LIFTKET Acquires ChainMaster

LIFTKET acquires all shares in ChainMaster.

LIFTKET Hoffmann has announced the acquisition of all shares in ChainMaster Bühnentechnik GmbH effective on 1 August 2018.

LIFTKET, manufacturer of electric chain hoists, has been supplying ChainMaster for over 20 years. This event and stage technology specialist develops automated hoist systems including control, software, and operator interfaces.

ChainMaster will continue operations as a separate company with its established ChainMaster brand and its facility in Eilenburg near Leipzig. Company founders Susanne Hartung and Frank-Rainer Hartung remain managing directors.

LIFTKET CEO Jürgen Dlugi plans to grow the stage segment, benefiting customers and employees of both companies. Both ChainMaster and LIFTKET supply international markets and work with qualified local partners for customer service and sales. The companies enforce a rigorous quality and safety management.

At ChainMaster as well as at LIFTKET, product development and services are closely guided by customer requirements. The two companies will continue to develop and manufacture hoists for precise and safe positioning of lighting and sound equipment and other loads.

Both LIFTKET in Wurzen and ChainMaster in Eilenburg are located near the city of Leipzig, in the dynamic industrial region of Saxony. The excellent situation of the labour market for qualified professionals as well as good infrastructure provides optimal conditions for further growth.