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Press Releases from Street Crane Company (31 total)

Four Street Overhead Travelling Cranes for Steel Distribution Centre

A V Dawson, the North East based, multi-modal transport and logistics contractor, has installed four overhead cranes, from Street Crane Company, the UK’s largest industrial crane and hoist builder. The company’s new facility will hold buffer stocks of steel for regional automotive and construction plant manufacturers. Here the 30 tonnes capacity cranes will receive and despatch up to 290,000 tonnes of steel coil each year. The building configuration and intense workload

Fast and Lean Steel Delivery Assisted by Radical New Crane System from Street

Improved order turnaround is promised by Tata at their Redcar Steel Service Centre following an investment over £1.5 million in special cranes from Street Crane Company. Four overhead travelling cranes of 12 tonnes capacity – and a radically different design – will streamline material processing to speed of delivery of cut and finished steel for engineering and structural fabrication to Teeside customers. Street Crane’s sales director, Chris Lindley-Smith, explained, “Given the

Celebration as Street Crane Opens New £3 Million Hoist Factory

Visitors from around the world joined Street Crane to celebrate the opening of their new £3 million hoist factory on Thursday September 11. Street is the UK’s largest crane and hoist manufacturer and around 70 per cent of their £35 million turnover is derived from the sale of hoists and crane kits to overseas manufacturers. “We currently have the strongest order book in our history,” explained managing director, Andrew Pimblett. “We

UK Built Street Hoists Play Pivotal Role in Bridge Reconstruction in Massachuset …

Hoists from Street Crane Company are frequently used in construction projects in the UK and are now playing a major role in the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The hoists are installed on a bespoke crane built by Street’s local distributor Capco Crane and Hoist Company. The crane will be used in the renovation of the 107 year old bridge that spans 1.5 miles over the Charles

UK Industrial Crane and Hoist Maker in Peruvian Technical Partnership

Andrew Pimblett, managing director of Street Crane Company and Gustavo Delgado Pilares, CEO of Peru’s largest crane maker, Movitecnica, have good cause for celebration. Following the signing of a trading partnership agreement, both companies are poised to take a much bigger share of the fast growing market for industrial cranes and hoists in Peru. Movitecnica is Peru’s largest and most rapidly expanding industrial crane supplier. Under the technical partnership, Street, the

19 New Overhead Cranes from Street Crane for Babcock’s Revitalised Rosyth Faci …

Babcock Marine, operator of the former Naval Dockyard at Rosyth, has taken delivery of 19 new overhead travelling cranes (OTC’s) from Street Crane Company. The yard is undergoing a refit for its new role as a flexible manufacturing base for commercial, marine and offshore vessels. The new cranes will enhance yard productivity and provide a mechanical handling system with modern standards of safe lifting and performance. Street Crane is the UK’s

72 Tonne Overhead Crane for Offshore Umbilical Cable Manufacturer

JDR Cable Systems has installed a 72 tonnes overhead crane from Street Crane Company for reel loading and unloading in their new marine cable factory. The crane will support high volume production of multi-core umbilical cables for offshore oil and gas platforms. Street has supplied a complete crane package comprising an 11 metres span double girder crane and a custom built 72 tonnes VX hoist, running on a 30 metre

Engineers Retire From Street Crane After 74 Years Combined Service

Two senior sales engineers, who have a total of 74 years working for Street Crane Company, are retiring. John East leaves having spent 49 years with the company. He looked after sales in the south of England. Roger Heywood, the representative for the north west of England, has retired with 25 years’ service. John started with the company as an engineering apprentice, working as a plater

Goliath Crane from Street Adds to Capital Projects on Crossrail

Street Crane Company is playing a major role supporting the Crossrail project. The company is the largest industrial crane maker in the UK and now has ten cranes deployed over three sites. The latest, a Goliath crane of 40 tonnes safe working load has been operating for just over three months and is installed just off Oxford Street. The crane will be used in the removal

Goliath Cranes by Street Crane Play Key Role in Assembly of Princess Yachts Luxu …

Princess Yachts, the expanding luxury yacht maker, are using freestanding Goliath cranes from Street Crane Company to produce their new 30 to 40 metre M Class tri-deck yachts. The cranes, installed at the historic South Yard of the Devonport Dockyard, will allow large fabrications to be lifted, transported and accurately placed as the yachts are fitted out. There are three cranes in use. The main manufacturing area is serviced

