Technology Par Excellence: LEEA Membership for cromox® Chain Manufacturer KETTEN WÄLDER GMBH

LEEA Membership

As an affiliate company, cromox® US, Inc. of Richmond, Virginia, distributes superior-quality stainless steel products (chains and components), originating from the cromox® product line manufactured by Ketten Wälder GmbH, headquartered in South Bavaria, Germany.

For globally operating Ketten Wälder GmbH, the continuous improvement process (CIP) is not just a quality management term, but rather a “mission statement”. As an integral part of this, the company has implemented meticulous cross-divisional monitoring measures to safeguard efficient processes, outstanding quality, and optimal safety. Continuous improvement, innovation, customer orientation – “best practice” so to speak, not only in theory but also in practice.

This is also the mission statement of Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA), founded in England in 1940, which has evolved into the world’s leading trade association for professionals in the lifting industry: “Our goal is to promote and implement improved standards as well as a sustainable development of the international lifting and safety industry. To this end, we are educating, influencing, networking, guiding, monitoring, controlling, and thus enabling “best practice” to become standardized and common, everyday practice.”

The renowned trade association LEEA identifies the “best performers” from a large number of applicants or companies from all over the world, who convincingly have to demonstrate and prove their expertise in the course of technical audits and subjected to a demanding range of test parameters, in order to merit the award of the LEEA membership certificate.

This particular qualification has now been obtained by Ketten Wälder GmbH with cromox® – the brand the company developed and patented in 2008, which has since advanced to a premium brand, continuing to impress its steadily expanding international clientele time and again.

“We pursue our entrepreneurial goals with conviction and enthusiasm, and are decidedly committed to the fundamental values of our corporate culture – transparency, honesty, reliability, and trust – which are reflected in our interactions and relationships with each other, our customer relations as well as in the quality of all our products. In this, we feel once again confirmed, encouraged, and honoured with the award of the distinguished LEEA membership,” states Franz Maximilian Wälder, CEO of Ketten Wälder GmbH, which has been family-owned and -managed since 1948.

In the product sectors related to the lifting industry, LIFTING (stainless steel chains and components for industrial lifting) and CUSTOM (customized solutions for lifting and conveying systems in industry), cromox® offers a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary product variety, consistently vouching for quality, safety, and durability.

Are you interested in the cromox® product portfolio? Then find out more by visiting and contact us for personal consultation tailored to your specific requirements at

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