Bringing the best in engineering

Established in 1978, Penny Hydraulics is an award-winning UK manufacturer of lifting equipment, offering world class manual handling solutions across the globe.

Bringing the best in engineering, we deliver solutions that guarantee efficiency no matter how you define it.

With our own purpose-built premises, we offer fully integrated solutions designed and manufactured in-house to ensure great quality. We also provide aftersales support and a nationwide service operation.

As a leader in our industry, we are trusted to design solutions for a range of trades, adapting our products to suit, enabling you to work smarter and reach new heights.

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Over 40 years of expertise

In our forty-years, we’ve become the UK’s leading lorry-loader crane manufacturer, goods lift manufacturer, and lighting winch manufacturer.

We operate in 25 countries worldwide and provide specialist design and manufacturing services to industries ranging from nuclear decommissioning to tyre handling. We’ve even conducted work for Buckingham Palace…

With a strong partnership among leading professionals and trade organisations. We also boast several accreditations and work with big-name brands across the world, including Ford, Fullers, Volkswagen, and JD Wetherspoon.

Corporate Responsibility

Like many businesses in our area, Penny Hydraulics has roots in the mining industry. Our mining roots sparked a flair for innovation as well as an appreciation for the community we work in.

Community and engineering are important driving forces for us at Penny Hydraulics, so we are dedicated to giving back where we can. We invest time, effort and funds into local community causes and open a gateway for young engineers through our apprenticeship schemes. In fact, over 10% of our workforce are apprentices.

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Our History

How we work

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In-House Design

Years of expertise, the best mechanical engineers including at Chartered level, and top of the range 3D CAD software enable us to design products rooted in innovation and specified for need.

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Unlike many other companies, we manufacture our lifting equipment in the UK at our purpose-built facility. This helps us to meet the demands of a fast-moving marketplace.

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We offer a comprehensive installation service for all products to ensure correct and safe installation and minimise downtime.

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Aftersales / Service

Our nationwide team of service engineers keep your equipment running and compliant with lifting legislation.

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We provide comprehensive training for all our products, arming you with complete knowledge about your product and its capabilities.


Our accreditations include

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Safe Contractor

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ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management

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Fit 4 Nuclear

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Altius Assured Award

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SIBA – The Society OF Independent Brewers

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NDA Supply Chain Charter

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Altius Elite Vendor

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Nissan Approved Converter

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1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2018

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LEEA Development Member

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Cyber Essentials

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ISO 14001:2015

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Ford Pro Convertor

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Renault Approved Converter

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UVDB Qualified

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What are Penny Hydraulics’ opening hours?


Penny Hydraulics is open 8am–5pm, Monday–Friday excluding bank holidays.

What are the payment terms for Penny Hydraulics products?


Payment terms depend on a customer’s financial history with us and will be outlined at the quote/order stage.

It is typical that 50% up to a full upfront payment be requested from new customers.

Long-standing customers may be given the option to open a credit account with us. This is subject to receipt of a completed credit application form and the necessary credit checks being carried out. We use credit report data from RiskDisk (part of the Experian Group). RiskDisk allows us to determine the credit worthiness of our customers and prospects using an Experian Commercial Delphi scorecard and many other publicly and privately available data sources.

What payment methods are available?


The payment methods we have available are bank transfer (BACS), payment by credit/debit card over the phone, payment by cheque (cleared funds required), or cash on collection.

Please note that we do not accept American Express.

Can I pay in a different currency?


We only accept payment in sterling (GBP).

Is Penny Hydraulics equipment suitable for transporting overseas?


Yes, Penny Hydraulics operates within 22 countries on a regular basis and all our equipment is suitable for transporting overseas.

I’m an overseas customer, how do I buy from you?


You can submit your purchase order either by email at or over the phone on 01246 811475.

What shipper do Penny Hydraulics use for UK vehicle mounted lifting equipment?


For all UK cranes and loading platforms we use a shipping company called Tuffnells Parcel Express.

How long does shipping take for UK cranes and loading platforms?


Shipping usually takes around 1–2 days for all UK cranes and loading platforms.

Can I arrange my own shipping for vehicle mounted lifting equipment?


Yes, if you would prefer to arrange your own shipping for Vehicle Mounted Lifting Equipment then you are able to do so.

Can I arrange my own shipping for goods lifts?


Yes, you are able to arrange your own shipping for goods lifts, however we only use our own engineers to carry out goods lift installations.

What shipping method do Penny Hydraulics use for spare parts and what is the delivery time?


We use UPS for shipping spares, both to the UK and around the world.

Shipping to the UK generally takes 1–2 working days from order on a standard service, with an option of before 10.30 delivery at an additional cost. Shipment time varies depending on location when it comes to international shipments. Please contact us for accurate delivery times.

What paperwork will I get with my products?


You will receive a signed delivery note and for all lifting equipment and a test certificate to prove it has been tested in the factory and is safe to use. Penny Hydraulics will also keep a digital copy of both.

What is Penny Hydraulics’ warranty policy?


This policy is intended to provide our customers with the best possible support to ensure trouble-free use of their new Penny Hydraulics lifting equipment.

Products sold by the company are guaranteed to be free from defective material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of invoice or from the date of the commissioning certificate. This warranty applies only under the following conditions:

  • The unit or part must not have been subject to neglect or abuse, or operated under abnormal conditions or in an unapproved application.
  • The responsibility of the company is restricted to what is, in their judgement an adequate repair or replacement of the company’s product.
  • An authorised engineer must carry out a six monthly inspection.
  • The warranty is void if examination reveals that the unit or part has been repaired or adjusted other than by an authorised engineer.
  • Normal service repairs carried out by authorised engineers are supported by their own warranty.
  • Warranty does not extend to consumable items requiring replacement due to normal wear and tear.

Any claim under warranty must be made in the first instance by contacting Penny Hydraulics Ltd Service Department on 01246 811475 or via The decision will then be made on how best to proceed after consultation with the customer.

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