Columbus McKinnon
is a leading worldwide company in the sector of development and manufacturing of material handling products. With our products, loads can be moved, lifted and positioned efficiently and ergonomically. Since our founding in the 19thcentury we have been making our customers’ loads lighter with know-how, experience and innovation. For over 140 years we have been well-known for safety and quality.


Safety, quality and long-term, future-oriented thinking are the basis of our success. This is not only reflected in our products, but also in our employee philosophy.Therefore, we provide an environment with safe and healthy working conditions as well as honest, fair and respectful interpersonal dealings. Each day our employees create this success with their knowledge, dedication and passion. Trust in our employees’ abilities, varied tasks and perspectives are the basis for growing with the tasks.

In the region Europe, Middle East and Africa Columbus McKinnon EMEA is divided into four business units.


manufactures and distributes a comprehensive range of cranes, hoists, load hoisting tackles and material handling equipment as well as a wide range of hydraulic jacks and tools sold under the Yale and Pfaff-silberblau brand. The competence center Lift and Shift is located in Wuppertal, Germany.


manufactures high-quality components like screw jacks, wire rope winches and lifting tables under the Pfaff-silberblau and Alltec brand. The competence center Motion and Lifting Technology is located in Kissing, Germany.


offers a comprehensive range of hoist technology and crane components as well as sophisticated customised designs and explosion-protected hoists. The competence center STAHL CraneSystems is located in Künzelsau, Germany.
Our Mission
We provide expert, professional-grade solutions and products, building the trust of customers by solving their high-value problems.

Our Vision
To become the leading industrial technology company in safe and productive motion control.

Our Values
We are raising expectations by living the values through our daily behaviors. These values should be the foundation for everything we do and guide every aspect of how we work and do business with our customers, vendors and each other. We have five values that support both the mission and vision of Columbus McKinnon.

Geschäftspartner Be easy to do business with.

Focus on the customer. Listen. Simplify.
Columbus McKinnon is a complex company with an extensive product portfolio and multiple locations. We need to look at things through the eyes of our customers and make it simple and easy to do business with us. By being more straightforward and accessible, we can clearly demonstrate what we have to offer, how they can get it and how it will solve their problem.

Verpflichtungen Deliver on your commitments.

Aim for greatness. Do your best.
 Hold yourself accountable.
If we set out to become a great company, we need to work hard and hold ourselves accountable for reaching that goal. We need to carry this commitment through to our internal and external customers, raising expectations and adding value wherever possible.

Umdenken Think differently.

Be proactive with new ideas.
Ask questions. Be part of the solution.
To be proactive, we need to approach business from other perspectives, especially the customer’s. We need to think of each problem as an opportunity and think about ways we can do things better or differently to work as smart and efficiently as possible.

Team Win as a team.

Work together. Respect each other.
 Celebrate success.
We are not going to win individually – we are in this together. Working as a team will make us more effective because we can rely on each other to meet our goals. This makes it easier on each individual, creates a more enjoyable workplace and helps us win in the market.

Integer Act with integrity.

Do the right thing. Extend trust.
Appreciate differences.
Doing the right thing is not always easy, but we cannot be an effective, winning team if we lack integrity. We have to trust others within our company are acting with integrity and appreciate differences in ideas as we work to best serve our customers.

Integer Connect safety to everything you do.

Take personal responsibility.
Care for our people.
Build products that everyone can trust.


With us, our employees find a working environment that is characterized by the following features:

Each day people from many different cultures work together worldwide.

Interesting tasks and structures offer variety everyday – guaranteed!

Creative leeway
Flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes rank among our advantages as a mid-sized company. If you are a person who likes to implement ideas and set things in motion, you have found the right partner.

Positive working atmosphere
We attach great importance to a constructive cooperation and foster open and direct communication.

We offer our employees:

Personal and professional development
We specifically support our employees from the first day on, both directly „on the job“, and with internal and external trainings. Our regular performance reviews form the basis for successful personal and professional development.

Performance-based salary

We offer an interesting compensation package. Apart from fixed and individually influenceable, performance-based components, we provide our employees with interesting special benefits and models of company pension schemes.

Leisure time
From location to location we offer various actions and activities to have fun with colleagues. Joint activities include e. g. staff parties, bicycle trips, participation in corporate races or dance courses.

Flexible working hours
There are a lot of opportunities to make working hours more flexible. Together with our employees we look for individual solutions that work for all.

Occupational health management
Safe workplaces are our basis. Furthermore, it is our mission to support our employees to stay fit and healthy. We implement this with site-specific offers, including preventive programs, health days, "Jobrad" (job bicycle) or apples every day.

We look forward to receiving your application. Create your future with us!


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Have you found your desired position in our current job advertisements? Then please send your application to us and we will contact you as soon as possibl..

If you have not found a suitable position, we would be pleased to receive your unsolicited application. We offer prospects and challenges in various business areas especially for people with the following professional experience:


Engineers and Technicians

Do you have a university degree in engineering, mechatronics, electrical engineering or industrial engineering ideally in conjunction with a completed apprenticeship in the metal or electrical industry? We provide positions both for experienced job applicants and graduates, e.g. in engineering, development or sales.

