The name Columbus McKinnon is the umbrella for the wellknown brands Yale and Pfaff-silberblau. Both brands are longs since a synonym for quality, safety and reliability in lifting and moving loads.
Yale is the leading brand for standard manual hoisting equipment in Europe. As early as 1877, Yale produced the first spur-geared hand chain hoist incorporating the Weston screw-and-disc type load brake - a design principle which is still used today.
The broad product portfolio includes hoists, cranes, load hoisting tackles and crane weighers, balancers, textile lifting and lashing equipment, personal protection equipment, material handling equipment, load moving systems, hydraulic tools, bolting technology as well as workshop equipment.
Pfaff-silberblau with its longstanding history of more than 140 years has become the synonym for power, dynamics and safety. Material handling equipment as well as rope winches, rack and pinion jacks are used wherever high loads need to be handled.