Starting in 1986, Skyjack began manufacturing scissor lift platforms. They continued this mass production throughout the 1990s and became a world leader within the aerial lift business. Eventually, Skyjack grew to more than 30% market share overall. Even today, the company maintains their dominance as a key player who has rapidly adapted to the changing face of the industrial equipment business.
Factors like their commitment to reliability and quality have been key to Skyjacks solid reputation. They are known worldwide as being the maker of the best scissor lifts in the globe. The Skyjack product series is manufactured and sold all around the globe.
Linamar Corporation, known as LNR on the TSX, purchased Skyjack during the month of August 2002. Linamar is best known for its production of modules, assemblies and precision-machined parts. Linamar's solid balance sheet provides Skyjack with increased strength and long-term stability in general. Skyjack currently has production facilities within British Columbia, Hungary and the US with support offices within Asia and Europe.
The company provides a complete line of self-propelled scissor lifts. Several models have elevated work heights up to 56ft. Skyjack became a leader in the business by providing machinery features which combined serviceability, durability, service and quality, making Skyjack scissor lifts recognized throughout the globe for product reliability. The current Boom lift model lineup of the company consists of telescopic booms. These models provide telescopic booms which feature work heights ranging from 45 to 71 feet. The company has plans to further expand the boom lift product line in the future.
In the month of August the year 2007, the purchase of Volvo's Material Handling Equipment business complements the purchase of Carelift Equipment. This business purchase expands Skyjack's Telehandler product offering resulting in the additional Zoom Boom series and the VR series telehandlers. These acquisitions provide the company a chance to grow with the additional manufacturing capacity. Skyjack continues to lead the way within the business, providing reliable lift solutions.