About aimco manufacturing

Our customers want to fulfill a basic desire: avoid injury. 


Over 50% of workplace injuries happen as a direct result of trying to do too much.  We’re talking about overexertion, too many repetitions, or hurried accidents.  Think about it, we are a results-driven culture.  We care about the bottom-line.  Managers look for ways to cut costs and improve productivity.  This mentality trickles down to the factory workers, on the floor, sweating through their blue collars to get a job done on time.  Managers frequently allow the bottom-line to take precedence over everything else, but should it supersede safety?  Everyone knows the answer.  We teach it to our children from day one.  Look both ways before crossing the road.  Buckle up before you start your drive.  Watch this safety video before you enter our shop.  Safety first.


Factory workers need safer ways to move material.


A forklift is most commonly used when handling material, but this method is dangerous when you are trying to load a bar into a machine or place a delicate load.  Automated conveyors and robots are great in theory, but they require high volume of common products, something most small businesses don’t have.  If forklifts are dangerous and automation is unwarranted, where can small businesses turn?


Our sister company is a contract manufacturing company.


Lockrey Manufacturing is our sister company, they manufacture the components that go into our lift-assists.  Lockrey currently has 12 lift-assists throughout their machining and fabrication divisions.  What a luxury to have. If Lockrey has a dangerous situation or a safety improvement opportunity, they tap us on the shoulder and we quickly build a solution for them.  It is our mission to bring that same service to our customers.  We exist to make sure safety comes first and is delivered fast.


Eliminate the squandering.


There is a clutter of solutions you can find from various crane companies.  It is our job to eliminate the clutter and present the best solution to you.  Rest assured, if we don’t have the best solution, we will tell you who does.  We want you to have the safest lift-assist that fits your application.  We would be obliged as your guide in getting there.

AIMCO Manufacturing began operations in 1993 with the procurement of designs for an industrial manipulator and an ArtJIB crane previously manufactured for direct sale to the automotive industry. AIMCO re-designed and expanded this equipment and began marketing through material handling distributors to industrial markets as a whole.


 AIMCO has continued to grow through the development of new products and the addition of new distributors and markets. Today AIMCO products are helping the production processes of a vast array of goods and services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan and China.


In the transportation industry, AIMCO lift assist products handle components for most major manufacturers of automobiles, trucks, fork lifts, tractors, aircraft, trains, boats, snowmobiles and motorcycles. Building products such as garage 

doors, furniture, insulation, windows, kitchen and bath appliances are handled by AIMCO lift assist equipment. The medical equipment and food processing equipment industries utilize AIMCO lift assist equipment. AIMCO equipment can be found in a number of communication and entertainment industries handling computers, copy machines and televisions. AIMCO products are helping reduce injuries in steel producing, metal forming, machining and foundry operations nationwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are just a few of the questions asked by our customers and distributors when they are first purchasing and using AIMCO products.

How do I purchase AIMCO products?

AIMCO products are sold exclusively through our network of distributors.  Call us at 419-478-4851 to find an AIMCO distributor in your area.


What are the benefits of lift assist systems?

AIMCO lift assist systems offer many benefits including:

  •  Increased Productivity

  •  Ease of Movement & Positioning

  •  Enhanced Operator Safety

  •  Reduced Operator Fatigue

  •  Improved Work Force Utilization

  •  Protection of Delicate Payloads

  •  Reduced Labor Costs & Increased Profits


Do your products meet specific government or industry standards?

AIMCO products meet several government & industry standards where applicable including:

  •  American Welding Society AWS-D14.1 & D1.1

  •  National Electric Code ANSI/NFPA 70


  •  American Institute of Steel Construction

  •  Crane Manufacturers Association of America, Specifications no. 70 & 74


How do I order replacement parts?

Contact your local distributor and provide your serial number.  If you are unable to contact your distributor then call 419-478-4851 and an AIMCO representative will assist you.


Where is the serial number located?

The serial number will be listed on the silver name plate typically located on the control handle of your system.


How do I find the right piece of equipment for my lifting needs?

Our website has a great tool – AIMCO Concept Generator - to get you started.  Otherwise, give us a call and we will move forward with solution.


What are your standard lead times?

Standard lead times vary, depending on the complexity and size of the project, from 4 to 12 weeks after signed approval.


What is your sales area?

We ship globally, although our main sales/service presence is in the U.S.


Can you integrate my equipment with your products?

Yes, we often integrate with supplied lifting mechanisms such as air hoists & air balancers, as well as bridge crane systems.  We have the ability to integrate with all types of material handling equipment, as long as CAD drawings are supplied.


How can I feel confident that my lifting system will work as intended?

Fabrication, finishing and assembly are done in house, followed by a final product review with the distributor and or end user; this gives the customer an opportunity to operate the equipment prior to shipping.  If an in-person product review (run off) is not feasible, a detailed approval video will be submitted.


Is the information I submit to you via your website secure?

Security is a top priority for Aimco Manufacturing and our website is stored on an SSL Secured server.