Columbus McKinnon Corporation
When acquiring lifting products, equipment and systems, the initial acquisition cost is only one factor to consider. Over the life of hoists, cranes and rigging equipment, the costs related to maintaining, repairing and replacing an unreliable piece of machinery will multiply the total cost of ownership (TCO) to several times the original purchase price of the equipment. Columbus McKinnon’s (CMCO) robust product portfolio and applications engineering expertise have put a sharp focus on providing end-users with safe and productive lifting solutions that deliver the lowest TCO. “Our company’s heritage goes back 139 years to 1875 and includes a well-recognized and market-leading portfolio of brands including CM, Yale, Coffing, Shaw-Box, Chester, Duff-Norton, Pfaff, Little Mule and Budgit,” according to Gene Buer, vice president North America and global vertical markets.
By concentrating on manufacturing the highest-quality hoists, cranes and related rigging products on the market, CMCO offers customers a wide range of lifting solutions that may not be the lowest initial purchase price, but provide a compelling financial return over the operating life of the equipment. This combination of broad product portfolio with lowest TCO, deep industry knowledge, and application engineering expertise make CMCO the overhead lifting market leader with the largest installed base in the United States and a significant player in the global market.