Certex UK


CERTEX is the leading supplier of high performance wire rope to all models of cranes, elevators, winches and other equipment throughout Europe. CERTEX offers a wide range of the world's leading brands and delivers solutions to meet all demands within a wide range of market sectors.

As Part of CERTEX's Lifting KnowHow we provide a complete range of technical support information covering everything from selecting the correct rope to making the right choice of termination.

CERTEX offer:

General Ropes and Small Cords

A high quality range of general engineering ropes and small cords for a wide range of applications.

Crane ropes

The CERTEX range of Crane Ropes includes products from the world's leading manufacturers including their quality own brand ROPETEX.

Lift Ropes

CERTEX has over 50 years experience in delivering quality wire ropes to elevator OEM's and service companies throughout Europe. Utilising CERTEX International's immense buying power CERTEX offer a competitive range of ex stock wire ropes and terminations from leading manufacturers in Europe. Large stocks and rigging facilities enable CERTEX to offer same day collection and next delivery from the central warehouse in Nottinghamshire and their specialist regional centre in London to cover the South East.

Stainless ropes

A wide range of stainless steel ropes for applications where appearance and resistance to corrosion are important including medical applications, architectural and the yachting industry.

Wire rope fittings and accessories

A wide range of quaility end terminations and other wire rope accessories.

Clips and clamps

Wire Grips and clamps for on site termination of wire ropes.


Wire Rope Thimbles to protect the eye of the wire rope and provide a connection with the lifitng device.

Sockets and accessories

Wire Rope Sockets to provide an efficient termination of steel wire rope.


A range of swaged terminations for small cords and smaller wire ropes.

Wire Rope Cutters

A range of manual and hydraulic machines for cutting steel wire rope.

Cable grips and stockings

A range of cable grips and rope stockings to help in installing steel wire ropes.


The Brilube range of Hi-Tech lubricants to extend the life of your wire ropes.

Other accessories

Portable presses for terminating wire rope.

Lifting Machines


Lifting Machines

CERTEX offers a full range of manual, powered and pneumatic lifting machines sourced from the world's best manufacturers.

Chain Block and Lever Hoists
A full range of manual, powered and pneumatic lifting machines sourced from the world's best manufacturers


A range of push travel, geared and electric trollies from leading manufacturers.

Pneumatic Hoists

Top Quality Electric Hoists from Demag and Red Rooster .

Electric Hoists

A full range of electric hoists sourced from the world's best manufacturers

Lifting Machines



Drum Winches
A range of compact lifting and pulling winches utilising electric or hydraulic motors.

Pulling/ Lifting Winches
Pulling hoists are light, easy and safe to operate. For lifting and pulling with unlimited length of wire rope. Works in any position: horizontal, vertical or angled.


Cranes and Accessories

Cranes and Accessories
CERTEX offers cranes, fabrication, components and crane accessories

A range of Crane systems for factory and warehouse.

Crane Accessories including Spreaders, swivels, crane blocks, overhaul balls and sheaves.


Cranes and Accessories


CERTEX manufactures and stocks a complete range of wire rope, chain, textile and fibre rope slings

Chain Slings
A range of Chain Slings renowned for their performance and longevity in the harshest of environments

Wire Rope Slings
CERTEX manufacture wire rope slings at its Central Manufacturing facility at Harworth, its specialist offshore production facility at Montrose including to DNV 2-7.1

Textile Slings
A complete range of Round Slings and Webbing Slings - Bespoke sizes and larger tonnages available on request

Fibre Rope Slings
A comprehensive range of synthetic and natural fibre rope slings comprising of nylon, polyester, polypropylene, manilla and sisal. The CERTEX three strand rope sling can be supplied in four basic configurations.

Single leg with eye spliced each end

Endless sling with short splice

Two legged sling - two single slings joined together in a common ring

Four legged sling - four single slings joined to 2 intermediate rings which are themselves joined to a master ring

Additional fittings can also be supplied such as hooks, shackles and rings. The use of thimbles in eyes is strongly recommended.


Lifting Accessories

Lifting Accessories
CERTEX stock a wide range of Lifting Clamps and Lifting Magnets for lifting steel simply and safely.

Lifting Clamps
A comprehensive range of lifting clamps for lifting all types of steel products.

Magnet Lifters
Manual and powered magnets for the safe lifting of steel.

Lifting Accessories

Lifting Hardware

Lifting Hardware
A range of Crosby, PowerTex and UK manufactured lifting hardware to provide safe, dependable performance even in the most arduous environments.

A range of Crosby, PowerTex and British manufactured shackles safety and high performance.

Eyebolts and Lifting Rings
A range of Crosby and quality British manufactured eyebolts and Swivel Hoist Rings.

Rigging Screws
A range of Crosby and quality British manufactured rigging screws and turnbuckles.

Crosby Quality hooks with innovative QUIC-CHECK TM Features

Fibre Rope Blocks
Fibre Rope blocks from Crosby in single, double and triple sheave configurations.

Lifting Hardware

Fibre Rope

Fibre Rope
A range of standard and high strength, high performance fibre ropes for marine and industrial use.

3 Strand
A range of 3 strand rope for Marine, leisure and general applications.

8 Strand and High Performance
A range of 8 strand high strength, high performance fibre ropes for marine and industrial use.


Fibre Rope

Height Safety

Height Safety
CERTEX offers an innovative range of fall arrest products and lifeline systems.

The Vantage range of harnesses provides a innovative, safe solution from Checkmate.

Rope, webbing and shock absorbing lanyards from Checkmate.

Fall Arrest Blocks
A range of fall arrest blocks including rescue and retrieval and the awarding winning Xcalibre block.

Personnel Evacuation Devices
Abseil and evacuation devices for rescue.

A comprehensive selection of accessories, hooks, karabiners, fittings and bags are available to cover all your device and system requirements.

Height Safety

Lifting, Safety and Inspection Training Course


Lifting Equipment, Wire Rope and Height Safety Training

CERTEX have been providing quality lifting equipment training and wire rope training to the industry for more than 20 years and are widely accepted as one of the leading suppliers of quality lifting equipment training courses to many industry sectors including manufacturing, construction, ports, defence and offshore. In partnership with Checkmate we also offer a complete range of Height Safety and Rescue Training.

With the following courses now LEEA accredited:

TR16 - Safe Use of Overhead Cranes
TR17 - Basic Safe Slinging and Lifting
TR51 - Lifting Equipment Examination
TR52 - Wire Rope Examination
TR55 - Socketing of Steel Wire Rope

....there really is no better place to come for your training!

Lifting, Safety and Inspection Training Course

Lifting Gear Test and Inspection

CERTEX provides a complete service for test and certification, either on customer site or within CERTEX facilities.

This can be a stand alone service or part of the LEMIS total management programme.

Lifting Centres have qualified service engineers who can perform this service locally. These are backed up by central support functions where required.

What ever your application - give CERTEX a call or visit one of our many branches, more information can be found here.

Lifting Gear Test and Inspection
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