About Us

ERIE VEHICLE COMPANY WAS FOUNDED IN 1917 in the heart of downtown Chicago by the Senica/Kean family. Today it is operated by the 3rd generation Kean Family. Erie is now located on the south side of Chicago. Erie has become one of the largest independent single store truck equipment distributors in the country. We specialize in Hydraulic lift gate replacement parts and repair solutions.

Erie has come a long way since it started. When power was transferred from horses to motors Erie Vehicle Company turned its abilities from milk wagons to customized truck bodies. Today Erie has done the same thing with lift gates. Lift gates were made the same in the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. Starting in the mid to late 1990's, lift gates exploded with new innovation and new components.

Erie recognized that customers needed a single source for their replacement parts and repair solutions. Erie has in-house technical staff that handles repairs, installation and service issues. Each member of our staff is trained on the latest manufacture's parts and service guidelines. Erie ensures that all members of our team undergo continuous vendor training in order to provide prompt and accurate service.

Erie has continued to build a loyal customer base and has impressively grown our business. Erie credits its success to believing in its family values and dedicating itself to the customer service on which Erie was founded. Erie remains a family run business.

For almost 100 years Erie has demonstrated excellence in the truck equipment industry by distinguishing itself with a commitment to delivering complete customer satisfaction by a highly trained and passionate staff.


The Kean Family