Rivolier Securite Defense November 2022

Rivolier Securite Defense of France is latest addition to our list of European distributors.

Founded in 1830, Rivolier is a family-owned group with French capital. Originally a manufacturer of arms and cycles in Saint Etienne, it has evolved in its core business.
Today, as an equipment supplier to the armed forces, internal security forces and highly specialised forces, it offers solutions adapted to their various missions.
The Rivolier Group distributes to public administrations in France and in the context of government contracts for export.



BELSS Latvia September 2022

Ruslyn Holdings has delivered a quantity of black Cordwheels part number AUS004754-11 NATO Stock Number (NSN) 8130/661641770 to BELSS Latvia for use by one of their military clients.
This is the first delivery made to our Latvian distributor and hoping there will be many more.
BELSS contact details may be found on the distributor listing.



Cordwheel export to Lima Peru February 18, 2022

A large quantity of yellow/red Cordwheels are leaving Sydney today via ocean freight to Callao Peru. These reels are used by our client Arce Geofisicos who specialize in geophysical surveys for mineral prospecting, geotechnical applications and groundwater prospecting.

BELSS Latvia distributor November 2021

Proudly announcing BELSS Latvia has been appointed as a distributor of Ruslyn Holdings products in Europe.

BELSS is a wide-profile company, the largest defense communications integrator in Latvia, which has been operating since 1994. For more than twenty-five years, it has been providing innovative solutions to its customers, offering a full range of services from simple consulting to complex technical projects provided by specialists in their field. Belss is able to provide a wide range of engineering telecommunications solutions and services, satellite communications, design and construction of buildings and civil engineering works for both the military and civilian.BELSS works with top-level manufacturers from all over the world to ensure quality service. An individual approach is dedicated to each client and the most appropriate solution is selected. Belss is a member of such organizations as the Federation of Security and Defence Industries of Latvia, the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Latvian Telecommunications Association. BELSS is the official representative of Motorola Solutions in Latvia with a Platinum certificate of Authorization. BELSS operation is certified according to AQAP 2110 and ISO 9001 standards.

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Pack Reel fielded to US port security dive teams September 2021

The Ruslyn Pack Reel is currently fielding to US port security dive teams to support Hazardous Device Search missions.
Proudly supplied by US Distributor TETAC Inc.

Export to Poland June 2021

On June 24th 2021 a shipment of NATO Pack Reels was sent to Dark Systems in Warsaw Poland.
Dark Systems is a supplier of defence equipment to the Polish military.

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Montecito Fire Department California USA 2021

Very Proud to see The Australian manufactured Ruslyn Cordwheel installed in a Montecito fire truck. These reels were supplied to the Montecito Fire Department by our US distributor TETAC Inc whose contacts can be viewed on the distributor page https://cordwheel.com/ruslyn-cordwheel-distributors/


Icar Distribuciones Ferreteras (IDF) Madrid Spain March 2019

Ruslyn Holdings has just completed a shipment of NATO Pack Reels NSN 8130/66-159-6431
to Icar Distribuciones Ferreteras (IDF) in Madrid Spain.
IDF are suppliers of equipment to the security forces of the Spanish State.
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Australian Military Sales Catalogue March 2018

On the 20th March 2018 the Australian Military Sales Catalogue was introduced by the Hon Christopher Pyne MP.
Minister for Defence Industry.
Ruslyn Holdings was selected as an entrant into the catalogue as an exporter of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel.


The Hon Christopher Pyne MP at the release of the 2018 Australian Military Sales Catalogue

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The Australian Military Sales Catalogue may be viewed at http://www.defence.gov.au/casg/DoingBusiness/Internationalengagementandexportsupport/AustralianMilitarySalesOffice/

Milipol Paris November 2017

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All Securit exhibited the Ruslyn Pack Reel at the 2017 Milipol in Paris. All Securit is the distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel and a supplier of equipment to defence and homeland security in Switzerland and France.

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South Africa shipment of Pack Reels November 2017

1st shipment of NATO Pack Reels NSN 8130/661596431 in November 2017 to our South African Distributor Northwest Explosive Technologies. Hopefully many more to come.

