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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