With one of the largest, most comprehensive and modern crane fleets in the country NZ Crane Group provides mobile cranes, tower cranes and specialist transport to meet every requirement. Our cranes vary in size from 12 to 450 tonnes and their lifting capacity can be found at the rating charts on this website.

Our top of the range equipment and team members are recognised as the most qualified in the industry and our commitment to training and best practice operating procedure is unparalleled. 

NZ Crane Group is a privately owned business with a highly experienced management team.  Our main depot is based in Auckland but we will mobilise anywhere in NZ.

Mobile Cranes

Tower Cranes

Precast Concrete Installation



1957: Central Cranes Limited starts up in Auckland.


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.


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


2004: NZ Tower Cranes is formed to provide self-erecting tower crane services. 


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.
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 in to the country, a 600 tonne Terex Demag TC-2800 wheeled lattice boom crane. KR Wind is a 100% owned subsidiary of Mammoet.


2011: NZ Crane Group purchases 7 new cranes, including a 450 tonne capacity Grove GMK7450, which is the largest hydraulic crane available in New Zealand. 
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.


2012: As part of a strategy to strengthen its presence in key markets around the country, NZ Crane finalises the sale of its Wellington branch. By bringing all operations into one central location in Auckland, NZ Crane is able to take a more holistic approach towards major civil and industrial construction projects and focus on meeting the needs of its clients.
2013: NZ Crane Group operates as one of the most successful crane service providers in New Zealand.


2014: On 1 October 2014 NZ Cranes celebrates its 15th birthday along with several staff who have been with NZ Cranes for all that time, with some going back to predecessors such as Central Cranes and Partridge Cranes since the early 80's.  Also on this day, founding Director Deane Manley acquires 100% shareholding in the business from the private equity partners.