Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Southampton. With the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes operating from 30 strategic depots across the country, Ainscough Crane Hire is able to deploy to any location, making us the only one able to offer a truly national service. Whether you want to hire a crane in Southampton on an ad-hoc basis, or multiple vehicles to undertake heavier or more complex lifts, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability you need.
We have numerous accreditations & awards for outstanding QHSE ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001 certified.
We have the largest fleet in the UK, with 400+ cranes.
Stringent fleet maintenance schedules to increase availability & reliability.
Expertise on all aspects of a lift; from the initial consultation stage through to execution.
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.
With over 40 years in operation behind us, we’ve been providing our diverse range of lifting services to blue chip customers in a wide range of industries. Safety is at the heart of everything we do, and our experienced staff consists of the most knowledgeable and trusted experts in the lifting industry, enabling us to deliver results with diligence, precision and efficiency. Our team includes crane operators, contract lift managers, lift operatives and engineers, and health and safety officers, giving us the expertise to target all areas of a project with planning and engineering services of the highest quality.
Trained operators and engineers
Mobile cranes, up to 1000 tonnes
Up to 45T
55T - 350T
450T - 1000T
300T - 600T
MK110, 140 & AT6
Our contract lifting solutions encompass a range of services in which Ainscough Crane Hire staff can handle all aspects of the lift, from the initial design (which we complete using CAD software or BIM Modelling) all the way through to final execution. This covers the risk assessment, method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics, and round-the-clock management.
This planning and implementation is undertaken by our own specialist engineers and contract lift managers at Ainscough Crane Hire, giving you peace of mind in making the safe choice with a contract lift in Southampton. For particularly complex, high-risk or heavy lifts, Ainscough Crane Hire can make our services available as part of a bespoke turnkey package, tailored to your specific schedule and requirements.