In March, LIFTKET announced the acquisition of Hoystek, Canada from Jack Richard. Jack will now join LIFTKET and take over the responsibility for the North American activities.
Jack has personally been in touch with LIFTKET products since 2001 and started his own company in 2017. In this time, he did an incredible job to promote LIFTKET. “From day one we felt that Jack is “our man” in North America – it was a logical consequence to join forces and therefore establish our base in Americas”, says Jürgen Dlugi, LIFTKET’s CEO. Together both firms will grow the local presence to improve further customer service and availability of products locally. A new site has been established and a new team is already in place.
Simultaneously, LIFTKET has re-established its presence in India. Mr. Saeesh Nevrekar has joined as the Executive Director at the Indian subsidiary LIFTKET India Pvt. Ltd which will be relocated to Pune area in the next few months. Saeesh will be responsible for LIFTKET’s business in India.
Mr. Nevrekar and Jürgen Dlugi are “old buddies” and colleagues with similar career paths. Saeesh brings with him a rich experience of over 20 years in the hoisting business. “We first met 20 years ago when we tried to establish a collaboration between our respective companies. Years later we met at our previous employer’s in similar position – we have always had the same entrepreneurial spirit and ambition level. Now it’s the perfect timing for both Mr. Nevrekar and LIFTKET, as the Indian market is very important for us” says Jürgen Dlugi.
LIFTKET Hoffmann GmbH is a platform investment of AFINUM Siebte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. This leading manufacturer of electric chain hoists was acquired by AFINUM in late 2016 as part of a succession plan. Today, the group employs more than 350 employees in three sites and manufactures high quality, customised hoists and control systems for industrial, custom and stage applications.