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  • Bridon creating high-tech hub for next-generation rope development


    Bridon’s rope production dates back to the 18th century, when it made ropes from natural fibers, such as jute. Now the company manufactures steel wire and synthetic ropes, including high-strength ropes for offshore heavy lifting and deepwater mooring. While the company has a strong UK manufacturing base, it operates a total of 11 manufacturing units worldwide, including Germany, U.S., Indonesia and China. Since its acquisition in 2008 by Melrose PLC, the company has embarked on a capex investment of more than $66 million for the development of the world’s most advanced ropes.

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