Mennens is ready to help you!
Once you have purchased lifting and hoisting tools, you will have them periodically inspected and tested. In short, the most natural thing in the world. This is only logical because these tools are only a part of your production process. Why should you worry about them?
Mennens does just that, and looks ahead! As a market leader and specialist, we support you with detailed expertise and well-considered advice. This means that you can work more safely, efficiently, sustainably, and cheaply. Not only today but also in the future.
For this reason, we also keep innovating by inventing and researching new applications, alternative techniques, and sophisticated resources. We make adjustments and improvements that always guarantee the top quality and excellent service that you rely on.
Mennens at a glance
The specialist in steel cables, lifting and hoisting equipment
The world of lifting and hoisting is not all about expensive projects or equipment. Instead, it is about motivated, customer-focused and flexible employees. Mennens will set to work to resolve your problems straight away. An approach that also aims to achieve the most sustainable solution. Because after all, you cannot simply put a machine, ship, or crane on hold, they need to keep working for as long as possible.
More than 100 years of knowledge and experience has made Mennens the market leader in the Benelux. Our activities cover the whole spectrum: supply, installation, and assembly, inspection and certification, repair and maintenance, information and training.
The Mennens Group has 7 independent branches. They all take the same approach with clearly defined, uniform processes. At the same time, we lay the emphasis on a local, recognisable service.
We have more than 360 employees serving their own regions. This guarantees a dynamic approach with respect for regional differences. Because after all, the Belgians and the Dutch do things differently. Mennens believes it is extremely important that we are close to our customers. We always present products and services in accordance with the local requirements. The team is ready to help you straight away, wherever you are based.
Suppliers as partners
Mennens only collaborates with top producers. Most relationships have been in place for decades. For our customers, this means a guarantee of outstanding quality products plus systems that meet all the legal requirements and safety criteria. Our advisors are also assured of specialist support at all times.
Safety always comes first
Lifting and hoisting are by definition high-risk activities. Mennens tries to identify all the associated risks so that we can eliminate them as much as possible. To achieve this, we work closely with customers: not in the office, but with the knowledge and experience gained in the workplace.
An eye for costs
As a company, we keep a close watch on costs and returns. Mennens does not make luxury investments or enormous overhead costs. This basic attitude can be seen clearly in our day-to-day services.
Knowledge means competence
The world is changing, and we want to evolve with it. Mennens invests a lot of time and money in the training of its employees. We provide in-company training and our employees regularly follow courses and training. Moreover, the various Mennens branches are each ISO 9001, ISO 14001, EKH, and VCA certified.
Sharing knowledge with customers
Excellent information is essential to inform people of risks. Mennens organises lectures and courses about fall protection and lifting safety in the workplace. We adapt the training to each company’s specific situation.
Corporate social responsibility
In today’s business, corporate social responsibility is a must. In fact: it’s one of Mennens’ focal points. Four essential values determine our daily operations:
Equality at all levels
Our employees’ input helps us to reach our goal: being an attractive employer. After all, it’s only through satisfied and efficient employees that we can provide the best service. So, we really listen to our employees and regularly ask for their opinion. To this end, we conduct annual surveys through an external and independent partner.
Mennens treats all employees equally without making distinctions on the basis of gender, age, experience, education level, or ethnic background. Mixed groups are extremely important to the company’s smooth operation. Therefore, we actively combat discrimination, bullying, or other forms of unacceptable behaviour in the workplace.
Low impact on the environment
Efforts to reduce our impact on the environment? A specially appointed group manager develops projects in four areas: transport (people and goods), energy consumption, environmentally-friendly products, and recycling. The local branches then implement the innovative ideas.
Our service engineers also help customers with, for example, choosing the right cables, greasing cables (with environmentally-friendly products), etc. Such targeted advice and maintenance, of course, extends the lifespan of products and installations.
Our objective is to build stable, long-term relationships with suppliers. For this purpose, we have a clear code of conduct. For example, Mennens requires that suppliers treat their employees respectfully and allow them to work safely. We also set high demands in terms of environmental friendliness.
Mennens believes it is very important to be engaged in the local community. That’s why we actively support projects in the field of sports, education, the environment, and more. For example, Mennens Rotterdam sponsors the Dirk Kuyt Foundation. This organisation focuses on all adapted sports, from disability football and wheelchair tennis to billiards for people with Parkinson's. After all, sport not only has a physical function but also plays an important role in social integration.