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Marryat & Scott Lifts Ltd.
Marryat and Scott Logo
Marryat & Scott logo from the 1970s, with the caption "A Member Of The Marryat Group".

Founded

1891

Founders

Joseph Richmond, Howard Marryat, Murray Scott

Headquarters

Hounslow, Middlesex, England

Preceded by

Richmond Lifts

Succeeded by

Kone Marryat Scott

Acquired by

Kone

Defunct

1979

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.

History

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[1].

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[2].

Locations

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:

  • Brighton
  • Cambridge
  • Chelmsford
  • Bristol
  • Exeter
  • Birmingham
  • Nottingham
  • Cardiff
  • Manchester
  • Liverpool
  • Leeds
  • York
  • Sheffield
  • Leicester
  • Oxford
  • Penzance
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dundee, Scotland
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Belfast

Marryat & Scott also had overseas branches in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Overseas distributors

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:

Distributor/company name Country(s)
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
Electro-Trading Co. Ireland
Eletrex Co. Egypt
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
Nicholas Radovich Greece
Paterson Simons & Co. Ltd. Singapore and Malaysia
Ramos & Ramos Madeira
Russel Searle Ltd. Wellington, New Zealand
Rivzi Ltd. Pakistan
S. Davson & Co. Ltd. Guinea
Solorzano Villa Pereira Co. Ltda. Nicaragua
Stephen Lynch & Co. Ltd. Baghdad, Iraq
Suney S.A. Uruguay
The Lynch Co. Ltd. Iran
The Oriental Machinery Stores Thailand

Notable installations

Main article: List of notable Marryat & Scott elevator installations

Trivia

  • 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[3] 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.[4]

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