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Market leading lifting equipment

Penny Hydraulics Ltd was founded in 1978 by mining engineer, John Penny. The company offered nationwide hydraulic garage equipment and mining equipment repairs.

Established in 1978

We are an award winning UK manufacturer of lifting equipment

As Japanese imports started to become more common and the mining industry started to decline, the company diversified into new markets, primarily lifting equipment including cranes for commercial vehicles.

Today, we are an award winning UK manufacturer of lifting equipment with our own purpose built premises housing a manufacturing and assembly plant. We carry out all the functions of a fully integrated company with design, manufacturing, quality control, aftersales support and nationwide service operation.

The company has grown to become the UK’s leading lorry-loader crane manufacturer, goods lift manufacturer and lighting winch manufacturer for premises from Buckingham Palace to a Guinness brewery in Nigeria! Last year, Penny Hydraulics operated in 22 countries worldwide, also providing specialist design and manufacturing services to the nuclear decommissioning, mining and tyre handling industries. Typically a customer will be a large “blue chip” organisation such as BT, Royal Mail, JD Wetherpoons or a Sellafield Nuclear Reprocessing Plant with a specific handling problem.

Penny Hydraulics are partnered with industry’s leading professional and trade organisations and are approved commercial vehicle converters for vehicle mounted lifting equipment for major vehicle manufacturers including Renault, Nissan and Volkswagen. Commercial vehicle body builders worldwide from USA to Australia and Hungary to Benelux, choose to partner with Penny Hydraulics to sell lifting applications all over the world.

Design

In house specialist designers and project managers are dedicated to each of our separate divisions.

Manufacture

Purpose built UK premises house our manufacturing and assembly plant.

Install

Qualified, experienced fitters install your equipment to the highest standard. Designated in-house fitting areas for vehicle mounted equipment.

Service

Regular scheduled servicing and the compulsory annual checks that users of load handling equipment are required to complete under current legislation.

Train

Training in method, risk and precautions for supervisors of your work equipment wherever you are in the UK

Safe Contractor Approved bsi-iso9001 Construction Skills Certification Scheme bfbi UVDB empowered by Achilles CIWM affiliated

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What our customers say

Dagenham Motors
Dagenham Motors
"Thank you for your excellent service in relation to the crane installation that has just been done. "
Future Electrics
Future Electrics
"They carried out the work in a timely manner and even tidied up after themselves. They are a credit to your company."
Stone Hardy
Stone Hardy
"It was a really good course and have walked away feeling I've learnt a varied of things that I never knew before. Once again it was brilliant. "
Out of Eden
Out of Eden
"The lift we purchased is working well. Thanks for getting the work planned and completed on schedule."

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