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Truck Trial 2013: RUD sponsored HS-Schoch team crowned European Champions!

28th November 2013

We would like to share with you following news about the RUD HS-Schoch team: Having won 6 out of 6 races, the RUD-sponsored HS-Schoch Truck Trial team has won the European champion title in the S5 category - the crème de la crème of the Truck Trial - for the third time in a row.

Video: RUD-ID-System Release 2.0

15th November 2013

Hermann Kolb from RUD chatting (with English sub titles) about the new RUD RFID system 2.0 at A+A expo in Germany.

The RUD RFID range of products facilitates the easy tracking and monitoring of lifting chains, lashing points, ladders, cranes etc for inventory or safety purposes.

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Safety, Security and Health at Work: A+A Exhibition

14th November 2013

The RUD lifting and lashing division attended the A+A expo in Germany, which is by far the world's largest trade show for work safety and work security issues.

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RUD at MINExpo Beijing, China

06 November 2013

With over 1600 exhibitors, MINExpo, Beijing, is one of the largest trade shows held each year. It was a great opportunity for RUD to demonstrate various lifting and lashing solutions, including innovative products such as ICE, Maxi & lifting chains.

Pics of an alloy bow shackle used as a snatch block - not a good idea!

21st October 2013

A snatch block doubles a winches' pulling power during a recovery. Snatch blocks are used in vehicle recovery situations (eg very thick mud) where the winches' normal capacity is not sufficient to execute the recovery. The snatch block creates a double line pull, and even though the speed of the recovery is slowed, the capacity of the winch is increased.

SECURETECH co-sponsored golf tournament in Matabeleland Moth

18th October 2013

A great day was enjoyed by everyone who participated in the Matabeleland Moth Sponsored Golf Tournament hosted on 28th September 2013. Attached below are some of the photos taken of prize winners, at the co-sponsored tournament in Bulawayo. The tournament was proudly hosted by our customer Ames Engineering.

Winner of the SECURETECH 'RUD' Snow Chains competition held by Leisure Magazine

09 October 2013

Congratulations to Johan Hickman, the winner of the SECURETECH 'RUD' Snow Chains competition held by Leisure Magazine (!

A brief update about the EMO expo in Hanover 2013

03 October 2013

"RUD Germany had a very successful show at the EMO expo in Hanover 16 – 21 September 2013 (  The EMO exhibition is by far the world's largest trade show for metal works, which as we all know is one of the core application fields for our lifting and lashing equipment.

South African RUD companies meet up at bauma Expo 2013

2nd October 2013

At the recent bauma Africa Expo held at Gallagher Convention Centre, we were fortunate enough for 2 of the 3 RUD South African companies to meet up with RUD representatives from Germany.

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RUD is expanding!

02 October 2013

I would like to share with you the following news from our local newspaper.