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Our vision is for the National Braiding brand name to be recognized as the principal brand in the manufacture of cords, laces and ropes, local and international

National Braiding Industries is a leader in the manufacture and global distribution of high quality industrial cords, ropes and laces. NBI’s stringent views on product quality and high standards of customer service, forms part of the integral success of the company.

Established in 1981, NBI forms part of The Narrowtex Group of companies, a division of SA Bias Limited. SA Bias Industries Limited is a South African company operating since 1933 with manufacturing operations worldwide. The Narrowtex Group has regional sales offices and warehouse facilities in the major regions of South Africa, as well as in the United Kingdom and in Australia.

The factory is situated just outside of Estcourt in the picturesque Kwazulu Natal Midlands of South Africa.
NBI offers a comprehensive range of braided, twisted and knit-braided cords and ropes:

Industrial Cords
Garage Door Braid
Piping Cord
Clothing Cord
Decorative Trims
Moccasin Thread


Besides the vast standard product range, NBI offers custom designed products to meet individual customer requirements.
The company is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company that has a policy of continually upgrading plant and equipment, thus ensuring that the product range is consistently improved technologically.

National Braiding have also implemented a social responsibility program whereby the local residents fulfil the factory’s staffing requirements, providing much needed employment in the region.

Our commitment to service and product excellence ensures our continued success in the manufacture of safety critical products especially the Arresta range of ropes, for specific use in the rope access industry.