Handling Tools


Forum has been a leading manufacturer of Pipe Handling Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industry for over 45 years. In 2013 we combined the legacy product lines of AOT (est. 1984) and B+v (est. 1972). Today Forum offers an extensive, innovative portfolio of Handling Tools up to 1750 ton load capacity, which meets and exceeds the on- and offshore market requirements worldwide. Our products are designed and manufactured in Broussard, LA, USA and Hamburg, Germany in accordance with the latest standards of the American Petroleum Institute. Customer satisfaction is the highest priority of our dedicated professionals. Our vision is to be your preferred partner for innovative Pipe Handling Solutions.

Forum offers:

  • Hydraulic, pneumatic and manual Elevators up to 1500 ton
  • Elevator / Spiders up to 1000 ton
  • Elevator Links up to 720“ length and up to 1750 ton capacity
  • Power Slips from 350 up to 1500 ton
  • Bushing Type Elevators which allow the user to utilize one Elevator frame for various pipe sizes
  • Wrench & Spinner Combination
  • Drill Pipe Spinners
  • Casing Bushings & Hinged Casing Spiders
  • Manual Tongs up to 160 000 ft/lbs
  • Manual Slips
  • Safety Clamps
  • master Bushings
  • Load Rated master Bushing
  • Slip Lifter / BackSaver