Go to store



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!


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.


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.

Core Values & Beliefs

  • We believe that the preservation and growth of this organization is the responsibility of each associate.
  • We believe that each associate must continually improve the processes that serve our customers. 
  • We believe in working every day to improve relationships with our customers, our suppliers, and fellow associates.
  • We believe in a creative, respectful, and congenial work environment.
  • We believe that our actions are guided by the highest principles of integrity.
  • We believe in the importance of being a responsible corporate member of the community.


Livingston & Haven began in 1947 when entrepreneur Malcom D. Haven formed an industrial distribution company in Charleston, S.C.
Providing Parker hoses and nozzles for filling stations was L&H’s first business, and Parker remains a steady partner today.
L&H became a distributor for Westinghouse Air Brake, helping to control brakes and diesel engines for dredges, railyards and ships.
Pneumatics were added to L&H’s roster of products.
In 1966, Clif Vann III joins Livingston & Haven. Eventually he would go on to own the company.
The biggest order up to 1968 was placed by Paulson Marine Engineering to outfit a dredge used to build out Newark Airport.
Mr. Vann moves the corporate office to Charlotte, NC.
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.
A new L&H Headquarters is built on Wilmar Blvd in Charlotte
In the early 1980s, Livingston & Haven expanded into electronics and automation in a partnership with Mitsubishi Electric.
L&H Institute of Applied Technology was born, to train associates and customers in hydraulics and more.
Clifton Vann IV is named President of Livingston & Haven
In 2008, L&H signaled commitment to business by building new headquarters in their industrial park.
Livingston & Haven takes their business online and begins selling into over 140 countries worldwide
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.
Clifton Vann spearheaded the regional conference “Energizing Africa”, focusing on manufacturing and held at L&H in its first year.
Livingston & Haven celebrates it's 75th year in business and prepares for the next 75!
Copyright © 2012 – 2024 Livingston & Haven. All Rights Reserved.