The Global Standard for Excellence

The leading brand in Europe for standard manual hoists

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 Velbert begins with the production of the world-famous PULLIFT®. Delivered ready for use, the devices are used in a variety of industrial and commercial sectors worldwide: in construction, mechanical engineering, transport, energy & water management, petroleum & gas and paper production. 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.


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Customer Service

Regular maintenance extends the service life of your devices and reduces the risk of accidents and injuries. We do it for you!
Maintenance & Repair
We are convinced that an experienced and competent sales force is a key factor in a long-term and successful business relationship. In a face-to-face meeting, a wide range of concerns can be discussed and in some cases clarified immediately.
We conducta wide variety of seminars in our training center in Wuppertal. Not only product training is offered, but also seminars that provide the participant with up-to-date insider information and in-depth knowledge of how to use rope, lifting and anchoring technology.
We see it as an important part of comprehensive customer service to keep you informed about important developments, innovations and regulations relating to material handling. Do you also want to use this service?
Our product videos contain many useful tips for the correct use and maintenance of our devices.
Download all product information, catalogues, operating instructions and spare parts lists with a simple click.


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Yale Expertise

Yale Hoist Used in Raising of Hazelmere Dam Wall in South Africa

Learn how a Yale CPE 10-ton electric chain hoist was used to set up the tensioning head of steel wire cables to stabilize the wall of the Hazelmere dam.

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About us

COLUMBUS McKINNON Industrial Products GmbH is known for a market and quality-oriented business and product policy.

Columbus McKINNON Industrial Products GmbH is characterized by strong product brands and Europe's leading market position in the field of standard manual hoists.


Historical highlights

The registered trademark Yale® goes back to Linus Yale jr.

1868 – Linus Yale Jr. invents the cylinder lock and establishes together with Henry R. Towne a factory in Stamford / Connecticut for mass production.

1877 – Yale produces the first hand chain hoist with load pressure brake. The design principle of this brake is today used worldwide for almost all manual hoists.

1904 – Yale establishes its first sales offices in Germany, England and France.

1927 – Concentration of production and sales in Velbert.

2011 – Change of name from Yale Industrial Products GmbH in Columbus McKinnon Industrial Products GmbH.

2013 – New headquarter for Columbus McKinnon Industrial Products GmbH in Wuppertal.



Yale Lifting Solutions (Pty) Ltd

1490 Zeiss Road, Laser park, Honeydew, Gauteng, South Africa, 2040

Postal Address:

PO Box: 4431, Laser park Honeydew, Gauteng, South Africa, 2040

+27 11 794 2910 |



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