Crane hire and contract lifting services in Ipswich

Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Ipswich. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and with a wealth of in-house expertise and a large, diverse fleet of mobile cranes at our disposal, Ainscough Crane Hire is the only one able to offer a truly national service. We operate from 30 strategic locations across the country, enabling us to deploy to anywhere in the UK. Whether you require ad hoc mobile crane hire in Ipswich for a short-term contract, or multiple vehicles for a large-scale project, Ainscough Crane Hire can provide unrivalled reliability, availability, expertise and capability.

Address Old London Road,
Phone 0845 113 0506

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 for clients across a wide range of sectors. Diligence, precision and efficiency are the hallmarks of our service, and our team consists of the most knowledgeable, experienced and trusted experts in the lifting industry, including crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, health and safety officers. This collective expertise allows us to target all areas of a project, meeting every requirement of our blue chip customers.

Whether you require one-off mobile crane hire, industry-leading project management, or comprehensive contract lifting solutions in Ipswich, Ainscough Crane Hire can provide planning and engineering of the very highest quality, for complex 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 Ipswich

Our range of contract lifting solutions encompasses a broad range of services in which we undertake all aspects of the lift, from initial design all the way through to final execution. We use CAD software and BIM Modelling at the design stage to scope the exact requirements of the project, and our experts can also handle the risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round the clock management.

All the detailed planning is undertaken by our specialist engineers and contract lift managers, so you can ‘Make the Safe Choice’ when you select Ainscough Crane Hire for contract lifting in Ipswich. For highly complex or demanding lifts, we can even provide a bespoke turnkey package that’s tailored specifically to your requirements.

Exceptional service across a range of sectors

Our large and diverse fleet encompasses mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes, which gives us the flexibility to serve clients in a broad array of sectors. These include:

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

Our cranes can be deployed in tandem for large, multi-unit contract projects, or as individual units for ad hoc mobile crane hire in Ipswich. Whatever the nature, scale or complexity of your project, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.

Crane hire and contract lifting services in Ipswich - Ainscough Crane Hire Ltd