Bridon NZ, trading as Cookes, is the world's leading specialist in the manufacture of wire and rope solutions for the most demanding applications, delivering reassurance through unrivalled experience.
Design, manufacture, development and supply of fibre and steel wire and rope
Drawing from a background of long-standing experience and technology, Bridon is an acknowledged world-leader in the design, manufacture, development and supply of wire and rope to meet the needs of the oil and gas industry.
Recognising the extreme environments in which the offshore oil and gas industries operate, Bridon has brought together a comprehensive range of world-leading global solutions specifically tailored to meet these demands.
Offshore lifting and lashing equipment
Bridon's offshore lifting and lashing equipment includes rated lifting chain sets,, wire casing slings, wire container rigging and leaders, transport chains, lifting chains,
anchor and sudlink mooring chains, high-load and high-tensile 2pce and 4pce shackles, hooks, rigging screws, turnbuckles, chain blocks, lever hoists, wire pullers, container lifting lugs, eye bolts, plate lifting clamps, rud lifting and lashing rings, unicon lifting eyes, and grade 80 and 100 lifting fittings.
Specialist wire ropes
Dyform® 34LR multi-strand lifting ropes offer exceptional 'low rotational' properties, incorporating a high steel fill factor that provides high strength, crush resistance, improved fatigue performance and low stretch.
Dyform 6 ropes offer a high steel fill factor, providing high strength and excellent resistance to crushing and abrasion.
Chains and chain slings
Cookes is the New Zealand distributor of Kuplex, Weissenfels and Yoke Grade 80 chains and components. Chain slings are manufactured in all its branches.
Synthetic lifting slings
Synthetic lifting strings manufactured by Cookes include:

Web slings manufactured to order in either Cookes' Auckland or Christchurch factory
Slings with widths from 38mm to 300mm, and safe working loads to 12,000kg
Endless round slings

Height safety equipment
A wide range of height safety equipment to cover most applications and environments to AS/NZS, ANSI and EN standards is available:
Full fall-arrest body harnesses
Derek monkey-board rig harnesses
Lanyards, life lines and restraint devices
Retractable and fall-arrest lines from 2.2m to 50m
Rescue and confined spaces systems
Testing services
Bridon has the largest proof-loading test beds in New Zealand (200,000kg) at New Plymouth and Auckland, with smaller test beds in most branches throughout NZ. It also operates a number of mobile testing vans for on-site servicing.
Transmission products
Bridon's transmission products include quality offshore drive chains, conveyor chains, sprockets, v-belts, power bands, GT polychain belts, hydraulic hoses and stainless fittings.
About Bridon NZ trading as Cookes
Cookes was first established in New Zealand in 1911 and now operates 13 branches nationally with Telarc ISO 9001 quality accreditation. With in-house wire rope and webbing product manufacturing plants, and agencies for many of the world's leading lifting equipment manufacturers, it is easy to see why Cookes has remained number one in New Zealand for nearly 100 years.

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