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Columbus McKinnon and Pacific Hoists have announced a new partnership in Australasia.

With a history spanning over 150 years, Columbus McKinnon is a global leader in lifting and smart motion control technology. The portfolio of high-quality brands such as Yale, STAHL CraneSystems, Pfaff, CM (and many more), are solving high-value problems that transform businesses, increase safety and drive business growth and efficiency.

Pacific Hoists will become the first strategic partner for CMCO in Australasia and only its third strategic partner in the world.


Pacific Hoists is a privately owned Materials Handling Australian family business founded in 1976 by Dennis Herbert and Ray Danckert.
Today, the company enjoys an enviable market leading position in both the Australian and New Zealand lifting and materials handling markets.

Materials Handling Specialists Pacific Hoists markets our Yale products, supported by an extensive range of Pacific Hoists’ own products and other brands. The company’s achievements are based on the commitment to supply quality equipment at a competitive price whilst striving to maintain and improve levels of service and customer satisfaction. Our commitment to operational and safety excellence is demonstrated by accreditations which include ISO 9001, AS 4801, NATA and LEEA.

All Pacific materials handling and lifting equipment is designed and manufactured to conform to Australian and International standards (where applicable).

The Pacific Hoists’ commitment remains, as always, to supply a quality range of products by supporting their distributor base throughout Australasia. Pacific Hoists intends to continue growth, to maintain the largest range and best quality products available, and to constantly seek new and improved products to provide the right solution for an ever-widening range of applications.