Liftket‘s CEO Jürgen Dlugi, tells PES about the company’s expansion in the wind industry. In 1953 they started off by supplying electric chain hoists and are now able to offer a complete service crane globally, suitable for on and offshore work. Well aware of safety needs, they provide full training and tailor made packages to meet their clients’ needs on request.
PES: A warm welcome to PES Wind, it’s good to talk with you. Would you like to begin by giving us an overview of LIFTKET?
Jürgen Dlugi: We are one of the largest and oldest manufacturers of electric chain hoists worldwide, with loads ranging from 125 kg to 25,000 kg. 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 assembly of both motor and gearbox and the patented safety-brake/clutch system, set the standard for electric chain hoists.
A uniquely high level of vertical integration enables us to be flexible for our customers. In combination with our unique structure, we can offer a very comprehensive range of products, from series production to custom-made products.