A.G. CRANES Ltd OVERHEAD CRANE BLOG.
 

Quality Management System Passed!

AG Cranes are pleased to announce that on the 27th January 2015 we passed our ISO 9001 assessment. We had 2 stages of assessments during the end of 2014 and the company was deemed to be compliant to all requirements of the scope. we are great!

 

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Biggest jib crane order in the UK recieved by AG Cranes.

We were delighted to recently receive a huge order to install 18 pillar jib cranes at a major oil and gas company based in Lancashire.

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Westfield London- jib crane on rooftop!

Westfield Shopping Centre in London ordered a jib crane from us to go on the top of one of their roofs. They wanted it to be white to blend in with their buildings and is used to lift items on to the roof from the floor.

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Another successful installation.

One of our customers, Ash & Lacy Building Systems, recently posted a press release on their website about an installation we carried out on their site in 2014. AG Cranes won the order to supply and install the 11 meter wide girder crane and its support gantry steelwork after careful consideration and quotations from a number of local and national crane suppliers.

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Jib Crane Installation.

We supplied and installed 6 swing jibs all in the same factory. The customer had all the jibs exactly the same size to suit the needs of their business.

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New AG Cranes Factory takes Shape. March to April 2013.

During 2013 we have had an exciting move of our factory. We have built a brand new building to suit our needs, pictures of its process below.

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AG Cranes have been awarded a Demag Gold Status hoist, and jib crane stockist and supplier since 2011 by Demag Germany.

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Didn't She Do Well!!

AG Cranes Senior jib and hoist Sales Administrator Laurie Payne has recently been awarded a prestigious university scholarship.

Lozza, was awarded her Academic Achievement Scholarship by The University of Worcester after achieving top grades in her assignments. As well as having a fantastic employer who let her go to University 1 day a week plus a few skiving days when claimed to be revising, Laurie also received the £1,000 scholarship prize in Worcester.

28 year-old (ha ha) Laurie, from Lodge Park Redditch, the posh bit said: “OMG to be receive an acclaimed university scholarship is an absolute honour, I've got £1000, lets go to the pub!" Oh, also thanks to the management at AG Cranes for all there support over the last couple of years, mines a pint of wine, and can I have tomorrow off..."

The University’s vice chancellor professor David Green said "the scholarships are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our students and their studying, even Lozza"!

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AG CRANES sponsors Boxing fight night in Redditch.

Redditch boxing fans had a treat on Saturday the 28th of July at the AG Cranes sponsored event. In Redditch for the first time was the former two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, Tim Witherspoon who fought local hero Jimmy Moran over 4 rounds.

Tickets for the clash, sold like hot cakes via Viking Boxing Club in Redditch. Club owner Laurence O’Connor, who helped to set-up the bout through his Lakeside-based Viking boxing Gym and Fitness Club said around 2000 tickets were sold with many others paying on the day.

Bunch of fives!!

The action was staged at Redditch United’s Valley Stadium, with a fun fair, food and three bars to help quench the crowds thirst on such a hot day.

“There are 12 fights in all with the big one being local Jimmy Moran and former World Champ Tim Witherspoon, a fight everybody is looking forward to,” commented O’Connor. He went on to say “Thanks to AG Cranes for sponsoring the event and providing the vests to wear."

In the main fight of the day Jimmy Moran took American Tim Witherspoon the full 4 rounds with both boxers giving as good as they got, Witherspoon just edging the bout on a very close points decision. Read more.

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Donation gets the party started

A STREET party to celebrate the Royal Wedding will take place in Redditch thanks to the generosity of a Studley business report the Redditch Standard Newspaper.

The Standard reported last week how residents in Millsborough Road and Honeychurch Close in Smallwood had been left frustrated their plans to hold the traditional British celebration, to mark the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, had been scuppered by Redditch Borough Council demanding £90 to advertise the road closure.

But after reading the article local businessman Alan Griffiths, MD of AG Cranes Ltd based in Studley, contacted the Standard to offer to pay the fee on residents' behalf, and offer the use of one of the company's access platforms to put zig zag bunting across the road.

The application is now being processed and the party looks set to go-ahead on April 29. Plans are already in place for a design a bunting competition for the children, cake baking and chilli eating competitions for adults as well as traditional party games such as egg and spoon races.

Liz Thompson, one of the organisers, told the Standard with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics taking place next year they hoped the council would re-think its position to help encourage community cohesion.

"On behalf of all the residents at Millsborough Road and Honeychurch Close I would like to thank Alan at AG Cranes for his generosity and kindness. We were delighted to find out about the donation, which has enabled us to finally get moving with our plans and organise a street party that will, hopefully, bring our multi-cultural community together," she said.

"Secondly, we would like to thank the Standard for running the article as this has, not only highlighted the problem, but, obviously, also provided us with a viable solution. I would like to stress the fact that, although we are hugely grateful for AG Cranes generosity, we are still disappointed about the council's position and we hope councilors and council staff will consider reviewing their policy and consequent charges as we strongly believe this is creating unnecessary barriers for the people of Redditch."

Mr Griffiths said: "Our business is based in Studley however I have lived and worked in and around Redditch all of my life. I think it will be a great opportunity to bring the community together on the day. You don’t need to be a royalist to enjoy a great day out and a party after all.

"Liz and the residents have done a great job in organising the street party and we wish them all the best and hope they have a great day.”

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Redditch Advertiser report on the Gadget Show.

LOCAL papers The Redditch Advertiser and the Alcester Chronicle have featured AG Cranes' visit from the televisions The Gadget Show. For more details click here...

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Channel 5's Gadget Show visit AG CRANES.

AG Cranes Ltd have had the Gadget Show from Channel 5 visiting our site in Studley on March the 17th 2011.

They will be filming a special challenge with our 60t WLL crane, that will be aired on the 11th of April 2011 at 8pm on Channel 5.

The channel 5 presenters will include the lovely Pollyanna Woodward, Jon Bentley, Jason Bradbury, the gorgeous Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley.

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