We are market leader with some of the most extraordinary winches ever built.

We offer turnkey manufacturing for a wide variety of winches. Huisman as a leading winch manufacturer has extensive experience with direct, traction as well as storage winches in many applications.

Our record consists of winches made for cranes, pipelays, drilling equipment, mooring systems, subsea installation, anchor handling, as well as towing systems.

As a turnkey contract manufacturer, we can offer the entire process from design through production, assembly and testing. It enables you to focus on core competencies and it eliminates the hassle of communicating with multiple companies.


  • Possible delivery of complete winch systems including wires, sheaves, sheave blocks, heave compensators, load cells and other sensors
  • Functional as well as load in-house testing
  • Engineering support


  • Electrically or hydraulically driven winches
  • With helical or Lebus grooving
  • For wires from 19mm up to 135mm
  • Design and manufacturing according LR, DNV, API/ABS, or EN requirements
  • With or without redundancy braking system (mostly caliper brakes)
  • We know how to build and fit a number of winch auxiliaries such as spoolers, pushers and variety of sensors

Storage winch

This huge 20t A&R (abandonment and recovery) Storage winch supplied to Heerema Offshore Services can accommodate more than 7km of 126mm wire in 41 windings and 13 layers. For reliable spooling in confined underdeck area, it is equipped on its side by hydraulically controlled spooling mechanism.

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