CERTEX is now part of CERTEX International which is the leading lifting products and services company in Europe. Today CERTEX UK provides to its customers a complete range of lifting products and services. With an enviable product range sourced from the world’s best manufacturers, CERTEX meets the needs of the most demanding customers. CERTEX provides lifting products and services to a diverse range of markets including construction, crane hire, offshore, mining, manufacturing, automotive, ports and shipping, the steel industry and general engineering.
CERTEX has lifting centres located throughout the UK. These are complemented by a state of the art central warehouse and manufacturing hub and specialist Offshore and Defence Divisions.
Central Warehouse & Manufacturing Hub - Harworth
The CERTEX Lifting Centres offer the following services
Throughout the UK CERTEX supply quality brands including Bridon Wire Rope, Kuplex Chain Sling Systems, Crosby Fittings, IP Lifting Clamps, Viking Webbing & Roundslings, & Elephant Chain Hoists. In total CERTEX supply over 50,000 Lifting products providing solutions for virtually any application.
CERTEX provide a hire service including tailored rigging lofts for customers who require larger quantities of lifting gear.
A CERTEX Rigging Loft
CERTEX have qualified engineers who can inspect both fixed and portable lifting equipment in line with current legislation including PUWER & LOLER.
Brake Setting on a Bulldog Lever Hoist
CERTEX has extensive testing capabilities including;
Grade 1 test beds (30t to 200t)
Dynamic and Static proof loading machines
Hydraulic jack and ram
Non Destructive Testing facilities including Magnetic Rope Testing
CERTEX testing service
Local Repair and Maintenance Services
CERTEX have engineers and fitters with specialist workshops/tools supported by large stocks of lifting equipment spares. Additionally engineers can be provided on site for the maintenance of Cranes and other equipment.
Legislative inspection, proof loading and repair of all types of manual, hydraulic, pneumatic and electric lifting equipment, crane systems, runway beams, mobile pedestal deck cranes.
NDT and MPI of all types of lifting equipment and wire ropes.
Wire rope and chainsling assembly and repair.
Wire rope socketing including on-site if required.
Industrial and maritime rigging services.
Inspection & maintenance of Pressure Vessels & local exhaust ventilation systems.
CERTEX offer a full range of training courses either on Certex premises or tailored courses run on clients premises. Courses are ranged from product related inspection courses through to legislation, safe handling and slinging.
CERTEX provides CertMax+ which is a revolutionary software system for the complete management and certification of customers lifting equipment. Additionally manpower can be contracted for on site product management.
Technical Support and Consultancy
Rope and Lifting Gear Selection
Client written procedure development.
Procedure and operational audits
Risk assessment and safety audits
Lifting Method and Feasibility statements
Production Service Centres
CERTEX have Production Service Centres working around the clock to ensure that the Sales Outlets and Direct Customers are continually supplied with the products that are required. The Production Service Centres also provide the following services;
CERTEX has enormous purchasing power enabling us to offer the best products, prices and services for our customers. CERTEX supply partners include Bridon (Steel Wire Rope for Cranes and general Purpose), Crosby (World’s leading manufacturer of rigging accessories) and Parsons (Kuplex Lifting Chain Systems).
CERTEX has production facilities for the following;
Wire Rope Assemblies
Wire Rope Slings
Fabrication of lifting Beams and other welded steel structures.
Plastic Coated Wire Ropes
Overhead Cranes and Runway Systems
CERTEX production facilities
CERTEX has a combined UK Head Office which supports the network with centralised specialist services including;
A specialist team facilitate sales with the provision of credit accounts or as an alternative can accept payment via most credit cards. Administration and Documentation are provided by this department.
CERTEX have been awarded ISO9001 and are a member of LEEA and the British Safety Council. Additionally CERTEX is represented on the BSI MHE3/10 Crane Committee and the International Crane Forum, and is a member of OMEC. There is a Head Office specialist team who provide technical support and advice to sales, production and customers.
Technical and Design Services
CERTEX have modern technical design facilities for bespoke lifting equipment such as lifting beams and other welded steel structures.
Certex offers a tailored solution for specialist market areas and as such are members of the Achilles database services including Utility Vendors Database, First Point Assessment and the Link-up rail industry database.
CERTEX provides a full range of technical literature and other material to assist customers.
CERTEX has units dedicated to the Offshore Oil and Gas Markets, providing a completely integrated Supply, Hire, Maintenance, Management, Inspection and Testing Service.
CERTEX has units providing specialised logistic support, consultancy and manufacture for the Ministry of Defence, prime contractors and sub contractors.