Advanced Manufacturing Industry Crane Experts Celebrate 75 Years
How to Create an Engineering Business that Lasts 75 Years. From post war industrial crane repair business to advance lifting technology manufacturer.
By: Street Crane Company Ltd
Advance features that make Street cranes attractive to technology led manufacturers include automation and extensive condition monitoring. Programmable speed control and load dependent speeds give precise movements for accurate and safe load positioning. Anti-sway systems and hoists with load summation ensure even more handling stability, protecting the load and increasing safety.
"Due to Covid restrictions, it is unlikely that we will be able to mark our 75th year as we have done similar milestones in the past. However, in what has been a difficult year for everyone, it is a note of positive news. Even more positive is that the spirit of our founder continues to drive us forward," explained managing director Gus Zona.
A family-owned business, Street Crane is the UK's largest producer of factory overhead, gantry and jib cranes and is a global supplier of advanced hoists and controls to a network of over 100 international independent crane makers.
It started with Peter R Street, a World War II pilot flying Spitfires, Hurricanes and giant Horsa gliders. In 1946, with eighty-eight Pounds Stirling in his pocket, given him by the Royal Air Force as 'gratuity' for his service to the country, he decided to start a crane company in Sheffield England and to buy the first company vehicle – a motorbike and side car. He then set about repairing factory cranes in an industrial landscape decimated by war.
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