Parker Corp. engages in the manufacture, development, and sale of fine chemicals for industrial use and soundproofing materials for automotive use. It operates through the following segments: Machinery, Chemicals, Chemical Products, Industrial Materials, Base Chemicals, and Others. The Machinery segment deals with the manufacture and sale of food machinery, shoemaking machinery, and automobile-related equipment machinery. The Chemicals segment offers sealants, undercoats, and glass sealing materials. The Chemical Products segment provides industrial cleaning agents and steel equipment. The Industrial Materials segment produces and markets and soundproofing materials for automobiles and home appliances. The Base Chemicals segment handles liquid crystal display (LCD)-related fine chemicals, car wash chemicals, and industrial hot air blowers. The Others segment covers petroleum-related products. The company was founded on August 23, 1951 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.