New for 2017 Certex (UK) technical sales representatives were invited over to the Netherlands Dyneema® facility for a face to face to understand the benefits of this advanced product.
“The UK’s lifting industry latches on to new innovations relatively slowly which I think stems from a reluctance to change from traditional methods, thus it’s important that we provide the future of lifting to our customers in education as well as products. Since our introduction of the Extreema® Dyneema® Slings we have seen an influx of enquires for example from our ports customers due to the cut resistance which means it’s much more durable than the main stream polyester slings.” Said Ben Newman, Technical Sales Adviser, Certex UK
“This high-strength synthetic fibre is incredible, on a single strand of a hairs width you could potentially carry the average adult, it has many amazing properties like for like up against steel. It is 15 times stronger yet is easier to handle, lightweight and incredibly durable to the point its used in the military due to its puncture resistance. ”
Dyneema® was invented in 1963 by Albert Pennings and only came into large scale commercial use in the 90’s yet still 30 years on there is still a huge potential for market growth of this product in the UK.
“Our sister company in Mennens in the Netherlands, has extensive expertise in this product. We are lucky to be part of a larger organisation which allows us to learn from our sister companies throughout Europe and transfer theses skill and lifting knowhow to the UK.” Said Jim Donelan, Renewables Division Manager
With a trained sales specialist posted at key locations throughout the UK, we have expertise on hand to help introduce this product to our customers, in industrial heavy lifting this is not the alternative but the successor of current polyester and other synthetic textile slings.
Certex (UK) belong to the business unit Lifting Solutions within Axel Johnson International. The business unit is a global player that specialise in lifting equipment, steel wire rope, height safety and services. It operates as a group of companies that supply wire rope, hoists, overhead cranes and other lifting products together with connected services.
Lifting solutions has developed rapidly. Having grown from 0 to 290 MEUR in annual sales since 2005, when the first acquisition was made. Today Lifting Solutions consist of 25 market-leading companies with 67 service centres throughout Europe. Together, the companies serve clients in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, renewable energy, shipping, automotive manufacturing, ports, fish farming, engineering, pulp and paper, mining, and steel.
Even though Lifting Solutions has a short history the companies within the group have a long history in the business and are well known and established in their local markets. Several have even been around for more than a century. Together, they possess a vast resource of specialist knowledge in lifting and steel wire rope.
To read more about the companies in Lifting Solutions, visit www.axinter.com/lifting