Crane hire and contract lifting services in Stanlow

Market leading crane hire and contract lifting services in Stanlow. Ainscough Crane Hire operates the UK’s largest fleet of mobile cranes from over 30 strategic locations across the country, making us the only one to offer a truly national service. With safety at the heart of everything we do, we’re able to give our customers access to high-quality planning services and industry-leading expertise alongside our extensive range of crane hire options. Whether you’re looking to hire a crane in Stanlow on an ad-hoc basis, or multiple vehicles as part of a complex project or heavy lift, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide all the reliability, availability, expertise and capability you need.

Address Compound 74,
Contractors Compound,
Shell Refinery,
Ellesmere Port,
South Wirral,
CH65 4HB
Phone 0845 113 0444

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 over 40 years, Ainscough Crane Hire has been serving blue chip customers across a range of industries with diligence, precision and efficiency. Our diverse range of lifting services are implemented by the most knowledgeable, experienced and trusted experts in the industry, and today our team consists of crane operators, lift operatives and engineers, contract lift managers, and health and safety officers. This enables us to provide 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 Stanlow, you can rely on Ainscough Crane Hire to provide a truly unrivalled service.

  • 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 Stanlow

Our contract lifting solutions cover a range of services in which Ainscough Crane Hire personnel take responsibility for all areas of the lift, spanning from the initial design and risk assessment right through to final execution. At the design phase, we use CAD software and BIM Modelling to scope the project’s exact requirements, and we can also handle the method statement provision, QHSE analysis, road closure management, transport logistics and round-the-clock management.

This detailed planning is undertaken by our specialist engineers and contract lift managers at Ainscough Crane Hire, giving you peace of mind in making the safe choice for a contract lift in Stanlow. For a particularly high-risk or complex lift, we can make our services available as part of a bespoke, turnkey package that’s tailored to your specific requirements and schedule.

Exceptional service across a range of sectors

With our large, diverse fleet and depth of in-house expertise, we have extensive experience in serving a wide variety of sectors, including:

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

Each of our lifting services puts our broad range of mobile tower cranes, crawler cranes and heavy cranes at your disposal, allowing you to hire them as single units or as part of a multi-unit contract project in Stanlow. With our ability to make these cranes available in any location, whatever the nature or scale or your project, you can count on Ainscough Crane Hire to deliver.

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