Bardex Corporation is an employee-owned company headquartered in Goleta, California near Santa Barbara (approximately 100 miles north of Los Angeles). The company provides innovative engineering insights and proprietary equipment to the marine industry’s biggest (and heaviest) challenges. With engineering, sales, quality/EHS and lifecycle services departments in California and Texas, and manufacturing and quality teams located at affiliated Bardex Industries in Gimhae, South Korea, the company is known as a world leader in heavy lifting and positioning systems.

Bardex also has a distributed network of sales representatives in many countries around the world.

Bardex leads the industry in heavy lifting and positioning systems for:

  • Offshore drilling platforms (Oil & Gas)
  • Floating production units (including Offshore Wind)
  • Shiplifts (for military and civil shipyards)
  • Lifts for additional heavy equipment such as offshore wind turbines
team in office

The Bardex team has extensive technical experience in heavy load handling and positioning technologies. With more than 22 patents and completion of more than 300 projects, the company is the one customers trust for structural, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering. Engineers are subject matter experts in their respective specialties, and many of them have offshore experience in the world’s major oil & gas offshore locations in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, West Africa, Asia/Pacific, Brazil, and other key Offshore E&P development areas.

The company offers full lifecycle support — from conceptual design analysis and planning to manufacturing, packing, and delivery. This includes field engineering services for commissioning, start up, and maintenance and the supply of replacement parts and assembly for specialized mechanical and hydraulic machinery.

See what qualities Nathan Shaw, Engineering Director at Bardex, looks for when recruiting new engineers.


To work in partnership with our clients to provide innovative solutions to move, position and restrain heavy loads.