Corporate Overview

CORPORATE | Overview

Parlec was established in 1948. Since then our company has developed products and services which have become well known and recognized in the industry.

Occupying over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space and distribution space, our four major product lines consist of more than 8,000 individual products, most of which are manufactured at our facility in Fairport, New York, just outside of Rochester. Parlec has developed a global network of sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service throughout North America,

Europe, and Asia, with more than 750 distributors throughout the world.

As a machine tool manufacturer & distributor, we are committed to being your Total Machining Solution. Through technological innovations, engineering support, and product variety, Parlec is able to assist you in assuring that your manufacturing process is cost-effective and delivers the highest quality product.


1948 Parlec is established in Rochester N.Y., as a job shop specializing in the manufacturing of Sulky Hubs.
1973 Parlec begins producing and distributing the Numertap and Autofacer product lines.
1977 Parlec expands its product line with the introduction of Toolholders, which are sold as Numertap and Autofacer accessories.
1980 The first Parsetter TMM is produced.
1985 Parlec builds a new 42,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, manufacturing facility just outside of Rochester in Fairport, N.Y.
1992 Parlec begins to manufacture and distribute its own line of Boring Tools.
1997 Parlec becomes ISO 9001 certified. Parlec's sales triple from 1992-1997.
1998 Parlec further enhances its product line to include Workholding. Construction of a 58,000 square-foot plant addition begins.
2003 Parlec enters the Asian market with the opening of a sales and service office in Nanjing China.
2004 Parlec acquires Bristol Tool. Driven and static tools are added to Parlec’s extensive product line. A new sales, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facility opens in Bristol, England.
2006 Parlec continues to expand its world wide footprint by opening a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise in Nanjing. This gives the company full sales, engineering, customer support and distribution capabilities on 3 continents.
2008 Parlec partners with Mahr GMBH for distribution of Tool Presetters in Europe.
2009 Sales offices are opened in Tianjin, Xian, Wuxi, and Chengdu to expand the China presence.
2010 Parlec partners with Gerardi for distribution of Driven & Static Tooling in Europe. Parlec begins distribution of Alberti Right angle heads in China.