Haggie® Steel Wire Rope (SWR) is a recognised leading manufacturer of specialised steel wire ropes sold under the Haggie® brand. Haggie® has an established track record of engineering excellence and has supplied the South African mining industry since 1921. SWR manufactures an extensive range of wire ropes to be used in attractive end-markets such as mining (shaft and surface) and offshore oil and gas. It also supplies general purpose wire ropes for use in the fishing, engineering and forestry industries through its Distribution network in Southern Africa.
SWR importantly provides operational technical services to its mining rope customers, thereby making SWR a critical partner to these customers. With a team of very experienced mining rope engineers in South Africa, Canada and Australia, SWR directly engages with its customers in providing on-site expert technical support, training, rope inspections, recommendations r rope maintenance or replacement requirements and joint development of new products. This direct and intimate customer contact creates strong customer relationships. This firsthand experiee of rope behaviour is also continuously fed back to the rope product development team enhancing their knowledge and capabilities. Furthermore the proven success of the Flat Lay Indicators on our Stranders coupled with the new manufacturing equipment on our Closers, the Dimensional Computerised Control Devise (DCCD) has improved the geometrical quality of our normal and Ultra Deep Hoisting (UDH) Mine Winding ropes.
This operation has achieved numerous technical milestones producing some of the most challenge ropes including the world's longest shaft sinking rope.