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A lot has happened……

A lot has happened at Straightpoint over the last few weeks, here is our monthly round up!

CFT Offshore gets their Straightpoint Mugs
Our distributor CFT Offshore sent us some great photos of our load cell shackles in use.
They are used when pulling cables up at the offshore wind farm substations.
Take a look at these great photos showing them in action.

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 New Distributor in Spain
We’re pleased to have a new distributor in Spain. Cargo Flet Blasant and its sister company OC Worldwide, manufacture and distribute a range of high quality lifting and tying products for many industrial activities. They decided to expand the range of their lifting safety products this year and we are delighted that they have chosen to partner with Straighpoint.

Their online catalogue has just gone live and can be viewed at

Saudi Arabia Dealer
We are pleased to announce that NTE Projects has been chosen as our distributor for the Saudi Arabia market.
They will be the sole and exclusive distributing agent for Straightpoint, dealing with marketing, selling and distributing all the products that we offer in that market place. You can check them out at

LifTex 2013

liftex2013Straightpoint will be exhibiting at LiftEx again this year. The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is established across the globe as the leading representative body for all those involved in the lifting industry worldwide.

This will be our 8th year exhibiting at this industry event organised by the LEEA.
Liftex is an important part of Straightpoint’s marketing and sales strategy because it gives us the excellent opportunity to meet with our regular customers and receive feedback about our service. It also gives us the chance to reach new potential clients and distributors. Find us on Stand 60.

To find out more about the LEEA please visit their website

Busy times..

We’ve had a busy quarter building our hire stock, introducing RFID tagging to our ‘link’ load cell range and we can now reveal that we have a new member of our management team joining us shortly: Steve Woodhead will become our UK Sales Manager and is formerly UK Manager of Tractel.  I’ll be including a short interview with Steve in the next blog, but in the meantime, we look forward to welcoming him to the team!

A Straightpoint Mug is on its way to Inspectech Ltd!
We recently offered clients an exclusive Straightpoint thermal mug if they could send us some images of our loadcells in use in situ.  Thanks to Inspectech Ltd of Cyprus, who sent in some images of our loadcells carrying out water weight crane testing.  Inspectech undertakes thorough examination and proof load testing of all types of lifting equipment for local industries, offshore and a wide range of marine vessels.
Crane using our loadcell

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Straightpoint supplies loadcells to an oil refinery
Recently, Straightpoint supplied 20 Radio Link Plus loadcells to Survitec Service & Distribution Ltd (SSD), who then supplied them to an oil refinery for lifting a tank, where the client needed to know the weight at each point (20 points around the tank).  As Straightpoint keeps a large range of equipment in stock, we were able to supply these loadcells within 2 days of the order, supplying colour coded stripes on the equipment and all the certificates and codes within the specified time.  Key Account Manager at SSD, Jo Stamp said
“we’re extremely impressed by the efficiency of the team at Straightpoint – the equipment information requested was exactly what the client was looking for and the high quality equipment was supplied within the very short timeframe for this urgent job.  Well done Straightpoint!”

I shall be in China for some of September/ October with one of our new distributors, although will be picking up my emails as usual.  The rest of the team will be on hand to answer any queries, too.

Until next time,
Mr Loadlink