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About Cortland

Who is Cortland?

ManufacturingCortland is a global designer and manufacturer of engineered synthetic ropes, heavy lift slings, electro-optical-mechanical cables, and umbilicals. We have, throughout all of our facilities, the broadest collection of rope and cable processing capabilities available anywhere. With a history of entrepreneurialism and a broad experience in custom-built applications, we deliver world-class solutions that maximize performance, safety, and efficiency for our clients in the oil and gas, heavy marine, subsea, ROV, seismic, defense, and medical markets. From our strategically placed sales, engineering, and service centers, we support global customers at a local level. We are proud of our commitment to drive performance and provide continuous improvements for our clients.

How Cortland began

Cortland is a part of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU), a diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries worldwide. Cortland has been created out of four successful companies - Cortland Cable, Cortland Puget Sound Rope, Cortland Fibron BX, and Cortland Selantic.

1979 Puget Sound Rope was founded on the premise that high performance fibers and new technology could be used to replace wire rope in the marketplace.

1981 Cortland Cable was incorporated by Dr. E. Scala as a spin-off of the Cortland Line Company.

1999 Puget Sound Rope joined Cortland, providing a more diversified range of rope and cable constructions.

2000 Fibron BX joined Cortland, as a leader in offshore and sub-sea umbilicals, cables, and hoses, and providing a gateway to European markets for all products.

2000 The Cortland Companies were formed by shareholders to manage operations of Cortland Cable, Puget Sound Rope, and Cortland Fibron BX.

2006 The Cortland Companies were purchased by Cortec, a New York based private equity investment group

2008 The Cortland Companies were purchased by Actuant, a $1.2B diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries. 

2010 Selantic joins Cortland, offering products and services for safe and cost-effective offshore heavy lifting and seabed anchoring and mooring.

2010 Cortland built Cleanrooms designed and compliant to meet ISO Class 8 requirements.

2012 Jeyco joins Cortland, offering specialized mooring, rigging and towing systems and services to offshore oil & gas companies on the north-west shelf of Australia and to other national and international markets.