Market Leaders in Crane Hire

Ainscough Crane Hire is the largest lifting services company in the UK. Operating from 30 strategic locations spanning the length of the country, we offer the only truly national service.With safety at the heart of everything we do, the most skilled operatives in the industry and the largest fleet of cranes across our specialist divisions, our offering is unsurpassed. Ainscough Crane Hire Limited was established in 1976 and through a series of acquisitions and organic growth is today by far the largest mobile crane hire and heavy lift provider in the UK; many times larger than our nearest competitor. For further information about our individual divisions and our management team, please

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Our Customers

Ainscough has been working with leading players across a diverse range of sectors for many years.Our partnership agreements span companies that range in size and scale, that are all equally important to us. It goes without saying that we greatly value our partnership and national framework agreements.On a regional basis we have great relationships with our customers across the country. Our regional network of 30 depots allows us to be the local partner of choice, whilst giving the support and peace of mind of a national infrastructure.

The largest fleet, industry leading expertise and world
class customer service makes Ainscough a unique company.

  • Expertise
  • Deep crane knowledge
  • The most experienced team in the industry
  • 700+ trained operators and engineers
  • 460+ cranes up to 1000 tonne
  • Unrivalled UK Coverage
  • 30 depots nationwide
  • Rigorous fleet maintenance programme
  • Unrivalled QHSE record
  • Expertise across multiple sectors
  • A Unique Lifting Services Company
  • 3rd largest fleet of liebherr mobile cranes in the world
  • High levels of continued capital investment
  • World class customer service
  • Depth and breadth of accreditations
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