Founded with six small cranes and a van in 1976, Ainscough Crane Hire now has a national network of 30 locations, 400+ cranes and one of the largest independent heavy haulage fleets in the UK.
We are proud to be the first choice for leading organisations across a variety of industries when safe and efficient lifts are required.
In 1976 by Gerald Ainscough & started to develop the strong platform we benefit from today.
A period of organic acquisitive growth and Ainscough buy first heavy cranes.
Acquisition of GWS Crane Hire, Coventry Crane Hire & Diamond Crane Hire increasing the national footprint.
Through acquisition and organic growth, Ainscough becomes the largest crane hire company in the UK.
Ainscough family sell the business to a management buy out. Acquisitions continue with the purchase of Nationwide Crane Hire and James Jack lifting services.
The opening of depots in Sheffield & Ipswich & the business was acquired.
Investing in our network - new locations in Highlands and Dundee.