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YALE - a brand of Columbus McKinnon - has been for many yeas our premium brand for hoists.

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YALE – a brand of Columbus McKinnon - is a worldwide manufacturer of lifting equipment and complete lifting systems for over a century combining innovation, safety and advanced technology.

As early as 1877, Yale produced the first manual chain hoist with a load pressure brake - a design principle that is still used today. In 1936, hoist production in Germany begins with the production of the world-famous PULLIFT®.

The application-oriented range as well as all innovative new and further developments of Yale products are constantly raising the bar in terms of quality, reliability and safety. The wide range of products includes hoists, cable pullers and cranes, load handling equipment and weighing technology, hydraulic tools, heavy-duty load moving systems, pallet trucks and stackers, textile lifting and lashing equipment.

Who is YALE

  • Yale is a brand of Columbus McKinnon, a global leader in lifting and intelligent motion control technology.
  • Yale has a European leading market position in the field of standard manual hoists.
  • Yale is part of a company with more than 3000 employees worldwide, 18 brands across the globe and more than 150 years of experience.
  • Owns its own factories of production to control high quality, security and product development and innovation.


The mission of Yale: to provide expert, professional-grade solutions and products, building the trust of customers by solving their high-value problems.

Experience, expertise and innovation combined with a broad understanding of user requirements are the winning formula on which their product portfolio of hoists, material handling equipment and load handling devices has long been based. They work, guided by their purpose, mission, vision, and values, to raise expectations of themselves and ultimately increase their value to the customers.

Added value

  • For almost a century and a half, Columbus McKinnon products have been used to lift, position, and secure materials and people all around the world.
  • Columbus McKinnon is a global organization with headquarter in Buffalo (New York) and offices and manufacturing facilities across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
  • A centric customer service based on maintenance & service repair, on-site support, various training programs and supports.
  • A worldwide presence thanks to global partners, offices and a specialist expertise in a variety of industrial and commercial sectors worldwide: in construction, mechanical engineering, transport, energy & water management, oil & gas and paper production
  • A strong brand and company with strong values shared daily by all.


  • Hand chain and lever hoists
  • Trolleys as push-, geared- and motorized trolleys
  • Electric chain hoists with 230V, 400V and special voltages
  • Air chain hoists
  • Manual and electric winches
  • Beam clamps
  • Hydraulic tools 700 bars
  • Explosion proof range of products for various applications and industries (ATEX)