Who we are

Cookes is the name at the very heart of how this country was built:

our products have been doing New Zealand’s heavy lifting, hauling, hoisting, trawling, digging (and more) for over a century.As the New Zealand brand of Bridon Bekaert the Ropes Group, Cookes is a leader in the development, manufacturing, sales and testing and inspection of steel wire, synthetic fibre ropes & lubricants. Couple this with over 100 years of experience as the leading lifting & total service solutions provider to the Crane & Construction, Forestry, Fishing & Aquaculture, Engineering & Energy, Transport & Shipping, Earthmoving and Agriculture & Horticulture markets, and you have the countries leading industrial and commercial solutions, provider.

Where we add value

We are problem solvers

Nationwide, our people have the collective knowledge and experience that spans years of service; you benefit from that every day. No matter the industry you are in; Construction, Forestry, Marine or Agriculture if you have a problem, Cookes can solve it. That means better performance and profitability for your business.

International quality from local branches

You can shop at your local Cookes branch for a vast range of world-class industrial products. Our people enjoy making relationships personal. We aim to understand your industry, your business, and your unique needs. What you need is not on the shelf? Or in the warehouse? We can supply products from any of our 11 national branches. Have a problem? We can design and tailor a solution to meet your needs and requirements

National Presence


Leaders in quality safety

Health and safety come first

Our business revolves around the use and support of industrial machinery where any unsafe practice can lead to serious harm. Safety always comes first. Whether we’re manufacturing, testing, certifying or supplying; health and safety is paramount for our employees, contractors, and customers. We are experts in ensuring that the equipment you use is fit for purpose. Cookes in-house testing, Height safety services, mobile testing services, non-destructive testing and specialist rigging services ensure your equipment meets and or exceeds all relevant AS/NZS standards.

Quality Assured

Cookes is committed to supplying quality products and service. We have held ISO 9001 certification since 1992 and expanded this to include the ISO 14001and OHSAS 18001 certification, demonstrating our commitment to quality, sustainability and safety. More recently, we have achieved Full Member accreditation with LEEA, the internationally recognised standard in lifting, providing further assurance of our ability to deliver quality solutions that consistently meet or exceed your needs.

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