Hercules Hoists is the market leader in hoisting technologies. Whether mechanical or electrical, the hoisting products start from entry level products to premium products. Additionally, we have been spreading our wings, to transition from a products supplier to a solutions provider for our customers LIFTING, MOVING and STORING requirements.
Hercules Hoists was incorporated in 1962 in collaboration with Heinrich de Fries GmbH, Germany. On cessation of the technological tie up with Heinrich De Fries, the Company continued to be technologically associated with other leading European companies in the field of material handling. These include, Bull (Italy) for rope hoists and electric chain hoists, Zasche Handling (Germany) for ergonomic handling solutions / manipulators, Planeta Hebetechnik (Germany) for mechanical hoists and electrical chain hoists and Varese Handling Technology – VHT (Italy) for electrical chain hoists and overhead crane systems. The successes and market leadership enjoyed by the Company are a testimony to the high-quality products and value that we have brought to our customers and the market in association with our technology providers.
Over the years, our brand name “INDEF” is ubiquitous and sometimes better known than the Company name itself. We have over the years also developed other brands: Stier, iCRANE, iSTACKER to support our market forays for specialized products.
Hercules Hoists has its corporate office at Belapur and two production facilities: in Khalapur (near Khopoli) and Chakan (near Pune). The Khalapur facility focusses on hoisting equipment and the Chakan facility focuses on cranes and overhead handling equipment. Our market reach with over 50 Authorised Business Partners (distributors) and close to 100 Authorised Retailers (sub-dealers) gives us an enviable market reach all over India. To support the Authorised Business Partners and to approach customers directly for technology driven solutions, we have our own sales offices at Pune, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.
The Company’s quality systems are certified to ISO:9001-2015 and furthermore has relevant products certified to BIS and CE norms.
At the core of its products and technologies is a strong design and development team, equipped with contemporary design and testing technologies that ensure that the products offered by the Company are suitable for use in an Indian environment and assuring its customers of PRODUCTIVITY, RELIABILITY and SAFETY at all times.