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No matter how unusual and complex your requirements – with Gleistein as your partner you will find the perfect solution. We listen carefully, think our way into your project and develop customised connection solutions for every application.


Consulting Mooring

The future belongs to the FLX Mooring System

Consulting industrial Lift

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.

Consulting Mooring

The future belongs to the FLX Mooring System - this information apparently also made its way to some of our customers with old ships.

Conventional mooring ropes are considerably heavier to handle, have a high stretch throughout and consequently need to be replaced frequently. Therefore, one of our customers wanted to use the advantages of the FLX system and commissioned us to equip their fleet. The winch manufacturers of the moving fleet had specified a minimum rope diameter of 54 millimetres because of the old facilities. Our X-Twin Plus cover was much too thin for the required break loads of 80 to 110 tonnes and so a new technical solution was required.

Our innovation department developed FlexTwin according to these requirements.

Break load and diameter of the flexible mooring line can be individually customised according to the customer’s specific requirements. The product convinces with its high strength, high-quality cover, and first-class handling.

The buoyant mooring line is now available for all customers.

Do you also need ropes with special requirements?
Gleistein is the partner of choice.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. - Burnaston, Derbyshire

Toyota stands for the consistent application of the Lean Manufacturing method in all Toyota automobile plants around the world. The tight production schedule requires a high degree of flexibility and frequent tool changes. This is also the case in the pressing plant of Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. in Burnaston, England. The pressing tools, which weigh several tons, sometimes need to be changed within a few hours and multiple times per shift.

In 2012, Toyota contacted the experts at Gleistein to look for solutions to the unsatisfactory situation regarding the wire rope slings used. The wire slings previously used were causing major problems at Toyota Motor (UK) Manufacturing Ltd.: 

  • Heavy lifting slings that were difficult to handle
  • Back problems and injuries among employees
  • Slow tool changes
  • Extremely short service life of the slings (maximum 3,200 lifting operations corresponding to approx. 2 months of use)
  • Resulting high costs

An approx. 12-month joint process followed in which a lifting device, perfectly tailored to the application, was developed. The solution was established in 2013 and has since proven itself every day.

By using Updraft CustomSlings made of DynaOne® HS (with bio-based Dyneema® SK78) several problems were solved. Toyota can now benefit from:

  • Lightweight, safe, and easy-to-use lifting equipment with only one seventh of the weight of wire rope slings
  • No health impairments whatsoever for employees. Instead of 2 employees, a single employee can change the pressing tools
  • Faster tool changes
  • 7 x longer service life of the lifting equipment - 22,000 lifting operations (= approx. 14 months service life)

The use of the made-to-fit Updraft CustomSlings ensures serious cost savings with increased safety and productivity at Toyota.

By using the Updraft CustomSling precisely tailored to their needs, Toyota achieves serious cost savings, while increasing safety and productivity. In the meantime, numerous other manufacturing plants of Toyota have implemented these advanced lifting tools in their pressing plants. 


Examples of additional services

NFC Chip

The integrated NFC chip can be scanned with any modern smartphone – no matter if Android or iPhone. It stores product specifications, application tips and quick links to certificates, website content and important contacts.

Mooring Rope Manual and Pocket Guide

The comprehensive Mooring Rope Manual contains everything you need to know about installing ropes, their proper use, assessing their condition and making repairs. And the durable Pocket Guide is a practical tool for assessing our ropes and is readily at hand wherever you are

Wear zone managment

Gleistein offers several solutions to protect mooring systems from damage.