Speaking to Ben Burgess, director, William Hackett, where the company has just returned from the Subsea Expo in Aberdeen, he said thanks to its high corrosion-protection for offshore operations and with double the number of offset pawls in a chain hoist, from two to four, the load is spread securely against the ratchet gear to provide increased redundancy and resilience for the user.

“We are continuing to see increasing success with our Quad Pawl technology, especially in regards to high corrosion protection, and companies are now coming to us as they want to replace their products with Quad Pawl as part of their in-house safety policies. They want to incorporate this technology into their operations because of their resilience to failure. We have especially seen a huge upsurge in demand for this product since its launch,” he said.



William Hackett recently signed a contract with Nobles to supply the Quad Pawl technology hoisting range across Australia and this month, signed a distribution agreement with Will Dunn, CEO, Lifting Equipment Store (LES) USA to supply William Hackett branded chain slings made and proof tested in the USA.

“We have various distributors in the US for different products but not for made up chain slings. We are the largest manufacturer of chain slings in the UK, manufacturing up to 20,000 chain slings a year. In the US, we sell the components but not the made-up chain slings. Holloway Houston Industrial Lifting & Rigging Supplies will be doing the manufacturing and licence for us. We also have some exciting product developments to announce in the next couple of months. We are just awaiting proof testing in Alnwick, Northumberland,” added Burgess.

Dunn said LES USA was extremely proud to announce its brand new distribution partnership with William Hackett Lifting Products in the US.

“This partnership sees Lifting Equipment Store USA gain access to the extensive range of high-quality William Hackett chain slings – all available to order online now. Grade 100 Chain Slings – Single-Leg, Double-Leg & 4-Leg with capacities starting from 1.4 tons to 10 tons,” he said.

Aside from the Subsea Expo William Hackett will be taking part in the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF) and Product Information Exhibition (PIE), at the Marriott Marquis Houston, Texas, (April 24-27) and the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston in May.

Read more about William Hackett in our subsea and offshore feature in the April edition of Hoist. Sign up here to receive a digital copy of the magazine.