The RUD Group.

RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1875 by Carl Rieger and Friedrich Dietz in the Swabian city of Aalen, Germany, achieves with over 1700 employees in more than 120 countries an annual turnover of 200 million Euro. At locations, among others in Germany, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Romania and the USA, the family business manufactures, apart from sling technology, lashing technology and Non-skid chains also hoist chains and conveyor systems. With the ERLAU brand, the German traditional company also manufactures tyre protection chains and property furnishings for indoor and outdoor areas.

A new giant for lifting, driving and conveying loads:

RUD Group and Caldwell Inc. pool their expertise in lifting/lashing equipment and material handling. Customers in the USA and Canada profit from a complete spectrum of product from a single source, as well as from even more quality, service and customer focus.

The RUD Group and Caldwell are uniting their market activities on the North American market within a common organisation, with immediate effect. This means that two complementary specialists are joining forces as leaders in the market: With its main development and production facilities in Aalen and its global core markets, the RUD Group offers pioneering solutions for lifting, lashing, conveying, driving and handling loads of various sizes on a worldwide basis. The family business was founded in 1875 and today employs over 1,700 people in its production plants and sales offices in more than 120 countries. 

The company's portfolio includes mountable sling systems, lashing equipment for securing loads, round steel chains, lifting chains, conveying systems and drive technology ( Within its industry, the RUD Group is recognised as a multiple awardwinning innovator, Hidden Champion and global leader in quality and technology. Its future partner, the Caldwell Group, is based in Rockford, Illinois, and has been active since 1954 as an expert in innovative load handling equipment. With nine product lines, the company offers standard and customised solutions for industry – from crane hooks, cross beams, coil lifters and vacuum lifters to special positioning systems for loads (

Contact the RUD Team!

Please use the contact form for further questions about our products and service features.
Our Team will be pleased to help you. Just call us or send us an e-mail.