Cousin Trestec - Rope Manufacturer for Industry and Sports

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Cousin Trestec

Rope manufacturer, always more innovative

Located in the North of France, Cousin Trestec manufactures innovative ropes and braids. With 175 years of experience, Cousin Trestec is a key player in the industry and leisure markets.

Innovative rope manufacturer, for high performances

Cousin Trestec is a rope manufacturer specialized in fibres transformation by spinning, cabling, braiding and coating since 1848. Cousin Trestec is the reference on the rope market, with customers in various sectors, such as leisure and sport (yachting, climbing, caving, trekking, mountaineering, paragliding, kitesurfing...), safety (work at height, rescue, handling, events...), industrial (offshore, hoisting, automotive...) and military. With the benefit of the expertise from the group and its sister companies (Cousin Biotech, Cousin Composites, Major Sport – Tecnifibre), Cousin Trestec offers solutions matching your needs and brings you all their know-how to manufacture quality and innovative products. On top of our rigour and expectations for product design, we place your satisfaction in first place.

175 years of know-how and French quality

Cousin Trestec uses the best available raw materials to increase comfort, safety and performance: polyamide and high tenacity polyester, Technora®, Dyneema®, Twaron®, HMPE, Spectra®, Vectran® or the recent PBO®. Cousin Trestec has not only an unmatched knowledge of the materials, but also the ability to combine all the technologies and to control perfectly the thermic treatments (stretch, shrinkage, stabilization, waterproofing) and coatings. Cousin Trestec also designs your tailor-made products to your own specifications. Working with traditional know-how while mastering the high-tech fibres makes the Cousin Trestec hallmark.

Milestones

1848

Foundation of COUSIN Frères, specialising in spinning and braiding line, cotton and hemp yarns.

Late XIXth

Manufacturing of sewing threads and strings

1950

1st rope-maker to use synthetic fibres.

1960

1st products ranges dedicated to yachting and climbing.

1980

Market Leader for paragliders and parachutes lines.

1990

Market Leader for safety and access ropes.

1993

CE marking.

1995

COUSIN Frères creates a group with several subsidiaries for each activity - COUSIN Trestec, COUSIN Composites (rods and optic fibres) , COUSIN Biotech (medical implants), COUSIN Office (corporate general services).

1996

Launch of the first range of lines for kitesurfing.

2003

ISO 9001 Certification version 2000.

2008

Dalle & Associés takes over COUSIN Trestec, COUSIN Composite and Major Sport.

2011

Cousin Trestec develops Constrictor®, a new textile rope clutch which sets new standards in the sailing sector.

2015

Cousin Trestec partners with "Souffle du Nord" with Thomas Ruyant and Adrien Hardy who made the 4th place in the IMOCA class at transat Jacques Vabre.

Cousin Trestec

Hot figures


working 30,000

km of ropes made each year

working 60,000

plaits necessary to the manufacture

working 175

years of experience

working 60

countries all over the world

working 80

mm diameter maximum

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October 2023 : Meet us at A+A Safety Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany

October 2023 : Meet us at A+A Safety Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany


From October 24 to 27, 2023, meet us at the A+A / AplusA – International Trade Fair and Congress in Düsseldorf Germany, the largest exhibition in the world dedicated to safety and health at work. 👉On stand 1E79 come and discover our range of safety ropes for work at height, rescue and professional verticality. Get […]

June 2023 : Meet us at Next Summer Outdoor show in Chambéry (73)

June 2023 : Meet us at Next Summer Outdoor show in Chambéry (73)


Come and meet us at Next Summer Sportair Tradeshow in Chambéry, from June 19 to 20, 2023!   On our stand C15 we will be pleased to present our new products for climbing:   Capella 9.8 – an essential for sport climbing and alpine climbing routes. Wall Expert 10 for indoor climbing gyms. Meet Adrien Cousin, […]

June 2023 : Meet us at the National Meetings of Arboriculture, Salon-de-Provence (13)

June 2023 : Meet us at the National Meetings of Arboriculture, Salon-de-Provence (13)


From 2 to 4 June 2023, meet us at the National Meetings of Arboriculture 2023 which take place at the Domaine du Merle, Salon-de-Provence (13). Organized by the Société Française d’Arboriculture, the event offers a great program around the tree: climbing workshops for young and old, conferences and debates, manufacturers’ and retailers’ stands, workshops and […]

April 2023 : Meet us at Deutsche Baumpflegetage tradeshow in Augsburg, Germany

April 2023 : Meet us at Deutsche Baumpflegetage tradeshow in Augsburg, Germany


From April 25 to 27, meet us at Deutsche Baumpflegetage in Augsburg, Germany, the perfect meeting for all arborist professionals. Visit our stand C16 to discover all our products from the tree work range including the 100% Polyester ropes. You may also check out our ropes for forestry use. Alongside the German Tree Care conference, it […]