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Fortaco Gruža Moves
Beyond Marine


Decades of Experience in Marine Industry OEMs

When you travel to Central Serbia you can find a modern factory in Gruza village with 100 marine professionals. The team has successfully made deck machinery equipment and deliveries for the leading Swedish, Norwegian and US marine OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) over the years.

The Gruza factory has in-house facilities for

  • cutting of plates and material preparation
  • certified welding processes by ISO 3842-2
  • CNC-machining for big marine products
  • lathes for the winch drum preparation
  • surface treatment with metallization and painting
  • mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical assembly facilities
  • testing facilities for winches and deck cranes.

The team works with the classification societies, like DNV, Bureau Veritas, Lloyd’s Register, etc. taking care of 100 % traceability and documentation. In addition, they have a service team is available to support with assemblies and commissioning at shipyards.

An engineering office with the team of professionals is located in Kragujevac near the factory. This team offers their services for all marine industry OEMs. They combine engineering expertise with manufacturing know-how and create optimal products from a technical and cost point of view.

The Gruza factory has a wide product portfolio, including fishery and research winches, and also cranes.

Examples of products include

Fishery winches

  • Anchor-Windlass winches
  • Mooring winches
  • Gilson winches
  • Purse Seine winches
  • Trawl winches
  • Fish hose reel winches
  • Net drums
  • Net Sounder winches, SOW
  • Hose and cable reels
  • Towing winches
  • Capstans
  • Hydraulic/Electrical net winches

Research winches

  • Traction winches
  • Hydrographic winches
  • ROV winches
  • Containerized traction winches
  • Level winds
  • Storage winches
  • Sheaves
  • Slack wire compensators
  • Oceanographic winch systems


  • A-frames
  • Overhead cranes
  • Davits
  • Deck cranes
  • Net cranes
  • Fish pump cranes
  • Stackers
  • LARS systems
  • Special Marine lifting systems

Other products

  • Jigs & fixtures
  • Machines for stretching and bending
  • Hydraulic presses
  • Booms
  • Gearboxes
  • Stator frames

Our professional team in Gruza recognizes the quality requirements of this demanding business area, where equipment must work in harsh conditions, even in -40 C degree temperatures. They are familiar with all kinds of materials, including high-strength steel. Both hydraulic and electric-driven solutions can be manufactured and tested.

Fortaco Gruza is the real one-stop-shop for winches, cranes, and marine equipment producers. This is unique in Europe if we look assembly and testing facilities the factory provides.

Find out more by downloading our whitepaper.

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