Associated Wire Rope & Rigging was incorporated in 1994, beginning as a broker for products in the rigging and lifting industry. Through the years we have established strong working relationships with suppliers / manufacturers that have grown into exclusive relationships, due to our strong supplier loyalty coupled with our philosophy to provide superior customer service to those who put their trust in our company. In the late 1990s we partnered with Waterman Supply Company in Wilmington, CA to develop and establish key distributorship agreements with suppliers. Waterman Supply brings logistics expertise that fits well with our sales & marketing skills.
Product Lines that we represent include RopeBlock, which is a Dutch manufacturer of Crane Blocks, Overhaul Balls, Snatch Blocks, Hooks, Sockets and many other items for the lifting industry. RopeBlock currently supplies OEM blocks and balls to many global crane manufacturers including Terex/Demag, Manitowoc/Grove, Liebherr plus many specialty crane manufacturers in the oil and gas exploration industry. We represent RopeBlock in North America and distribute blocks and balls through three channels: industrial distribution, crane dealers and crane manufacturers. Currently, Kobelco, Tadano, Tadano Mantis, Broderson, Terex & Manitowoc/Grove are some of the crane manufacturers that purchase RopeBlock products for use on their equipment. The full line of RopeBlock products are available through crane and rigging distributors throughout North America.
Van Mechelen Lifting Gear is a Dutch company that is a specialty manufacturer of a wide spectrum of lifting products. Owned by RopeBlock, it is being re-branded in 2017. So any items with the Van Mechelen name will be found as RopeBlock.
Associated Wire Rope & Rigging is the exclusive North American stocking distributor for GN Rope Fittings, another Dutch company specializing in the production of mooring and heavy lifting products used heavily, but not limited to the offshore energy industry. GN products include shackles to 3,000 Ton capacity, eye hooks, master links and master link sub-assemblies, triangle plate and other products used in the heavy lift market. Most are Polar Rated and are in use worldwide in the most severe climates.
We have also developed a full line of products sold under the Sea-Link name that were first introduced to the US market in 2001. The Sea-Link products are manufactured in Peru and include products for construction, fishing & marine, mining and general lifting and rigging applications, plus many are approved for us by the many US governmental agencies.
Associated Wire Rope & Rigging has developed programs for our North American customers that are tailored to meet their specific requirements, including factory direct drop shipments of full containers, group shipments from our Los Angeles logistics center, single block shipments to locations throughout North America, or any other necessary arrangement. Our goal is to create a program that fits within each customer’s guidelines to simplify the process.