The TRACTEL® Group was born in 1941. TRACTEL® first successes started when it acquired a license for the TIRFOR® hoist, a pulling and lifting machine that operates with a wire rope passing through the machine. At the time, the TIRFOR® hoist was a revolution as it made it far easier to manoeuvre various types of load. TRACTEL® never stopped improving the TIRFOR® and the numerous patents are a testimony to the functional and industrial application improvements made over time.
In 1975, a new generation of motorised hoists arrived with the introduction of the TIRAK hoist. Today, thanks to the TIRFOR® and TIRAK hoists, the TRACTEL® Group has become the world leader in both the production of manual traction hoists with wire ropes passing through the machine and the production of electrical traction hoists for suspended scaffold. TRACTEL® is also the world leader in the production of permanent access machines and platforms for building maintenance facades.
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