Starting in 1986, Skyjack began manufacturing scissor lift platforms. They continued this mass production through the 1990s and became a world leader within the aerial lift industry sector. Eventually, Skyjack grew to more than 30% market share overall. Even now, the company maintains their dominance as an important player who has rapidly adapted to the changing face of the industrial machine industry.
Some of the major factors which Skyjack has built a solid reputation on include their commitment to dependability and quality. They are recognized worldwide as being the maker of the best scissor lifts within the world. The Skyjack product series is manufactured and sold all around the world.
Linamar Corporation, referred to as LNR on the TSX, bought Skyjack during August 2002. Linamar is best known for its production of assemblies, modules and precision-machined parts. Linamar's solid balance sheet provides Skyjack with increased strength and long-term stability in general. Skyjack currently has production plants in the United States, Alberta and Hungary with support offices in Asia and Europe.
The company has a lot of self-propelled scissor lifts in its lineup, with models which can work at heights up to 56ft. Skyjack became a leader within the industry by offering machine features which combined serviceability, durability, quality and service, making Skyjack scissor lifts recognized all around the globe for product dependability. The current Boom lift model lineup of the company consists of telescopic booms. These models provide telescopic booms that feature work heights varying 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 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 causing the additional VR series telehandlers and the Zoom Boom series. These acquisitions provide the company a chance to grow with the additional manufacturing capacity. Skyjack continues to lead the way in the business, providing reliable lift solutions.