Building bridges

We’ve got to get better at promoting our industry’s unique selling points, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. We share much in common with other industries, but we should focus more on what sets us apart. Lifting is different – better, even -than many sectors despite the fact that it continues to stay under […]

26/09/2023 - 14:15 pm

Look who’s talking

A team’s ability to have respectful, meaningful conversations is a cornerstone of healthy company culture, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. If you read this magazine’s recent ProMat review, you’d have seen an interview with Parker Hale, inside sales specialist at my company, in which he reflected on his first trade fair appearance. “Wow,” […]

23/05/2023 - 17:15 pm

Flood defences

Honesty remains the best policy, even though people seem more prepared than ever to give the truth scope, observes Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. Someone was talking to me the other day about sandbagging, a policy of lowering expectations to go above and beyond them when the results are delivered. I’ve also heard countless […]

14/02/2023 - 16:50 pm

Innovators only

New products lift us up and we must show a constant bias towards innovation, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting.   You’ll hear it said a lot at my company, “I’m just thinking aloud here…”. And I like to see it. Innovation is a cornerstone of growth, but a business can’t continue to innovate […]

27/09/2022 - 14:20 pm

Christmas Came Early

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as an emphatic return to in-person networking proves, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting.   Are you ready for Christmas? You should be. Jane and I have already got our stockings hanging above the cabin fireplace. And we’re not the only ones. The world’s logistics nightmare […]

24/05/2022 - 12:59 pm

Perfect Storm

As supply chains continue to bottleneck, the pandemic endures, yet business booms, there really hasn’t been another period like it, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch […]

15/02/2022 - 12:45 pm

The cut of one’s jib

As we continue to innovate as an industry, we can’t forget to present only the right tool for the job at hand, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. The good news is that, as the lifting industry has innovated, supply chain representatives and end users have realised that such ingenuity leads to productivity and […]

08/09/2021 - 12:04 pm

Success by association

You can’t have too many friends in high places, says Steve Napieralski, president at Oz Lifting. But you have to choose your memberships carefully, he warns. Most people are familiar with trade shows: the large convention centres, happy hours for mingling, and many hours exchanging handshakes (now elbow bumps) and business cards, but others are […]

27/04/2021 - 13:40 pm
Products  >  Hoist

OZ Lifting expands electric chain hoist range

OZ Lifting Products LLC has added the 4000lb capacity OZ4000EC to its range of electric chain hoists. The manufacturer has steadily expanded the series having launched the 500lb capacity OZ500EC in 2018. The 1000lb capacity OZ1000EC and 2000lb capacity OZ2000EC followed, before the latest model was introduced as the only product in the range with […]

28/04/2020 - 11:22 am

OZ Lifting Manual Brake Winches for Kayak Launch

Stainless steel manual brake winches from OZ Lifting Products LLC are an integral component of a patented kayak launch from Golden Boat Lifts. The Fort Myers, Florida-based marine products manufacturer installs the winches to control up and down movement as kayaks weighing up to 250lb. are lowered and raised from water. The 1000lb. capacity OZ1000BWSS […]

07/01/2020 - 14:24 pm

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