Company tagline which is Work Hard. Work Comfortably.
Sears History Timeline
History

Five generations of superior seating

Established in 1855 in Davenport, Iowa, by founder Isaac Howe Sears. The Sears Manufacturing Company pioneered the development of specialized seats for the agricultural, construction and material handling industries.

Sears began by producing harnesses, saddles and other quality leather and canvas goods for the agriculture industry, but expanded to producing agricultural and industrial seats in 1947.

Building a reputation for supplying technologically advanced products that offer unparalleled comfort and durability, Sears quickly became the leading manufacturer of suspension and non-suspension seating for the work vehicle industry.

1855
Sears is established in Davenport, Iowa, by Isaac Howe Sears and begins producing harnesses, saddles and leather goods for the agricultural industry

1914
Sears begins producing leather and canvas goods to support war efforts and receives the Navy E Award

1947
The tractor is introduced to the agriculture industry and Sears begins to produce Agricultural and Industrial seats

1965
Sears introduces the first mechanical suspension seat for the Agricultural market

1976
Sears expands internationally and Sears Europe is established in the United Kingdom

1981
Sears expands into the heavy-duty truck seating market

1994
Sears expands its facilities in Davenport, Iowa, to include a new technical center to house a six-axis ride simulator and new test equipment

2005
Sears celebrates its 150-year anniversary by introducing Atlas “First in Class” truck seat. Sears signs a manufacturing partnership in India

2006
Sears establishes a joint venture in China with GSK

2009
Sears is elected to the John Deere supplier “Hall of Fame”

2010
Sears expands business by opening Sears Seating Brazil. Sears introduces a new revolutionary C₂ truck seat for the Waste Management Industry

2013
Sears opens an office in Tokyo, Japan

2018
Sears Seats become standard in all Mack Anthem trucks. Sears builds a cutting edge ComfortLab

2019
Sears produces the next generation in off-road seats and suspensions - Nexus and TLS

Find a distributor

Are you looking to locate a new or replacement seat for your work vehicle? Sears offers a variety of modular seat options for the agriculture, construction, forestry, industrial, turf care and on highway truck industries. Find a Sears Seating dealer near you or contact your local OEM dealership.