About us

A family affair – At Böcker, tradition meets innovation

Since Albert Böcker, who was a master blacksmith, founded Böcker in 1958, the family-run company has committed itself to developing innovations in the field of lifting technology. It all began with the now-famous inclined lift with knee joint, which allowed roofers to transport tiles from the eaves and apex to the other side of the roof. Since then, we have been constantly working to adapt our products to the needs of our customers even more precisely and constantly set new standards in quality and safety.

In 1989, to the delight of the industry, Böcker entered the crane technology market with the launch of the first mobile truck-mounted crane in lightweight aluminium design, followed by the invention of the first aluminium trailer crane in 1997. 2005 saw the start of production of Böcker rack and pinion technology. Material and personnel lifts round off our extensive range of high-quality lifting technology products.

With meanwhile over 700 employees we strive to make sure we do not lose sight of our traditions and after more than 65 years, still remain loyal to the corporate philosophy of this third-generation family-owned business: Be it as a customer or an employee, people are at the centre of everything we do at Böcker.

Böcker – My way to the top

To be able to develop our cranes, hoists and lifts on an ongoing basis, we do not only observe the latest technical developments in the market, but also enter into close communication with representatives from a wide variety of trades, including roofers and carpenters. We do this because we can only develop construction cranes and hoists that not only meet the expectations of our customers, but actually surpass them, if we know the specific needs of the trade and industry. With some success apparently, because our customers consider us to be the leader in quality and innovation in the field of lifting technology.

High reach with powerful aluminium cranes from Böcker

Our products offer you a reliable and adaptable solution whenever you need to safely and efficiently lift large and bulky loads to significant heights. As the inventor of the mobile truck-mounted crane in an lightweight aluminium design and the aluminium trailer crane, we are particularly proud of our Böcker crane technology. Besides having extension lengths of up to 52 metres and payloads of up to 12 tonnes, our truck-mounted cranes, trailer cranes and tracked cranes are characterised by extremely high safety standards, a comparatively low weight and compact dimensions. For example, it is easy to transport Böcker construction cranes from one job site to the next and set them up to be space-saving.

Inclined lifts with knee joints from Böcker – The original

When it was launched, the first inclined lift with knee joint from Böcker saved the roofing trade a tremendous amount of work. Even today, the trade can be seen to rely on the flexibility and long service life of the original. That said, heavy and bulky loads also need to be transported in furniture logistics and not only on construction sites. Böcker furniture lifts are equipped with hinged and swivelling furniture platforms and score highly with their low loading heights and resulting ease of use.

Böcker rack-and-pinion hoists bring people and material to their destination quickly and safely

Our powerful mast climbing platforms score highly because of their versatility, outstanding quality and high safety standards. Regardless of whether you transport people or just material, or if you are looking for a temporary solution for scaffolding work or a static solution as an industrial lift, our extensive and versatile range of rack and pinion technology is sure to have the right lift for you and your company.

Safety and flexibility with ALP personnel and material lifts

You will find in our range of high-quality ALP material and personnel lifts perfect for lifting small loads, particularly for facade, maintenance, cleaning and installation work indoors and outdoors. Our ALP lifts can be transported by one person and set up quickly and safely, even in confined spaces.

Germany's densest service network

Our nationwide network of Böcker service stations and service partners are your first point of call for any questions you may have on your Böcker product. Regardless of whether it concerns advice, repair and maintenance, TÜV, accident prevention regulations, spare parts or technical emergencies, our Mobile Service backs you up and even looks after you on-site after you have purchased our products. In addition, we offer you the chance to train and become, for example, a certified crane operator with our training programme.

The Böcker Hire Service – Short-term hire which is soft on your wallet

Purchasing a new product is not always possible or even necessary. This is something we are aware of at Böcker and the reason why we offer you a large selection of perfectly maintained machines for hire. Simply send us your enquiry, and we will get back in touch with an individual offer. Or perhaps you run a hire company yourself and are looking for reliable, high quality and durable cranes, lifts and hoists for your construction equipment hire fleet? If so, we look forward to receiving your enquiry.