Certex offers a full solution for lifting products and services.  Certex provides steel wire rope, lifting equipment and services to customers in the industrial, oil & gas, renewable and elevator markets. 

We provide:

Products - locally stocked, world class brands of lifting equipment including wire rope and our own brands including fall arrest equipment.
Technical Support – statutory thorough examination services for the offshore and renewable energy sectors to bespoke support for the more challenging tasks.
Tests, Inspections & Certifications – from NDE – non-destructive examination to rope inspections.
Lifting equipment management services
Maintenance & Repairs 
including installation and servicing.
Training – at our offices or at your place of work from our accredited professionals including consultancy work.
Bespoke Lifting Solutions  from specialist’s high quality wire/fibre rope manufacturing to rigging.
Manufacturing  at our own specialist facilities in Scotland and England creating high specification lifting products and processing of close tolerance steel wire rope assemblies.

Our applications range from construction cranes, ports, manufacturing, wind turbines, on & offshore oil and gas operators, elevators and the steel industry.  

Certex has a notable reputation for providing innovative solutions to lifting problems and has a proven record of saving our customers money through product selection and tailored written schemes of examination.  Further we can provide our customers application know how through accredited training, statutory examination and maintenance services.

European presence


Further to our UK services we exists throughout Europe.  We are currently active in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain and Sweden, please see www.certex.net 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.   

The UK’s widest steel wire rope assortment 

In our modern central warehouse in Harworth, Nottinghamshire we have the largest of our service workshops with manufacturing capabilities along with our specialist sling manufacturing plant in Montrose, Angus. 

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.

To read more about the companies in Lifting Solutions, visit www.axinter.com/lifting  (to find out about our UK Tax Strategy please click here).