RUD Gives a Lift To The Australian Defence Force

RUD Australia is proud of our ongoing relationship with the ADF and other organisations to make sure they’re defence ready.
When the world’s Defence Forces go into action, their lives depend on the gear they take with them and that is why they place their trust in a company’s products or solutions which are ‘defence ready’.

RUD Australia is a subsidiary of the global RUD Chains Group, a family-owned German manufacturer of the highest order with 140 years of experience and operations in 120 countries. In 1984, RUD Australia started in Brisbane, and now has a 6000m2 facility currently manufacturing and supplying specialist Defence applications.

Our Brisbane facility provides tie-downs and lashings for equipment and towing solutions, lifting points, tyre protection and traction chains, and is Australia’s only manufacturer of heavy vehicle hoists supplying the Australian Defence Force (ADF). On a global level RUD also works with International Defence Forces such as NATO and the UN.

We are proud of this ongoing relationship with organisations that demand equipment built to the highest standards and our work with the Australian Defence Force is the living embodiment of our motto: “Tradition in Dynamic Innovation.”

Safety and Reliability is Key

RUD Australia is responsible for securing some of the most expensive equipment on the planet.

Most of our customers are looking for the same things:

RUD Chains simply does not compromise on these qualities and has established a reputation for adhering to these time and time again.

Trusted by the World’s Toughest Critics

These qualities translate perfectly to the commercial world. Whether a truck is perched several feet above the ground or you are lashing down construction equipment before transporting it across the country, it is comforting to know that the solutions have been tested by the toughest conditions and active duty requirements.

Being defence-ready is a commitment to produce the best, lightest, strongest and most straightforward systems that are proven to pull their weight in the field.

We are committed to ensuring all solutions adhere to global and international standards and align with Defence Force expectations. RUD’s passion and diligence ensure we are compliant with the toughest standards from ISO, NATA, Defence and LEEA.

This commitment to safety and reliability is why the Australian Defence Force places its faith in us and is one of the company’s longest-standing customers. It’s a relationship that RUD is proud to have.

Our safe and reliable solutions are defence-ready by design, which means you can trust them to solve your handling challenges when you need them most.

What Our Clients Say About RUD Australia

  • Patterson Mobile Crane Hire logo
    Laurie Patterson

    “Half the amount of gear for the same result”

    Patterson Crane Hire loves a challenge and RUD lifting gear helps us solve these challenges. The weight saving gains when we use their Grade 120 ICE range really makes a difference and minimises our risk when we are managing difficult, heavy lifts. Simply put, this is why we choose to work with quality suppliers like RUD.

  • Graeme Jones
    Operations Manager, Holcim Werribee

    “Safety and expertise a key factor for Holcim”

    At Holcim (Werribee) we rely on RUD Tyre Protection Chains. Their strong expertise and professionalism is on display when they fit and maintain our chains on site. The team works hard to keep us safe, enable our machines to stay in operation and minimise our costs.

  • air & allied sales logo
    Marcus Ghikas
    Managing Director, Air and Allied

    “Quality suppliers and supportive business partners, recommended without hesitation”

    Air & Allied Sales (Pacific) has partnered with RUD Chains for the past 25 years to deliver outstanding engineered solutions. The professional and continued relationship with Ian and his team allows us to continue to support our customers above and beyond their needs.

    Our recent requirements have pushed the limits of a standard supplier’s capabilities, but RUD Chains have never waivered in their scaled supply. As a result, we have been able to meet surges in demand without issue, passing on the excellent support offered by RUD Chains to our own customers.

    RUD Chains are both quality suppliers and supportive business partners, and we would recommend them without hesitation.

  • acran logo
    Richard Devereux, Managing Director

    “RUD Chain Drives provide a controlled drive solution for engineering challenge.”

    As Managing Director of ACRAN, we are always excited to provide innovative and quality technical solutions to the market for industrial ventilation, filtration and noise control solutions.

    Recently we completed a project where RUD chain drives provided a controlled drive solution for an Engineered lift and fulfilled the requirements. ACRAN is grateful for the technical and on-site support provided by RUD Chains and look forward to completing future projects together as a trusted partner.

  • gemilang australia logo
    Sarah Forbes

    “Australian Made Endurequip Hoists provide a safe and reliable maintenance system to deliver new bus fleets.”

    At Gemilang, we’re confident that our high-quality Endurequip-made Portalifts and vehicle stands will continue to serve us well as we build more buses for the Australian market. These provide us unparalleled underbody access, thereby giving our clients the reassurance that every single bus component, from top to bottom, is designed, manufactured, secured and inspected thoroughly by our engineers and technicians.

  • Aurizon logo
    Gavin Witton
    Project Leader, CQCN North Wagon Operations, Aurizon

    “Service Levels from design through to commissioning unmatched by others”

    The team at Jilalan appreciate the quality service you provided in the design, fabrication and commissioning of our platforms for our Wagon remediation project.

    RUD’s attention to detail and great communications skills ensured that our project was completed to the highest standard and exceeded our expectations.  From the start of the procurement process you committed to ensuring time frames could be met and delivered quality products as per agreement. We are grateful for this as no other company we contacted could make these commitments.

  • Grima recycling
    Jim Grima
    Grima Recycling

    “RUD service compliments RUD system quality”

    Grima Recycling have been working the team at RUD in realising our plant expansion project. The modular RUD chain conveyor has proved to be reliable and effective for the transfer of of our recycled products from the loader hopper and up the inclined slop as part of our new process line. The regular contact and support provided by RUD compliments the RUD system quality. 

  • Enco precast
    Forbes Day, Operations Manager
    Enco Precast Pty Ltd

    “RUD Engineering support and expertise a real asset”

    ENCO Precast have been involved with RUD for over 10 years now, predominantly for the supply of the Philipp Group Lifting Hoops for Prestressed Precast Concrete elements for bridges. The engineering support led by RUD’s Engineering Manager Matt Pauli is always outstanding and has kept us loyal to RUD.

  • Western Australia

    “RUD Toro X19 chains have surpassed all of our expectations”

    RUD’s service and product support have been excellent. We are happy to recommend RUD to anyone who has problems with their tyre life.

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    Paul Denison
    Bullivants Townsville

    “The RUD team were able to design, manufacture and supply a cost effective solution”

    We see our long term relationship with RUD more as a partnership than supplier and customer. RUD’s service and product support are excellent and their team of industry specialists is always on hand to answer any of our questions.

Talk to RUD today to find out more about our solutions.