Company tagline which is Work Hard. Work Comfortably.
Sears Seating Factory
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 and signing 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 introduces a new revolutionary C₂ truck seat for the Waste Management Industry and Sears expands business in Brazil
  • 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.