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Cortland Australia achieves NATA accreditation

Customized cable and rope specialist Cortland Company has received full endorsement from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for its inspection and testing facility in Western Australia.

The facility has received ISO/IEC 17020 and ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for the testing and inspection of high performance round slings and ropes used in a range of industries along with associated fittings and hardware.

NATA accreditation formally recognizes the facility’s competency in performing specific types of testing and, inspection, in compliance with international and Australian standards.

Mike Fitzpatrick, Cortland Australia Sales Leader, said: “NATA is the known authority that provides independent assurance of technical competence and we’re delighted to have been awarded this accreditation.

“Cortland Australia continues to demonstrate its commitment to be at the leading edge of rigging technology to ensure safety and rigging optimization are experienced by our current and prospective customers.”

Cortland’s specialist testing equipment includes a recently commissioned 600Te synthetics test bed, which combined with Australia’s largest round sling machine allows the facility to engineer, manufacture and certify high performance rigging solutions.

Services at the facility focus on destructive testing, proof-loading, and re-certification of synthetic fibre ropes and slings up to 600 metric tonnes.  The new test equipment has been designed to accommodate large rigging assemblies and cope with the increased elasticity seen in synthetics.

The company is experienced in delivering world-class solutions to maximize performance, safety, and efficiency for customers in industries including, oil and gas, subsea engineering, defense, and medical markets.

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.

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

About NATA:

The National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is the authority responsible for the accreditation of laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers throughout Australia. It is also Australia's compliance monitoring authority for the OECD Principles of GLP.

NATA provides independent assurance of technical competence through a proven network of best practice industry experts for customers who require confidence in the delivery of their products and services. NATA formally recognises that these facilities produce reliable technical results which make the world a safer and more certain place. NATA's work increases community confidence and trust in a facility's services, mitigates risk, improves tendering success and facilitates trade.