Succeeding together

The demands of our partners provide the benchmark in all our endeavours. KITO premium hoists alone cannot ensure the total satisfaction of our partners and their customers. Our service and offering must always live up to our first-class products in terms of quality. That is our philosophy.

Continuing a long tradition, we constantly strive to improve our products and processes. We are prepared to learn from the challenges of today’s business world and the requirements of industry – it is precisely this that drives the KITO team forward and ensures customer-focussed collaboration. This is something we are particularly proud of, and we cherish the KITO spirit as our most prized possession.

Martin Rothe, Managing Director

Our History

KITO’s story begins near Tokyo, Japan in 1932 when Miyoshi Kito, an independent thinking, die hard engineer, opened his own manufacturing factory. From those early years until today, KITO Corporation has been continuously involved in the development, production and sales of world-leading hoists, cranes and accessories.



Kito Europe GmbH was established in 2006 as KITO Corporation’s sales, distribution and service arm for Europe including the UK in addition to Russia and North Africa. The mission at that time is the same as today: grow KITO’s presence, visibility, quality image, and overall business in these markets.


European market

KITO EUROPE joins for the first time the global intralogistics show CEMAT in 2008. Introduction of ER2 to the European market


Manual Chain Hoist CF

Introduction of the manual chain hoist CF on the European market


VDMA Membership

Membership of VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, Mechanical Engineering Industry Association)


EQ Series Electric Chain Hoist

Shipping to Europe the first EQ series electric chain hoist


Mobile Showroom

Establishment of KITO EUROPE’s first-ever “Mobile Showroom” Demo Van to promote KITO products to end users


Eastern Europe Expansion

Business expansion of KITO EUROPE to Eastern Europe (Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine)


10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary of KITO EUROPE


KITO EUROPE is involved in numerous projects worldwide in the fields of material handling and lifting technology. We are member of the following trade associations:


Worldwide leading representative body for those involved in the lifting industry


German Engineering Association


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