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A four hour lift doesn't take four hours.  Years of experience with the right team, the right training, the right equipment and the right planning goes into those four hours.


Weeks of planning, ensuring we allocate the right crane, with the best team, with the safest solution.  No short cuts.  No quick fix.  Meticulous planning of every detail ensures we complete every job, no matter the scope, on time, on budget and within our stringent safety demands.  


2 weeks planning 4 hours lift





2015:  In 2015 NZ Crane Hire sold its tower crane fleet to concentrate on its core strengths in mobile crane taxi hire.  The capital was reinvested into purchasing a new Terex AC250 All Terrain Crane, a new Grove GMK5130 All Terrain Crane, two new Kato 13 tonne City Cranes, a new Liebherr LTM1045 All Terrain/City Crane and late model Liebherr LTM1090 and LTM 1055 All Terrain Cranes. 


2014: On 1 October 2014 NZ Cranes celebrates its 15th birthday along with several staff who have been with NZ Cranes since the beginning, and some staff who had been with NZ Cranes' predecessors such as Central Cranes and Partridge Cranes since the early 1980s.  Also on this day, founding Director Deane Manley acquires 100% shareholding in the business from the private equity partners.


2012: NZ Crane Group divests their Access division, NZ Access Hire, to concentrate on their core business, providing skilled and specialist operators with a diverse offering of cranes and transport equipment.  As part of a strategy to strengthen its presence in key markets around the country, NZ Crane Group finalises the sale of its Wellington branch. By bringing all operations into one central location in Auckland, NZ Crane Group is able to take a more holistic approach towards major civil and industrial construction projects and focus on meeting the needs of its clients wherever they are based in New Zealand.

2011:  NZ Crane Group purchases seven new cranes, including a 450 tonne capacity Grove GMK7450, which is the largest hydraulic crane available in New Zealand. 


2010: NZ Crane Group and KR Wind form an alliance to jointly service the wind energy industry in New Zealand. This saw the largest mobile crane being brought into the country, a 600 tonne Terex Demag TC-2800 wheeled lattice boom crane. KR Wind is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mammoet.


2005: AMP purchase a majority shareholding in NZ Crane Hire, NZ Access Hire, NZ Tower Cranes and amalgamates the three companies to form NZ Crane Group.  NZ Crane Group acquires two provincial crane businesses and expands operations throughout the North Island.
2004: NZ Tower Cranes is formed to provide self-erecting tower crane services. 


2000: NZ Access Hire is formed to provide elevated work platform solutions.


1999: NZ Crane Hire is formed and acquires the Central Cranes business from Northland Port Corporation, amalgamating the operations of several other Auckland based crane companies at the same time.


1957: Central Cranes Limited starts up in Auckland.