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About Us

A Pioneer in the Industrial Chain Business

As a pioneer in the industrial chain business, MAXCO Chain began manufacturing industrial cast chains in 1911 as Tobata Foundry Co. in Japan.  In 1956 we became part of the Hitachi Group and in 1972 Hitachi Chain Ltd. was established. The industrial chain business is the foundation on which the company was built and in 1987 when we added our Building Solutions business we became Hitachi Metals Techno, Ltd.  

In 2016 the company separated from the Hitachi group to become MAXCO Corporation. In 2021 the company changed ownership and our name to MAXCO Chain. 

MAXCO Chain supplies industrial roller chain, engineering class chain, and wastewater treatment chains and components to North America, Central America, South America, and Europe.


Quality Mission

We have service center locations in Atlanta, GA, and Portland, OR, and stocking warehouse locations in Milwaukee, WI,  and Los Angeles, CA. 

MAXCO Chain manufactures 3 brands of high-quality industrial roller chains . . .

Our Inspire Series® SBR® chains possess the highest-rated working loads in the world. Our ULTRA-MAX® brand is a premium performance solid bushing-solid roller series and our popular HI-MAX® brand delivers solid performance at an economical price. 

In addition to industrial roller chains, MAXCO Chain manufactures large pitch Engineering Class chain products as well as a full line of chains and components for use in the wastewater treatment industry.  Our SAV® stainless steel collector chains are specified in major municipalities throughout North America.  In addition, we supply nonmetallic chains, sprockets, and other components for use in wastewater treatment facilities.

Whether for Power Transmission, Conveying, or the treatment of our most treasured resource, water, count on MAXCO Chain to provide the ultimate in value and performance and continue on as a Pioneer, taking our next steps forward . . . 

ISO (International Standards Organization)

ANSI (American National Standards Institute)

JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards)