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RUD Chains

Lashing Systems, Lifting Devices and Non-Skid Traction Chains for Military Applications

Units 10 -14 John Wilson Business Park,
Thanet Way,
CT5 3QT Kent,
United Kingdom

Units 10 -14 John Wilson Business Park,
Thanet Way,
CT5 3QT Kent,
United Kingdom

RUD Chains is an expert in providing standard and specialist applications for the armed forces, ranging from lifting and load securing equipment to snow and traction chains. We know that only the best is good enough for our soldiers in the field, which is why we pride ourselves in our well-established brand name RUD, which stands for quality, innovation and know how. For years we have been operating in accordance to our company wide slogan ‘tradition in dynamic innovation’.

Continuous research and development have enabled us to manufacture products that not only meet the highest expectations, but also have consistent quality standards. Experience, diligence, ambition and passion are the virtues we manifest in order to remain the best. RUD is ISO 9001 certified and is renowned for its expertise in heat treatment methods – delivering high-performance chain products to suit the most demanding military applications.

Load securing, overhead lifting and traction solutions

RUD specialises in providing our customers with highly-engineered standard and special solutions for load securing, overhead lifting and traction problems. Our standard products and unique solutions are used in a number of military applications worldwide and continue to perform under the most extreme and challenging conditions.

Robust lifting devices for the defence industry

As a leading manufacturer of lifting devices RUD is proud to offer remarkable products for both standard and specialist solutions. Our chain technology enhances system weight, less transport space is needed due to flexible modular systems and, most importantly, our equipment is easy and safe to use due to its ergonomic design.

Our robust lifting devices work under harsh conditions up to -60°C, meaning work can always be done. All our components are marked with a tracking code (optional available with RFID). Unique to RUD, the advanced metallurgy of the ICE and VIP range of lifting and lashing chains offers the advantages of smaller lighter components with comparably higher lifting capacities.

Lashing systems for the transport of military equipment

RUD provides first-rate lashing systems for the transport of military equipment on land, sea and air, according to European, international and special military standards. Our chains are made from the highest technology ensuring that they can operate in the toughest weather conditions while offering optimal load stability and security for all applications.

As a certified contractor for military aircraft systems and equipment we are involved in new projects (A400M) and production and maintenance of current systems (C-160, HUSLE).

Non-skid snow and traction chains for harsh military applications

Our resilient non-skid snow and traction chains are specially developed for harsh military applications to guarantee maximum traction on snow, ice and off road. We manufacture our non-skid chains according to the latest civilian and specific military standards.

Our selection of lightweight snow and traction chains have sturdy grip links that provide essential bite to get through deep, compacted snow and soft ground, an essential accessory for the unpredictable working environment of the armed forces.

On land, sea and in the air, RUD military technology is meeting the specific needs of the world’s defence forces with our high-quality products, innovative approach and expertise.

RUD OPTILASH-CLICK Offers Flexibility in Lashing Procedures

Working across industries where safety and quality is essential RUD deliver on ground-breaking lifting and lashing products, and have earnt over 500 international patents for their continuous product development and innovative approach.

RUD Chains Ltd

Units 10 -14 John Wilson Business Park

Thanet Way




United Kingdom