Liftpart Agencies (Pty) Ltd. started in Cape Town, South Africa in 1990 and initially specialized in replacement components for electrical forklift trucks. The company has subsequently expanded into both the LPG gas market and replacement parts for mechanical forklifts.

The business is jointly owned by John and Tim Sanders. Both are qualified engineers with John having more than 30 years experience in the materials handling industry. Tim joined the company in 2002 after gaining a Masters degree in Engineering in Canada and having had related work experience in both Europe and South Africa.