WireCo WorldGroup Opens New West Coast Distribution Center

October 05, 2018

WireCo WorldGroup announces the opening of a distribution center in Portland, Oregon, strategically located to handle the wire rope needs of our customers across the northwestern United States.

Lankhorst Euronete Australia and Bridco Supports Medical Ship in PNG

August 22, 2018

YWAM Medical Ships in Australia is an organization that delivers healthcare and training in remote areas of Papua New Guinea (PNG) with their medical ship and land-based teams.  Lankhorst Euronete Australia and Bridco have teamed up to get the YWAM Training and Medical Ship, the MV YWAM PNG, in top condition for her next deployment to PNG by donating mooring ropes, stainless steel lifting-hooks and shackles, and lifting straps.

International Workboat Show

July 09, 2018

New Orleans, LA - November 28-30, 2018


July 09, 2018

Beijing, China - November 21-23, 2018

AusRail 2018

July 09, 2018

Australia - November 27-28, 2018


July 09, 2018

Abu Dhabi, UAE - November 12-15, 2018

How WireCo’s backing of a local startup is paying off big

June 14, 2018

Corporations sometimes can be hesitant to give startups a shot, but in WireCo WorldGroup’s case, it saw the ideal technology in Overland Park’s Command.App and quickly signed up to use the custom app. For both companies, the relationship has paid off in multiple ways, from driving innovation to landing Command.App an early adopter and marquee client.

Reflective Anchor Lines for Asian Hercules III

May 01, 2018

Lankhorst Ropes has supplied Lanko®force with Dyneema® jacket anchor lines for the 5,000 ton floating sheerleg crane Asian Hercules III. The Lanko®force anchor lines moor the barge during lifting operations; the rope’s low stretch provides a high level of stability while the sheerleg crane is operating.

Clear track ahead thanks to Kirow Railway Cranes and CASAR Eurolift

April 01, 2018

Even today, 200 years after the invention of the first usable locomotive, the railway continues to play a decisive role when it comes to transporting people and goods from A to B. Maintenance and the development of the track network are fundamentally important to smooth operation as delays are not only annoying, they cost money too. For this reason, 80 years ago, the company Kirow in Leipzig began developing railway cranes.

New Enhanced 9-Part Slings from WireCo

November 10, 2017

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas - WireCo’s 9-Part Super-Flex slings have improved efficiencies providing the industry’s maximum-rated capacity lifting slings per diameter for wire rope. The improved efficiency is backed with a proven design that provides internal adjustment to distribute the load equally among all nine parts of the sling body.

A Century of Wire Rope Excellence

April 20, 2017

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – April 20, 2017 – Union Wire Rope, a WireCo WorldGroup Brand, is proud to announce its 100th year as the industry leader in the design and manufacturing of wire ropes and assemblies. Union products deliver exceptional service and unmatched support worldwide. In addition to oil and gas applications, Union Wire Rope products are used in construction, logging, industrial, and surface mining.

WireCo WorldGroup Appoints James O’Leary as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

April 10, 2017

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – April 10, 2017 – WireCo WorldGroup (“WireCo”) today announced that Interim Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer, James (“Jim”) O’Leary, has assumed the role of Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. O’Leary will continue to serve as a member of the WireCo Board of Directors, as its Chairman, and his appointment concludes the Board’s search for a permanent leader.

WireCo Investment from Onex Completed

October 07, 2016

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – WireCo WorldGroup (“WireCo”) confirmed today the previously announced majority investment has been completed from an affiliate of Onex Corporation, one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Funds managed by Paine & Partners, LLC will retain a minority interest alongside WireCo management.

WireCo Celebrates Inaugural Year In New Location

July 29, 2016

WireCo WorldGroup marked the first year in their Prairie Village, Kansas location with a weeklong celebration which included community outreach. Employees filled 200 backpacks with school supplies giving 150 to Satchel Paige Elementary in KCMO and 50 to the Noyes Home in St. Joseph, Mo.

WireCo Announces Investment from Onex

June 27, 2016

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – June 27th, 2016 – WireCo WorldGroup (“WireCo”) today announced that an affiliate of Onex Corporation (TSX: OCX) (“Onex”) is making an equity investment for a majority interest in WireCo. Funds managed by Paine & Partners, LLC (“Paine & Partners”), which acquired WireCo in 2007, will maintain a significant minority stake.

WireCo WorldGroup to sell its St. Joseph Wire Rope Manufacturing Facility to Hillyard Industries

March 10, 2016

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas – WireCo WorldGroup (“WireCo”) announced today that it is selling its steel wire rope manufacturing facility in St. Joseph, Missouri to Hillyard Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of cleaning and hygiene products.

WireCo selected as Smeal’s Supplier of the Month

January 13, 2016

Prairie Village, Ks. USA - WireCo WorldGroup was recently selected as the January 2016 Supplier of the Month by Smeal Fire Apparatus.