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DSEI September 2017

Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is the world leading event that brings together the global defence and security sector to innovate and share knowledge.
DSEI represents the entire supply chain on an unrivaled scale.
The Australian manufactured Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 is shown here proudly exhibited at DSEI 2017. It is fitted with firing cable and was supplied to the exhibitor by EOD UK.
EOD UK can be contacted at http://www.eoduk.co.uk/

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Vipfish OÜ Estonia to supply Latvian Defense May 2017

Vipfish OÜ is the Estonian distributor of the Australian manufactured Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel



Vipfish OÜ Estonia is a defense supplier to Latvian Defense and other defense organizations in the Baltic. Recently Vipfish OÜ received an order from Latvia Defense for firing cables fitted to the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel, proudly manufactured in Australia.



NATO March 2017

NATO delivered and demonstrated 160 sets of counter-IED equipment to Iraq’s Ministry of Interior on Sunday (26 March 2017). Financed by NATO’s Defence Capacity Building Trust Fund, the equipment is an important contribution to Iraq’s efforts to fight terrorism and protect civilians. Speaking at a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers on Friday (31 March), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the delivery, saying “one of our best tools in the fight against terrorism is training local forces… this equipment will help save lives.”
This kit includes 2 Ruslyn Pack Reels NSN 8130/661596431

At Iraq’s request, NATO agreed in July 2015 to provide defence capacity building support in a number of areas, including countering improvised explosive devices, explosive ordnance disposal and demining, security sector reform, military medicine and civil military planning.

In 2016, NATO trained over 350 Iraqi officers in Jordan, and at the Warsaw Summit in July 2016, Allies agreed to expand this training into Iraq itself. Since January 2017, NATO advisers have been working in the country, overseeing training activities and working with the Iraqi authorities to reform their security institutions. NATO’s presence in Iraq includes a core team and mobile training teams.

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NATO recently delivered 1000 sets of firing cable which were supplied on the Australian manufactured Ruslyn Pack Reel.
Ruslyn Holdings is proud to be part of this supply.

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Ruslyn Pack Reel in operation in Iraq – supplied by EOD UK

The Cunningham “Chironomid” January 2017

Cunningham Boats located in Pincher Creek Alberta Canada has just released the Cunningham Chironomid, a fly fishing trimaran with a central canoe hull designed for stability and comfort. This unique lightweight boat incorporates 2 Ruslyn Pack Reels as the anchor reel system.
The Founder Joe Cunningham has tested this boat under all conditions where it has proven to be a very stable and safe water craft. Cunningham Boats can be contacted at:
Pincher Creek, AB,CA
(403) 627-9865

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Summer Edition NTOA The Tactical Edge

The United States National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) summer edition of The Tactical Edge publishes the testing results for the Ruslyn Pack Reel on page 72 which is a good review with a score of 4
The NTOA Member Tested & Recommended Program is a valuable program highlighting equipment available to law enforcement in the USA.


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Exports – October 2016

October 2016 has been a very busy month with export supply of Cordwheels and Pack Reels to New Zealand, Britain, Germany, Hungary and Israel. Most to defence related usage.

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US Public Safety Diver July 2016

A recent image of a United States public safety diver using the Ruslyn Pack Reel in underwater training. The Pack Reel is used to deploy hook and line, det cord, firing cable, paracord, communication cables, wire and rope.

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The Pack Reel is distributed in the United States by TETAC Incorporated.

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Tel: +1 855 838 2246

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US Navy Underwater Kits – January 2016

TETAC Inc is the USA Distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
As a supplier to the US Navy, TETAC has produced a unique underwater kit which incorporates both the Cordwheel and Pack Reel.

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Milipol Paris – November 2015

All Securit of Switzerland has exhibited the Ruslyn Pack Reel at this years Milipol Exhibition in Paris November 17 – 20
Milipol Paris presents in a single exhibition, the know-how and innovations of every theme related to internal State security.
Ruslyn Holdings is proud to be represented by All Securit in France and Switzerland.

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All Securit Switzerland – October 2015

We are proud to announce that All Securit of Switzerland is our latest distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
All Securit is a supplier of specialized equipment to Defence and Law Enforcement to both Switzerland and France.

