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Van Leusden

Van Leusden B.V. is a specialized manufacturer of high quality special hoisting equipment such as tailor made cranes, trolleys and hoists suitable for offshore, marine and chemical industry applications. Our product range consists of manual, electric, pneumatic or hydraulic driven hoisting solutions with a capacity range from 0.5T up to 100T.

Our hoisting solutions can be found all over the world at every well-known oil and gas company. Especially for Energy and Offshore applications we have developed a range of products with explosion protection suitable for operation in hazardous areas EX zone 1 and 2 according the EU directives 2014/34/EU.

The combination of the explosion protection system with our unique non corrosive treatment makes Van Leusden equipment suitable for maritime and offshore environments.

130 years of history


We develop, engineer, manufacture and test all of our cranes and trolleys in-house. Van Leusden B.V. sets high standards for safety, durability, track- and traceability. We are used to working with all well-known certification institutes like ABS, DNV, BV, Lloyds and RMRS. Van Leusden B.V. is ISO9001 certified. This experience guarantees our know-how and commitment to delivering high quality products. Van Leusden has become a part of the European KITO Group since 2018.


Van Leusden was founded as a blacksmith shop in the centre of Rotterdam named “Addicks en Dirckx”.


J.H. Van Leusden took over the company


Start building trolley, hoists and crane system, “ATLAS” trolley was registered


The company moved to the south of the Netherlands – Etten-Leur


Van Leusden changed their strategy from building standard cranes to developing more specialized hoisting solutions


Increased operations in international markets


Van Leusden increased focus on more particular markets, such as maritime and offshore markets


Introduction of the first manual explosion protected chain hoist (ATEX)


Van Leusden moved to it’s current location in Moerdijk


KITO Europe GmbH acquired 37.5% of Van Leusden


KITO Europe GmbH acquired 75% of Van Leusden

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In addition to our core industries, we are also your partner for the following markets.

Automotive Industry

Food Industry

Steel Industry

Water Treatment Plants