Global presence

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.

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Lifting Solutions presence

We are currently active in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain and Sweden, please see for local country contact details.  In each country there is a local network of service centres and a wealth of experience and expertise.  In the UK we sell and distribute from: Harworth in Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen & Montrose in Scotland.  Since 2017 have two additional trading divisions Forankra Pritchard, a cargo securing company with a sales office in Basingstoke and TRS Motorsport a race harness manufacturer with a sales office in Basingstoke and manufacturing facility in Huddersfield.