Why KITO

Our claim

We stand for highest safety and efficiency.

We fight every single day to ensure that KITO product users get home safely to their families.

Our vision

To be the world's best manufacturer for light lifting technology.

Our mission

Exceeding your expectations with customised product solutions and excellent service.

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Why KITO

Through our world-leading quality - above industrial standards - we raise expectations, meet new challenges and deliver resilient customised solutions:

Safety, Durability, Efficiency

Worldwide

KITO is a traditional Japanese company and stands for the highest safety in lifting technology worldwide. With our unique load chain as well as our premium hoists, we set the bar far above the industry standard. Wherever demanding applications are the order of the day, our sales partners offer efficient solutions with our products for almost all branches of industry in Europe and the CIS states.

This is KITO.

This is us

The KITO History

1932
1932
Foundation of the Kito Manufacturing Company in Omori, Tokyo.
1947
1947
Development of the first lever hoist of its kind in Japan.
1958
1958
Development of the first Series 57 electric chain hoist.
1959
1959
Development of the KITO MIGHTY. The first manual chain hoist with hardened chains.
1998
1998
Development of the ER electric chain hoists. Obtaining certification according to the international standard ISO 9001.
2001
2001
Obtaining certification according to the international standard ISO 14001.
2006
2006
Foundation of KITO EUROPE in Germany. Development of the CX hand chain hoists.
2007-1
2007
Development of the ER2 electric chain hoists.
2007-2
2007
GS certification of KITO's manual hoists
2011
2011
Introduction of the EQ electric chain hoists.
2012
2012
Launch of KITO EUROPE's first DemoVan, which brings KITO products to the end customer.
2016
2016
Foundation of Kito Chain Italia through the acquisition of weissenfels in Italy.
2018
2018
KITO Erikkila is established by acquiring all the shares of Erikkila in Finland.
2020
2020
KITO Van Leusden is founded through the acquisition of all shares in Van Leusden in the Netherlands.
2022
2022
Product launch of the first electric wire rope hoist in Europe: The RX electric wire rope hoist. Product launch of the LB-SL lever hoist.

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