Innovation and growth for almost a century
Süddeutsche Waggon Fabrik was founded.
Production start for railway coaches.
Company renamed Süddeutsche Waggon- und Förderanlagen.
Production start for rope winches to handle railway vehicles. Market entry in the crane and hoist industry.
Takeover of Schüle, a specialist for hoist technologies based in Feldkirchen, Germany.
Market expansion in the field of electric hoists and hoist technologies. Stronger focus on the market for crane and hoist technologies.
Company renamed Süddeutsche Winden- und Förderanlagenfabrik von Bechtolsheim & Stein KG.
Rebuilding and growth in the aftermath of WWII. Sole focus on industrial cranes and hoists. SWF positioned as a specialist in the crane industry.
Integration of SWF, as a specialist for industrial cranes and hoists, in the MAN Group.
Development and manufacturing of hoists and industrial cranes under the MAN brand from the early 1970’s to the late 1990’s.
Merger with MAN Wolffkran.
Company renamed MAN GHH Krantechnik GmbH.
Merger of MAN GHH Krantechnik GmbH, Mehne and MAN Lagersystem-Technik under the new name MAN GHH Logistics GmbH.
Takeover by KCI Plc, the leader on the international crane market. SWF Krantechnik GmbH operates as an independent company on the global market for crane and hoists.
SWF Krantechnik has served as a technological pioneer and has continually launched innovative new products and developments in the market since the end of the 1990’s.
Headquarters relocated to Mannheim, Germany.
Continual expansion as the market leader with annual revenue growth.
Founding of SWF Hoist (Shanghai) Company Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
Renaming of SWF Hoist (Shanghai) Company Ltd. to SWF Krantechnik Co. Ltd. Founding of SWF Krantechnik Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.
Over 550 partners in 68 countries worldwide rely on our high-quality cranes, hoists and engineering know-how.