CE Pro 100 Top Brands: Lifts

CE professionals with the highest revenue choose their go-to brands of lifts in the 2016 Brand Analysis series. Auton comes in with the most dealer praise, followed closely by Future Automation, Nexus21 and Chief.


The CE Pro 100 is a list of the highest revenue custom installation companies compiled each year (check it out). Integrators that made the list gave us an inside scoop on what manufacturers and brands they turn to again and again.

In this CE Pro 100 brand analysis series, senior editor Bob Archer delivers an in-depth look at the most frequently used manufacturers in nearly 50 product categories. The numbers associated with each manufacturer reflect the number of CE Pro 100 dealers using that brand.

Finishing in the exact order of 2015’s top five, the Lifts category is top heavy. After sixth-place ElectroKinetics, there are seven manufacturers and the majority mentioned by only one CE Pro 100 member.

Auton comes in with the most CE Pro 100 dealers using its lift products with Future Automation, Nexus21 and Chief following not far behind. View the full report.

Top Brands:

Auton: 21%

Future Automation: 17%

Nexus21: 14%

Chief: 13%

Inca: 8%

ElectroKinetics: 7%

Others in the Field:

Vutec: 2%

Activated Decor: 1%

Da-Lite: 1%

Display Devices: 1%

Draper: 1%

LiftTech: 1%

Motivated Designs: 1%

About the Author

Robert Archer
Robert Archer:

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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