Overhead Cranes from Street Crane for Bombardier Advanced Aircraft Production

Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast has installed overhead cranes of a radical design from Street Crane Company for their new wing manufacturing and assembly facility. These meet stringent standards, supporting production. The cranes are among the most sophisticated ever made in the UK and will be used for the lift, transportation and very accurate positioning of the composite aircraft wings. Two cranes are of 20 metre span between the crane rails

Overhead Cranes From Street Crane Vital to Troop Supply Chain in Afghanistan

Camp Bastion in Afghanistan will not remind many people of home. Nevertheless, during a tour of the maintenance workshops, High Peak MP Andrew Bingham came across two overhead cranes manufactured in Chapel-en-le Frith by Street Crane Company. Street Crane produces over 400 complete cranes per year, the majority of which are for the UK market. The installation at Camp Bastion is exceptional as most of the company’s export

Light Crane Systems, Semi Goliaths and Jib Cranes Selected for Siemens Advanced …

Optimum material flow is crucial in modern manufacturing. At their newly relocated Mechanical Drives division of Industry Automation and Drive Technologies in Leeds, Siemens called on Street Crane Company for a variety of cranes to meet their different handling needs. Street Crane managing director Andrew Pimblett noted, “Manufacturers like Siemens are seeking more flexible and comprehensive answers to their handling needs to maximise productivity and return on capital investment.

Factory Cranes to be Made in UAE Following Street Crane and Dubai Crane Agreemen …

Dubai Cranes LLC and Street Crane Company of the United Kingdom have concluded an agreement under which advanced design factory cranes will be available to manufacturers in United Arab Emirates on short lead times. Dubai Crane are to carry a substantial stock of Street’s crane kits that will be used with locally fabricated structural components to meet lifting needs of up to 300 tonnes. Street Crane will share technical expertise

New Electric Chain Hoist Set to Win Greater Market Share

In capacities from 125 to 5000Kg, the new LX chain hoist from Street Crane Company opens a new market segment and is certain to attract attention. Already the UK’s largest crane manufacturer and a major exporter, Street Crane has designed the new hoists for precise and safe lifting for a range of industries such as automotive, commercial transport, construction, aviation, light marine and general engineering workshops. Flexibility was a key

Overhead Cranes Build Next Generation Trains for London Overground

Street Crane Company is playing a vital role at Bombardier’s Derby factory in the building of new trains to revitalise the capital’s commuter services. Two new overhead cranes from Street are used in the final assembly of new Electrostar overground trains programme, contributing to the safety and productivity of the production operations. “Bombardier’s demanding brief required advanced factory cranes to ensure safe, continuous and flexible working in an

Paul Samples Joins Industrial Crane Maker Street Crane’s Team

With almost 40 years experience in the cranes and lifting business, Paul Samples knows a lot about factory cranes. A former member of the Morris Material Handling team, Paul has joined Street Crane Company as business development manager for Asia. In his new role Paul will find dealers and distributors for Street’s overhead cranes, crane kits, hoists and lifting equipment. He will also support the existing crane

Single Girder Crane Capacities Increased by New Hoist and Beam Design

The UK’s largest manufacturer of overhead travelling cranes, Street Crane Company, has launched a single girder hoist for safe lifting from 12.5 to 25 tonnes. “Most crane applications over 10 tonnes used to need a double girder crane. It was rare to find a monorail crane lifting over 15 tonnes. With our new design we are able to offer single girder crane options up to 25

Overhead Crane Deal Brings World-Class Products to South Africa

Crane specialist GM Technical Services (GMTS), based in Vereeniging in the Vaal Triangle, has concluded an agreement with Street Crane Company of the United Kingdom to bring advanced overhead crane and hoist technology to South Africa. The deal underpins employment, gives GMTS an opportunity for further growth and the capability to offer a complete range of cranes up to 50 tonnes safe working load. George Mackenzie, founder and managing member

Heavy Lift Overhead Crane for Paper Machine Maker Voith Paper

Heavy Lift Overhead Crane for Paper Machine Maker Voith Paper An investment, exceeding one million pounds, has been completed at the Manchester operations of European paper machinery maker Voith Paper Limited. The new process facility will re-grind, to ensure perfect geometry and balance in paper machine rollers of up to 115 tonnes. Street Crane Company has supplied a new 120 tonne safe working load crane that will play a