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Vipfish OÜ – September 2015

Our shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel® and Ruslyn Pack Reel® has just been received by Vipfish OÜ in Tallinn Estonia

Vipfish OÜ specializes in the supply of special equipment and materials for the Defense, Police and Rescue Board in Estonia.
Vipfish OÜ are offering Ruslyn Cordwheel® and Ruslyn Pack Reel® as the best solution for cable management to their clients. Vipfish OÜ may be contacted at:
telephone number +372 5309 7201

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Samples sent to Vipfish OÜ – Tallinn, Estonia – April 2015

Vipfish OÜ is an Estonian supplier of military equipment. The company is currently working on a tender to supply firing cable and is looking to incorporate the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack reel in the tender.
A sample of both the NATO Cordwheel (NSN) 8130/661533558 and NATO Pack Reel (NSN) 8130/661596431 have been shipped to Estonia for evaluation.
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Visiting Arce Geofisicos Lima Peru December – 2014

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L to R Jose E Arce (founder) and Jose Arce CEO of Arce Geofisicos with Ruslyn Cordwheels ready for field work

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L to R Russell Maddern CEO Ruslyn Holdings, Lyndal Maddern Ruslyn Holdings Company Secretary and Jose Arce CEO Arce Geofisicos

We had the great pleasure of visiting our esteemed client Jose Arce at Arce Geofisicos and meeting his father and staff at the company headquarters in Miraflores, Lima, Peru.
Arce Geofisicos commenced operations in 1960 and was founded by Jose E Arce. The company has over 54 years extensive experience in areas such as Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Guyana, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Arce Geofisicos has completed more than 1140 geophysical surveys, with over 463 mineral deposits, over 116 groundwater aquifers and more than 230 geotechnical surveys studied up to date (October 2013).
The geophysical methods offered for mining, groundwater, engineering and archaeological applications are: self-potential, micro-gravity, magnetics, radio-metrics, induced polarization, electrical resistivity, electro-magnetics, seismic refraction tomography, MASW, ground penetrating radar.
Arce Geofisicos use the Ruslyn Cordwheel extensively in their field operations.

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Visiting S4 Tactical & Defence Quebec City – November 2014

Unfortunately after a long return bus trip from Montreal to Quebec City S4 Tactical & Defence was a no show after a pre arranged meeting?
They are now being reviewed as a suitable distributor for the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel. We have many distributors around the world and we are very proud of our relationships.
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Land Forces – Brisbane Australia – September 2014

Ruslyn Holdings attended Land Forces Brisbane Australia on September 22 – 25 and exhibited the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel with our distributor XTEK Limited.
XTEK had a large stand exhibiting products from numerous suppliers and many very interesting people including users of the Cordwheel and Pack Reel visited the stand . Our Canadian distributor CTS also attended and displayed their EOD products. It was a pleasure meeting the CEO of CTS after so many years of working together.
All in all it was a most successful expo.

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The busy XTEK stand at Land Forces 2014 Brisbane Australia
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SIG SAUER was a very popular exhibitor on the XTEK stand
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CTS CEO Marin Tanase came all the way from Canada to exhibit their EOD disrupter. One of many products CTS manufactures. The Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel are visible in the background
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Some of the XTEK team members demonstrating products on the stand
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End of a long tiring day. Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel on display

EMEX New Zealand 31st May 2014

Our New Zealand distributors InTELCOM exhibited at the Engineering, Machinery and Electronics Exhibition (EMEX) May 31st – June 2nd at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.
InTELCOM displayed both the Cordwheel and the Pack Reel at this Expo.
InTELCOM Services Ltd has been supplying a range of RF and tactical solutions to New Zealand Defence, Govt, Telcos and the Broadcasting sector since 1960. They have strong ties with Defence and other key Govt agencies supplying a range of specialist equipment. InTELCOM offer a local marketing, sales, installation, manufacturing, repair and technical support in New Zealand with a proven track record. They also have a full cable manufacturing and repair capability up to 30GHz.
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Maintenance News 2006

This is an article written by the Australian Defence Department in March 2006 just after the Cordwheel was introduced into service.


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Reeling problem resolved?

A RODUM articulating a capability deficiency identified there was no lightweight reeling devices available for unit members to order through the system.

RODUM 20011310 and 20011995 refer to the incidence where damage has occurred to deployable fibre optic cables and associated drums. An engineering change proposal (ECP) was raised to solve the problem, and the Ruslyn Cordwheel, NSN 8130/661533558 was identified as a solution.

Another problem identified was that it is simply not practical to use the Battlefield Telecommunication etwork (BTN) 300-metre optical fibre cable assembly when associated communications equipment are located within few metres of the main BTN assemblages.

