OUR HISTORY

history

Skyjack was formed in 1985 and since then Skyjack has maintained a solid reputation due to the quality and reliability of our products. We became an industry leader by providing machine features that combine durability, quality, and serviceability, making our products world renowned for product reliability.

During the last 30 years, Skyjack was the first to introduce the swing out component tray on scissor lifts, and to launch narrow and high platforms like the SJIII 3226.

In 1994, the company became a publically traded company and shortly after, continued its innovate approach into boom lift products with the exclusive direction sensing drive and steer controls.

In 2002, Skyjack became part of the Linamar Corporation, a diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products powering vehicles, motion, work and lives. Linamar has more than 28,600 employees in 60 manufacturing locations, 8 R&D centers and 25 sales offices in 17 countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

In 2007 and 2008, Skyjack acquired two telehandler lines. One from Carelift Equipment that utilized the ZoomBoom brand name, and another from Volvo’s material handling equipment under VR branding.

Skyjack had a landmark year in 2013 as we manufactured our 250,000th machine and the 100,000th SJIII 3219 model, making Skyjack the home of the most popular scissor lift in the world.

Today Skyjack proudly provides companies with quality engineered, simple and reliable access and
material handling equipment globally so they can maximize utilization and their return on investment.

With this heritage, Skyjack represents products and a company that is simply reliable. 

KEY MILESTONES

  • 1985

    Began to produce scissor lifts
  • 1987

    First to innovate the swing-out component trays
  • 1992

    First to produce the 3226 scissor lift (32" wide, 26' high)
  • 1994

    Became a publicly traded company
  • 1995

    Exclusive direction sensing drive and steer controls
  • 2002

    Became part of the Linamar Corporation
  • 2007

    Acquires Carelift Equipment Telehandlers
  • 2008

    Acquires Volvo's Material Handling Equipment Business
  • 2013

    250,000th Skyjack is manufactured
  • 2015

    Launch of the new TH Series
  • 2015

    30 years in business
  • 2016

    Trademark Introduction
  • 2017

    Unveiled SJ1256 THS
  • 2017

    Skyjack completes core boom class offerings with launch of SJ85 AJ
  • 2018

    The introduction of ELEVATE
  • 2018

    Introduced first compact telehandler SJ519 TH

AWARDS

LEADING OUR INDUSTRY THROUGH RELIABLE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS AND INNOVATION
  • Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) – ELEVATE telematics wins under OEM Features or Essential Components
  • PartnerLIFT – Skyjack wins Supplier of the Year 2018. The criteria was measured on quality, service, and sales and was voted on prior to the event. Skyjack earned the award in the category of self-propelled work platforms.
  • Rental Editor’s Choice 2018 – SJ519 TH. Chosen for several factors, including innovation, utility for the rental market, and audience engagement online at ForConstructionPros.com/Rental, these products represent models that garner the most interest from end-users and rental professionals alike.
  • Equipment Today Contractors’ 2018 Top 50 New Products – SJ1256 THS. This award listing showcases the new equipment and products that construction equipment owners and end users identify as the most intriguing.
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) 2017 Statistics Outstanding Merit Award. Skyjack won based on a cumulative performance rating of 90 percent or better based on corporate-wide North America performance in areas including timely and accurate data submission, meeting attendance, and timely response to ballots, audits, and surveys during the 2017 calendar year.
  • Roads and Bridges Contractors’ Choice Awards 2017 – SJ45 T. The Contractor's Choice Awards represents the top products as selected by the contractor readership of Roads & Bridges magazine.
  • Equipment Today Contractors’ 2017 Top 50 New Products – SJIII 4740. This award listing showcases the new equipment and products that construction equipment owners and end users identify as the most intriguing.

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