Starting in the year 1986, Skyjack began making scissor lift platforms. They continued this mass production through the 1990s and became a world leader in the aerial lift business. Eventually, Skyjack grew to over thirty percent market share overall. Even these days, the company maintains their dominance as a key player who has quickly adapted to the changing face of the industrial machine industry.
Factors like their commitment to reliability and quality have been important to Skyjacks solid reputation. They are recognized worldwide as being the manufacturer of the best scissor lifts within the globe. The Skyjack product line is manufactured and sold all over the globe.
Linamar Corporation, referred to as LNR on the TSX, bought Skyjack during August 2002. Linamar is best recognized for its production of assemblies, modules and precision-machined parts. Linamar's solid balance sheet offers Skyjack with increased strength and long-term stability overall. Skyjack presently has production facilities in South Dakota, Hungary and the US with support offices within Asia and Europe.
The company offers a comprehensive line of self-propelled scissor lifts. Some models have elevated work heights up to 56ft. Skyjack became a leader within the business by providing machinery features that combined durability, serviceability, quality and service, making Skyjack scissor lifts recognized throughout the globe for product reliability. The company's existing Boom lift model lineup consists of telescopic booms. These models offer 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.
During August 2007, the acquisition of Volvo's Material Handling Equipment business complements the acquisition of Carelift Equipment. This business acquisition expands Skyjack's Telehandler product offering resulting in the additional VR series telehandlers and the Zoom Boom series. These acquisitions provide the company an opportunity to grow with the additional manufacturing capacity. Skyjack continues to lead the way within the business, providing reliable lift solutions.