The importance of an ever-expanding industrial world should not be underestimated. After all, long- term, sustained industrialization is a key driver for economic development, a fact recognized by the world’s most important leaders. It was no accident, for example, that President Obama made a personal appearance to open the planet’s largest industrial exhibition, Hannover Messe, earlier this year, becoming the first US president ever to do so. Technological innovation is paramount in helping industrial companies achieve competitive gain and accrue market share. These technologies must be robust, reliable and require little maintenance. Only this way can the industrial sector maximize its output. For example, take hoists and cranes such as those manufactured by J D Neuhaus (JDN). These lifting mechanisms have become the mainstay of material handling operations the world over as so many industrial tasks require lifting and maneuvering, which without mechanical assistance would prove unproductive.


Even hoists and cranes, however, are constantly evolving. Today’s iterations place great emphasis on long service life, ecological compatibility and recyclability – all of which is achieved without any detriment to safety or performance. And perform they must. The wide ranging demands of industrial applications for these products mean that at crane and hoist manufacturers such as JDN, their products are all engineered for extremes.

For instance, imagine the cold, dark, isolated, dangerous conditions in which underwater divers have to operate, or the fast-paced, high temperature, heavy atmosphere that foundry workers must endure. Or how about the howling gales and driving rain environment encountered by oil rig operatives. Even under extreme operating conditions such as these, JDN hoists and cranes, which are available with individual lifting capacities up to 100 metric tons, move loads reliably and with precision, day after day, year after year. They are in use in more than 70 different commercial sectors, including oil and gas, mining, the chemical industry and heavy plant construction. The 100% duty cycling of the equipment, which can either be used directly in applications or as sub- components of other OEM material handling devices, allows workers around the world to work longer and harder with maximum safety and the minimum of stress and physical effort.

A further benefit is the streamlined design of the latest cranes and hoists, which ensures that maintenance is non-invasive and both quick and simple to perform, thus minimizing non-productive downtime. In practice, benefits such as these have had a resoundingly positive impact at countless industrial companies, where huge increases in productivity have been achieved.

To ensure this advantageous position continues moving forwards, the Global
Service offered by JD Neuhaus helps industrial users guarantee the continuous operationalavailability of hoists and cranes, aiding the delivery of product longevity. With JDN Global Service it is possible to diagnose, find a solution and fix the problem, in any remote corner of the world.

Ultimately, for long-term structural change, industry plays a pivotal role. It creates many productive, formal jobs at an early stage of development. It also drives technological development and innovation to sustain productivity and growth in manufacturing and other commercial sectors. In short, the prosperity of the global economy relies on industry, and industry relies on technology. Only by selecting optimized, proven technologies engineered for extremes, can worldwide industries continue to grow.

About J D Neuhaus
Starting with the development and manufacture of our products, we place great value on ecological compatibility. Long service life and recyclability already make an important contribution towards relieving the environmental burden. Furthermore, our production has been adapted to minimize energy consumption, emissions, sewage and waste; it also uses environmentally-compatible production processes and materials. Resources are used sparingly and waste is recycled wherever possible. We have also made environmental protection a permanent feature of our employee training courses. Since 2009, we have been certified according to ISO 14001 by the TÜV Rheinland Technical Control Association for our comprehensive environmental management system.

Our quality management system covers all our processes, from planning and design through to production and customer service. It is also certified by the TÜV Rheinland according to ISO 9001.

For more information visit www.jdngroup.com.