chain hoists + trolleys

Electric chain hoists

Simple and easy to use – reliable and safe in operation – long-lasting and easy to maintain. GIS electric chain hoists have been developed and manufactured in Switzerland for more than 50 years. Hundreds of thousands of them are in operation worldwide – stationary or mobile.

Push trolleys

GIS manual trolleys are simple in construction and enable loads to be moved manually from A to B with ease. Our trolleys are perfectly matched to the EM, GCH and GP chain hoist series and are ideal for roller boxes and endcarriages for overhead travelling cranes.

Motorised trolleys

GIS motorised trolleys allow loads up to 6300 kg to be moved smoothly. The travel movement is matched to the load and the local conditions, with fixed travel speeds or infinitely variable by means of a frequency inverter. GIS trolleys are frequently used by our customers as components for endcarriages of overhead travelling cranes due to their good travel characteristics and durability.


A wide range of options and accessories ensure practical solutions for every application. The electric chain hoists can be individually adapted to the application and the transported goods. The aim is always to offer the simplest and most ergonomic solution possible to the operator.


In the showroom at our Swiss factory in Schötz, we present the wide range of GIS products, from the chain hoist for synchronous lifting, to the vacuum lifter for wooden boards, to the different types of slewing cranes. Start a virtual tour through the showroom here.