As an integral part of most lifting/handling solutions there is a need for an accessory to suspend/hold the load. We have partnered with some of the leading suppliers in industry to offer a range of hoists, balancers and winches to meet the requirements of your project.

Specialist solutions are also often necessary which we will be more than happy to work with based on your preference or work in partnership with a supplier to develop the complete package.


One of the primary objectives of every company is to reduce costs while increasing productivity. Under these circumstances, ergonomics at the workstation are of the up most importance.

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In making production and assembly procedures as convenient and as safe as possible, manipulating systems like Metreel Retractors and Balancers play a major role. Thanks not only to their outstanding positioning capabilities but also their exceptionally safe, durable design and construction, our products are ideal aids at the workbench. Our range of Retractors and Balancers are all designed and made in accordance with the high quality standards laid down in the international standard DIN ISO 9001. Needless to say, all these products undergo exhaustive testing and bear the GS label of approval safety, as well as complying with CE requirements.

Metreel Retractors are designed in such a way that retraction force increases as the cable is extended. As a result the attached tool is returned to its starting position by the retractor after use, leaving the workbench free for other tools or items of equipment. An assurance of precision work is provided by the shallow rising graph representing the progressive increase in spring force.

Metreel Balancers are distinguished by their conical cable drum which ensures that the retraction force remains virtually ‘constant’, regardless of the cable travel. As a result, the position is retained after the attached tool has been used. In addition, no noteworthy increase in retraction force occurs when delicate operations are being performed. As a result, Metreel balancers permit fatigue-free working, even over prolonged periods of time. Certain versions of retractors and balancers are fitted with an automatic arresting mechanism which stops the retraction process in a predetermined position, provided the attached tool is returned slowly. If the cable retracts rapidly, the arresting mechanism will not operate. This feature is particularly useful for example, if there is a need to prevent the tool from returning to its original starting position between individual work stages.


Hook suspension LX chain hoists designed for similar applications to those described above for hook suspension hoists but they provide a lower headroom solution to maximize lifting height in restricted headroom applications.


  • Long life hoist disc brake
  • True vertical lift (zero hook drift throughout the hook stroke)
  • Dual speed hoist
  • 48 volt push button pendant control
  • Torque limiting slipping clutch
  • Compact side hook approaches to optimise hook coverage of the working area
  • Overload protection by torque limiting clutch in the hoist mechanism
  • CNC machined chain sprocket
  • Hardened and heat treated gears
  • DIN standard hook with spring loaded safety catch
  • High tensile zinc coated lifting chain
  • External removable fan cooled hoist motor with cooling fins


TRALIFT™ chain hoists from Tractel® for lifting loads vertically. The hoists are particularly suitable for demanding environments in industry and civil engineering, especially on sites not equipped with electricity.


  • Permanent load control
  • Automatic load brake closure
  • Upper and lower hooks with reinforced safety latches
  • Load limiter available as an option
  • Dedicated to sustained professional applications
  • Multi-pocket load chain sprocket: more efficient lifting operations
  • Zinc plated hand chain
  • "Tunnel" chain guide for ideal chain positioning, guaranteeing drive continuity
  • Galvanised fittings, epoxy paint for much greater resistance to aggressive environments
  • Forged steel hooks with 360° rotation and overload opening indicators
  • Compact with a light weight simplifies use and transport
  • Available with Corolim® chain or black chain
  • Standard chain length: 3m (other lengths on request)
  • Compliance with Machine Directive 2006/42/CE


The ST chain hoist programme ranks among the most distinctive and comprehensive on offer worldwide. It is strong, reliable and modest when it comes to maintenance and energy consumption. The modular system enables innumerable combinations of the subassemblies for customised solutions. With 6 variants available, the ST chain hoist covers the lifting capacity range from 125 kg.

The chain hoists are also available in explosion-proof design for Zone 1, Zone 21 and Zone 22.


  • Suspension directly from the chain guide of solid cast iron
  • Easy inspection and maintenance of the chain drive thanks to overmounted drive shaft
  • Extremely short and compact construction ensures that space can be utilised to the maximum
  • High ISO classification according to FEM/ISO standards
  • Modern Kanban production, available fast
  • Available as an option in explosion protected design complying with ATEX and IECEx


Our DC-Com chain hoist is the right choice for everyday needs: designed for applications with normal requirements – simplicity and reliability in proven Demag quality.


  • Simple commissioning
  • Ergonomic handling
  • Service-friendly
  • FEM classification from 2m
  • 24V contactor control
  • Two hoist speeds as standard


Metreel are the UK Distributors for the Lug-All Portable Winch Hoist. These winch hoists feature a strong aluminium frame, self storing aircraft steel wire rope, a reversible safety handle and an interlocking pawl system. The Lug-All has been imitated but never surpassed.

The Lug-All winches have become a preferrred brand particularly within the Forestry Industry and used by many leading Arbourists and Colleges. The three main features that suit this application being; The overall weight of the unit, or should we say lack of, predominantly due to its aluminium frame. Secondly, unlike their main competition the Lug-All’s cable is stored on its drum eliminating any set-up time. Thirdly, the unique safety handle protects your investment from overload, so any heavy handed employees are safe to use/operate these units!

Away from Forestry these winches are one of the most portable, useable, reliable, heavy duty winch hoists on the market, used in within Building, Engineering, Telecoms, Aerospace and Mechanical indusries around the UK. The Lug-All Winch has also proved to be a valuable asset for many on-site installations teams, there’s even a version specifically developed for the installation of Electricity Lines!

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