Rud Chains Ltd


RUD Chains Ltd, based in Whitstable Kent, is a leading manufacturer of high-quality chain components and systems. For over 140 years, our group has been producing top quality chains and applications. The well-established brand name RUD stands for quality, technical innovation and know-how. The RUD group believe strongly in innovation and product development which has enabled us to produce products meeting the highest expectations.

We are ISO 9001 certified and are renowned for our expertise in heat treatment methods - delivering high performance chain products to suit the most demanding applications.

Lifting and Lashing Applications

We are a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications.

Offering nearly 300 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, we guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. We have standard and bespoke applications to meet your requirements. Whether it be for off-shore industries or the defense sector, our lifting and lashing applications can be used in a wide variety of working environments.

Lashing Systems, Lifting Devices and Non-Skid Traction Chains for Military Applications

On land, sea and in the air, our military technology is meeting the specific needs of the world’s defense forces. From their revolutionary lifting and load securing equipment, we are confident our lashing systems, lifting devices and non-skid traction chains for military applications will exceed expectations.

Snow Chains, Traction Chains, Automatic ROTOGRIP and Forestry Chains

We also offer a wide range of snow chains, rotation and forestry chains offering a high level of safety for maximum traction on snow covered and icy roads.Our latest innovationROTOGRIP® is a versatile automatic snow and ice chain which is deployed with just a flip-of-a-switch from the driver’s seat, while the vehicle is in motion. ROTOGRIP®enables emergency and commercial vehicles to reach their destination regardless of bad weather, providing convenience and safety at the flip of a switch.

As well as snow and traction chains, RUD are leading manufacturers of tyre protection chains. These chains use case-hardened alloy chains linked in patented designs to provide a high level of tyre protection and traction qualities.

Conveyor and Drive Systems

From conveyor and drive systems to hoist chains, our product portfolio is remarkable. From construction, military to quarries and the emergency services, our conveoyor and drive system products make a difference across a variety of industries.

RUD conveying systems offer optimal material handling solutions for transfer of bulk materials or packaged goods in plants, power stations, energy systems, recycling facilities and mineral applications using calibrated round steel link chains.
We design, produce and supply complete conveyor systems for your individual needs.

Erlau Outdoor Furniture

We also offer environmentally-friendly outdoor furnishings through Erlau (a member of the RUD group). Erlau outdoor furniture offers functionality, versatility and durability in the harshest weather conditions.

For more information on our Erlau outdoor furniture, please visit their website. 

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