In 1890 Van Leusden was founded as a blacksmith shop in the centre of Rotterdam and at that time the company was named “Addicks en Dirckx”. After worldwar 2 Mr. J.H. van Leusden sr. took over the company and renamed the company after himself. A slow transition was then made from blacksmith to manufacturer of small hoisting equipment like trolleys. In 1956 the brand ATLAS Trolley was registered and in 1971 the company moved from Rotterdam to Etten – Leur where a new office and workshop was built. Doubling production capacity Van Leusden also began building small and medium sized gantry cranes. In 1972 the company was taken over by mister J.H.M (Koos) van Leusden, who would go on to manage the company for more then 30 years.  In 1982 Van Leusden introduced the Atlas Air Hoist, a special pneumatic application suitable for hazardous environments. In 1990 Van Leusden celebrated 100 years of history since its foundation in 1890.

In 2010 the current directors took over Van Leusden. and in 2011 the company introduced a new and promising product – The Handycat, a new website also relocated to the Port of Moerdijk where production capacity was doubled once again.

Van Leusden – a young company with a rich history and a bright future.



Van Leusden B.V.

Parelhoenweg 2
NL - 4791 PA Klundert
Havennummer 457A
The Netherlands

Tel. : +31 168 385 225
Fax. : +31 168 385 230
E-mail : info@vanleusden.com

VAT-Nr. NL005467925B01

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