DLM partners with Chant Engineering

By Hannah Sundermeyer06 July 2022

Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK) Ltd. (DLM), of Southampton, UK has further enhancing its presence in North America through a long-running partnership with Chant Engineering Co. Inc., of New Britain, PA.

Chant, DLM’s AWRF team—from left to right: Hunter Styers, Martin Halford, Rasmus Carlsson, Jamie Woodcock, Thommy Andersson, Mason Chant, Phil Chant, Bill Rodgers, Sharon Mathis, and Alex Harris.

DLM is a specialist in the design, manufacture, repair and calibration of load cells, load monitoring, and cable working equipment for the offshore, renewable energy, marine, subsea and lifting and rigging industries. Chant, also of British heritage, is a diversified engineering company that designs, manufactures, services and calibrates testing machines, systems, and related accessories for industrial and military customers.

Chant has stocked and distributed DLM’s standard tensile load links (SL-3.0) up to 50-ton capacity and handheld displays (TW-3.0-S) to the U.S. since 2015, and further penetrates the market via a sub-distribution network. However, both parties are interested in widening the range with ongoing product and application training supporting distribution of more technological systems, the company said.

“Rigging and lifting was our starting point—and Chant’s strength,” said Martin Halford, managing director, DLM. “We would be keen to expand on this, as currently this sector only represents about 10 percent of DLM’s current business, at least in terms of turnover, with custom work for marine and offshore industries being by far the largest market for us [approx. 75 percent]. If we could start to tap into this potential within the U.S., it would be very exciting—for us and Chant. First, we must get deeper and more varied coverage of North America with our standard products.”

“We take great pride working with DLM,” added Jeff Cron, marketing specialist, Chant. “It is a tremendous relationship that we have built and continue to build on. DLM has supported us with all our customers’ needs and provided amazing customer service. The towing and automotive industries are big for us right now, but we are looking to constantly expand into other industries.”

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