The origins of the Lhoist Group date back to the late nineteenth century when a lime processing plant was opened in Belgium by Hippolyte Dumont. The company's expansion started in France in 1926. The company became active in the USA, Germany and Scandinavian territories in the 1980s. Their operations have recently been expanding to Southern Europe and Asia.
Requirements for the Hoist
Lhoist needed a hoist for their lime production plant for efficient transportation of passengers and materials. The hoist would also allow access to different parts of the plant which could assist in maintenance work.
Scanclimber's SC1500K hoist was installed at this lime production plant for the transportation of materials. One of the special features of this hoist was the ability to load it from two sides. This was done by mounting an entry door on the hoist at ground level.