Different tail lift manufacturers are: AMA, Anteo, Bär Cargolift, Behrens, Dautel, Dhollandia, Mariba,MBB-Palfinger/Palgate, Ratcliff, Sörensen, Zepro, Mammut lift, Foco lift en Z-lift. Dhollandia has grown to become Europe's number one manufacturer of hydraulic tail lifts, producing over 28,000 units per year.
AMA was founded by Mr Staartman in the Netherlands in 1981. Staartman moved the production of the AMA tail lift to Poland.
Anteo was founded in 1969. In the beginning Anteo produced hydraulic cylinders to customer specifications.
In 1981 Gerd Bär started Bär Ladebordwand in Heilbronn, Germany. In 1983 this company developed the first double-folded, fold-under tail lift. Following a large fire and relocation to a new site the turnover rose by more than 50%.
In 1933 Dautel started manufacturing three-sided tipper beds for trucks. Before that, the company mainly focused on building and repairing carriages and automobiles.
Dhollandia was founded by Omer Dhollander in Belgium in 1968. With 43 years of experience in the world of hydraulic tail lifts, Dhollandia has grown to become Europe's number one manufacturer of hydraulic tail lifts, producing over 28,000 units per year.
Erhel Hydris International is one of today's most important brands of tail lifts for trucks and commercial vehicles. Erhel Hydris International offers products '100% made in France' that meet their customer's quality requirements.
Het van oorsprong Belgische bedrijf is opgekocht door MBB-Palfinger.
Mariba is a Dutch company founded in 1981 by Mr Sprikkelman in Apeldoorn. In the early 1990s Mariba was taken over by Mr Hondebrink, who at the time already owned a company in Oldenzaal. The two companies were merged in Oldenzaal.
In 1932 Richard Palfinger started a metalworking company that mainly produced and repaired agricultural vehicles and trailers.
Scanlift is a Swedish product sold by scanlift/KOS in the Dutch market. These tail lifts were widely used by Dutch postal service. Scanlift was taken over by Zepro tail lifts a few years ago and is still a big brand in the post and package sector.
Sörensen began selling hydraulic tail lifts in 1971. Since then the company has grown and is still developing today.
Teha was established in Düsseldorf, Germany in the middle of the last century. In the 1980s Teha developed the first tail lift driven by an electric motor.