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Market leading lifting equipment

Penny Hydraulics Ltd was founded in 1978 by a 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 Wetherspoons 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 the 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

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What our customers say

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
"Many thanks for your help and patience. It all makes for excellent works... a big thank you."
TCG Management
TCG Management
"Very professional and knowledgeable gentleman, I’m more than happy with the service provided."
Bradwell Power Station
Bradwell Power Station
"The support from your company has always been of the highest standard."
Wiegel Transport Equipment
Wiegel Transport Equipment
"Penny Hydraulics has been a supplier for Wiegel Transport Equipment for many years, they are a family owned business and so are we. This reflects in quick communication and solid answers needed for markets that we serve and the solutions they are creating. As their overseas distribution partner it results in content Penny customers in Western Europe."

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