Hewden has significantly extended its lifting capacity thanks to a multi-million pound investment in new cranes.
The hire firm has spent £11.5 million on 21 machines ranging from 70 to 220 tonnes. Previously Hewden only dealt in cranes up to 130 tonnes. The company said the new fleet includes a “UK first” with a new flexible hydraulic jib from Japanese manufacturer Tadano capable of hoisting loads under roof constructions.
Mark Hierons, Hewden’s operations director said, “We’ve been involved in the commercial crane hire sector for more than 40 years but this latest venture is a significant development from our traditional fleet. We are going bigger and better, with the new Tadano rig showing how innovative technology can really help to cut costs and improve health and safety. We’re known in the sector for our safety, reliability, quality and security and the new investments will reinforce that reputation going forward to next year and beyond.”