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.
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
Developed the first Man-Aboard Transfer Cart for Carling O’Keefe (now known as Molson’s). Read more here.
As the business grew and needed more space, the company moved to a 3000 sqft facility on Bonhill Road in Mississauga, Ontario
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.
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
Carney Battery Handling started business with its first European dealer, expanding its global footprint to serve customers all across Europe
Mini Auto Changer (MAC)
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
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 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
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
Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
14 Regan Road, Unit 2A
L7A 1B9 Canada