29.1.1925 – 9.7.2010
Due to the commitment of J. Diederich Neuhaus the company grew to become one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of compressed air driven hoists. Particular attention was paid to the firm´s culture and J. Diederich Neuhaus built a Hoist Museum where the development from the lever of the Stone Age to the modern air hoist can be seen. Not only visitors from allied industries but also members of the public can learn how traditional skills were used to manufacture various kinds of winches and hoists for diversified applications.
This commitment to the care of tradition was specially honoured in 1975 during the Federal competition “Industrie in der Landschaft” (industry in the landscape) and J.D. Neuhaus was awarded a Gold Medal.
In February 2000 J. Diederich Neuhaus was awarded by the President the “Verdienstkreuz am Bande des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland” (Order of Merit on Ribbon of the Distinguished Order of the Federal Republic of Germany) for his merits as an entrepreneur and for his social and cultural commitment. At the same time he also received the Silberne Ehrennadel (Silver Needle of Honour) from his home town Witten.