Crane hire and contract lifting services in Aberdeen

Market-leading crane hire and contract lift services in Aberdeen. Ainscough Crane Hire operates the largest fleet of mobile cranes of up to 1,000 tonnes. Serving over 4,500 customers from 30 strategic locations in the UK covering the entire nation with the flexibility to make cranes available in any location; the only one able to offer a truly national service.

Address JAMES JACK Lifting Services,
7-13 South Esplande,
West Aberdeen,
AB11 9AA
Phone 0845 113 0478

Why Ainscough Crane Hire?

  • QHSE

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

  • Availability

    We have the largest fleet in the UK, with 400+ cranes.

  • Reliability

    Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability & reliability.

  • Experience

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

Ainscough Crane Hire Services

Our safety culture is of paramount importance to our team. Our guiding principles centre on the idea that we all share a collective responsibility for the safety of everybody engaged in our operations, as well as anyone surrounding them – including our people, our customers, and members of the public.

Ainscough Crane Hire holds numerous accreditations in recognition of our commitment to safety, and ensuring a safe system of work is a key priority in everything we do.

QHSE – Make the Safe Choice

  • ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 accredited.
  • RISQS 5 star rating by the Rail Industry.
  • ROSPA Silver Award.
  • Safety measures regularly evaluated, tested, inspected and audited to uphold our impressive safety record.
  • Health and safety procedures communicated and reinforced through training programmes, regular bulletins, and MAAP (the Ainscough smartphone APP).


  • Best-in-class Liebherr mobile cranes.
  • Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability and reliability.
  • Scale, infrastructure and in-house services to make cranes available for any purpose, at any time and location.
  • Extensive planning, experienced personnel and flawless execution to guarantee jobs will be completed on-schedule.


  • Largest fleet in the UK, with over 400 mobile, crawler, mobile tower and heavy cranes.
  • Nationwide 30 depot network to cover any location in the UK.
  • Fleet capabilities of up to 1000 tonnes.


  • Experience on all aspects of a lift, from consultation through to execution.
  • Extensive industry experience and highly trained personnel.
  • Sector-specific expertise for the most complex lifts.
  • Highest standards of customer service, lift design and operation.
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Expertise and dedicated logistics support

Ainscough Crane Hire have been at the heart of infrastructure, petrochemical, oil and gas, industrial, power generation and construction sectors for over 40 years, and today our team consists of the most experienced, most knowledgeable and most trusted experts in the lifting industry. This allows us to offer planning, engineering and in-depth expertise of the very highest quality – whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Aberdeen.

Precision, diligence and efficiency are the hallmarks of our diverse range of lifting services. We apply our extensive planning and management expertise in tandem with fleet capabilities up to 1000 tonnes, enabling us to guarantee flawless execution on complex lift and heavy lift projects alike.

  • 600+

    Trained operators and engineers

  • 400+

    Mobile cranes, up to 1000 tonnes

  • 30+

    Depots nationwide

Largest Fleet In The Industry - 400+ Cranes

  1. City & Small

    Up to 45T

  2. All Terrain

    55T - 350T

  3. Heavy Haulage Fleet
  4. Heavy All Terrain

    450T - 1000T

  5. Crawler Crane

    300T - 600T

  6. Mobile Tower

    MK110, 140 & AT6

“The service fully met my requirements and expectations, I have used the
local depot on many occasions and always get a first class service”

Managing Director at Babcock Rail

Leading contract lifting projects in Aberdeen

Our contract lifting solutions are a comprehensive range of services in which we undertake all aspects of the lift, from the initial design all the way through to the final execution. This spans the lift design – which we specify using CAD software or BIM Modelling to scope your exact requirements – and risk assessment, as well as method statement provision, QHSE analysis, and road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock project management.

This detailed planning is undertaken by our specialist engineers and contract lifting managers here at Ainscough Crane Hire, so you can ‘Make the Safe Choice’ when choosing contract lifting in Aberdeen. Our contract lifting services include several options for a bespoke turnkey package, tailored to your specific schedule and requirements.

Exceptional service across a range of sectors

Our large, diverse fleet of crane types and depth of expertise allows us to serve a broad range of sectors here at Ainscough Crane Hire. These include

  • Infrastructure
  • Petrochemical, oil and gas
  • Industrial
  • Power generation
  • Construction

Each of our lifting services puts our mobile cranes, mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes at your disposal, either as single units or as part of a multi-unit contract project. Whether you need ad-hoc mobile crane hire in Aberdeen for a specific task, or several vehicles for longer-term, larger-scale projects, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability you need.

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