about GIS

We have been developing and producing electric chain hoists for over 55 years. We are now in the 4th product generation. Over the decades, numerous special versions have been realised for the needs of the most diverse market segments such as the entertainment industry or wind power. GIS hoists and crane systems are in use worldwide in hundreds of thousands - stationary or mobile - in buildings or outdoors.
Ivan Muri, Managing Director

Our promise

As a subsidiary of the Swiss company GIS AG, we have been serving our customers all over Germany since 1966. Do you need an electric chain hoist on short call, a well-founded project planning of a crane system or are you planning the installation of a vacuum lifter? With the expertise of our experienced and competent team, together we will find the solution for your load transport. Thanks to our extensive electric chain hoist stock, our flexibility and versatility, we are able to serve our industrial and entertainment customers at short notice. 

In direct sales or through our nationwide reseller network, we aim not only to meet the requirements of our customers, but to exceed their expectations. We are happy to support you from project planning to installation and also offer you the corresponding after-sales service. In our online shop (with link) you can order spare parts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In our repair department, we carry out maintenance and service work for your GIS electric chain hoists precisely and promptly, so that a safe, high-quality product also remains safe. Check us out, we will be happy to support you.

Light crane system with galvanised profiles for outdoor use
Product portfolio

As a manufacturer of electric chain hoists, crane systems, overhead travelling cranes, slewing jib cranes and vacuum handling systems, we offer a complete market service from project planning to service and maintenance.


GIS GmbH was founded in 1966 as a subsidiary of the Swiss company GIS AG.


GIS GmbH has 6 employees.


Our products are used wherever lifting solutions are required. Therefore, we can count companies in the manufacturing industry, in agriculture through to the entertainment industry among our customers.


We are based in Schopfheim, in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg.


We serve our customers in Germany through direct sales as well as through our qualified and widely spread dealer network.


GIS AG is a Swiss company with around 120 employees, which was founded in 1957. The production and development site is in Schötz, Canton of Lucerne. 


Our parent company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1995 with the last re-certification in January 2021. GIS electric chain hoists and trolleys have been certified by TÜV-SÜD.

Associations / Networks

Association activities are of great importance to GIS. We are members of the following associations:

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