Houston, Texas, USA-based provider of wire rope, slings, rigging, fall protection, and related safety-critical products Bishop Lifting (Bishop) has announced the acquisition of Oceanside Equipment (Oceanside) – a leading wholesale distributor of rigging and mooring products in Canada.

Headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and with a location in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Oceanside has been serving customers since 1990 when it started as an aquaculture industry distributor. Since then, Oceanside has expanded its services across Canada, serving marine, mining, transportation, and manufacturing end markets.

This marks Bishop’s 14th acquisition since 2012 and is the seventh add-on acquisition since investment from Bishop’s parent company Altamont Capital Partners.

According to Bishop, Oceanside’s Canada locations and strong private label Ocean support its ongoing strategy to become the leading provider of lifting products and services not only in the United States but across North America.

Post-acquisition, Oceanside will keep its branding and its teams, with Greg Maloney, Gary Sullivan, and Vincent Penton continuing in commercial and leadership roles.

“The acquisition of Oceanside marks our first physical locations in Canada and continues our strategy to expand our core solution offerings and footprint to serve customers locally across North America,” said Harold King, CEO of Bishop Lifting. “Oceanside has strong customer relationships across Canada, and I am excited to welcome the entire team to the Bishop family.” 

“Bishop Lifting is a great home for our employees and a partner to steward the business we have built over 30-plus years,” said Greg Maloney, founder of Oceanside Equipment. “I look forward to working with Bishop to continue investing in products and distribution to serve our collective customers across North America.”