Great Products Build Great Businesses

Since 1944, we have been helping our customers minimize production interruptions and maximize efficiency with the same care and expertise as if it were our own business.

Producing high-quality products and services is challenging and we know how hard it can be to find someone else who wants your business to succeed as much as you do. With industry-respected brands, $8 million of ready-to-ship components and assemblies and 24/7 support, we have the products to keep your business moving forward.

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Find Your Sales Representative

The John Henry Foster Company is a full-line fluid power distributor with territories covering parts of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky and is the Midwest leader in fluid power sales. We have sales representatives stationed throughout our territory who can visit your site and provide hands-on attention to better meet your fluids power needs.

Material Handling Systems

Why choose John Henry Foster for your material handling needs?

Since 1944, we have been solving problems better than anyone else in the industry. JHF offers an easier way of doing business, more expertise and a personalized experience for every customer.

As an employee-owned company, everyone at JHF is dedicated to helping you with your next project.  We specialize in overhead cranes and hoists to clamps, grippers and vacuum products and even, linear motion systems.

John Henry Foster has the dependable, material handling systems you need. Whether you are looking for reliable, high quality products from industry-respected manufacturers or dependable service or repair on an existing system, we can help.

Custom Engineered Solutions

JHF provides everything from value-added assemblies to complete, custom-engineered and integrated systems.

Our experienced engineers will work with you and your sales advisor from start to finish to achieve optimum form, fit and function for your application.

We will recommend, design, fabricate and install systems that maximize productivity, efficiency and profitability.

Cranes & Hoists

John Henry Foster has the dependable overhead material handling systems you need. Whether you are looking for reliable, high quality products from industry-respected manufacturers or dependable service or repair on an existing system, we can help.

Structural Aluminum Framing

As a full-service, authorized distributor of Bosch-Rexroth, we offer infinite framing system flexibility and possibility. Custom framing, manual production stations and conveyor and ID systems are just a few of the many possibilities. At John Henry Foster, our experts will work with you to design a structure or system tailored to your application.

Vacuum Products

Our line of vacuum products will serve your workholding needs. From suction cups to pumps and even entire vacuum systems, John Henry Foster can help.

Workholding Clamps

John Henry Foster can supply all of your workholding clamp needs. We represent trusted manufacturers including DESTACO and Robohand. We offer a complete line of pneumatic, hydraulic, electric or manual toggle clamps and gripper for your next material handling project

In-Stock Components

JHF stocks over $8 million of on-the-shelf stock. We also offer a convenient, on-site retail store at our facility in St. Louis. We have the reliable products and assemblies your next project demands. John Henry Foster has you covered with crucial components with immediate availability.

Custom Aluminum Framing Structures

Infinite Possibilities. You have ideas, we have what you need to help bring them to life.

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Engineered Linear Motion Systems

Whether your operation requires precise positioning accuracy, miniature motion, extended travels or high-load carrying, we can help.

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Industrial Tool & Hoist Sales & Repair

With a seemingly endless selection of industrial tools and hoist products and services to choose from, how do you decide? At John Henry Foster, we’ll make it easy for you.

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Vacuum Products

Whether you need immediate availability of vacuum or work-holding components… or, expertise to help you select or create the best system for your process, call John Henry Foster.

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