Another ECP identified the Ruslyn Cordwheel and a 10-metre fibre optic cable will be included in the revised CES for the Circuit Switch Assemblage and SATCOM Terminal Assemblage.

The Ruslyn Cordwheel is a hand held, compact, lightweight (785 grams), rugged and stackable reeling device made from UV stabilised and recyclable impact resistant polypropylene spool and a plastic handle.
Cable can be collected or reeled out quickly and efficiently allowing tangle free safe handling and storage. Ruslyn Cordwheels are able to be stacked vertically or on their sides for easy storage.
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is a simple and easy to deploy reeling device with the potential for many more applications. It has been introduced into service to meet the requirements of the above RODUM and ECP and is open to the rest of the deployable defence user community.

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Whether BCOG will continue to support the capability outside the BTN requirement will depend upon responses from users.
Towards the end of this calendar year (October – November 2006) BCOG will be sending out a questionnaire to the major users requesting feedback on its application.
Some identified applications for the Ruslyn Cordwheel are to reel and store:

  • COMMS (DON10) 350 m
  • Data (CAT 5) 175 m
  • Power Supply 30 m (15 Amp)
  • Rope 50 m (10 mm)
  • Fibre Optic
  • Audio Video cable
  • Air hose
  • wire

Any feedback on the Ruslyn Cordwheel is valued. We need ‘your input’ via RODUM or email to the National Fleet Manager James McCloskey at james.mccloskey @defence.gov.au.

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For more information and the supplier’s details the web site is www.cordwheel.com
Solutions to problems can only be found after the problem has been clearly identified. This trial should identify if the Ruslyn Cordwheel helps with reeling out cable, and whether BTN equipment can be deployed better with the new CES.
The POC is WO2 Martin Fisher, BCOG on tel: (03) 9292 4198 or email: martin.fisher1@defence.gov.au.

Further information available on the uses page

Cordwheel and JP2089

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The NATO Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 is now used within JP2089 for handling 100 metres of armor sheathed
fibre optic cable.
This cord wheel has many uses in defence and we are proud that it solves a fibre optic cable problem that was being
experienced by JP2089.

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Further information available on the uses page

Thinlight Sweden – Distributor

ThinLight Sweden AB are now distributors of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
ThinLight are using the cordwheel and small reel in their portable LED cable lighting kits. ThinLight will also be promoting the cordwheel and small reel in Sweden and Norway for use by defence, homeland security, emergency services and industry. The cordwheel will be promoted at a cable reel, AV reel, rope reel, barrier tape reel, wire reel and hose reel. The small reel will be promoted as a hook & line reel, det cord reel, firing cable reel, sigs reel, AV reel, rope reel and wire reel. Ruslyn Holdings are hoping for much to come from a partnership with Thinlight throughout Sweden, Noway and the rest of Europe.

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ThinLight Sweden are developing a portable ThinLight system incorporating the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel.
The cord wheel will be used for longer lengths of the illuminated ThinLight cable and the mini reel for shorter lengths of ThinLight cable.

Australian Bomb Data Centre Conference in Sydney

Ruslyn Cordwheel & Ruslyn Pack Reel December 2012 Exhibited with our distributor XTEK at the Australian Bomb Data Centre Conference in Sydney.

Much interest was shown by overseas visitors in the Ruslyn Pack Reel and Ruslyn Cordwheel which are used together as hand held reels with IED disposal and detection equipment. Both these reels are used as hook & line reels as well as det cord reels and firing cable reels. The Ruslyn Pack Reel is a particularly useful mini reel for EOD personnel when a small EOD reel is required
Further information available on the Product Uses page

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SecureTech Conference and Tradeshow – Ottawa Canada

EOD cord reel 2012. SecureTech Conference and Tradeshow – Ottawa Canada SecureTech 2012, a two day public safety and security omnibus Conference and Exhibit, organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) held on October 30-31 2012, in conjunction with a major 20,000 square foot exhibit at the new Ottawa Convention Centre. SecureTech 2012 focused on three nations Canada, the UK and the US that share the majority of the same security and public safety concerns.

Ruslyn Holdings was represented by S4 Tactical and Defence who are distributing the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel in Canada. The Pack Reel and Cord Reel were displayed showing capabilities as a hook & line reel, firing cable reel, det cord reel, comms cable reel and rope reel to Defense and Security.

