Quality Ergonomic Lifting Equipment Since 1940

About Logitrans US

From January 1st 2024 Interthor will officially go by the name Logitrans Inc, and move even closer to its parent company and origin in Denmark.

Interthor Inc and Logitrans A/S Denmark met in the early 80s at a tradeshow. The founder of Interthor Carl Thorkildson saw huge potential in the US for the clever, compact ergonomic lifting equipment that Logitrans was manufacturing. The Thork Lift was the first product Interthor Inc introduced to the US market. It was the first skid lift in the US. A groundbreaking ergonomic product back then, and today 40x years on it is still our best-selling product.

Carl Thorkildson retired and Interthor Inc. was acquired by Logitrans A/S back in 2006. Since then Interthor Inc has been running as a direct subsidiary of Logitrans A/S Denmark with its own sales office and warehouse in greater Chicago area.

As a part of the new business strategy, Logitrans wishes to further synchronize the US division with the headquarter to create an even stronger global brand and presence.

“Interthor was founded in 1957 and we have a trusted and well-known brand name in the US, but over the years we have seen more globalization of our end-users. Therefore, it makes sense to use the same name globally for our company. This way end-users know we can service with clever compact ergonomic products no matter if they are based in Europe, Asia, Australia, North or South America”, says former Jesper L Jorgensen VP of Sales in the US.

This name change will not affect the organizational structure of Interthor Inc, nor will it affect the relationships with partners, dealers and end-users. Business will run as usual – just under the name Logitrans Inc.

Logitrans US distributes quality ergonomic lifting equipment from Chicago through a network of material handling dealers throughout North, Central and South America. 

Logitrans was founded in 1940 during the Second World War - and has a long history and a lot of traditions... Today, Logitrans is one of the leading manufacturers of material handling equipment with more than 150 qualified employees within development, production, sale and service, fulfilling customer requirements worldwide!


Business foundation

The business foundation of Logitrans explains the values, vision and mission of the company.


  • Quality
  • Logic
  • Performance
  • Flexibility
  • Knowledge


Logitrans is managed by its owners and has its headquarter in Ribe, Denmark.

We do our utmost to be:

  • a financially solid company with good and stable earnings.
  • a socially responsible company with stimulating and challenging work for our employees.
  • an innovative company - and the preferred supplier - with a unique product range and a strong dealer network. 


With our permanent promise "lifting performance" we will help our customers to fulfil their needs for handling goods in an efficient and ergonomically correct way.

With our unique handling solutions we will help our customers to increase their performance!



A company - and an idea...
Both concerning product development and production processes, Logitrans has been abreast of the trends of time and customer requirements all the years!

We are very visible in our surroundings - at exhibitions, in the press and at award presentations! With our high awareness concerning quality and the environment, we fulfil the requirements of the future!

Today More than 150 qualified employees with large know-how. Own production in both Denmark and China. Representation office in Germany. Sales office and stock in the US. Direct export to more than 55 countries throughout the world. Approx. 95% of the production is exported.
2024 Logitrans enters joint venture with JENSEN Denmark, and aquires 50% of domestic competitor, Ole Almeborg A/S.
2023 Interthor changes name to Logitrans USA
2021 The second ISO certificate, ISO-14001, is a reality for the dedicated efforts on an environmental management system.
2017 Logitrans celebrated 60th anniversary
2015 Logitrans celebrated 75 years anniversary on 1 May Gitte Kirkegaard took over the function as CEO after her father, Erling Pedersen. Gitte Kirkegaard and Dorte Pedersen, Production Director and also daughter of Erling Pedersen, constitute the management of Logitrans.
2011 Opening own production premises in China.
2009 Starting up production in China.
2006 Interthor becomes fully owned Subsidiary of Logitrans A/S
2005 Logitrans introduced a new and more modern logo.
2002 Nisap and Logitrans merged to one company - Logitrans A/S
1996 The company introduced the quality control system ISO 9001.
1993 Production of fully powered equipment started.
1982 Nisap took over the export company Logitrans.
Mid 80s Interthor and Logitrans started partnership
1975 Erling Pedersen - took over the management of the company.
1970 Switching from agricultural products to material handling equipment.
1957 Interthor Founded
1957 Production of hydraulic machineries.
1945 Production of agricultural machines started.
1940 Nisap Maskinfabrik was founded by blacksmith Nis A. Pedersen.