Paro Software is an experienced, driven and innovative hydraulics-based engineering consultancy. Paro supplies two very fast, complete and easily accessible software packages: HydroSym to easily draw hydraulic schematics and Hydroman to professionally design hydraulic manifolds. In addition to this, for nearly 40 years Paro has been a specialist in turning your hydraulic diagrams into optimal systems, including all necessary production details. You can always count on skilled, tailored and excellent services, because we set the bar high. After all, we highly value our customers.
Paro is supported by an enthusiastic and experienced team of seven employees and two directors: Marc Paro, general director, and Frank Halma, technical director. Together, the team strives for optimal solutions for the production and design of hydraulic systems. Paro has grown to be a renowned engineering consultancy that is known for its optimal products and excellent service.
We are the force behind Paro Software
Marco van der Horst
Wouter van der Zwan
No pursuit of profit, but striving for the optimal result together with the customer. That is what Marc wants. Marc maintains contact with his customers as Marc highly values optimal service and involvement. He is only ever satisfied if the customer is satisfied. He inherited this mentality from his father ir. Jos Paro. It should thus come as no surprise that Marc is leading PARO Software & Engineering together with Frank. Marc’s honest mentality and his enthusiasm suit him well. Outside of office hours, Marc likes to play tennis but he enjoys good food and a good glass of wine even more. Quality above everything for Marc.Marc Paro
“Craftsmanship is mastery” is best applied to Frank. His sense of finesse, his eye for detail and his devotion to functional and aesthetic design make him a skillful engineer. He aims for minimalistic manifolds with a maximum reach, just like he aims to say as much as possible with as few words as possible because Frank has a no-nonsense mentality. During the programming of software Frank strives for simplicity, reliability and effectiveness. So no ado. However, Frank does like to take a detour in his spare time. For example during walks in the dunes or during time spent with friends. Without a doubt, Frank is an essential chain in the connections at PARO Software & Engineering and we are talking about more than just a hydraulic manifold.Frank Halma
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Paro Software & Engineering over the years
1974 Establishing of Paro Engineering
Paro was established by engineer Jos Paro in 1974. Engineering was the heart and soul of Jos Paro. He focused mainly on the development of hydraulic applications and installations during the first years of his engineering consultancy. He also offered courses related to the dynamic behaviour of hydraulic systems.
1988 First version of HydroMan
The idea that forms the basis of Hydroman was invented in 1988. The first version of this software was launched in 1989 and was developed in the years after this. Jos Paroâ€™s wife Margo Paro assumed the responsibilities of Jos Paro after his death.
2003 Winds of change
The engineering consultancy was acquired by the son Marc Paro and Frank Halma in 2003.
2009 Launching HydroSym
Building on the successes of HydroMan, an additional service was launched in 2009; HydroSym. This smart standalone software enables the design of 2D drawings for hydraulic systems and manifolds.