Pullmaster Winch History

Pullmaster is one of several high -quality, respected brands in the winch industry which lie under the blanket company of TWG, or Tulsa Winch Group.  TWG is comprised of six distinct companies that manufacture industry specific market needs. Pullmaster is just one of these world famous brands, producing planetary winches for commercial fishing boats, caisson drilling equipment, pipe layers, tractor/skidders, and dredges.

The roots of PullMaster begin with the former B.C. Gearworks, established in 1965 in British Colombia.  They were well known as a supplier of precision gears and machine components. The design, manufacturing, and marketing of hydraulic planetary winches started in the early 1970s under the brand name of Pullmaster, and quickly became a leader in the industry.

The “High Speed Reverse Winch” was introduced and widely accepted, highlighting Pullmaster in an elite league. The name gained swift and great recognition due to the quality and dependability of the products.  In 1980, B.C. Gearworks Ltd. became Pullmaster Winch Corporation.

On September 26, 2000, TWG, a Dover Company, acquired Pullmaster Winch Corporation.  The addition led to leadership in several market niches not already served by TWG, such as commercial fishing, logging, and marine dredging.  The previous owner of Pullmaster was geared for retirement, and Dover was selected after many years of courting as the best fit to maintain and build up the strong legacy of Pullmaster, through TWG.

The company’s success can be attributed to a policy founded on two basic principles.  For one, the use of top quality materials for production, as well as the finest engineering techniques is applied.  The other is the customized response to customer requirements.  Customer satisfaction has always been and always will be the company’s main priority.