Columbus McKinnon expands extensive rigging offering
In January 2015, Columbus McKinnon acquired Stahlhammer Bommern GmbH (STB), manufacturer of lifting tools and forged parts designed to withstand heavy static and dynamic loads. Now available to the North American market under the name CM Heavy-Duty Crane Hooks, this offering combines Columbus McKinnon’s more than 140 years of material handling experience with over a century of rigging manufacturing expertise from STB.
“When it comes to heavy-duty crane hooks, we bring something unique to the market, and we are excited to share these products with our customers,” said Steve Vitello, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, CMCO Hoist and Rigging – North America. “Our company has a rich history of designing and manufacturing premium chain and rigging products and, with the introduction of our new heavy-duty crane hooks, we are uniquely qualified to address all of our customers’ rigging needs.”
“Through a unique combination of open-die and drop forging, machining and tool-making capabilities, we are able to turn pre-formed steel billets into finished, geometrically complex products quickly and efficiently, while ensuring the highest levels of quality and availability,” said Tim Lewis, Business Development Manager. “Our drop forging offers shank hooks up to size no. 63 and ramshorn hooks up to size no. 125. Through open-die forging, we are able to provide shank and ramshorn hooks up to size no. 400. And, with in-house manufacturing and our own tool shop, we’re able to deliver competitively priced quality products with some of the shortest lead times in the industry.”