Van Leusden

Who we are

Van Leusden B.V. is specialized manufacturer of high quality special hoisting equipment such as tailor and custom made cranes, trolleys and hoists suitable for the offshore, marine and chemical industry applications. Our products range consist of manual, electric, pneumatic or hydraulic driven hoisting solutions with a capacity range from SWL 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 work with all well-known certification institutes like ABS, DNV, BV, Lloyds and RMRS. Van Leusden B.V. is ISO9001 certified. This experience is a guarantee for know-how and high quality products. Part of KITO Group in Europe since 2018 with Focus in Engineering and production, located at the Port of Moerdijk (Klundert)


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 standard crane builder to focusing more on special hoisting solutions.


Started to operate more in the international markets


Focus more on particular markets such as the maritime and offshore market


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


Van Leusden moved to the current location Moerdijk


KITO Europe GmbH acquired 37.5% of Van Leusden


KITO Europe GmbH acquired 75% of Van Leusden

There for you

Our Industries

Van Leusden B.V. is a specialized manufacturer of high quality engineered hoisting solutions such as custom-made cranes, trolleys and hoists suitable for offshore, marine and chemical industry applications.

Your partner in

your market

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


Food Industry

Steel Industry

Water Treatment Plants