Professionals for Metal and Logistics

Do you have a completed apprenticeship as industrial mechanic, cutting machine operator (or a comparable apprenticeship) or an apprenticeship/university degree in the logistics sector? We provide you with exciting tasks on the one hand in the production or service both for our products at our premises and at the customer´s premises. On the other hand we provide challenges in the sector supply chain and material management.

Professionals for Business Administration and IT

Do you have a degree in Business Administration, Business Information Systems or a completed commercial apprenticeship and ideally have SAP skills? We offer positions both for experienced job applicants and graduates, e.g. in sales, finances, purchasing.


You aspire to earn at least a qualified secondary school/high school leaving certificate („Hauptschulabschluss“) and have technical understanding? We offer you sound trainings in the commercial-technical sector.

Click here to view the explanatory video of the VDMA-talent-machine (“VDMA-Talentmaschine“) about training opportunities in the mechanical and plant engineering sector.

Students and Graduates

Are you studying for a degree in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration or Business Information Systems? We offer internships, the opportunity to work as a “student trainee” (“Werkstudententätigkeit”) or to write your degree theses while working for us.

Columbus McKinnon focuses on diversity and equal opportunity: Mixed teams are more successful as each member can contribute and unfold her/his special talents. This diversity supports a better understanding of our worldwide customers. We look forward to receiving your application regardless of your gender, origin, nationality, ideology, way of life, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation and identity.


In the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa Columbus McKinnon is represented with more than 20 locations to cover the sectors production, logistics and sales optimally.

In Germany, the competence centers are baesd at the four main locations in Wuppertal, Kissing, Hamm and Künzelsau.


Columbus McKinnon in Wuppertal
The company building of the Columbus McKinnon Industrial Products GmbH was newly designed and built in 2013. The main objectives in its design were to optimize logistical processes, to improve internal logistics and to design the electric chain hoist assembly area according to the Lean Management principles. This newly created location is characterized by a modern and bright working area. There are ample free parking spaces on-site and in-house lunch facilities.

Wuppertal - Big city with green lungs
Wuppertal has approximately 350,000 citizens. It is a “green” city of almost 17,000 hectares and nearly half of its land mass is dedicated for ‘green’ park use, forests, gardens and agriculture. The city’s landmark is its 13km long suspension tramway which carries 85,000 people each day, on average, up to 12m above the river Wupper and 8m above street-level!Our site is easily accessible by car and by public transport via its own train station.


Columbus McKinnon in Kissing
In 2007 the Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products GmbH moved into their newly constructed and equipped company building with an appealing, bright atmosphere in modern offices. There are plenty of free parking spaces available, an in-house restaurant offering breakfast and lunch service and several shopping facilities nearby. Last but not least: There is a country park with a bathing lake within a 3-minute walk from our site – perfect for a lunch-time stroll or swim.

Kissing – a great location between Augsburg und Munich
Kissing is a small town with approximately 11,000 citizens in the rural district of Aichach-Friedberg in Bavaria. Columbus McKinnon Engineered Products’ headquarters is located approximately 15km from Augsburg and 50km from Munich. Thanks to a centrally located train station and the B2 main road, Kissing is perfectly connected to Augsburg (10 minutes) and a comfortable commuting time to the Bavarian capital of Munich (30 minutes).This region is well connected, offers a good quality of life with affordable living options – and especially important factor for families.An additional benefit: If you drive to work from Munich to Kissing you will generally have free roads, because you are driving in contra flow to the heavier traffic inbound towards Munich.


STAHL CraneSystems in Künzelsau
At our company headquarters in Künzelsau, the STAHL CraneSystems GmbH employs 560 staff and 30 apprentices. Over the past 50 plus years, the site has been constantly expanded and modernised. Large, state-of-the-art production buildings allow us to offer a high vertical range of manufacture. Every single part from gearbox and rope drum to control equipment and the smallest toothed wheel must meet the requirements of STAHL CraneSystems’ strict quality management requirements and is therefore manufactured in the plant in Künzelsau. Car parks situated next to the building and a company canteen enhance the quality of the site.

Künzelsau – capital of the Hohenlohe district northeast of Baden-Württemberg
Nestling in the heart of the Kocher River valley on the picturesque Kocher-Jagst bike path lies the town of Künzelsau with its 8,600 residents and which is surrounded by numerous small towns both higher up and lower down the valley. The idyllic countryside and flourishing industry make Künzelsau a very popular place to live and work. Anyone interested in "art and culture" might like to visit the Würth Museum in Gaisbach, which displays the impressive Reinhold Würth collection in alternating exhibitions. Furthermore, Künzelsau is home to numerous other places of interest boasting cultural treasures that are worth a visit.




Impressions of our 140th Anniversary


Our 140th Anniversary Commemorative Book



In case of any questions regarding Columbus McKinnon or vacancies, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are interested in an advertised vacancy or would like to submit an unsolicited application, please send your complete documents (cover letter, CV, relevant employer references, assessments) by email to career.kissing@cmco.eu or to the email address stated in the job advertisement.

As an alternative you can also send your application by mail to our central recruiting team:

COLUMBUS McKINNON Engineered Products GmbH
Am Silberpark 2-8
86438 Kissing/Germany
Phone: +49 8233 2121 - 1404

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