KITO Van Leusden

KITO VAN LEUSDEN is part of KITO CROSBY the global leader of the lifting and securement industry it pioneered, and for which it continues to set the quality standard. With global engineering, manufacturing, distribution, and operations, the company provides a broad range of products and solutions for the most demanding applications. Kito Crosby’s people, products, solutions, and service have innovated the lifting and securement industry for more than 250 years. Together we lift and secure the world today, for a safer, stronger, and more productive tomorrow.

KITO VAN LEUSDEN is an ISO certified company specialized in the design, manufacture, delivery, installation, and commissioning of lifting equipment. Our product range varies from standardized trolley/hoist units to custom made crane systems. Our customers can be found worldwide and are active in the markets Offshore & Energy, Industry and Maritime environment. Precisely where the circumstances call for a well thought, reliable and durable design KITO VAN LEUSDEN can be of assist to you.

130 years of history


We develop, engineer, manufacture and test all of our cranes and trolleys in-house. KITO VAN LEUSDEN 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. KITO VAN LEUSDEN 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


KITO VAN LEUSDEN is 100% part of the KITO Group in Europe

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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