Hercules Hoists Limited was incorporated in 1962 with technical and financial collaboration from Heinrich de Fries GmbH, Germany. The company and its products are more known by the leading industry brand name, ‘INDEF’ a thoughtful amalgamation of India and Hadef (the brand name of Heinrich de Fries). Today, in addition to Indef, our specific products and solutions are also available under Stier, iCrane, and iStacker brands.

Over the last few decades, its central mandate is catalyzing the development of innovative world-class material handling products in the country. Hercules Hoists and its brands have been widely acknowledged as the pioneers of proven and robust material handling equipment, making us market leaders in the areas of our operation. With path breaking designing and revolutionary technology Hercules Hoists is a story of spearheading vision, excellence and sustainability.

We design & implement material handling solutions that create value beyond the books. For Hercules Hoists, our products are more than the sum of its parts. We integrate wires, chains, hoists, motors, technology, finance, and management, with grit, hope and promise. We solve complex challenges with innovative solutions that create herculean impact and add value for every stakeholder in every project area.







We have an enviablepan India reach: with regional offices in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Pune.Further enhanced by a network of over 150 Authorized Business Partners+ authorized retailersall over India. We are having our own service network which is supplemented by over 50 touch points to provide reliable and prompt service to assure high uptime of your equipment.








Our approach is founded on a deep understanding of our product dynamics, technologically robust design, market demands through various industries coupled with the long vision for holistic and sustainable solutions. Our Vision is to be the one stop destination for in-plant material handling and storage solutions from simple to complex tasks.

Be the one stop destination for in-plant material handling and storage solutions from simple to complex tasks.
We believe our most potential growth driver is our customer centric approach








Engineering is in our DNA and technology is at the core of our skills and capabilities. Technology fortifies everything we do at Hercules Hoists, but it’s our proven ability to innovate, implement and integrate our technology solutions for our customers that makes us leaders in our field. We seek to drive and deliver innovation in every aspect of our work.

We add value by blending technology with deep engineering expertise across the entire spectrum of our products.

With our reputation for highly skilled engineering support we can identify, understand and integrate new technologies for our customers. We have also tied up with some leading names in the world of material handling technologies: ZascheSitec Handling GmbH, Germany; PlanetaHebetechnik GmbH, Germany; Varese Handling Technologies s.r.l., Italy amongst others to bring cutting edge technologies, products and solutions to our customers.