Samson acquires Corderie Henri Lancelin

Samson is a pioneer of synthetic fibre hoist ropes for cranes

Rope company Samson in the USA has acquired French rope company Corderie Henri Lancelin.

The deal between Washington-based Samson and Ernée-based Lancelin was for an undisclosed sum.

Lancelin is a fourth-generation family company started in 1907. It is known as an innovator, especially in the field of maritime ropes. It has a testing facility with a machine capable of breaking ropes with a strength of up to 600 tonnes.

Samson is a developer and manufacturer of high-performance ropes and has been going for more than 145 years. Last year it acquired Folch Ropes in Barcelona, Spain. It has two facilities in the USA, in Washington State and Louisiana.

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“We are delighted to welcome Lancelin into the expanding Samson family,” said Christian Rheault, Samson Rope Technologies CEO. “Aligned in our commitment to innovation and strong teams, we are eager to enhance support and innovation for our customers worldwide, particularly in Europe across our diverse markets.”

For his part Nicolas Lancelin said, “The Lancelin team is pleased to join together with Samson and we feel our joint capabilities, product offering, and presence will streamline and accentuate our customer experience around the world.”


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