Q Crane & Plant Hire Limited
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About Us


At Q Crane & Plant Hire, we’re a Manchester-based, privately owned company hiring out crawler cranes, excavators and general plant to sites around Manchester, the North West and clients Nationwide. Established in 1972 we are actively driven, and our experienced management team is progressive, ambitious and eager to take the business forward and supply our clients the very best service and equipment available on the market.

Our main depot is a six acre site offering the best facilities for storage, testing and servicing our plant stock. We have fully equipped workshop facilities and a fully trained staff of engineers enabling us to provide a 24 hour back up service throughout the UK. Our base is very centrally located, close to the M62 with excellent motorway links. We have the largest crawler crane hire fleet in the North West and, uniquely, offer both cranes and plant hire to the UK construction market.

Our aim is to partner with our clients to deliver the correct solutions to fit their requirements. We are often involved from tender stage right through to the contract being awarded, and have long established relationships with our clients.

We’ve worked hard to build up a strong client base, including a large number of blue chip clients and have a number of preferred supplier agreements. We do not aim to be the largest volume provider in the business, but we do aim to offer a professional service – above and beyond just providing a crane or piece of equipment.

We offer our experience and knowledge throughout the process to make sure we properly evaluate our client needs and supply the best possible equipment to service their contracts.

All our cranes and equipment are of the highest quality, new and reliable equipment. On top of that, Our reputation is very important to all at Q Crane & Plant Hire and we encourage interaction at every opportunity within our own team and those of our clients in order to maintain complete satisfaction both now and way into the future.

As a demonstration of our commitment to our clients we are also at the forefront of Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality procedures and take great pride in achieving OHSAS ISO:2007 18001 Health & Safety Management, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management, ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management accreditations as well as being awarded CHAS, Construction Online & Achilles Verify UVBD accreditations to satisfy our clients evolving health, safety, environmental and quality requirements.

Q Crane & Plant Hire is a fully subscribed member of the CPA (Construction Plant Association), the RHA (Road Haulage Association) and the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board). Operators are CPCS-Qualified and well-versed in health and safety. Our repeat clients even ask for our crane and plant hire drivers by name because of their experience and knowledge of the works.



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