Certex is one of the leading wire rope and lifting gear companies supplying the marine and ship building industries.  Certex supplies high performance wire rope assemblies for ships cranes, Goliath and general handling cranes and a complete range of lifting products and services from its world class warehouse and manufacturing facility in Nottinghamshire and specialist units across Europe.

Major products and services supplied include:

  • Supply of high performance crane ropes for ships and shipyards
  • A complete range of lifting hardware including shackles, eyebolts, rigging screws and hooks
  • Lifting clamps
  • Lifting magnets
  • Crane hooks and sheaves
  • Slings including wire rope, chain and textiles
  • Chain hoists
  • Lever hoists
  • Lifting jacks including hydraulic
  • Lifting beams
  • Electric hoists and winches
  • Fall arrest equipment
  • Repair and maintenance of lifting equipment
  • Inspection of wire ropes and lifting equipment on site
  • Wire rope installation
  • Wire rope, lifting equipment and fall arrest training
  • Certification management


Marine Experience

Certex has been active for more than 50 years in supplying a full range of wire ropes and lifting products and services to the marine and shipbuilding industry.  Our production staff, sales and service teams have the competency to provide the best solution to ensure that shipping companies, shipbuilders, ship operators and ship repairers have equipment and support.

Marine and Shipbuilding Lifting Services

These cover a wide range of functions from consultancy and advice on complying with UK legislation to a statutory inspection service for all lifting equipment, fall arrest equipment and wire ropes.  Our services include: 

  • Inspection and Testing of Lifting Equipment
  • Contract Hire and management systems
  • Wire rope, Fibre Rope and Lifting Equipment Training
  • Customer site based repair and maintenance programmes
  • Wire Rope Installation and change outs