about GIS USA

In 2011 Rex Companies was an exclusive, independent distribution partner of the Swiss company GIS AG focused on the needs of customers in the USA. In order to facilitate a laser-like focus on the American market, the subsidiary GIS Corporation was founded in 2022. It is located at the same site in Newport News as Rex companies.
Ivan Muri, Managing Director

Our promise

Whether you need an electric chain hoist on short notice or a well-founded project planning of a crane system, you have found your partner!  With the expertise of our experienced and competent team, together we will find the solution for your load transport.  Our extensive electric chain hoist stock, combined with our flexibility and versatility allows GIS to serve our industrial and entertainment customers on short notice and with unparalleled support.

Direct sales or through our nationwide reseller network, we aim not only to meet the requirements of our customers, but to exceed their expectations. We are happy to support you from project planning to installation.  All while offering the best customer service and after sales support in the industry!

Light crane system with galvanised profiles for outdoor use
Product portfolio

As a manufacturer of electric chain hoists and crane systems, we offer a complete market service from project planning to assembly, commissioning and maintenance.


GIS Corporation was founded in 2022 as a subsidiary of the Swiss company GIS AG.


We employ around 120 people, including 19 apprentices.


Our products are used wherever lifting solutions are required. Therefore, we can count companies in the manufacturing industry, in agriculture through to the entertainment industry among our customers.


We are based in Newport News, Virginia.


We serve our customers in the United States through direct sales as well as through our qualified and widely spread dealer network.


GIS AG is a Swiss company with around 130 employees, which was founded in 1957. The production and development site is in Schötz, Canton of Lucerne


Our parent company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1995 with the last re-certification in January 2021. GIS electric chain hoists and trolleys have been certified by TÜV-SÜD.

Associations / Networks

Association activities are of great importance to GIS. We are members of the following associations:

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