Certex Norge AS is a leading supplier of steel ropes and lifting equipment in Norway. We are also quality suppliers of mooring and ship equipment, in addition to the fact that we have a broad and nationwide service offering that includes expert inspection and repairs within crane and lifting technology, technical service, NDT and maritime service.


Started in 1965 as a trading company called Nils Ohlin & Co AB. Main products were steel ropes, ship equipment and small machines.
Sold to the British company BRIDON in 1973. Changed name to Bridon Rig Service AS in 1980.
In 1984, Bridon Norge AS was established. In 1997, FKI Plc acquired Bridon and Certex to expand in the lifting and service segment.
Changed name to CERTEX NORGE in 1998. FKI Plc sold Certex Europe in the summer of 2005 to the Swedish group Axel Johnson Internasjonal.

Acquisitions between 1970 - 2007

  • Bridon Riggservice
  • Lund & Braastad
  • S.I.W.
  • Monrad Andersen Riggservice
  • Thams
  • Angelvik
  • Graff IOS Vestland Trading
  • Crane & Repair Service
  • Lifting and Transport Technology
  • Mobile Talurite lock and splice workshop
  • Erling Haug
  • Haug Offshore Service
  • W. Giertsen

Along the entire coast of Norway

Certex Norge as er landsdekkende

We offer a local presence and a high level of service from our departments in Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Oslo, Trondheim, Kristiansund, Harstad, Hammerfest, Florø and Frøya.
Certex Norge AS has always been concerned with delivering high quality products and services. All our departments have a quality system that is certified in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015. We are certified as an expert company in a number of areas.
Our workshop units and service vehicles are well equipped with the necessary equipment to undertake the production, service and maintenance of steel ropes, lifting equipment and mooring systems for both aquaculture, the offshore and onshore markets. In addition, we have an extensive service business linked to NDT and maritime rescue equipment such as life rafts, life jackets, vests and fire equipment.

Certex Norge AS goal is to be a good, flexible and professional partner, with active participation in the industry's development.

Part of the Lifting Solutions Group

We are currently part of the Lifting Solutions Group, which is owned by the Swedish Axel Johnson Group. Lifting Solution Group is a leader in Europe in lifting equipment, wire ropes and service, and consists of 22 market-leading companies with over 100 branches in 20 countries.

Certex Australia became a part of Lifting Solutions Group in August 2021.