Cargo Control Historic Time Line

Forankra Pritchard (formally Pritchard Tyrite) is a Trading Name of Certex Lifting LTD.  A UK company who focus on service and quality has allowed it to develop into one of the UK's leading importers, manufacturer and distributor of cargo control equipment.

British Heritage

Able to trace its heritage back over many decades during which time the company was a successful manufacturer of industrial textile products and a significant supplier to the transport and tarpaulin industries.  That was until more recently, when in 1986 the company was acquired by new owners and a fresh management was introduced - with an updated approach to quality and service that is still today's mantra.

Texspan Brand Introduced

During the last eighteen years, the Company invested resources into developing its Texspan branded cargo control lashings, straps and components business.  Through acquisition and organic growth, the company has grown year on year to the point where it is now recognised as a market leader within the load restraint industry.

Customised products

We offer bespoke products such as OEM fitted lashing systems (and retrofit available), that increase efficiency, ensure compliance and safety on load movement.

If you are unable to find the product you require within the site then enquiries are welcome for special bespoke products.

We hope you like what you see on our website and that you'll give us an opportunity to be of service to you soon.


Forankra Pritchard a trading name of Certex Lifting LTD

Certex offers comprehensive solutions within lifting, steel wire ropes and related services. Our solutions are found throughout the UK; at construction sites, on cranes, in steel making as well as within the energy and manufacturing industries.  In addition to world class brands of lifting and suspending equipment, we manufacture high specification lifting products at our specialist facilities in Scotland and England. We also offer testing solutions, inspections and certification, technical support, training and maintenance.  Founded in 1986, Certex today has annual sales of GBP 16 million and 160 employees at seven locations in the UK.  Together with our sister companies throughout Europe, we are part of Axel Johnson International Lifting Solutions.


Multiple Accreditations

As an accredited ISO 9001 manufacturer, the company takes pride in the quality of its products and the service provided to its customers.  With a top-down approach to quality management, all employees are dedicated to total quality control.  Regular audits backed by continuous product testing ensure consistent quality assurance standards are maintained

Accredited to:

ISO 9001 – Quality management systems

ISO 14001 – Environmental management systems

ISO 18001 - Information technology

Growth is powered by providing great value for money and service earning customer loyalty, which we highly value.

The company is pleased to count amongst its customers some of the largest and most well respected: national and international freight hauliers, retailers, wholesalers and distributors, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), vehicle body builders and FM (Facilities Management) companies.  It is pleased to offer products into all industry sectors, such as agriculture, building and construction, transport and infrastructure, and government agencies, to name but a few.
The range of cargo control equipment, lashing straps and tarpaulins shown on our website is not exhaustive as the site has been designed to present the company's standard stock products.