Samson announces agreement to acquire Corderie Henri Lancelin

Feb 21, 2024

February 21, 2024 - Samson, a Wind River Holdings® company headquartered in Ferndale, Washington, USA, is pleased to announce its purchase agreement with Corderie Henri Lancelin (Lancelin) with headquarters in Ernée, France. 

"We are delighted to welcome Lancelin into the expanding Samson family," said Christian Rheault, CEO of Samson Rope Technologies. "Aligned in our commitment to innovation and strong teams, we are eager to enhance support and innovation for our customers worldwide, particularly in Europe across our diverse markets." 

Founded in 1907, Lancelin is a family-owned company passed down over four generations. Lancelin focusses on customer care and specializes in creating technically advanced and visually appealing ropes. Known for its innovative approach, Lancelin has established an authoritative brand presence, particularly within the boating, sailing, and recreational marine sectors. The company's dedication to innovation is underscored by a contemporary testing facility featuring a machine capable of breaking ropes with a strength of up to 600 metric tons. Lancelin stands out for its adept use of market and product intelligence, enabling it to foresee customer requirements and expertly craft high-quality products.

“The Lancelin team is pleased to join together with Samson and we feel our joint capabilities, product offering, and presence will streamline and accentuate our customer experience around the world” Said Nicolas Lancelin. “Our customers can remain confident that we will continue to supply our current product offering and an expanded range of products.”

For over 145 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing high-performance ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer new technology and innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics in diverse markets.

Both companies boast extensive track records of success within the rope industry, sharing a commitment to operational excellence and the production of high-quality goods. The manufacturing capabilities in Barcelona Spain gained with Samson’s 2023 acquisition of Folch Ropes, alongside two existing U.S. facilities in Washington and Louisiana and Lancelin's advanced manufacturing facility in Ernée, France, the unified Samson entity is well-equipped to cater to global customers with cutting-edge products, services, and support.

Media Contact:
Amber Pitton - Samson
Marketing Communications Manager