Parker Hannifin Acquires Origa Group

posted Oct 27, 2009, 10:10 PM by Kenny Chong

Expanding its European Presence in Pneumatic Technologies

CLEVELAND - October 1, 2008 -  Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has acquired Hoerbiger-Origa Holding AG (Origa Group) from Hoerbiger Holding AG of Zug, Switzerland.  Origa Group is a manufacturer of rodless pneumatic actuators, electric actuators, FRLs (filter regulator lubricator), pneumatic cylinders, and valves used in the transportation, semiconductor, packaging and conveying markets.   The Group has major operations in Filderstadt, Germany, Wiener Neustadt, Austria, Glendale Heights, Illinois in the United States and smaller facilities in several other international locations.
Origa will continue to serve our customers globally, now as a division of  Parker Hannifin's Automation Group.  

“We are pleased that Origa is now a unit of the world’s leading motion and control technology company," said Dieter Friedemann for Origa Group. “Parker has a reputation for leveraging the capabilities of the businesses it acquires yielding accelerated growth and profitability. That is good news for Origa customers, suppliers and employees."

 “We’re excited about the opportunities this combination offers for Parker," said Roger Sherrard, President of Parker’s Automation Group. “Origa is a respected manufacturer and their world class rodless actuator line strengthens the depth and breadth of our global product portfolio." The Origa brand is well known particularly in European markets that offer growth opportunities for Parker.

Origa Standard AZ Series to transition over to Parker P1D Series ISO 15552 Actuators

posted Oct 27, 2009, 10:09 PM by Kenny Chong   [ updated Nov 5, 2009, 1:15 AM ]

In order to avoid duplication of ranges, maximising the economies of scale and providing Sales Companies with clear directions, we have been actively reviewing the rationale of this product line in terms of customers, volume and competitiveness. 

One of the main objectives is to prevent losing any customers and related sales and minimize the negative impact of change when it occurs. 

Therefore we hereby inform that the ORIGA standard profile and tie-rod AZ Series ISO 15552 cylinders bore 32-100 mm will transition over to the Parker P1D platform, which is the Global ISO 15552 Cylinder Series. 

Both series are following the ISO Standard and are interchangeable, with key features of the P1D being PUR seal technology throughout, wide range of versions (e.g. Clean, Tie-Rod, Rod Lock, Built-On Valve) and food approved grease. 

For the complete cross reference table, see enclosed list (Excel file “AZ series to P1D Cross-Reference-List October 2009.xlsx”), tab AZ to P1D Cross Ref. In this document, tab AZ vs P1D Techn Spec, you also find a table showing the difference between the two ranges for the E dimension (square dimension of the end covers). 

Please also note the transition to the global cylinder mountings and sensors, which is included in the cross reference list (scroll down in tab AZ to P1D Cross Ref).  

The time schedule for the transition of AZ standard cylinders is as follows. 

  • The process of transition will start on 1st January 2010 with the hope to be completed by the end of the fiscal year in June 2010.
  • The Origa catalogue will be merged with the “new” Linear Rod Actuator product catalogue and updated accordingly. It will show a statement “Not for new design” under the AZ product line.
  • We request that each sales company work actively with the customers to change over as smoothly as possible. Actuator Business Unit will support on demand.

During the transition process the AZ Series will remain available. Existing Customer Special Design Cylinders based on the Origa AZ Series and the non-standard versions of AZ (high temperature, hydraulic operation, metal wiper, twin rod, with locking unit etc.) will continue to be available. These versions will be replaced in a second phase. 

Should you have any questions then please contact either the undersigned or

Kevin Smith, DSO Manager. 

Pär Johanson

European Product Manager - Actuators

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