Crane hire and contract lifting services in Cardiff

Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Cardiff. Offering a truly national service, Ainscough Crane Hire operates the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes. With a network of 30 depots in strategic locations throughout the country, our cranes can be available in any location, ensuring we’re able to fulfil our blue chip customers’ requirements. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, so whether you need ad-hoc mobile crane hire in Cardiff, or longer-term, more large-scale projects, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the availability, knowledge and capability you need.

Address Ipswich Road,
South Glamorgan,
CF23 9AQ
Phone 0845 113 0454

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 ‘Make the Safe Choice’ 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

For more than 40 years, Ainscough Crane Hire has been at the centre of the infrastructure, petrochemical, oil and gas, industrial, power generation and construction sectors, delivering projects on-schedule with diligence, precision and efficiency. Our diverse range of lifting solutions is unparalleled, and our team comprises crane operators, engineers, contract lift managers, lift operatives and engineers, and health and safety officers. This breadth and depth of expertise allows us to undertake all aspects of a lift, from initial consultation right through to flawless execution, which we guarantee on even the most complex or heavy lift projects.

  • 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 Cardiff

Our contract lifting solutions comprise a range of services in which our experts can undertake every aspect of the lift. For the initial design, we use market-leading CAD software or BIM Modelling to scope the exact requirements of the project, and conduct the initial risk assessment. From there, we can also handle the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management.

All this means you can ‘Make the Safe Choice’ when you choose Ainscough Crane Hire for a contract lift in Cardiff. Depending on the scale and demands of your project, you can even benefit from a bespoke, turnkey package that’s tailored to your exact requirements.

Exceptional service across a range of sectors

Our large and diverse fleet of mobile cranes in Cardiff allows us to serve clients across a breadth of sectors and industries, which include:

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

Each one of our lifting services puts our wide range of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes at your disposal, either as single units or as part of a multi-unit contract project. Whatever the nature or scale of your project, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.

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