Kito's story begins near Tokyo, Japan in 1932 when Miyoshi Kito, an independent thinking, die hard engineer, opened his own manufacturing factory. From those early years until today, Kito Corporation has been continuously involved in the development, production and sales of world-leading hoists, cranes and accessories.


Kito’s single most important objective is to safeguard the hardworking people who use our products. That’s why our steel shells are stronger, our chains are sturdier, and each and every Kito component can better withstand punishing, real-world conditions.


We design Kito hoists to thrive in some of the world’s most abusive environments. In Canada, our gear is used everywhere from the depths of potash mines to the do-or-die conditions atop a wind turbine 300 feet in the air. Wherever we go in the True North, Kito is relied on to get the job done.


Kito hoists are world-recognized for being the last ones lifting, the last ones hanging, and the last ones pulling. Decades of specialized engineering and on-the-job testing have given our team industry-leading intel on how to create the world’s sturdiest hoists, component by component.


Kito Canada is proud to service our Canadian customers and to be an essential part of Kito’s global network, which includes 16 international affiliates across North America, South AmericaAsia, EuropeAfrica, and Oceana 


Mission Statement

Deliver unmatched satisfaction to our customers. Kito is committed to enhancing customers’ safety and productivity at customers’ operations by providing products and services with innovative ideas and cutting-edge technology. Kito always uses our customers’ perspective to design and bring innovative solutions to the material handling industry. Kito values the “Trust from our customers” as our first priority.

Quality Policy

 It is Kito Canada's policy to continually improve the processes required to manufacture and ship high quality, defect-free, custom configured hoists and hoist accessories, material handling equipment, cargo control and traction products that are delivered on-time and at the right cost to our customers.

We achieve this through our commitment to meet the requirements of the ISO 9001 quality management system, improving its effectiveness, setting quality objectives through continuous improvement initiatives, reviewing the quality system, reviewing our policy and ensuring our objectives are communicated and understood by all employees.