The contract for a unique order was signed at the end of May between Lanex from Bolatica and the Russian company Morservis from Novorossiysk. It will start the production of a total of 7 tonnes of high tensile ship rope with a diameter of 48 mm . The ropes will be used in ports to secure large tankers. They will also replace steel ropes. The entire order is over CZK 5 million and will be dispatched no later than 20 June.
"The order is the result of our six-month acquisition work in the Russian market. We used this to obtain information about the clients' needs. By setting both the right price level and the parameters of the goods, Lanex has become an attractive partner for customers. “The rope is so strong that you can hang a truck on it,” said Georgij Kezua, Lanex’s product manager for the Russian markets
The new type of rope, made of high-strength polyethylene, is the result of the company's research and development. Last year it successfully passed the demanding exams required to obtain the international DNV GL certificate required for supplying rope to shipping. The rope is up to 30 percent stronger than steel ropes of the same diameter; for the same weight, it is up to eight times stronger. In addition, it floats on water, and if it does break when under a heavy load, there is no danger of it unraveling, which is very dangerous, especially when it is used in the shipping industry.
The rope is produced using a new thermofixing machine that Lanex bought last year from an Italian manufacturer. The new type of high-strength ropes has been supplied to customers since last autumn, but the order for Morservis is exceptional in terms of overall volume and the large rope diameter.
Rope production did not stop At Lanex, not even during the coronavirus crisis. The company’s latest economic results are very good. It managed to produce up to 85 per cent of its normal output even despite a shortage of staff. Up to fifty percent of Poles routinely work in manufacturing, their commute to jobs is still a topical issue. Interest in the range of products offered by Lanex, which is supplied to 90 countries around the world, continues, despite the disruption of various markets depending on the progress of the pandemic.