1963

We open our doors

Mr. Hugh O’Brien forms O’Brien Installations in Hamilton ON as an industrial door and dock installation company.

1963

1966

Taking the next step

O’Brien Installations becomes a limited company.

1966

1967

Making a move

O’Brien Installations Limited moves from Hamilton to Stoney Creek, ON

1967

1972

Expanding to meet demand

O’Brien Installations Limited builds its own facility as business and demand continue to grow.

1972

1974

Becoming a DEMAG dealer

O’Brien Installations Limited expands into the business of manufacturing and installing crane support structures.

1974

1985

Licensing agreement for jib cranes

O’Brien Installations Limited signs a licensing agreement with Vetter Krantechnik and begins to market and build jib cranes throughout North America.

1985

1987

A reciprocating partnership

Mannesmann Demag agrees to market and sell O’Brien jib cranes through their dealer and distribution market.

1987

2002

Partnering with Street Crane Co. of the UK

O’Brien Installations Limited adds Street hoist products to their overhead crane systems.

2002

2004

Expanding to Quebec

O’Brien Installations Limited opens a sales and service facility to expand operations into Quebec.

2004

2005

Growing dealer networks

O’Brien Installations Limited continues to pursue growth with dealer networks throughout Canada and the US.

2005

2011

Another partnership and a move

O’Brien Installations Limited becomes a manufacturing partner with MET-TRACK to produce their workstation and jib cranes exclusively in Canada and the northeastern USA. O’Brien Installations Limited makes a strategic move from Stoney Creek to Burlington ON in order to better serve their customers.

2011

2013

Celebrating 50 years of excellence

The largest US manufacturer of high-speed doors announced O’Brien Installations Limited as its new door dealer in Canada. It’s a proud way to celebrate 50 years of quality products and service.

2013

2016

A new name

O’Brien Installations Ltd. officially changes its name to O’Brien Lifting Solutions Inc. to better reflect its innovation and impact on the industry.

2016

2021

Opened new branch

On May 1st, O’Brien opened a branch in London, Ontario as part of its initiative to expand its reach in Southwestern Ontario.

2021