Crane hire and contract lifting services in Fawley

Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Fawley. Ainscough Crane Hire operates the UK’s largest fleet of cranes from 30 strategic locations throughout the country. We can deploy vehicles to any location, making us the only one able to offer a truly national service. With leading in-house expertise from some of the industry’s most trusted experts, safety is at the heart of everything we do. Whether you require vehicles for large-scale, long-term projects, or simply ad hoc mobile crane hire in Fawley, Ainscough Crane Hire is on hand to provide all the availability, expertise and capability you need.

Address Exxonmobil Fawley Refinery,
Marsh Lane Lodge,
Marsh Lane,
Southampton, SO45 1HB
Phone 0800 272 637

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 providing a diverse range of lifting services to blue chip companies across a broad array of sectors. Precision, diligence and efficiency are the hallmarks of our service, and our team comprises some of the most experienced and respected experts in the lifting industry, including crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers. This in-house expertise allows us to target all planning and engineering aspects of a project, including on even the most demanding of heavy or complex lifts.

  • 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 Fawley

Our contract lifting solutions encompass a wide range of services in which our experts handle all aspects of the lift, from the risk assessment and initial design (which we complete using CAD software or BIM Modelling to scope the exact requirements of the project), to the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management.

All planning and execution is undertaken by our specialist engineers and contract lift managers, so whether you require one-off crane hire, industry-leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Fawley, you can count on making the safe choice with Ainscough Crane Hire. If the project involves any significantly complex or high-risk lifts, Ainscough Crane Hire can provide a bespoke, turnkey package tailored to your exact requirements.

Exceptional service across a range of sectors

Our diverse fleet comprises a wide array of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, which can be made available either as single units or as part of a multi-unit contract project in Fawley. We have a long history of serving a broad variety of sectors, including:

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

Our cranes can be deployed to any location in which our contract lifting solutions are required, so whatever the nature, scale or complexity of your project, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.

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