10/11/2020 - 14:03 pm

Liftket adds support to UK and Irish market

Liftket has appointed John Jones as the agent for the UK and Ireland.

Jones has extensive experience in the hoist industry, and has held various senior roles during his career and worked with several world class hoist manufacturers including being the managing director of Pfaff and Lift Turn Move Ltd.

Liftket Hoffmann GmbH manufactures electric chain hoists for the industrial and entertainment industries with loads up to 25,000kg. At the company premises close to Leipzig in Germany 250 employees, design, develop and manufacture lifting solutions for three business areas: industry, custom and stage.

In-house, Liftket manufactures modular electric chain hoists for almost any application requiring safe and precise lifting of loads from 125kg to 25t and up to 200m lifting height. Founded in 1948 by Dietrich Hoffmann, the company initially developed agricultural equipment before specializing in electric chain hoists from 1953. He has set the standard for electric chain hoist used worldwide today by having invented the safety clutch/brake unit where the brake holds the load – not the clutch.

Liftket sells to over 65 countries worldwide. The distribution in Great Britain and Ireland has until now been handled by a few business partners. Liftket expects a significantly stronger presence in the British and Irish market from the cooperation with John Jones.

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