About Us


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Marlow Ropes Ltd are a privately owned British manufacturer of specialist synthetic fibre ropes and assemblies.  Our factory in Hailsham, East Sussex boasts a wide range of rope making capabilities and technologies.  We distribute around the world and have our own sales and distribution company in the USA.

We are extremely proud of our heritage – not only as a brand recognised around the world for quality, performance and innovation, but as a business with ties to the local community going back over 200 years.

We specialise in the use of exotic synthetic fibres such as Vectran, Zylon, Technora, Nomex and Twaron and are a key partner with DSM Dyneema, designing specialist lines from Dyneema SK99, SK78, SK75, SK38, DM20 and XBO.


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In 1957, Marlow were the first company to manufacture synthetic fibre ropes specifically designed for the yachting industry.  Since that time our innovations and developments have led the world - from specialist ropes for the British military to ground breaking technologies in grand prix yacht racing.  


Years of rope making heritage


New products developed every year


Countries exported to around the world


Products in stock on two continents


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Team Member

Jon has a degree in economics from Kingston University and joined Marlow in 1995 in Leisure Marine Sales.  Since then he has helped develop the business through roles in production, planning and operations before becoming Managing Director in 2012.

Jon Mitchell

Consigliere delegato

Team Member

Fluent in French as well as English, Richard has dual citizenship.  Having grown up in France and studied in the USA, Richard moved to the UK where he started his career in sales.  In his 20 years with the Company Richard's experience has seen him sell Marlow all over the world.

Richard Edge

Sales Director - Commercial

Team Member

Since joining us in 1996, Paul has been a key figure in both our Commercial and Leisure Marine divisions over the years.  Paul's loyalty and commitment to his customers is second to none, which is one of the reasons for his success and his appointment to Sales Director in 2012.

Paul Honess

Sales Director - Leisure Marine

Team Member

Mark is a CIMA qualified accountant  who also studied Business at South Bank University..  He Joined Marlow in 2009 from a background in manufacturing businesses and since then has focussed on maintaining our financial stability and developing our finance department.

Mark Fryer

Controllore finanziario


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