Marryat & Scott was a British elevator/lift manufacturer from Hounslow, Middlesex, England. The company was acquired by Kone in 1979. It was part of the Marryat Group.
Marryat & Scott was founded by Joseph Richmond in 1891. At that time, he established a small hydraulic elevator company called Richmond Lifts. In the 1900s, Howard Marryat took over Richmond Lifts and began making traction elevators. In the 1920s, Murray Scott joined the company and Richmond Lifts was renamed to Marryat & Scott.
In the mid 1970s, Marryat & Scott developed an elevator control system called CMC-1200, which was said to be the first computerized group supervisory elevator control system in the world.
The company finally came to an end when Kone bought the company in 1979. It later became Kone Marryat Scott for a short period before it changed name to simply Kone in the early or mid 1980s. In addition, their operating businesses in Hong Kong and Singapore were taken over by Kone. The Singaporean branch was renamed to Kone Marryat Scott in 1982 and the name lasted until around the mid 1980s when it changed name again to Kone.
Also in 1979, some former Marryat & Scott employees formed "ALS" (Associated Lift Services) for those who did not want to work for Kone when Marryat & Scott was acquired.
Marryat & Scott had its head office and manufacturing plant in Wellington Works, Hounslow, Middlesex, England. The London sales and service office was located in 40 Hatton Garden, in the Holborn district of the London Borough of Camden before it moved to Gretton House at 28/30 Kirby Street in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Its factories were located in London, Bristol, Hayes, and Newcastle on Tyne. Branches and service depots were located in:
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- Glasgow, Scotland
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Dundee, Scotland
- Aberdeen, Scotland
- Dublin, Ireland
- Cork, Ireland
Marryat & Scott also had overseas branches in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Overseas, Marryat & Scott had third party sole agents or distributors located in Barbados, Myanmar (then Burma), Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), Cyprus, Guyana, India, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, South Korea, Pakistan, and many more. Some of the known overseas Marryat & Scott distributors were:
|A & G Price Ltd.||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Alpin Elevators Co. Ltd.||Quebec, Canada|
|Anglo-Electromatic Elevators Ltd.||Ontario, Canada|
|Breyner & Wirth Ltd.||Mozambique|
|Burma Independance Co., Ltd.||Myanmar|
|Central Foundry Ltd.||Barbados|
|Colombo Commercial Co. Ltd.||Sri Lanka|
|Davie Boag & Co. Ltd.||British Hong Kong|
|Davidson-Arnott & Co. Ltd.||Trinidad|
|Electro-Mechanical Equipment Co.||Malta|
|Ellison's Electrical Engineers Ltd.||Southern Rhodesia|
|Evans, Barnes & Fitz (Pty.) Ltd.||South Africa|
|F & C. Osler Ltd.||India and Pakistan|
|Grey MacKenzie & Co. Ltd.||Busreh, Iraq|
|Isaac M. Sarfaty & Son Ltd.||Israel|
|John Fleming & Co. Ltd.||Mumbai, India|
|Kettles-Roy & Tysons Ltd.||Kenya|
|Latiff Supplies Ltd.||Kuwait|
|Paterson Simons & Co. Ltd.||Singapore and Malaysia|
|Ramos & Ramos||Madeira|
|Russel Searle Ltd.||Wellington, New Zealand|
|S. Davson & Co. Ltd.||Guinea|
|Solorzano Villa Pereira Co. Ltda.||Nicaragua|
|Stephen Lynch & Co. Ltd.||Baghdad, Iraq|
|The Lynch Co. Ltd.||Iran|
|The Oriental Machinery Stores||Thailand|
- Main article: List of notable Marryat & Scott elevator installations
- In Scotland, the company was operating under the name John Bennie Limited.
- Marryat & Scott was also a distributor of Thyssen escalators in both United Kingdom and Hong Kong in the 1970s-1980s.
- In the early 1970s, Marryat & Scott supplied elevators for several flats in Singapore built by the Housing and Development Board (HDB). These elevators were assembled and installed by a local firm, General Engineering and Trading and the brand names are not displayed in the elevator cars.
- After Marryat & Scott was sold to Kone, the Kenyan and Ugandan branches continued to operate under the name Marryat & Scott Kenya and Marryat East Africa respectively until 2014 when they were fully acquired by Kone. In addition, both companies had become the distributor of Kone elevators since the late 1980s.