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Cortland Seals Deal with KWINT Offshore B.V.

Customized rope and cable specialist Cortland Company, Inc. has announced a strategic cooperation agreement with KWINT Offshore B.V.

KWINT will be the European distributor of Cortland synthetic ropes and slings, including the highly respected Plasma® Rope and Selantic® Slings.  KWINT will provide a breadth of services including inspection, repair, splicing, and storage to existing and new customers in oil and gas, renewable and industrial applications. 

The deal strengthens Cortland’s share of the commercial heavy marine and rigging markets in Europe. The option to have Cortland's full suite of products serviced from KWINT facilities will provide greater speed and ease of logistics for customers. 

Stuart Janke, VP of Global Sales for Cortland Rope & Assemblies, said: “By combining our expertise with that of KWINT we can offer an expanded and comprehensive portfolio of synthetic products to Europe and provide more efficient solutions to meet customers’ increasing demands.”

Jerry Bakx, managing director of KWINT Offshore B.V., added: "This cooperation matches perfectly with our technical / commercial policy and intended expansion in the market.

“By adding the product portfolio of Cortland, the scope of supply of KWINT Offshore will be complete with rope and sling solutions; for any lifting, mooring, towing question, there will be one port of call: KWINT Offshore.”

KWINT Offshore is a specialist hoisting and lifting solutions provider and has four workshops in the Netherlands. 

The agreement with Cortland aligns with opening of a new 13,800m2 KWINT facility in the Port of Rotterdam. Customers accessing KWINT services will be able to use the quayside of this base for vessel mooring.

About KWINT Offshore:

KWINT Offshore is a specialist in hoisting and lifting solutions, but their history dates back to 1883, with origins as a supplier to the shipping industry. They have four workshops in The Netherlands, and will be opening a 13800m2 new facility in January 2017 on the former RDM shipyard location in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam. Customers can use the quayside of this facility for vessel mooring while being served. KWINT will be focusing on supplying products and services to the international offshore industry, with steel wire ropes, cable laid slings, high end construction work, inspections, (de-) mobilizations, and project support. 

About Cortland Company:

Cortland provides worldwide experience in creating lightweight rope, slings, cables and umbilicals to the oil and gas, heavy marine, subsea, ROV, seismic, and medical markets. For more information, please visit cortlandcompany.com.

Cortland is wholly owned by Actuant Corporation, a diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries and headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant trades on the NYSE under the symbol ATU. For further information on Actuant and its businesses, visit the Company’s website at actuant.com.