Green Pin®: The leading brand for premium quality lifting equipment


Green Pin® is the leading brand for premium quality lifting and lashing equipment, including shackles, turnbuckles, hooks and fibre link chain. Only Green Pin® offers a unique combination of innovative, high-quality products with industry-leading availability and comprehensive, worldwide support. With Green Pin® products, you are always ready to get the job done.

A commitment to quality, speed and service

Green Pin® creates high-end lashing and lifting equipment such as shackles, turnbuckles, hooks and fibre link chain. The raw materials come from high-quality suppliers who guarantee full traceability, and the automated production facilities greatly reduce margins of error. Click here to take a look at the Green Pin® production process. Green Pin® products comply with a wide range of internationally recognized standards and are certified by class societies such as DNV. Combined with product quality, Green Pin® offers unrivalled product availability that is fast, global and extremely reliable. The company has an industry-leading stock availability of 99% and is available in more than 100 countries across the globe. Green Pin® products are also accompanied by CAD-drawings, technical documentation, a technical helpdesk, and a suite of technical trainings.

Below-the-hook product range

Green Pin® products consist of a full range of below-the-hook products for a wide variety of uses:

  • Connectors such as shackles, hooks, links, swivels, lifting clamps and turnbuckles
  • End fittings such as sockets, wire rope clips and blocks and matching steel or fibre chain
  • Lifting points such as lifting eyes and rotating hoist rings

Take a look at the Green Pin® website to see all of the individual products in the Green Pin® series. Simply go to the product category page and navigate through individual products.


The Green Pin® brand finds its origin in 1922: that was the year Dirk van Beest (picture left) started to forge shackles that would later be branded Green Pin®. Immediately, customers across the globe recognized Green Pin® as an example of quality, giving the products worldwide recognition and demand. Green Pin® shackles are manufactured at our production unit in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands, making them a genuine ‘Made in Holland’ product.

In 2007, Royal Van Beest acquired Forges de l'Eminée of France and took over the Excel® brand. In 2018, we decided to rebrand all Excel® products as Green Pin® to create a complete range of below the hook components. This means that Green Pin® represents more than just shackles – the brand also includes sockets, turnbuckles, wire rope clips, loadbinders and more. Our complete Green Pin® catalogue is available on our Green Pin®product site.

Quality Control & Certification

Green Pin®’s success depends on the ability to consistently produce and deliver high quality products. Green Pin® uses approved laboratories and test houses to conduct proof load testing of equipment such as Green Pin® shackles. This ensures that certificates remain reliable and independent. The company also has its own quality department to monitor, evaluate and continuously uphold its commitment to producing products of the highest possible quality. Of course, Green Pin® complies with a wide range of other internationally recognized standards. For example, most chain fittings are type-approved according to the German classification society DGUV.

The brand’s parent company Royal Van Beest has also been ISO 9001 certified by Lloyds since 1993. All information about certificates is made available – per product – on

Industries served

Different projects and environments demand a different range of products. Green Pin®’s wire rope and chain fittings are used in many different lifting applications across a variety of sectors, all of which come with their own constellation of critical factors. The company’s markets include Offshore Construction, Transport & Installation & Onshore Construction, Onshore Installation, Manufacturing & Distribution Centers, Project Road Transport, Mining, Fishing & Aquaculture, and Military. For more information about the industries that are served by Green Pin®, check out

Where to buy

You can buy Green Pin®’s quality products across the globe. Distribution centres in the Netherlands and the US are supplemented by over 1000 distributors in 100 countries, each of which maintains stock to serve their own target markets best.

Green Pin® carefully selects these distributors for their lifting expertise, and they all represent excellence in stock-keeping and the (re-)certification of lifting gear. The company also provides these distributors with sophisticated product training and technical assistance.

Please contact Royal Van Beest to find a distributor near you.

Contact Royal Van Beest

How to contact us:
Van Beest B.V.
Industrieweg 6
3361 HJ Sliedrecht

P.O. Box 57
3360 AB Sliedrecht
The Netherlands

T: +31 184 41 33 00
F: +31 184 41 49 59
E: [email protected]

Contact Royal Van Beest