, commercial and industrial customers. The engineering and fabrication facilities in Massachusetts have experienced a large growth in this area over the years. The power generation market is relying on old technology and the latest in new technology, all at the same time. The creative thinking associated with alternative energy sources will continue to be a growth area for the company.

Traditional Markets Remain Strong

While the emerging markets in New England are exciting and generally get most of the headlines, the traditional markets also remain strong. As those industries seek modernization in the face of global market pressures, the THG Corporation is able to respond with products, technologies and system designs to meet the changing needs.

Paper & pulp mills, food & beverage manufacturers/distributors, transportation companies, heavy equipment manufacturers, plastic injection molding, and mobile hydraulics are all examples of traditional industries that have new requirements. The need for motion and control solutions and electronic automation systems, as well as, fluid control and monitoring continue to increase as manufacturers fight to find ways to do more with less.



Life Sciences
The fastest growing market in New England includes products and systems supporting manufacturers for analytical equipment, biomedical, diagnostics, biopharmaceutical, medical device, and pharmaceutical equipment and materials.


Defense / Military
Increased Homeland Security demands have stimulated the need for products and systems for defense applications such as motion-simulators, portable communication antennas, boom-turret actuators, smart bomb systems, weapons cooling, and vehicle shock mitigation technologies.


Power Generation
Demands for more power are growing as fast as the demand for cleaner air. The products and systems to meet these competing requirements include compressors, coatings, filters, fluid conditioning systems, hydraulic power units, varnish removal, and vibration monitoring.


Mobile Hydraulics

The $40 billion worldwide market for mobile hydraulics continues to drive this market segment to the top with demand for accumulators, cylinders, motors, pumps, power packs, power units, manifolds, and valves leading the way.


The wide range of products and systems for the microelectronic display and photovoltaic manufacturers in New England include servo systems, electronic controls, stepper systems, gearheads, mechanical actuators, Teflon tubing, stainless steel fittings and a lot more.


Food & Beverage
Even the most basic of industries, food & beverage, are expanding their investment in automation and lean manufacturing, which includes increased demand for motion and control, programmable controllers, distributed control systems, process systems, field transmitters, process engineering tools, and production management.


With 6,000 miles of coastline, the New England region is a natural well spring of manufacturing opportunity for the marine industry, with an increasing demand for thruster systems, lifting systems, deck machinery, maneuvering systems, propulsion systems, and refrigeration.


Pulp & Paper
With the change in the pulp and paper market over the recent two decades, there has been a shift to re-builds and re-fits among the remaining paper plants with an emphasis on increasing efficiency and lowering operating costs.



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