Ainscough buys Crane Services

15 April 2008

The UK's largest mobile crane rental house, Ainscough Crane Hire, has acquired Nationwide Crane Hire Limited.

The acquisition of Nationwide, which trades as Crane Services of Leeds, was for an undisclosed sum. Crane Services is a crane rental company operating throughout the UK with a fleet that includes heavy lift mobile telescopic cranes.

“We are delighted to have concluded this purchase and our intention is to run Crane Services as a separate business in the immediate future to ensure the minimum disruption to its customers and affairs,” said Martin Ainscough, chairman of Ainscough Crane Hire.

David Slack, Crane Services owner and managing director, commented, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the employees, customers and suppliers who have helped make Crane Services such a success. I have agreed to act as a consultant with Ainscough during the coming months to ensure a smooth handover of the business. I sincerely hope that the excellent drivers and committed staff will continue to prosper under the Ainscough banner”.

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