Leading wire and rope suppliers join forces
NATIONAL lifting and rigging equipment services provider A. Noble & Son (Nobles) has inked a deal with Bridon-Bekaert to jointly market and sell Bridon and WRI branded wire ropes into the Australian underground mining and crane market.
Effective since 27 November, the wire rope distribution and supply agreement has expanded on Nobles’ already diverse product offerings; including synthetic and wire rope slings, chain slings and components, lifting and rigging hardware, mooring chains, hoisting and winching products, materials handling, load restraints, vehicle recovery and more.
“Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group is a global wire rope manufacturer producing both the Bridon and WRI range of high-performance underground mining ropes from its technically advanced global manufacturing facilities,” Bridon-Bekaert Oceania vice president Stuart Callender said.
“Globally, we are the leading and innovative supplier of underground mining wire ropes with an extensive installed base across North and South America, Africa, Europe & Russia.”
Nobles managing director Guy Roberts said given Nobles’ extensive mining wire rope customer base and associated technical installation, inspection and NDT services in Australia, and Bridon-Bekaert’s leading underground mining wire rope manufacturing and technical capabilities globally, it made sense that they aligned their respective businesses to supply and service the growing underground mining market in Australia.
Mr Roberts said both parties jointly agreed on a set of key performance indicators that will be supported by comprehensive in-country technical support and local stock holdings to service customer requirements.
More information on the new Bridon-Bekaert products can be found at: www.nobles.com.au.
Bridon-Bekaert’s high-performance wire rope construction.