- About New England Ropes
About New England Ropes
A brief history of New England Ropes
New England Ropes was founded by industrial engineer Dave Aigler and salesman Herb Repass, both men were former employees of Plymouth Cordage a well known rope company, they incorporated New England Ropes on November 22, 1967. In the early days New England Ropes were 3-strand ropes, including Pot Warp, Spun Nylon and Filament Nylon. In 1974 New England Ropes began to manufacture braided rope, primarily for the yachting trade. Their sailboat rigging line Sta-Set has become the most popular double braid in the world.
On July 1, 2007 New England Ropes was acquired by Teufelberger Ges.m.b.H. in Wels, Austria. The Teufelberger family began manufacturing rope in the late 18th century, and the company is still family-owned and operates under the founding principle of "We care more for our customers." Teufelberger operates 5 plants in Austria, the Czech Republic, and the United States and has three distinct business units: Fibers & Plastics; Wire Rope, and Fiber Rope.
Today New England Ropes has increased its machine capacity by purchasing advanced technology equipment which is able to produce the highest quality rope at an accelerated pace. Most importantly, however, the company continues to set its sights on a common goal, the same one it has held paramount since its first days: to produce rope of a superior quality, across markets, able to perform under the most demanding challenges.