Old West Gun Works - Wire Rope and Sling Manufacturer

A former 1800’s gun factory, The Old West Gun Works is our Sheffield head office as well as a manufacturing site responsible for wire rope and sling manufacture. The Old West Gun Works heritage site is home to our central head office team’s including Finance, Marketing, Product Management, Supply Chain and IT. Gripple we moved into the building following an extensive refurbishment in September 1994. The site was opened by HRH the Prince of Wales, who described it as “one of the finest refurbishments of a listed building that I have ever seen”, the Gun Works also features our unique spider sculpture on the side of the wall, which is now a well-known landmark in the Sheffield region.

Discover The Old West Gun Works

Since 1994 the Old West Gunworks has been home to Gripple. Today this iconic site houses:

  • Wire rope and sing manufacture 
  • Packing & distribution
  • Marketing & product management
  • IT team
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain
  • International Sales


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I joined the Gripple graduate scheme in 2012 and have progressed throughout the group, working for both Gripple and Loadhog, developing and introducing products which contribute millions of pounds to our 25% new product target.
Glenn Bills, Head of Product Management
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