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Global winch leader strengthen their position

by Tore Friestad

ACE Winches is a market leader in the design, manufacture and hire of winches and deck machinery. With a branch office in Stavanger, ACE Winches are now in a position to supply more to the Scandinavian market.


"We are a turn-key supplier of winch solutions, delivering tailor-made equipment and top quality products to the shipping, oil and gas, offshore and renewable energy sectors," says Rune Midtun, Country Manager ACE Winches Norway.

With a comprehensive range of winch equipment that is designed, developed and refined on a continual basis, ACE Winches’ emerging products herald a new age of innovation in deck machinery. The company has expertise throughout the entire process, from design through manufacturing to aftersales service. They supply both hydraulic and electric winches, also electric, diesel and EX Hydraulic Power Units, and a wide range of spooling services.

"ACE Winches' operational efficiency is renowned worldwide and is reflected through exceptional service and project performance. We have a dedicated focus on exceeding client expectations and maintaining an excellent record of safety, quality and reliability," says Midtun. 

Close to Norway

ACE Winches is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland and since its founding in 1992 has grown to become one of the world's foremost experts on winch systems and deck machinery. In 2010 they established a branch office in Stavanger in order to establish a foothold in the Scandinavian market.

"This allows us to offer all of our products and aftersales service to our Norwegian customers. We feel that companies in this country still go abroad for the services we provide, so there is undoubtedly growth potential for us in Norway. We supply top quality products on time and at competitive prices, and of course our first priority is always safety. This makes us attractive to many companies," says Midtun.


A 150 tonne spooling winch on board the Olympic Challenger for client Reel Group.

Great interest, great ambitions

ACE Winches' 300 employees provide products and services from five divisions: ACE Manufacturing, ACE Hire Equipment, ACE Hire Personnel, ACE Winch Academy and ACE Project Solutions.

"As a turnkey solution provider and deck machinery specialist, we supply many different companies. Our customers include SUBSEA 7, Technip, TTS Offshore Handling Equipment, EMAS AMC, Ocean Rig, Apply Oil & Gas, Transocean Offshore, DOF Subsea, Offshore Installation Group, KCA Deutag and Aker Solutions. We are currently experiencing great interest in our products on the market, and ACE Winches has big ambitions for continued growth, both in Norway and globally," says Midtun.

Modified expertise

From its own factory in Turriff near Aberdeen, ACE Winches can readily modify equipment to suit the job the customer needs to complete.

"This applies to both the hiring and manufacture of equipment. We are committed to delivering what the customer requires, as far as safety permits. We can of course also offer our qualified ACE personnel for global operations onshore and offshore if our expertise if required," says Midtun.