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Rotrex Winches

Specialist Winch Systems

Rotrex Winches specialises in the hire, sales and service of hydraulic, pneumatic and diesel driven winches for the offshore industry with winch rental fleet capacities from 100kg up to 200t line pull capacities.

Gryphon Works, Wimsey Way,
Alfreton Trading Estate,
DE55 4LS,
United Kingdom
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Rotrex Winches specialises in the hire, sales and service of hydraulic, pneumatic and diesel driven winches for the offshore industry with winch rental fleet capacities from 100kg up to 200t line pull capacities.

In addition to our comprehensive winch rental fleet, our rental product range also includes:

  • Zone II hazardous and safe area diesel power packs
  • Zone II hazardous and safe area electric power packs
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic chain hoists
  • Vertical / horizontal deck sheaves and multi roller fairleads
  • Zone II hazardous area in-line load monitors with line pull and linear indication
  • Miscellaneous deck equipment


The versatility of Rotrex Winches’ product range, together with our in-house technical design capability, facilitates our ability to customise our products to help meet the exacting requirements of our customers.


Rotrex Winches is one of the leading experts in the field of winching technology today. We offer a comprehensive, integrated hire, sales and service capability to meet the requirements of the demanding environment of the global offshore industry.

Rotrex Winches’ skilled workforce includes experienced time-served winch technicians and a network of UK service engineers.
Rotrex Winches can customise winches to help meet the exacting requirements of our customers.
We provide a full range of winching and hoisting equipment.
The company’s dedicated offshore staff has expertise in hydraulic, electronic, mechanical, electrical and pneumatic winches.
Standard and bespoke winches can be engineered to meet customers’ requirements.

We provide our customers with a full range of winching and hoisting solutions, including assistance with the project management to meet all their specialist equipment requirements.


Rotrex Winches’ skilled workforce with experienced time-served winch technicians and a network of UK service engineers provides customers with total service support including maintenance, breakdowns and testing.

The company’s dedicated offshore products team is staffed with experienced offshore winch technicians. Standard and bespoke winches can be engineered to meet customers’ requirements and the team has expertise in hydraulic, electronic, mechanical, electrical and pneumatic systems. Our fully equipped “centre of excellence” features a bespoke test facility up to 250t line pull.

In addition to the company’s expert application engineering and dedicated customer service team, Rotrex holds the following certifications:

  • BS EN 9001:2000 BSI accredited quality management system
  • National distributors for Ingersoll Rand winches and hoists
  • First Point Assessment accredited

Quality-Assured Winch Systems for Offshore Environments

Rotrex is proud to offer customers one of Europe's largest and most versatile catalogues of winching and lifting equipment, which are available for rapid deployment from a number of strategically situated sites throughout the UK.

Rotrex Winches

For over 40 years, Rotrex Winches has delivered winches and associated services to organisations across a wide range of industries and geographies.

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These are exciting times at Rotrex with £1m invested in the hire fleet in 2014. Investing for the future!

2 March 2015

Emergency Response for Helicopter Salvage

Late in the afternoon on 19 February, Rotrex Winches was contacted by our customer to attend site urgently and carry out inspections and tests of winches and associated lifting equipment onboard a salvage vessel.

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New Top-of-the-Range Man-Riding Winches

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Green Energy Developments

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Rotrex Winches Extract London TBM

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13 September 2009

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Gryphon Works, Wimsey Way
Alfreton Trading Estate
DE55 4LS
United Kingdom

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