Sorensen Systems

Sorensen Systems

Sorensen Systems

Sorensen Systems, the engineering and manufacturing company of THG Corporation, designs and builds motion and control power systems, relying on its core competencies with hydraulics, pneumatics, automation, and fluid connector components and systems. As a single-source system provider of water-to-wire systems, turbine-valve-controls integration, and motion and control engineered systems, Sorensen Systems builds gate and valve control systems, conduit energy recovery systems, governor conversion systems, and PLC-driven gate controls. Sorensen Systems was founded in 1985 with the acquisition of the Sorensen Governor brand and immediately became focused on the hydroelectric power industry in New England and for certain applications throughout the world.

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70 Bearfoot Road , Northborough , Massachusetts 01532 USA
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Water and Wastewater
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Globally (various continents)
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Sorensen Systems is the operating name of the engineering and system design entity of The Hope Group, a Massachusetts corporation founded in 1933 by the Rhoten family. Today, the Sorensen Systems company continues to operate as the engineering and manufacturing arm of The Hope Group. It focuses on the water and waste water industry, the power generation industry and the motion and control and machine control systems marketplace. Its staff of design engineers, technicians and project managers operates from its 60,000 square foot office and manufacturing location in Northborough, MA.

Association with Parker

Sorensen Systems, is affiliated with Parker through its connection to The Hope Group, an authorized distributor of Parker Hannifin; and for the past 55 years has been a leading provider of fluid power and fluid connector components and sub-systems for the industrial OEM and MRO marketplace in the six New England states. It operates eight Parker Stores, with three in Maine, two in Massachusetts, and one each in New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Association with Kaeser

Sorensen Systems, is affiliated with Kaeser Compressor, through its connection to The Hope Group, which markets its compressed air offering through Hope Air Systems. Hope Air Systems is an authorized distributor of Kaeser rotary compressors. It serves the entire six state New England market. It also sells PET packaged air compressor systems worldwide. Sorensen Systems is the design/build entity that produces these packages for Hope Air Systems.

Sorensen Governor Brand

Today, with representation in the US and Canada, the company continues its expansion into the power generation marketplace. The Sorensen Governor brand is well known throughout the world and its products serve the needs of water and waste water facilities.

Power Generation Market

Sorensen System's primary direct market penetration has been in the hydroelectric power plant market with new installation, refurbishment and station automation as its prime opportunity. With nearly 200 major power plants in New England, the combustion turbine, combined cycle, fossil fuel and nuclear power plants represent an important marketplace for Sorensen Systems. Additionally, it has focused on the engineered system requirements of the emerging motion and control requirements in the semiconductor, pulp & paper, marine, life science, defense and thermal power generation industries.

System Solutions Philosophy

Operating as the engineering and fabrication arm of The Hope Group, Sorensen Systems has an exclusive focus on system design/build. It does not inventory parts, replace or repair components or otherwise operate in the MRO role, which is handled by its associated company, The Hope Group. Rather, it serves as a provider of design/build services to The Hope Group and Hope Air Systems as needed and takes it services directly to the market for the thermal and hydro power generation market, water and waste water distribution market and general motion and control systems for defense, semiconductor, life science and other industrial markets.