News & Downloads

22-09-2017 Irizar Forge joins Van Beest
Van Beest has acquired the majority of the shares of Irizar Forge, based in the Basque Country of Spain. Irizar Forge is one of the foremost forging companies of premium quality, heavy duty crane hooks and blocks in the world.

08-09-2017 Van Beest acquires Load Solutions, manufacturer of Tycan® chain
The Van Beest Group has acquired Load Solutions, based in Rådal, Norway. Load Solutions is the manufacturer of an innovative high performance chain made of Dyneema® fiber and sold under the brand name Tycan®.

25-08-2017 Click here to read the newsletter of August

31-05-2017 Click here to read the newsletter of May

26-04-2017 Van Beest introduces the Green Pin Power Sling® Shackle. Click here for more information (video, brochure).

30-03-2017 Click here to read the newsletter of March

24-02-2017 Click here to read the newsletter of February

31-01-2017 Click here to read the newsletter of January

18-12-2016 Click here to read the newsletter of December

16-10-2016 Click here to read the newsletter of October

14-07-2016 We are pleased to introduce the Van Beest newsletter; filled with product updates and company news to always keep you updated. Enjoy reading!

01-12-2015 Van Beest implements a new certificates database

12-03-2015 DGUV Type Approval
Excel® products are successfully recertified by DGUV

16-12-2014 Christmas Greetings

11-09-2014 CAD Drawings Green Pin® Sockets
We are pleased to announce that we have made CAD drawings of Green Pin® Sockets available through our website.

28-08-2014 DNV Type Approval 2.22 Lifting Appliances
Green Pin® Standard and Green Pin® Polar shackles are now DNV Type Approved to standard for certification 2.22 Lifting Appliances.

23-05-2014 Green Pin® ROV Shackles: Finalist at “Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement” Awards

08-05-2014 CAD Drawings Green Pin Turnbuckles
We are happy to inform you that we now have CAD drawings of Green Pin® Turnbuckles available.

11-04-2014 Van Beest is ready for the future
After one and a half year of intensive construction and renovation our renewed and expanded housing is ready for use.

17-12-2013 New catalogue and Chrismas greetings

Our new catalogue and Christmas greetings.

11-12-2013 Green Pin® ROV Shackles: Winner of “Best Product” in LEEA Innovation Awards!

14-11-2013 Green Pin® CAD Drawings available on TraceParts
Our CAD drawings are now also available through the TraceParts 3D catalog platform.
This platform supports nearly every CAD system in the world.
Simply create a FREE account at and start downloading.

19-09-2013 Website in 5 languages
Our website is now available in 5 languages: English, Dutch, German, French and Spanish !

05-09-2013 New Type Approval certificate
Recently DNV issued a new Type Approval certificate for Green Pin® Standard and Green Pin® Polar shackles.

10-01-2013 New version of Sling Design program
Van Beest is sponsoring the Sling Design program developed by EngineeringSpreadsheets.
A new version has been released which can be used for the design of 4-leg lifting chain slings according to EN818-4.

13-12-2012 Expansion plans and Christmas greetings
Van Beest is expanding, please find here our latest news. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2013 !

06-09-2012 New Website and Customer Portal
The new website has been designed to be fast, simple and user-friendly.

21-06-2012 Memberships
Van Beest is member of several organizations. Recently we have become member of LEEA, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association.

27-03-2012 Van Beest Houston moves to new premises

16-12-2011 Christmas Greetings
Some of the winning pictures from our picture competition and our Christmas Greetings.

17-12-2010 New catalogue and Christmas Greetings
A new EXCEL® catalogue and our Christmas Greetings.

25-06-2010 SlingPro
Van Beest is sponsoring SlingPro, a Sling Design program, developed by EngineeringSpreadsheets. The full version of this program is now available free of charge!

29-01-2010 Heavy Transport & Lift seminars
Van Beest is sponsoring a series of Heavy Transport & Lift seminars conducted by Mr. Richard Krabbendam.

16-11-2009 Sling Design program
Van Beest is sponsoring the Sling Design program developed by EngineeringSpreadsheets. They have released a new version.