Tradition meets innovation - KULI Hebezeuge

The KULI Hebezeuge name is a synonym for expertise and experience in the design and manufacturing of lifting equipment for 100 years. Overhead and gantry cranes as well as crane components are our passion, electric wire rope hoists are our excitement. In all this time, reliability and proven technology have always been essential aspects of the many tens of thousands of KULI products performing lifting tasks in more than 120 countries around the globe – day by day, and often under the most demanding conditions. In many cases, they have been working continuously for more than 40 years. As a German family owned company, we offer an extensive portfolio of cranes and crane components manufactured in our two factories in Remscheid. We also source our raw materials and accessory components almost exclusively from Germany. That makes us a reliable partner for crane customers as well as crane builders and service companies. You can rely on our promise of excellence when we say:

KULI lifting equipment – Made in Germany.

Our Strengths


Robust and durable
Reliable motors from own production
All motors have cooling fins
Self-made planetary gears
Seamless tubular steel drums
Custom made control systems
Short delivery times due to modular design

Perfectly fitted
High degree of individualization
Complete: Made in Germany
Maintenance-friendly and service-oriented
Energy efficient
Low-wear systems
Prepared for remote maintenance

Family owned in 3rd generation
Over 100 years of tradition
Exceptional vertical range of manufacture
Own steel construction
Own mech. and electr. workshop
Represented in over 120 countries worldwide
High ratio of engineers


100 + 1 years of KULI Hebezeuge - A cool appearance at the LogiMAT 2023

In the professional world of cranes and hoists, KULI has been a byword for quality since 1922 - made in Germany. This was underlined by the KULI Hebezeuge – Helmut Kempkes GmbH also at the "International Trade Show for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management" LogiMAT, which took place from April 25 to April 27, 2023 in Stuttgart. Customers and interested parties were enthusiastic about the new electric wire rope hoist with a load capacity of 10 t.

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100 years of KULI - since 1922 already KULI stands for high sophisticated products made in Remscheid / Germany.

KULI Hebezeuge - Helmut Kempkes GmbH, the rich in tradition and innovative family business manufactures overhead travelling cranes, underslung cranes and gantry cranes with spans from 5 meters up to 70 meters, electric wire rope hoists and standard crane parts - all made in Germany.

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KULI: 100 years of lifting equipment with passion

Passion is also defined as "a specific activity to which one dedicates himself". And that has always been a tradition at KULI Hebezeuge - Helmut Kempkes GmbH for a long time now. Progress over a period of 100 years, which always includes challenging economic phases in addition to boom times, is not achieved with engineering skills or good design only. This also requires "soft facts" such as enthusiasm, visions or unconditional dedication to the products.

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