The RUD Group is a globally certified supplier for defence systems and equipment for land, air and sea. We provide standard and specialist applications for the defence force that meet and exceed the industry’s exacting standards.
As a certified contractor for defence systems and land, air and sea vehicle equipment, we are also involved in the ongoing maintenance of defence vehicle equipment.
Whether it’s peacekeeping missions, field studies, tactical assessments or high-risk military projects, our defence clients can rely on our solutions to see their work through to completion.
In Australia since 1984, RUD has earnt a reputation for innovative material handling and lifting solutions including:
Australian Engineering Services
RUD Australia’s in-house team of highly qualified (CPEng/RPEQ) engineers design and deliver high quality, bespoke products and solutions to many sectors, including defence, mining, power generation, manufacturing, construction, maritime and renewable energy.
While other companies are subcontracting their work offshore, we do it here. We guarantee local service and support from our first contact through to design, manufacture, delivery, training and commissioning.
Our solutions solve real-world industry challenges, and increase the productivity, efficiency and safety of any project.
One location for service and support
Keeping all these areas in one location helps us deliver more cost-effective and practical solutions to defence engineering challenges.
Our specialities include:
Local manufacturing supporting local industry
Our Australian manufacturing team is located in a 6000m² head office, administration, warehouse and manufacturing facility in Brisbane, Queensland.
Our comprehensive manufacturing solutions include:
Certifications & quality assurance
RUD Australia’s record of industry excellence is reflected in a rigorous internal testing system that ensures we meet – and exceed – the defence industry’s stringent standards.
All of our products and solutions meet these standards and international quality systems:
Globally, RUD is an approved manufacturer to many international military forces with more than 1000 NATO Stock Numbers (NSN), and is certified to DIN EN ISO 9001 and DIN EN ISO 14001, with NATO Cage Code D3800.
Load Restraint Systems
RUD’s expertise lies in designing innovative chain solutions that solve defence industry challenges. We combine optimum strength with reduced size and weight to create load restraint systems that are far superior to anything else on the market.
Lashing technology that performs under pressure
Our top-rated lashing systems transport defence force equipment over land, sea and air. These systems use the most advanced technology and meet the latest Australian and international standards.
We specialise in:
These lightweight systems can operate safely in all weather conditions without compromising optimal load stability and security. They perform efficiently under the most extreme and challenging situations.
As a globally certified contractor for military systems and equipment for land, air and sea vehicles, you can find RUD in many new defence projects.
Our decades of experience, combined with our local service and support, make us the first and best choice for advice on all aspects securing loads safely.
Critical Lifting Solutions
RUD is a leading designer and manufacturer of specialised lifting systems for the defence sector for both standard and specialist applications and vehicles.
The first manufacturer of Grade 120 chain
Innovation and product development is important at RUD, being the first manufacturer globally to be approved for Grade 120 chain.
RUD ICE Grade 120 Chain offers many advantages for defence industry needs, including:
RUD’s ICE Chain offers ultimate strength and resilience to varied environments.
Lifting Points to suit all applications
RUD lifting points stand for top quality, ergonomics and safety in lifting technology and load securing and have done for more than 35 years.
Our extensive product range of RUD bolt-on and weld-on lifting points includes more than 600 patented lifting and lashing points for multi-directional loading in load ranges up to 250t to meet maximum requirements and integrating into many OEM projects.
Additionally, a range of Lifting and Lashing Points have the DNVGL Seal of Approval for the provision of lifting points suited for offshore environment.
We test and certify every product in the range to ensure it consistently meets our high standards for strength, performance and endurance.
Exclusive Supplier of Australian Made Heavy Vehicle Hoists to the ADF
Endurequip Hoists is a subsidiary of RUD Chains Australia. It’s the only heavy vehicle hoist brand trusted by the Australian Defence Force and the only Australian-made heavy vehicle hoist manufacturer.
The Portalift® Hoist has a lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes per hoist or 60 tonnes overall for a set of 8 hoists.
These hoists use a unique, RUD-calibrated, chain-drive system, making it the safest and most robust portable hoist in Australia.
The defence industry feels confident depending on Portalift because it is:
Our range includes Portalift® hoists, stands and accessories for complete workshop solutions.
Tyre Protection & Traction Chains
RUD’s tyre protection and traction chains increase the longevity of tyre wear and provide increased traction in harsh climates.
Our resilient, non-skid ice and traction chains are developed specifically for extreme conditions, guaranteeing maximum traction on snow, ice and off-road.
Our lightweight traction chains have sturdy grip links that provide the necessary bite for military vehicles to move easily across soft sand or dirt and icy ground.
Across the globe RUD’s snow traction trains are essential accessory in the unpredictable working environments of our various defence forces.
Materials Handling & Rotation Technology
RUD TECDOS round steel chain technology offers countless possibilities for lifting, rotating, and telescoping objects in the most difficult conditions and climates.
Important for any application where there is a requirement for rotation or slow movement with extremely high precision, the combination of TECDOS components and RUD round steel chain technology provides endless solutions to countless material handling challenges.
Need technical support or training?
Our In-house engineers provides training and ongoing customer support for all our products and solutions.