BrandSafway acquires Century Platforms

By Euan Youdale27 February 2019

In a move to expand its motorised capabilities and offer a full range of access technologies throughout the US Gulf Coast, BrandSafway has acquired Century Elevators.


A leading North American rack and pinion specialist, Century Elevators provides construction and industrial elevators, material hoists, and transport platforms in the Gulf Coast and beyond. Century is also the exclusive distributor of Pega Hoist products throughout North America and Böcker Maschinenwerke equipment in the US.

“Century Elevators is a very welcome addition to BrandSafway,” said Dave Witsken, president of Energy and Industrial at BrandSafway. “With the outstanding experience and expertise Century Elevators offers in custom elevator and motorised access solutions — in both industrial and commercial settings — we can deliver a higher level of excellence to our customers. We will also be able to strengthen our position in the Gulf Coast and enhance our range and delivery of access technologies.”

Founded in 2009 by a team of industry veterans, Century is headquartered in Webster, Texas, located within the southeastern Houston metro area, and has wide experience in oil & gas, petrochemical, mining, power, commercial construction, infrastructure and transportation.


In the future, Century Elevators will operate as Century Elevators by BrandSafway, an independent business under the BrandSafway umbrella. “We look forward to joining the BrandSafway family of companies,” said Jim Jensen, president of Century Elevators. “This is an exciting opportunity for our business, our employees and our customers.”

Paula Manning, a former president of the Scaffold and Access Industry Association and director of business development for Century Elevators, added, “Century Elevators brings elevator, hoist and transport platform expertise to BrandSafway customers in key markets.

“At the same time, with the help of the BrandSafway team, we will be able to provide more services and products to Century Elevators’ existing customers. This is an exciting time for our team, and we are eager to join the industry leader.”

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