Leading French manufacturer Verlinde produced its first electric hoist in 1918 and has become a trusted brand in the lifting industry. They were the first French manufacturer to produce and sell electrically powered hoists which was revolutionary for its time. First established in 1858 Verlinde did most of its work for the French Navy and the army corps. All Verlinde products go through a variety of tough tests which ensures each product is suitable to use and will not cause a safety hazard for the person using the hoist. Here in the UK some of the most commonly used Verlinde lifting equipment includes their electric entertainment hoists, specially designed for use in theatres, concert venues and other stage productions for the placement of lighting and scenery etc. Lifting Gear Direct can supply the Stagemaker electric hoists as well as standard electric hoisting systems direct to you.