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Safe Innovative Lifting Solutions

Ainscough Crane Hire is the market leader for lifting solutions and services to the infrastructure, construction, power generation and industrial markets. The company was founded in Wigan in 1976, and now operates nationally from 30 depots. Our offering is unique: with the most experienced team in the industry operating the country’s largest fleet of cranes, and capacity of up to 1000 tonnes across our specialist teams, safety is at the heart of everything we do. Our knowledge and experience allows us to bring innovative lifting solutions to our customers’ problems.

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Our Vision

To be recognised as the leader for safe, innovative lifting solutions and outstanding customer experience, ensuring a sustainable future.

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    Always make the safe choice

    Having the courage, support and confidence to put safety first

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    Reliable

    Building trust and confidence with everyone

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    Easy to deal with

    Keeping things simple, we don’t over complicate

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    Teamwork

    Stronger and better
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    Open to new ideas

    Open to change and always looking for improvement

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    Passion

    Caring passionately about everything we do

Our Locations

30 Locations…1 National Network

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Our Sectors

Infrastructure
Infrastructure
Construction
Construction
Industrial
Industrial
Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
Petrochemical, Oil & Gas
crane power station
Power Generation
Emergency Response
Emergency Response

Why Choose Ainscough Crane Hire

Our status as an industry leader is built upon core competencies that enable us to deliver safe and innovative lifting solutions for our clients across the entire breadth of the UK.

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    QHSE

    We have numerous accreditations & awards for outstanding QHSE, including ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001.

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    AVAILABILITY

    One of the largest heavy haulage fleets in the UK, with 400+ cranes across 30 locations.

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    RELIABILITY

    Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability & reliability.

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    EXPERIENCE

    Expertise on all aspects of a lift; from the initial consultation stage through to execution.

Why work for us?

If you want to go places with a market leading organisation, work with a well maintained crane fleet and be heavily involved in interesting projects across the UK, we’d like to hear from you.

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Vacancies
Vacancies
Rewards
Rewards
Learning & Development
Learning & Development

Case Studies

Find out more about some of the projects Ainscough has delivered, all of which demonstrate the skillset of our team and the versatility of our fleet.

  • Industrial – Rock and Bone – VarioBase®
    Industrial – Rock and Bone – VarioBase®
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  • Rail possession case study – Henrietta Street.
    Rail possession case study – Henrietta Street
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  • Power generation case study – Allerton EfW Site
    Power generation case study – Allerton EfW Site
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  • Power generation case study – Templeborough Biomass plant
    Power generation case study – Templeborough Biomass plant
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