Wire and fibre rope manufacturer, Bridon, has agreed a number of major new vessel supply deals in Asia and the North Atlantic totalling more than £3m over the last 18-24 months.
has signed an ongoing stock supply agreement with RD Fishing Industries Inc,
one of the Philippines’ largest tuna fishing companies. RD Fishing operates
around 20 tuna purse seine vessels and has recently taken delivery of two new vessels
- Dolores 858 and 859 - that were built in Taiwan, both of
which have been supplied with Bridon Dyform Purse Ropes (Dyform 6x19 IWRC ).
sales manager, fishing and marine, said, “Over the last 18-24 months, Bridon
has maintained its market share and increased in some key areas.
had previously tried several other manufacturers and brands, but, after using
Bridon Dyform on their first new vessel built in Taiwan, decided to make the
switch to Bridon Dyform 6x19 IWRC following a substantial increase in performance.
trials of Bridon’s Dyform Seapurse on these vessels, they found the product was
far superior and performed better than other brands, they are now in the
process of switching all of their vessels to Bridon Dyform Seapurse as their
number one preferred choice.”
the whole manufacturing process from start to finish, including producing the
raw materials from rolled rod in its wire mill in Doncaster in the UK.
“Bridon has been
visited by fleet managers, captains and business owners from South Africa,
Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway among other countries. They’ve toured our
wire mill and the ropery to see the process from start to finish and all have
been very impressed”, said Mr Dixon.
over the last 18-24 months Bridon has supplied its Dyform Trawl Wire for many
Norwegian new vessels including the Gadus
Neptun, Gadus Poseidon, GadusNord, AtlanticViking, Havstrand, Havbryn, AndenesFisk1, Volstad and Prestfjord.