A Long Heritage

A Long Heritage

From a humble beginning in 1951, Molnar Hoists (a part of the Molnar Engineering group) has since grown to become Australia’s largest hydraulic vehicle hoist manufacturer.

Early Molnar Hoists
Where it began

The company first opened for business as Green Dragon Steering and Wheel Alignment. Operating from an old stone building in Pultney Street Adelaide, Green Dragon specialised in wheel alignment, wheel balancing and chassis straightening. After only three months of trading, the company doubled in size and the stone building was quickly replaced with a new workshop.

Australias first 2 hoist began

With business continuing to thrive, it was not long before Green Dragon outgrew the Pultney Street Workshop and moved to larger premises in Gilbert Street where early development on Australia’s first Two Post Hoist began. Frank Molnar patented the ‘2 Post Hoist’ in 1972 and from then product sales and popularity grew.

Molnar first 2 post hoist patented
1972 – 1985

Following the launch of the hoist business, Molnar continued to expand in size and momentum. Today the company employs over 40 people across the divisions of the Molnar Group. Operating from a sizeable facility in Brompton South Australia, our products have been exported throughout Australia and New Zealand, and to Asia, Africa, India, the Middle East and Pacific Regions.

Molnar 4 post hoist began
1985 – 2011

Molnar Becomes Part of International Group

With over 40 years in the industry, Molnar Hoists have become an icon within the Australian automotive industry. A reputation built over generations, the values have remained true as the Molnar brand has continued to evolve;

2008: The ownership and management of Molnar Engineering passed to a new generation when youngest son Alexander took over following the passing of Mr Frank Molnar

2010: A new logo and branding was developed as the operations were relaunched under the business name Molnar Hoists with the tag line of “onwards & upwards”

2011: Molnar Services was launched to bring a new standard of service to the Australia Vehicle Hoist Market.

2012: Molnar Hoists partnered with Nussbaum to bring their European made innovations to the Australia market.

2015: Molnar Hoists launched the M245 ‘Universal’ that set a new benchmark in the Australian market for quality, features and value for money.

Molnar part of Stenhoj Group 2017
Proud Moment for Molnar & STENHØJ

“In 2017, we proudly announce Molnar Hoists’ next level of evolution, as we become part of the STENHØJ Group.” Alexander Molnar

“The STENHØJ Group will invest to grow the Molnar brand in Australia. The benefits of being a part of the STENHØJ Group will be the access to a greater range of innovative and market leading products. We will continue to invest in service and support, bringing our experience to ensure Molnar’s reputation in the Australian market is maintained. The Stenhøj Group philosophy is to build on a great reputation of equipment while ensuring products are supported locally.” Soren Madsen

STENHØJ Group CEO, Soren Madsen wanted to ensure a smooth transition of ownership with minimal disruption to customers so for him the involvement of the Molnar family was a key point. Managing Director Alexander Molnar along with Director and brother-in-law Kevin Dawes will continue to be heavily involved in the future of Molnar Hoists.

We will continue to support our existing products in the Australian market through stocking of spare parts, technical service and support. Investment in and commitment to the legacy of the Molnar name is what confirmed for Alexander Molnar that the STENHØJ Group was a suitable home for the Molnar brand.

The 2017 AAA Expo was the official public announcement of Molnar becoming a part of the STENHØJ Group and where we introduced our next generation Molnar 4 Post Hoist. This was a landmark year for the STENHØJ Group celebrating their 100-year anniversary.


STENHØJ Group became part of the Nexion Group: Worldwide market leader that designs, develops, produces, and sells hoists, wheel services, and automotive solutions. A group of 19 integrated brands with a worldwide sales/distribution, 13 manufacturing plants located in different places and sales subsidiaries split in 13 countries with over 3300 people.

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