Overhead Crane Users in Northern Ireland to Get a Lift with a Workshop on Wheels

Following a deal with Gunnebo Industries, Street Crane Company, the largest industrial crane company in the UK is now able to offer a fuller service to customers in Northern Ireland. Under the agreement Gunnebo (incorporating W H Scott and Sons), based in Mallusk, will have six Street Crane trained engineers on hand 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, for crane installation, service and support. The Gunnebo team will

UK Overhead Crane and Hoist Maker and Major Saudi Industrial Group form Strategi …

Juffali Heavy Equipment Company (JHECO), based in Jeddah, and Street Crane Company from the UK have joined forces to produce cranes of up to 200 tonnes for industrial undertakings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. JHECO, part of the Juffali Group, is one of the largest commercial enterprises in Saudi Arabia with interests in power generation, construction, insurance, telecommunication, vehicle manufacture and distribution. Street Crane, based in Derbyshire

Modular Factory Crane Hoist Lifting Capacity Boosted to 40 Tonnes

With the completion of phase one of the ZX10 hoist programme, Street Crane has taken the capacity of its ZX hoist series up to 40 tonnes safe working load. The ZX10 is designed using the same modular principles as the proven ZX6-8 series. This gives users options to customise hoists to their overhead crane application in a very competitive package. “With the new launch we are moving to our

Overhead Crane and Hoist Firm Expands to Meet Growing Order Book

With a strong medium term order book, successful hoist product launches completed and a major new product development programme underway, Street Crane Company is expanding its Chapel-en-le-Frith facilities. New investment, totalling around £750,000, will improve workflow at the factory and expand the production area by around 30 percent. The expansion includes a new reception area for steel plate and improved despatch facilities. Machine shops and the hoist works have

Australian Opencast Mines use UK-built Hoists to Maximise Uptime on Giant Dragli …

North Queensland has some of the largest accessible coal reserves in the World. Street Crane Company’s Australian partner, North Queensland Cranes (NQC) uses UK built hoists and components extensively and has found a niche in supplying cranes and hoists to the draglines used by the opencast coal industry. These draglines are among the largest land based machines on the planet and work relentlessly to remove rock and earth

Overhead Crane Maker Order Intake Defies Economic Gloom

The National Statistical Office reported zero growth for the last quarter adding to dire warnings of recession from the Chambers of Commerce and CBI. Despite this, UK industrial crane maker Street Crane Company has recorded the highest ever order intake in their 60 year history. Could it be we have a two speed economy? Andrew Pimblett, Street Crane’s managing director certainly thinks so. “Conservatively we are expecting our overall

UK Crane Maker Takes on the World with New Hoists

In a bold move to take a significant share of the world crane market, Street Crane Company, based in Derbyshire, are launching a new generation of mid-range hoists. The ZX6 and ZX8 Series hoists will set new standards for safety, reliability and performance for engineers and industry around the world. Commenting on the launch, managing director Andrew Pimblett explained, “This is the most significant product launch in out 60

Overhead Crane Manufacturer Strengthen Gulf Presence

Reflecting the importance of the crane market in the Gulf states, Street Crane Company has made its first ever appointment of a full-time representative to the area. L.Sam Kumar, based in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, joins the company as regional sales manager. He will look after business in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Pakistan and Egypt. The appointment comes as Street

New Overhead Crane and Hoist Sales Manager for Ireland

The buoyancy of the economy in Ireland has prompted industrial overhead crane and hoist specialist, Street Crane Company, to appoint their first directly employed sales manger to cover the whole of Ireland. Stephen Hirst, a lifting engineer with 20 years mechanical handling experience, took up the post in September. “With so much development taking place, both north and south, this is a huge opportunity. I look forward to meeting

Galvanizing Wins for Overhead Cranes from Street

Leading crane supplier to the steel, stockholding, fabrication and coating industries, Street Crane Company is celebrating orders from two galvanizers. Wedge Galvanizing have purchased two special 10 tonne double girder cranes for their Worksop plant and Dorman Long Engineering is buying three double girder overhead cranes and two semi-Goliath travelling cranes for their new Nigerian galvanizing operation. Both projects will be delivered before the year end and have

New UK Crane for World-Class Aluminium Plant

As part of a rolling investment programme, Aluminium Bahrain has installed an additional heavy-duty overhead crane from UK handling specialist Street Crane Company. Operating in the smelting area, the crane will be used for tapping hot metal from the electrolytic cells, beam raising, floor slab removal and pot shell removal and replacement. The crane is engineered for continuous use in extreme temperatures and in an electrically charged environment