Podemcrane AD runs the biggest European based production facility for electrical wire rope hoists.

With over 2 000 000 hoisting solutions sold throughout its history, PODEM became leading supplier in many markets around the globe.



The official inauguration of PODEM.
The State of Bulgaria has decided to build a production company to supply the crane manufacturers in Eastern European countries and the former Soviet Union with electrical wire rope hoists.
Same year, the company started the production of the hoist type T – PODEM’s best seller globally.



First Gold medal from the International Technical Fair in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In its history the Company has been awarded more than 10 Gold medals.



PODEM started international sales through distributions around the world including Western Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America represented by its state commercial structures under the PODEM brand name.



PODEM became the biggest hoists manufacturer worldwide with its production capacity reaching 100,000 wire rope hoists per year and sales in 20 countries.



The total number of hoists exported to the former Soviet Republics and the entire Eastern Block reached 1 000 000.



After 34 years in production, the old hoists series T was stopped and replaced by the new series MT.



The hoist series M entered the production lines, covering the range up to 50 t.



The former state-owned company was fully privatized.



PODEMCRANE AD was registered.



The MTM type was developed, enhancing the MT series.
Same year the Company started engineering and manufacturing of industrial cranes under the trademark PODEMCRANE, targeting the SEE market.



PODEM entered in a Joint Venture agreement with the German electrical motor producer EMGR GmbH.

Same year, locally based Sales agents in Serbia and Spain were appointed.
CLF series chain hoist became part of PODEM product family.



PODEM produced hoist No 2 000 000.



PODEMCRANE Vietnam was registered. Based in Hanoi the company is intended to serve ASEAN region



PODEM reached 60 global markets.