The Carney Story

Our history dates back over 35 years to 1984, when Wayne Carney and his partner first started Patterson and Carney Ltd. Over the decades, the company has evolved to become Carney Battery Handling Ltd., now recognized as the worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of critical battery room solutions and battery handling products.

With top talent, market-leading manufacturing and a sharp focus on innovation and safety, Carney Battery Handling continues to hold its position as the leading material handling manufacturing and engineering company with a proven track record of quality, durability and customer satisfaction.

To view our company milestones scroll down, or click the button below to read the story behind how Carney Battery Handling Ltd. first began. 

The Beginning

JUNE 1984

Wayne Carney and Wayne Patterson started building their first manually powered battery changer in Wayne Carney’s garage

Patterson and Carney Ltd.


After their initial launch, the two entrepreneurs quickly realized they needed more space, so they rented a 1000 sqft industrial unit and registered their company as ‘Patterson and Carney Ltd.’ Read the full story here.

Man-Aboard Transfer Cart

JULY 1985

Developed the first Man-Aboard Transfer Cart for Carling O’Keefe (now known as Molson’s). Read more here.

An Innovation in Ventilation Systems


Designed the first custom ventilation system for a battery room, that meets and exceeds even the current safety standards of the Ontario Ministry of Labour Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

Bonhill Road


As the business grew and needed more space, the company moved to a 3000 sqft facility on Bonhill Road in Mississauga, Ontario

Magnet Development


Carney Battery Handling developed its first magnet for battery changing – an innovation in battery handling technology and an advancement in the capabilities of the Carney product line

A Need for More Manufacturing Space

1990 to 1996

As business boomed, Carney Battery Handling moved to a 15,000 sqft manufacturing facility in 1990, and then again in 1996 to a 50,000 sqft facility on Aimco Road in Mississauga


Carney Battery Handling Ltd.

MARCH 1991

In 1991, Wayne Carney took over the company as sole owner, renaming it ‘Carney Battery Handling Ltd.’

BT Battery Tugger


Wayne Carney designed and developed the BT Battery Tugger, which quickly became the global standard in low-volume, high-efficiency battery changing

Equal displacement on Hydraulic Lift


With its continued dedication to product innovation, the company introduced equal displacement on their hydraulic lifts

Battery Bull Hydraulic – TS


Carney Battery Handling developed the BBH-TS, the first hydraulic three high built for Tibbet & Britten

Expansion to Europe

MARCH 2003

Carney Battery Handling started business with its first European dealer, expanding its global footprint to serve customers all across Europe

Mini Auto Changer (MAC)

APRIL 2004

The Mini Auto Changer (MAC) was developed. This was Carney Battery Handling’s first automated system for AGVs built for Miller Coors in Georgia, USA

Regan Road


With the need for more manufacturing space, Carney Battery Handling moved to its new 60,000 sqft manufacturing facility on Regan Road in Brampton, Ontario

Battery Bull Electric – TS


The company developed its first electric three high, called the BBE-TS, for Walmart

Expansion to Australia


Carney Battery Handling started business with its first Australian dealer to serve its growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand

Battery Tugger Electric (BTE)


Carney Battery Handling developed our first tugger that is 100% electric – the BTE

Carney Fabricating


Carney Battery Handling launched the Carney Fabricating division to offer our customers comprehensive services that include design, build and installation of our wide range of custom material handling equipment

Carney Automation


Carney Battery Handling launched the Carney Automation division, specializing in robotic engineering and design, as well as PLC and HMI programming to design intelligent systems and process automation

Battery Bull Electric – Fully Automated (BBE-FA)


Always innovating, Carney Battery Handling developed the BBE-FA, its first fully automated battery changer for conventional lift trucks

Get in Touch

Office: 1 (905) 564-0303
Toll Free: 1 (866) THE-BULL
Fax: 1 (905) 564.0313

Open Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Our Office

14 Regan Road, Unit 2A
Brampton, Ontario 
L7A 1B9 Canada

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