Welcome to Latch and Batchelor

Specialist manufacturers, stockists, and global distributors of high quality steel wire ropes and fittings.

Veratop P image cross sectionLatch and Batchelor is a specialist UK manufacturer of wire rope for mining, haulage, structural and general engineering applications. We have been manufacturing wire rope since 1884 when our company was first to invent Locked Coil and Flattened Strand Wire Rope for mining applications. Today we supply specialist mining rope to long standing customers in Brazil, Canada, Zambia, France, Mongolia, UK, Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia and Ghana. The deepest mines in the world have used our ropes from the Goldfields of India and Africa to Nickel mines in the Australian deserts. We have the added ability to offer pre-stretching of wire rope using our indoor 110 metre (70 tonne capacity) pre-stretching range. We have extensive experience in armouring electrical cables to meet customers’ varied requirements in this field.

Latch and Batchelor is the sole UK and Ireland distributor for Verope Special Wire Ropes. We are therefore able to offer small to large diameter, long length wire ropes for hoist, deck, diving bell, clump weight and mooring line DNV approved applications and OEM equipment if required. Our new award winning state of the art Service Centre for Crane ropes can efficiently process your order to provide (in most cases) same day or next day UK delivery; subject to stock availability.

We have a fully equipped splicing department which is able to offer hand splicing, socketing and mechanical splicing services to meet your requirements.

We take pride in our knowledge and experience of wire ropes and their correct applications and in addition to our ISO 9001:2008 certification, are approved suppliers to the MOD, BNFL, Rolls Royce, and UK Coal.