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KITO PWB's broad range of chains and lifting gear is manufactured with Australian steel and every chain is tested beyond Australian Standards.

KITO PWB’s broad range of chains and lifting gear is manufactured with Australian steel and every chain is tested beyond Australian Standards.

KITO PWB is a significant provider of lifting chains, associated fittings and both manual and powered hoists to the Australian lifting, construction, mining, manufacturing, materials handling, marine and aquaculture industries.

KITO PWB has been manufacturing its broad range of chains for 95 years and is 100 per cent committed to remain a manufacturer of quality Australian products into the future.

The company’s broad range of chains is manufactured to stringent Australian Standards in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 approved Quality Management System.

Since KITO PWB first started manufacturing lifting chains, it has been using Australian made steel from the likes of BHP, Bluescope and most recently Liberty OneSteel. This Australian made steel uses Australian mined and processed iron ore. According to the company, no other supplier of chains in Australia can make this claim. The vast majority of other lifting chains sold in Australia are from Europe, North America or China. By purchasing KITO PWB chain, customers are supporting Australian made products and Australian jobs and families.

KITO PWB has been distributing the KITO range of manual and electric hoists throughout Australia since 1986 and the relationship has only grown stronger since KITO’s acquisition of PWB in 2016. KITO has been a manufacturer of hoists since 1932.

At KITO PWB, every single manufactured chain link that is made is proof tested. The Australian Standards for manufacturing lifting chains state that a chain must be tested by the manufacturer at twice the working load limit (WLL). KITO PWB has always tested every chain they manufacture at 2.5 times the WLL. No other chain manufacturer has a testing regime as rigorous as this.

The Grade 80 Herc Alloy Lifting chain has been a market leader for well over 50 years and the KITO PWB mining suspension, lashing and transport chains have been popular for many decades. As the only remaining chain manufacturer in Australia, the company’s 95 years of manufacturing experience ensure the products are of consistently high quality.

KITO’s passion for engineering excellence sees the ISO9001:2008 and ISO14001:2004 accredited manufacturing facility in Yamanashi, Japan, produce and distribute the market leading single and dual speed 3-phase ER2 and EQ electric chain hoists and motorised beam trolleys. These hoists are suitable for a wide range of lifting applications, with capacities ranging from 250kg to 20t. The ER2 and EQ series hoists have proved very popular with the Australian market, with many thousands being sold since their introduction.

KITO PWB also has a strong relationship with Yoke, a world leader in the manufacture and supply of lifting points, hooks and chain fittings since 1985, and has been the exclusive distributor of Yoke products in Australia since 2010. Yoke also manufactures under ISO9001: 2008 accreditation in its Taiwanese facility and has also been approved by shipping societies ABS and DNV. The introduction of Yoke’s Yellow Point Series of swivel, eye, anchor, hoist and weld-on lifting points has provided a significant boost to safety and reliability in all aspects of lifting.

KITO PWB’s range of lifting products is available through the company’s valued and experienced network of approved distributors.

KITO PWB is also a key member of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) and Lifting Equipment Engineers New Zealand (LEENZ).

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