DROMEC Winches company film 2024

Welcome to DROMEC, my name is Cees Drost. Today, we are at DROMEC where we develop and build winches. We are a family business, the second generation. In 1996, my father started with drive technology and later added winch construction, which is what we are fully engaged in today.

DROMEC innovative software and engineering

DROMEC is an innovator in the field of winches and winch systems. If you look around here, you’ll see various models, and the secret behind this is our software. With this software, we can combine an infinite number of models. Any customer request, no matter how complex, can be entered into this software, resulting in a design that suits the customer perfectly, exactly what they are looking for. We design it, we build it, and if the customer wishes, we also handle commissioning on site, wherever that may be.

Our strength: our dedicated people!

The strength of DROMEC also lies in our people. The freedom they are given to contribute their ideas stimulates innovation. Each time, you are challenged with a different design in a different market, and you are involved in the process. You don’t just do the drafting work; you also have contact with the customer and go on-site to see the project.

Build winches smartly and build smart winches

DROMEC’s vision is not only to build winches smartly but also to build smart winches. We achieve this by combining our proprietary software with our control systems, allowing us to design intelligent, efficient systems. AI plays an increasingly significant role in this, although the creativity of our people remains the driving force behind innovation.


DROMEC Winches supplies spooling machines to Euro Rope Netherlands

In the lively European spring atmosphere, the cheerful yellow of Euro Rope On & Offshore Equipment & Services brings a smile to the faces of the technicians at DROMEC Winches, a leading supplier of spooling machines. Euro Rope, based in Vlaardingen, is a leading total supplier in the field of Heavy Lift / Rigging Equipment, with a global reputation and operations.

Spoolingmachines for constant tension

The spooling machines from DROMEC Winches enable operators to spool cables under Constant Tension at any desired location. Specifically for Euro Rope, these spooling machines are designed with a maximum reel weight of 60 tons and a pulling force of 15 tons, equipped with an electric drive on a right-angle gearbox. To enable transport by land and sea, the dimensions of the system are precisely designed to fit the dimensions of a standard 20-foot container frame, with integrated equipment and controls in a cabinet, including space for other materials.

Multifunctional coupling

DROMEC Winches has developed two robust, fully electric spooling machines for Euro Rope, with the latest version featuring variable shafts that can be adjusted based on reel dimensions and weights. While the standard operates with a diameter of 80mm, Euro Rope offers flexibility in sizes ranging from 80mm to 200mm, making the machine highly multifunctional and adaptable to various needs.

Advanced control

Special control software has been developed by DROMEC Winches for the spooling machine, allowing each operator to easily regulate the force on the cables accurately. Rens Haagsma, engineer at DROMEC Winches, praises Euro Rope as a valued customer to work with due to their quick response time, enthusiasm about the design, and valuable practical experience that often leads to innovations and improvements.
With the delivery of these advanced spooling machines to Euro Rope Vlaardingen, DROMEC Winches continues to be a key player in providing innovative solutions for the lifting industry, while Euro Rope strengthens its position as a leading supplier of lifting equipment.

EuroRope Netherlands: a leading force in on- and offshore, wind, and renewable sector

Euro Rope Netherlands has established itself as a leading player in the On- and Offshore, Wind, and Renewable sector, with a focus on sustainability and customer orientation. With clients such as Huisman, Jumbo, Rolldock, Cadeler, Boskalis, van Oord, Fred Olsen, and more, Euro Rope Netherlands is known for its reliability and safety.

Extensive fleet of cablespooling machines up to 350 reel weight available

With a growing reputation for expertise and reliability, Euro Rope Netherlands boasts an impressive fleet of over 20 cable spooling machines deployed worldwide, supported by well-trained staff.

Global deployability with trained personnel

Thanks to the extensive fleet of cable spooling machines, Euro Rope Netherlands can offer services globally, meeting the needs of clients worldwide. The well-trained personnel of Euro Rope Netherlands are ready to carry out complex operations with the highest degree of accuracy and safety.

A partner in safety and reliability

Euro Rope Netherlands is not only a supplier of lifting equipment and cable spooling machines up to 350t reel weight but also a partner dedicated to providing safe and reliable solutions for the challenging conditions of the On- and Offshore industry. With ongoing investments in high-quality equipment and personnel, Euro Rope Netherlands remains a trusted name for clients worldwide.


Constant Tension; that’s the power of this windingmachine.

Constant Tension; that’s the power of this windingmachine. This system was recently commissioning at EFG Equipment. DROMEC winches builds this machine in series for on- and offshore.

With this system, a cable is rinse up and down under continuously adjustable load. In any sector where cables, ropes or umbilicals are winded with great precision, these machines are an efficient solution. Due to the precise and easy operation, the customer saves a lot of time and damage.

Bas Broekman of EFG Equipment: ‘We should have done this ten years earlier, which saved us a lot of time. We now change a wire from a drilling rig in 20 minutes instead of a few hours.’

Power and control

DROMEC winches builds the Constant Tension windingmachine from 1.5 to 250 tons. The pulling force increases from 500 kilos to 44 tons. This makes the system suitable for many segments.

Rigging, cranes, drilling and piling racks, winches and umbilicals are examples of markets and products that benefit from this machine. For accuracy, DROMEC winches builds the windingmachines with electric drive and control. In the context of sustainability, this is an advantage. For a specific application related to the machine, DROMEC winches engineers like to think along with the customer.


Unique to this machine is the control. DROMEC’s own developed software platform, customer-specific wishes for the winding machine are realized. DROMEC winches engineers can watch worldwide in the event of a malfunction. With this platform, the system is able to recover energy. The application of active heave linked to the Constant Tension machine is also a development in which DROMEC winches excels!

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