Lifting and plant movement experts

We boast one of the UK’s most technically advanced fleet of mobile all-terrain, self-erecting tower and crawler cranes and plant movement equipment for hire. There is nothing we can’t lift or move.

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Crane hire and contract lifting across the UK

Reliable heavy lifting and plant movement solutions

King Lifting is your partner of choice for crane hire, contract lifting and plant movement solutions. Safety and reliability are at the core of our business, reflected in everything we do. With over 40 years of experience and a modern fleet of cranes and machinery, we are equipped to handle projects of any scale.

Our projects

Our services

Contract lifting

Contract lifting

Compliant with BS7121, our safe, expert, engineered lifting solutions meet the needs of every customer.

Crane hire

Crane hire

We have an extensive fleet of mobile cranes available to hire for all your lifting requirements, from one-off lifts to contract lifts involving multiple units.

Plant and machinery movement

Plant and machinery movement

Bespoke solutions for plant and machinery movement, from single machine moves to complete factory relocations.

Testimonials

Commonwealth Games

We wish to offer a huge thanks to King Lifting for providing the cranes which were a significant contribution in helping us to deliver the two ceremonies that Birmingham and the UK can be proud of. We are so thankful for all their work, dedication, tenacity and kindness throughout this process, to deliver on our exacting requirements, on time and to a world-leading standard.


Birmingham Ceremonies Ltd

Professionalism and expertise

I was one of the team at Dormakaba when you guys came in to assist at the Southampton West Quay Shopping Centre and I would just like to put on record how easy you made our job. It was a bit problematic and the four guys with their professionalism and expertise reduced this massively and I can’t thank and praise them enough.

Team member
Dormakaba

Exceptionally helpful

As the Quartermaster at DEMS Training Regiment I have to constantly upgrade our training stands and introduce new ones to ensure all our students receive the most realistic training prior to deployments. Our recent initiative to introduce several items of rolling stock will provide much needed scenarios across all of our courses. Being unable to ramp the rolling stock off the transport meant we needed the crane. Your guys who arrived on site were exceptionally helpful, patient and fully professional in all aspects of their task. Please convey my thanks for a job well done.

Major Carl Tomlinson
BEM

Both lifts went extremely well

Hi Bobby, I thought that I would just drop you a quick line to let you know how professional both crews that attended the De La Rue Overton Mill site on July 9th and 17th were. Both lifts went extremely well with Health & Safety being the first consideration. Please can you pass on my sincere thanks to both crews for a job well done.

Mark Finn
De La Rue Overton Mill site

Fleet

King Lifting operates an advanced, modern and sustainable fleet of over 100 mobile cranes, including all-terrain, self-erecting tower and crawler cranes with capacities from eight tonnes upwards.

Our fleet
King Lifting's Liebherr LTM 1650-8.1 mobile crane moving a tunnel boring machine (TBM) from a National Grid London power tunnel shaft at its Wimbledon site in August 2022.

Training

Our safety record is unparalleled, and it is underpinned by a no-compromise pledge delivered by our in-house safety experts – who also share their experience and train the industry at our accredited training centre.

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Health and safety

Our safety record is unparalleled and is underpinned by a no-compromise pledge delivered by our in-house safety experts who also share their experience and train the industry at our accredited training centre.

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Image of our in-house safety experts sharing their experience and training the industry at our accredited training centre.

Latest projects

Learn more about the heavy-lifting and plant movement projects that we have worked on.

Building Bridges for Briton Fabricators

Iconic bridge restored for Briton Fabricators

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Challenging and time-constrained lifts for Midland Metro Alliance

Successful technical lift for Midland Metro Alliance

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Precision roof replacement for major city stadium

Unmatchable stadium lifting support for the Principality Stadium in Cardiff

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Overhead aerial wire installation for the Commonwealth Games

King Lifting assist with logistics at Commonwealth Games

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Abnormal load and complex heavy lift engineering

From a port to a sand bunker – an abnormal load and complex heavy lifting project for TGE Gas Engineering

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Lifting a tunnel boring machine from 35 metres under London’s streets

Going underground – a lifting and moving project for the National Grid and Hochtief-Murphy Joint Venture

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Accreditations

We are proud of our regularly renewed industry accreditations.

Safe contractor approved
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