Both Destuff-IT™ and Restuff-IT™ machines are manufactured by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc. (ELS) and are designed to be ergonomic aids with features that enhance manual unloading and loading of floor-loaded product in containers & trailers. Contact us today to learn more about how your organization could benefit from a Destuff-IT™!

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About Us

Years ago, a local liquor distributor’s workforce was experiencing issues from lifting, twisting and carrying product. ELS was contacted to design and fabricate a custom solution to integrate with the customer’s existing telescopic conveyor. ELS developed a Destuffing Platform prototype. Since that initial unit, the multi-shift organization has installed 15 units in local distribution centers.

The success of the Destuff-IT™ lead ELS to realize the worldwide demand for ergonomic assists for unloading containers and trailers. In 2013, this unique lift assist was granted a US patent.  A Canadian patent was secured in 2016.

In 2015, ELS opened a second plant dedicated to the production of the Destuff-IT™ line. This facility was then expanded in 2019 to 16,000 square feet.

Most recently in 2020, a third 27,000 square foot facility opened – both Plant 2 and Plant 3 are dedicated to producing the Destuff-IT™ line of material lifting equipment.


Our Clients

Operator Quote of the Year!

“We couldn’t live without our Destuff-IT machine!”

Caroline, Destuff-IT™ Operator


"The ELS Destuff-IT has been an essential addition to our receiving process. We have increased our unload capacity, from 1 container per day to 3 containers per day, with most unloads taking 2 hours to complete. The containers vary with the amount of SKUs from 5 to 75 per container. The Destuff-IT has allowed us to develop a better sorting process, because of the continuous movement and variable speed settings. The Destuff-IT investment has been well worth all of the effort to get it to our facility."

Scott Lane, Receiving Supervisor

"Not only is Management happy with the operation of the machine, the guy's on the floor love it!"

Harold Beasley, Supervisor    

"I honestly mean this when I say, this is the best investment we have ever made in the QA and Receiving area, and I have been with the company for 26 years! We absolutely love it! I honestly think that we can unload a container in 1 hour once we really get the hang of it. Our normal unload time is right about 3 hours the way we were doing it [pre-Destuff-IT installation]. We are heading into the peak of our season, and this is going to greatly improve our ability to handle a large volume of containers in a much shorter period of time .Not only this, but will save the company money as well in detention fees. You are only allowed 2 hours to unload a container before you run into detention fees, which can quickly add up to a large amount of money. I cannot imagine us EVER having to pay these fees again with the Destuff-IT Bi-Directional."

David Hart, Production Manager

"The equipment (Destuff-IT) is so simple, employees required very little training ... The ROI on our investment was approximately nine months and over a consecutive three years, thanks to enhanced ergonomics, training, standard operating practices, culture changing initiatives and to an extent our new Destuff-IT units, our logistics departments have experienced an 82% reduction in lost-time accidents and a comparable decrease in WSIB expenses."

George Soleas, Executive Vice President LCBO  
"This is a game changer baby."

Mark, Destuff-IT Operator    

We make difficult jobs seem easy!

Key Services & Skills

About ELS
Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc. provides standard and custom overhead material lifting systems and equipment on time, on budget, while exceeding the expectations of our domestic and international customers. In short, we make difficult jobs seem easy.
Core Values
Our Experience
With over 40+ years of experience in the material handling industry, we design and manufacture solutions for success!
Our People
Safety & quality are valued by our people and we are dedicated to providing equipment best suited to your application.

Organizations Served

We service customers in a variety business types such as:

  • Distribution Centres
  • Warehouses
  • 3PL’s
  • Manufacturing Plants

Corporate Head Office

Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

275 Union Street, Elmira, ON N3B 3P1, Canada

Phone: 800-263-9823

Fax: 519-669-9047

E-Mail: [email protected]