For 120 years, we have invented and manufactured solutions for the vertical transportation industry with an extensive line of products that include elevator hoist machines for gearless and geared applications. The Hollister-Whitney reputation for reliability has been built from a deep-rooted focus on durability, longevity, and serviceability.

Who We Are

We are the largest independent supplier of elevator equipment in America.

Founded in 1899 by Edward Everett Hollister and joined by Frank K. Whitney in 1906, Hollister-Whitney started as a family business. Today, we are a major supplier of elevator equipment worldwide.

Our headquarters, research, engineering and manufacturing facilities are located near the banks of the Mississippi River in Quincy, Illinois. With a great location at the geographic center of North America we can optimize sourcing of raw materials and shipping products.

Our 360,000 square feet of manufacturing space and more than 300 skilled machinists, welders and assemblers provide a perfect platform for meeting market demands for customized applications.

What We Do

We invent and manufacture solutions for the vertical transportation industry. Our research, development, design and manufacturing capabilities provide our global network of elevator contractors with the highest quality products.

We take pride in our extensive line of elevator hoist machines for gearless and geared applications. Our product line also consists of elevator platforms, slings, safeties, guides, governors, buffers, equipment guarding, and our patented Rope Gripper® systems.

A History of Quality

Our foundation for indisputable quality has been built over a century of innovation and service delivery, and continues to inspire our products and services today. With a deep-rooted focus on durability, longevity and serviceability, Hollister-Whitney enjoys a reputation for providing the most reliable elevator equipment in the industry.

As a business, we take great pride in knowing that our customers trust us to serve all their elevator needs with equipment that will move people safely and efficiently – today and for generations to come.