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2021 June
The MONSTER X-TREME Lifting Points TWN 1830 are now available in the screw sizes M72, M80, M90 and M100!
It turns 360° under load, the link flips 180° and it offers a WLL up to 40T! MONSTER-COOL! The X-TREME is now available from size M10 to M100, just pick the right size for your application.
Please call KWS at 800-872 9313 for further information!

2021 May
Size 9/32" G100 clevis sling hooks with forged safety latches (TWN1840/1) are available soon. THIELE is in the final designing stage to have the new size available 3rd quarter, 2021. Stay tuned!

2021 April
KWS Inc. reacts on increased demand from our customer base and has placed additional stock orders with the THIELE-factory for more chain to arrive in June/July! We appreciate the climbing business from valued customers. Thank you!

2021 Jan
The winter celebration with special pricing on chains has become a real success in the USA and is now also extended to our valued customers in CANADA. Please feel free to call KWS or send an email to sales@kwschain.com for further information!

2020 Dec
KWS started its winter celebration 2020/2021 with very special chain pricing! Please call KWS 800-872-9313 to receive your special chain offer!

2020 Nov
KWS released a new price list. We specially reduced our chain pricing to support our customers during the currently challenging time.

2020 June
KWS launched a special kick-off promo to celebrate the opening of our new LA-warehouse. Special pricing, lower prepaid shipping terms, local stock availability. Please contact KWS 800-872-9313 or WESTREP 800-365-6465 for further information!

2020 April
The G100-weld on type lifting- and lashing points (TWN1880/TWN1882) are now available in our US-warehouses, please click here for further product information or give us a call!

2020 March
KWS Inc. launches a special chain promo with special sale on G80- and G100-chains, please call KWS at 800-872 9313 for further information!

2020 March
KWS Inc. and RF PAYNE COMPANY are starting a new cooperation. RF PAYNE COMPANY will cover the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, parts of Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, parts of North Dakota and South Dakota. We welcome our new partners and wishing them a good start!

2020 March
KWS Inc. and WESTREP ENTERPRISES COMPANY are starting a new cooperation. WESTREP ENTERPRISES COMPANY will cover the states California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii. We welcome our new partners and wishing them a good start!

2020 Feb
KWS Inc. opens a new warehouse in the Mid-West. RF PAYNE COMPANY will run the KWS-warehouse in its facilities in Franklin Park, IL (Chicago). Please contact KWS to receive further information!

2020 Feb
KWS Inc. opens a new warehouse on Westcoast. WESTREP ENTERPRISES COMPANY will run the KWS-warehouse in its facilities in Temple City, CA (Los Angeles). Please contact KWS to receive further information!

2019 Dec
Product Update: KWS Inc. Increased stock availability on our new rated G80- and G100-oblong master links and assemblies. Please call 800 - 872-9313 for your special net pricing!

2019 Sep
KWS Inc. Celebrates its end of the financial year 18/19 and offers special pricing on G80- and G100- fittings and TM-series. Please contact our sales team to receive a list of stock items on sale

2019 May
Product Update: new stock for G100 1" and 1-1/4" lifting chain arrived at KWS Inc.

2019 Apr
Please visit our booth at the AWRF-P.I.E. in Cleveland, OH on April 15th, 2019

2019 Feb
Product Update: the new "KE"- eye bolt TWN 1884 is now available!

2018 Dec
Product Update: New stock for TM-Chain Hoists TWN 1001 and TM-Lever Blocks TWN 1001 arrived at KWS Inc. Available ready made with lifts of 10ft, 15ft, 20ft, 30ft, 40ft (TWN1000) and 5ft, 10ft, 15ft, 20ft (TWN1001)

2018 Nov
Product Update: New G100 clevis grab hook sizes are now available on stock!

2018 Sept
Product update: New G100 eye foundry hooks are now available in sizes 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2"

2018 March
Product Update: New G100 oblong master link TWN1803 and master links assemblies TWN1804 are now available

2018 Feb
Product Update: New G80 oblong master link TWN1303 and master links assemblies TWN1304 are now available

2018 Jan
Product Update: G100 oblong master links are now available up to diameter 2-3/4

2017 Nov
Safety advice: please always read operating instructions before use! Download safety instructions for THIELE-products now

2017 Oct
Please visit us on our booth at the AWRF-P.I.E in Minneapolis, MN on O ct. 23rd, 2017

2017 Oct
The new KWS-Catalog (Edition 2) is now available: download

2017 Sept
Product Update: New G100 weld-on type Lifting Points TWN1473 & TWN1872 now available

2017 Aug
Product Update: New G100 weld-on type Lifting Points TWN1880 & TWN1882 now available

2017 Feb
Product Update: Size 7/8" now available on majority of G100-fittings

2016 Oct
Product Update: Size 1-¼" G100 Chain now available

2016 Oct
KWS now has a warehouse in Canada!
» click here for more details

Welcome to KWS Inc.


In 1995 the company THIELE GmbH & Co. KG established operations in the United States specifically focused on the sales of the THIELE brand of overhead lifting chain and components. Since then, Conveying Chain, Fishing Chain, Lifting Points, Manual Cranes, Hoist Chains as well as Magnet Chain Slings have been added to the product line. New products are continually being added, most recently various fittings and additional trade sizes to the Grade 100-Product range.

Today, KWS Inc., with its big warehouse in Beckley WV, supplemented by regional warehouses through the US and Canada, is able to supply German-made quality products to its valueable customers in short term. Our commitment is: "You need it, we have it"! Our logistics system ensures stock availability of at least 6-month sales, unique in the industry!

THIELE GmbH & Co. KG is an innovative manufacturer with a long tradition in the production of round steel chains and forged parts for the Lifting technology sector.

Still today the company is familyowned. In close cooperation with our customers we always search for better and more innovative solutions. We are also supported by renowned universities and leading research institutes. We are continuously researching new knowledge in material technique and shaping in order to develop lighter, more solid and safer products.

Important Safety Notice!
Attention: Download and read operating instruction before usage!
Improper assembly or use may cause personal injury and/or damage to property.