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LIFTKET since 1948

LIFTKET Hoffmann GmbH is an internationally renowned manufacturer of electric chain hoists in the capacity range from 125 kg to 25,000 kg. On the company premises near Leipzig, around 250 employees currently design, develop and manufacture hoist solutions for the three business units INDUSTRY, CUSTOM and STAGE. A strong global network of service and sales partners ensures customer-oriented warehousing, maintenance and repair. LIFTKET manufactures modular electric chain hoists for almost all applications involving the safe and precise lifting of loads. Founded in 1948 by D. Hoffmann, the company initially developed agricultural equipment before specializing in electric chain hoists from 1953. Hoffmann’s innovations, namely the horizontal mounting of motor and gearbox and the patented safety brake/clutch system, set the standard for electric chain hoists. Among the three world leaders, the company is the one that focuses exclusively on supplying the specialized dealers in the hoist industry and thus does not compete with them. Our mission is to support our partners with excellent products and empower them with competitive prices, technical and sales know-how, so that they can earn their profit by supplying satisfied customers quickly and efficiently.


LIFTKET was founded in 1948. Over three generations, the innovative company founder Dietrich Hoffmann has set the standard for electric chain hoists, which are now used worldwide in three different business areas: INDUSTRYCUSTOM & STAGE.


Many customers and partners in over 65 countries trust in the quality products of LIFTKET. Safety, durability, ease of maintenance, service and a fair price/performance ratio are particularly appreciated.


LIFTKET lifts – safely and everywhere, and any load up to 25,000 kg and 200 meters. The product portfolio offers you both: standardized lifting equipment and customized solutions. Tell us what you want to lift – and we will develop and deliver a perfect solution.