Lift technology: you'll find Bakker & Co at the highest level

Bakker & Co is a leading player in the market for lift technology. You will frequently come across Bakker & Co in the tallest office and residential towers in the Benelux. Our product portfolio includes, among others, steel wire ropes, lift safety equipment, traction sheaves and lubricants. When it comes to lift technology, we also work with the top manufacturers in this field. Naturally, our solutions meet the highest requirements. In addition to standard solutions, we offer the possibility to deliver according to your specifications. We even offer customized solutions to extend the service life of older lifts. We supply the combination of cut-to-length cable, traction sheaves, suspensions, etc. Naturally, you can also call on Bakker & Co for advice. You are then assured of service at the highest level.

Traction Ropes

Special lift cables from Pfeifer Drako are used for the highest, fastest and most demanding lift systems worldwide. The lifts in the Eiffel Tower, in the Shanghai World Financial Center, in the Burj Khalifa (Dubai) are just a few examples of the implementation of application-specific lift designs in cooperation with our customers. The innovative drive concepts of the national and international lift industry, such as machine roomless lifts (MRL) for low-rise buildings, are also manufactured by Pfeifer Drako. Our special lift cables, designed for space-saving and highly efficient MRL lifts, are approved in Europe and have been used successfully for many years.

Traction sheaves

In traction lifts, the cage and counterweight are suspended on hoisting ropes that run through grooves in the traction sheaves. The weight of the cage is lighter than the counterweight, so less energy is required to move the lift.


Friction between the lifting cables and the grooves of the traction sheave causes the cage to move up or down. As soon as the counterweight or the cage lands on its buffers in the shaft pit, the pressure on the lifting cables is relieved and the machine starts to slip. The buffers ensure that the lift can never run far beyond its top or bottom stop.

Lift Safety products

If the lift cable breaks, the cage does not fall down. To prevent the cage from falling down the shaft, Otis invented the catching device as early as 1852. This system ensures that the cage does not fall down if the hoisting cables break or the brake does not work.


There are several types of safety devices, including blocking devices, cable brakes and fall arrest devices. The speed of the lift determines which fall arrest device should be used.