The Company

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. 


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, Certificates 

From NDE – non-destructive examination to rope inspections.

Lifting Equipment Management Services 

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Maintenance & Repairs 

Including installation and servicing.


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.

Equipment Hire

A total package for the hire and management of Fixed and Loose Lifting Gear so that clients can concentrate on their core business.


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.

We're part of something bigger!

200 companies across 34 countries

Who We Are 

Certex UK is a leading provider of lifting solutions and services.  With a strong history and commitment to providing a quality product with a service to match, we have established ourselves as a trusted name in the industry. Our unwavering dedication to safety, quality, and innovation has made us the go-to choice for businesses across the United Kingdom.

At Certex UK, we understand the critical importance of reliable and efficient lifting equipment for a wide range of industries. Whether it's offshore operations, construction sites, manufacturing facilities, or any other sector that requires lifting and securing solutions, we have the expertise and resources to meet your specific needs.”

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 420 MEUR in annual sales since 2005, when the first acquisition was made. Today Lifting Solutions consist of 24 market-leading companies with 100+  service centres world-wide. 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

Strong Owner

Certex (UK) is part of Axel Johnson International, a global industrial group that acquires and develops companies in strategically selected niche markets, primarily technical components and industrial process solutions. 

The group is an active and long-term owner whose mission is to drive business development and growth. It builds and develops groups of companies with shared strategic objectives, stimulating joint initiatives and knowledge sharing. Axel Johnson International has six business groups: Driveline Solutions, Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Automation, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions and Transport Solutions. Axel Johnson International has an entrepreneurial culture where decentralised and committed leadership enables quick decisions. The group has four focus areas: digitalisation, service, sustainability and people development.

Axel Johnson International is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The group comprises 200 companies in 34 countries. Axel Johnson International is part of the Swedish family-owned corporate group Axel Johnson.

To read more about Axel Johnson International, visit