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ABOUT LIVINGSTON & HAVEN

SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

At Livingston & Haven we prioritize the customer. Our goal is to exceed your expectations at every interaction. We’re available to connect with you in a variety of ways, and on your schedule. We look forward to serving YOU!

VALUE-ADDED SERVICES

We combine the quality parts from our distribution division with components from 3rd party manufacturers along with custom machined and fabricated parts to produce turnkey solutions.

$6+ MILLION INVENTORY

Preventing downtime is absolutely critical in your industry. That’s why Livingston & Haven maintains a robust inventory of on the shelf items, ready to ship to you same day.

Established in 1947, Livingston & Haven is the leading industrial technology provider in the southeast, specializing in providing solutions in the automation, hydraulic, pneumatic, lubrication and connector industries. L&H helps customers experience an increase in productivity, efficiency and profitability.

We focus on applying all of our resources towards the success of U.S. manufacturing. Our vision and commitment is backed by extensive resources, technical capabilities and value added services. Customers can experience an increase in productivity, efficiency and profitability. International Paper, Bridgestone, Nucor and many others have been enjoying the benefits from a working partnership for many years.

With over 180 employees, residing in more than six states, they are one of the largest fluid power, automation, lubrication and connectors companies in the nation. Through the collective experience of the sales engineers and application support personnel, Livingston & Haven strives to develop answers and techniques to solve the toughest manufacturing challenges. Add our market leading vendors like Bosch Rexroth, Balluff and Parker and Livingston & Haven can address almost any motion, maintenance or data integration issue.

VISION

We will be a premier provider of factory automation and motion control solutions. We will educate our stakeholders and apply our knowledge to help our customers improve their processes and products in the most efficient manner possible, while being the best place for the best people to work.

MISSION

We are a provider of motion control products and systems to manufacturers.

OUR HISTORY

1947
Livingston & Haven began in 1947 when entrepreneur Malcom D. Haven formed an industrial distribution company in Charleston, S.C.
1948
Providing Parker hoses and nozzles for filling stations was L&H’s first business, and Parker remains a steady partner today.
1950
L&H became a distributor for Westinghouse Air Brake, helping to control brakes and diesel engines for dredges, railyards and ships.
1952
Pneumatics were added to L&H’s roster of products.
1966
In 1966, Clif Vann III joins Livingston & Haven. Eventually he would go on to own the company.
1968
The biggest order up to 1968 was placed by Paulson Marine Engineering to outfit a dredge used to build out Newark Airport.
1973
Mr. Vann moves the corporate office to Charlotte, NC.
1975
1975 was a watershed moment for Livingston & Haven, Mr. Vann and members of the Executive Team traveled to Germany to tour Bosch and ultimately become a distributor for Bosch.
1976
A new L&H Headquarters is built on Wilmar Blvd in Charlotte
1980
In the early 1980s, Livingston & Haven expanded into electronics and automation in a partnership with Mitsubishi Electric.
1993
L&H Institute of Applied Technology was born, to train associates and customers in hydraulics and more.
1999
Clifton Vann IV is named President of Livingston & Haven
2008
In 2008, L&H signaled commitment to business by building new headquarters in their industrial park.
2009
Livingston & Haven takes their business online and begins selling into over 140 countries worldwide
2012
As Bosch Rexroth builds a new manufacturing plant in South Carolina, they award the first hydraulic pump off the line to L&H as a sign of continued partnership.
2014
Clifton Vann spearheaded the regional conference “Energizing Africa”, focusing on manufacturing and held at L&H in its first year.
2022
Livingston & Haven celebrates it's 75th year in business and prepares for the next 75!
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