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Further information available at Uses page and Pack Reel page

Australian Land Warfare Conference in Melbourne

Ruslyn Cordwheel & Ruslyn Pack reelOctober / November 2012. Attended the Australian Land Warfare Conference in Melbourne where our Distributors Xtek Ltd exhibited the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel in both NATO colours and black. Much interest was shown by end users looking for a quality hand held cable reel such as the Cordwheel and a mini reel such as the Pack Reel.
Further information available on Uses page

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Victoria Police

Ruslyn CordwheelAugust 2012. Shipment of black Cordwheel as well as Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 to Victoria Police for use in EOD.

Shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 to Australian Department of Defence for use by Army, Navy and Air Force.

Export shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 to SELEX Galileo in the United Kingdom for use in a defence project.

Export shipment of black Cordwheel to Lithuania for use in the Audio Video industry.
More information available on Uses page

Australian Department of Defence

Ruslyn NATO Pack Reel July 2012. Shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 to Australian Department of Defence for use by Army, Navy and Air Force.

Export shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596433 to SELEX Galileo in the United Kingdom for use in a defence project.

Export shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 to United States Air Force EOD.

The Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 which is a small and lightweight reel is proving of great interest to the United States Military.
Further information available on the Defence page

Hema- Quebec in Montreal Canada

Ruslyn CordwheelJune 2012. Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to Hema- Quebec in Montreal Canada. They will be using these reels in their blood and tissue laboratories.

Supplied Ruslyn Cordwheels and Pack Reels to Saab Systems Australia. They will be using these reels for the handling of sensitive cabling within Defence.

Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to North Dallas Radiation Oncology Center in Texas USA. They will be using these reels for handling specialised cabling in their radiation treatment rooms.
Further information available on the Users page

Ruslyn Pack Reels for deployment of Kayak anchor rope

Kayak Anchor Reel May 2012. Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels to Ohio USA for deployment of Kayak anchor rope. This small cable reel is invaluable in the safe handling of Kayak anchor rope.

Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels to the New Zealand Defence Force. NZDF will be using this mini reel to assist defence personnel with the handling of hook and line, detonator cord, shock tube, firing cable and comms cable. Ruslyn Holdings is proud to be assisting the NZDF with this small line reel.

Supplied another shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to SES Victoria who use these reels for deployment of cables and ropes throughout the state.

Export sale to Mechron Power Systems Canada

Cordwheel for Energy IndustrySeptember 2011. Another export sale to Mechron Power Systems Canada.
Mechron Power Systems supplies the NATO Ruslyn Cordwheel 8130/661533558 to their defense clients and are a very large international supplier of electrical equipment to industry and the military.
Mechron can be found at http://www.mechron.com/homepage.asp
Further information at Uses page

Tooling for the Ruslyn Pack Reel AUS004754RPR-85 is progressing well and expected production is scheduled to commence by the end of October. There are many potential uses around the world waiting on this innovative mini hand held reeling device. Colours have been finalized with Army and will be a beige spool (8) with khaki (5) centre handle.
Further information at Pack Reel page

MTi Group – distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel

Ruslyn Mining CordwheelAnother company recently appointed as a distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel here in New South Wales Australia is the MTi Group.
MTi Group is a market leader in Industrial Supplies and Mining Consumables and supplies the Ruslyn Cordwheel to deploy retrieve and store a range of their measuring tapes and ropes. Within their two divisions, MTi Mining and MTi Industrial, there is an extensive range of products aimed at servicing the mining, oil & gas, transport, power generation and shipping industries amongst others. MTi Group is a wholly owned and operated Australian company with state offices in Queensland and New South Wales and representation in the USA with a registered office in Wyoming. MTi Mining specialise in Drill and Blast Consumables including: gas bags, blastbag plugs, air bags, blast hole liners, borehole plugs, blast hole stabilisers, explosive retainers, and other mining products.

ORC AB – distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel in Sweden

Ruslyn CordwheelORC AB is the newly appointed distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel® in Sweden.
ORC supply the Ruslyn Cordwheel for the deployment, retrieval and storage of tethering ropes used with their pollution boom systems.
ORC AB is a renowned supplier to the world of incident response products and systems and recently completed extensive oil pollution work in the Gulf of Mexico.