Corporate Relations

About Versalift

Versalift, a Time Manufacturing Company, is a leading global manufacturer of aerial lifts, digger derricks, cable placers and other specialty equipment for power generation, transmission and distribution, investor-owned utility, telecommunication, light & sign, tree care industries, wind turbine blade maintenance and other industries. Working with co-ops, municipalities, government agencies and corporations through its global network of facilities and distributors, the company employs more than 2100 associates worldwide.

Since 1965, Versalift has remained committed to designing and building the safest and most reliable aerial lifts available on the market. Versalift has a history of innovation and leadership in the vehicle-mounted hydraulic systems industry. The company’s tradition of excellence in design and engineering, coupled with improved manufacturing efficiency, supports the changing needs of Versalift clients around the world. Versalift products are built to be of the highest quality, and to perform safely and reliably throughout their life cycles. The company continues to elevate its standards through innovations like the TruGuard® safety system. Committed to helping clients succeed in their work by building bucket trucks, digger derricks and specialty equipment that are the safest, highest quality and most reliable in the industry, Versalift puts its clients first.

Versalift parent, Time Manufacturing Company, was founded in 1965 and was owned privately until January, 2017 when it was acquired by The Sterling Group.  In December of 2021 the company was acquired by H.I.G.

“We are excited to enter into this new chapter with H.I.G. as we continue to support our customers with best-in-class safety, quality, and service, while providing our employees with a great place to work and grow in their careers. The resources and industry knowledge that H.I.G. brings, combined with its proven ability to help companies grow through acquisition, will allow us to accelerate our growth plan.”  Mr. Howell, who will continue his leadership role, expressed optimism. “With this partnership, we are confident we will expand our already industry-leading position and, most importantly, continue to satisfy the needs of our customers.” – Curt Howell, CEO

H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative asset investment firm with over $45 billionunder management. “We are thrilled to partner with Curt and the management team again, having worked together on a prior successful investment. The Company’s commitment to safety, quality, and service across its global footprint uniquely positions it to capitalize on growth opportunities,” said Tenno Tsai, Managing Director at H.I.G.  “We look forward to supporting Time’s next phase of growth by investing in new product development, geographic expansion, and complementary acquisitions.”

Industry leading innovation in engineering

From design and testing to manufacturing and service, Versalift company provides clients across a broad-based group of industries with safe and reliable aerial lifts. Versalift also provides the training, equipment maintenance and customer service that allow our clients to run at their best. Versalift aerial lifts require less maintenance, are lighter, and are more reliable than any other brands in the market.

Stability and Growth

Versalift earns the trust of its customers in large part because of the quality and safety of its products. The company has a long history of innovation, and has created several industry-leading advancements in hydraulics and boom insulation. Today, Versalift continues to innovate and grow, deepening its presence in Asian, European, African, Latin American and Middle Eastern markets that were established more than 30 years ago.

Redundant Safety Systems and Safety Checks

Versalift manufactures the safest and most reliable aerial lifts available to the market. A series of evaluations, including lift stress, fatigue and hydraulic performance, are performed in-house by the same group of engineers who design the best aerial lifts in the world. The Versalift manufacturing process includes building all equipment with multiple redundant safety systems, including torque striping, dual pin retention and TruGuard®, which comes standard on every insulated vehicle-mounted aerial lift we build.

Commitment to the Highest Quality Standards

Versalift is committed to manufacturing the highest quality aerial lifts in the marketplace. A strict quality management system drives production with statistical monitoring and control. Additionally, the company employs standard practice instructions for every function in each plant in our global network, supplier rating systems and audits, and certification training for all production technicians and engineers. Dedicated to continuous improvement, Versalift is a ISO-9001:2015 certified manufacturer.

Made in the United States of America

Versalift manufactures the majority of its aerial lifts in Waco, Texas, and has have built a network of distributors around the United States and around the world. Versalift is aware of, and complies with, the laws and regulations that govern the industries in which it serves, and the nations where it operates. Versalift focuses on delivering the highest manufacturing quality while eliminating waste, lowering costs and reducing environmental impact.

A Trusted Name in Aerial Lifts

Today, Versalift is the aerial lift industry leader in safety, reliability and overall quality. With an established family of dealers in the United States, Latin America and Europe, Versalift is the premier manufacturer of high-quality aerial lifts today. Since 1965, Versalift has been an innovator and continues to strive for excellence in its principles of superior safety, reliability and overall quality.