In-house design and fabrication


The complete bespoke package. Designed to save you time and money

From initial crane and downshop structure design to final installation and test certification. Our bespoke lifting systems are purpose-built to deliver the performance your individual operation requires whilst ensuring maximum reliability and safety. It is a total service that will prove the most cost effective solution – both in the immediate instance, and in the long term.

HFL engineers ascertain your exact operational requirements, before recommending the optimum solution. We design the crane and downshop structure steelwork to our own precision measurements. Using detailed technical drawings we then manufacture the system to the finest tolerances, on advanced machinery in our own factory.

We conduct site safety method statements and full risk assessments prior to executing any work on site. Our site engineers supervise the installation of crane and structures, then complete exhaustive Proof Load tests before giving the crane a SWL mark and corresponding serial number. Full test certification is issued on completion of the installation process.

Parts available for self erection

Naturally, we advise on downshop steelwork design, but where such structures exist we supply:

  • Complete crane bridges
  • Push, geared and electric overslung end carriages
  • Push, geared and electric underslung end carriages
  • Parts for hand geared cranes
  • Crane control panels