Raising the
Since 1932


Celebrating 90 years of manufacturing electric wire rope hoists that are engineered and manufactured to be rugged and reliable. Since 1932, Electrolift has been manufacturing durable and well-built hoists from its NY/NJ-based operation in the USA. Our consistent company values of quality, reliability, and customer service ensure you get superior products every time.

Founded during the Great Depression on grit, determination and a commitment to quality.

In 1932, Electrolift offices were located at 30 Church Street in NYC with manufacturing in New Jersey - first in Bloomfield, then Garfield and finally our current location in Clifton NJ, starting in 1954.


WW2 Electrolift stopped production to make plastics for the military. September 2, 1945, Japan surrendered and the Second World War came to an end.


Curtiss-Wright has been choosing Electrolift since the late 1940s for their pioneering efforts in the aviation industry. Curtiss-Wright was formed by the merger of companies founded by Glenn Curtiss, the father of naval aviation, and the Wright brothers, renowned for history’s first flight.


Railroad uses overhead rail system. Penn Central boosting output of wheel and axle sets by conveying big loads on drawn monorail carriers with Electrolift twin hook electric hoists.


For American workers, 1970 represented the greatest leap forward in labor protections since the FLSA in 1938. The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to create and maintain workplaces that are safe from known hazards like extreme temperatures, untethered work at heights, toxic chemicals, excessive noise, and unsanitary conditions. Those and other conditions had plagued and often killed, generations of manufacturing workers.


The year 1979 represented the pinnacle of U.S. manufacturing, with 19.4 million Americans working in the sector. By early 2010, fewer than 11.5 million manufacturing jobs existed, despite steep population gains over the previous three decades. Thanks to automation, robotics, and the arrival of computer technology, however, output has actually increased.


IBM began marketing the first practical personal computer in 1981. The moment signaled the greatest transformation in front-office management in the history of manufacturing. From employee records and sales slips to invoices and order manifests, the personal computer instantly relegated the paper ledger to the dustbin of history.


When the first robots appeared on American assembly lines they were a far cry from the artificial intelligence and automation that is steadily overtaking modern manufacturing in the digital age. One of the most exciting, yet controversial, innovations in generations, automated (or “smart”) manufacturing uses advanced robotics, big data, and sophisticated computer software to complete tasks much faster and more precisely than their human counterparts ever could.


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