Thinking Inside The Box Since 1888

In 1888, a master carpenter named Duffy Matot founded Matot, Inc. on the north side of Chicago. Duffy’s vision was to provide refrigeration equipment and functional dumbwaiters to the many taverns and shops throughout the area. As the years passed, Matot grew along with the city, meeting the demands of the rapidly burgeoning population and productivity.

Duffy’s growing company weathered the great Depression and performed Department of Defense work during the two world wars. After World War II, the company began to shift its manufacturing and sales emphasis to electric dumbwaiters and other types of vertical material handling equipment.

Matot counts Otis, Dover, Montgomery, Westinghouse and Schindler among its early elevator industry clients. Today, these corporations continue to be loyal customers.

In the early eighties, Matot began manufacturing residential elevators. The new product line proved to be a major success and Matot entered into a manufacturing alliance with another family business — American Crescent — to increase manufacturing capacity, reduce lead times and provide a higher quality home elevator at a lower price.

Matot marked its 120th year by purchasing the assets of Atlas Elevator Company. This united the two leading producers of commercial dumbwaiters in North America, providing multiple industries a more robust offering of customized, superior dumbwaiters and lift solutions.

Duffy Matot

Duffy Matot


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What do you want to lift today?

Matot serves a broad range of industries with our extensive product line. We have varying types of dumbwaiters for all industries to serve all your needs.

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With the most sophisticated design outputs in the business we can get you the drawings, specs and budgets you need to secure your project and keep it moving ahead. Our Planning Center has everything from basic information to final drawings.

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Thinking Inside the Box means determining the best product for your project. Determine what you need to lift, the size of the materials, available space and where the contents need to go.

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Our goal is to deliver real benefits to our clients. We have a range of case studies that demonstrate how Matot dumbwaiters can not only save time, space and money, but also enhance safety and deliver a range of efficiencies.

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