The Global Leader in Providing Products and Application Knowledge to Help Customers Lift, Position, or Secure Materials Easily and Safely.

Columbus McKinnon is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer, and marketer of material handling systems and services, which efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position, or secure material. Key products include hoists, actuators, cranes, and lifting and rigging tools. With a rich 140-year tradition, the company is focused on commercial and industrial applications that require the safety and quality provided by its superior design and know-how.


Columbus McKinnon maintains active membership in various national and international associations and organizations.


Affiliated Distributors

American Hardware Manufacturers Association

American Petroleum Institute

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

American Wind Energy Association

Associated Wire Rope Fabricators

Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Entertainment Services & Technology Association

Industrial Supply Association

Material Handling Industry of America

Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

National Association of Chain Manufacturers

National Precast Concrete Association

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association

Web Sling Tie Down Association

Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association, Inc.

Voluntary Protection Program Association for Construction

Crane Manufacturers Association of America

Hoist Manufacturers Institute

Monorail Manufacturers Association


Association of German Engineers

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport South Africa

China Heavy Machinery Industry Association

German Engineering Federation

Industrial Supply Association

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association

Lifting Equipment Engineers Association of South Africa

Railroad Association of South Africa

Syndicat des equipements pour Construction, Infrastucture, Siderugie et Manutention


Core Ideology: Core Values

We are passionate about helping our customers succeed:

By understanding and exceeding their unique needs

By responding and delivering on a timely basis


We innovate and strive for quality, safety and continuous improvement in all aspects of performance:

By delivering the highest quality products, services, and processes

By creating a world class safety environment

By using Lean principles and actively involving employees to continually improve our business

By partnering with best in class suppliers


We value our people and our diverse backgrounds:

By being honest, fair, and respectful

By communicating openly and directly, but always tactfully

By providing a team-oriented working environment that encourages each Associate to perform to the maximum of his/her abilities

By striving to make our Company a great place to work


Vision & Mission

We strive for success in all aspects of our business and value all of our stakeholders

By seeking a healthy profit

By holding ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct

By being action-oriented, while always considering the implications of our actions

By recognizing superior performance

By being a model corporate citizen, contributing to the communities in which we operate