Ardian has acquired a majority stake in LIFTKET Group, a European supplier of electric chain hoists and control systems for sensitive uses, from Afinum. Financial terms were not disclosed.
LIFTKET is grouped into three verticals: stage, industrial and renewables. Its stage division includes LIFTKET’s ChainMaster and Movecat brands, which manufacture electric chain hoists, complex kinetics systems and control systems for almost any stage setting, including conference halls, open-air events, sports arenas, theaters and amusement parks.
Its industrial division primarily serves SMEs, offering tailor-made electric chain hoists for a wide range of applications. Its modular approach to manufacturing ensures LITKET’s products are fully adapted to the individual requirements of each customer. The renewables division focuses on wind turbine maintenance, serving major wind turbine manufacturers.
LIFTKET operates internationally and serves more than 800 customers in Eur