WELCOME TO UNIVERSAL CRANES, YOUR TRUSTED CRANE AND TRANSPORT HIRE EXPERTS IN NEW ZEALAND.
Universal Cranes is a leading crane hire company with over 40 years of experience in providing professional and safe crane services across various industries in New Zealand.
As a subsidiary of the Smithbridge Group, we are part of a team that specialises in heavy lifting, transport logistics, engineering solutions, and crane hire services. Now almost 1000 people work together throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to provide a single destination for world-class construction equipment and services from a well-respected family business.
Universal Cranes are known for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovative approach to problem-solving, and can-do attitude. We provide expert crane hire solutions tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs. With our in-house workshops and well-maintained fleet of cranes, we are equipped to tackle any challenge that comes our way.
Our management team, led by Managing Director Albert Smith, includes experienced professionals in finance, management, risk management frameworks, strategy, and growth. With their vast knowledge and expertise, the Universal Cranes management team is committed to providing safe, innovative, and reliable crane solutions for all customers.
We are experts in providing crane and transport hire solutions and pride ourselves on problem-solving to meet our client’s specific needs.
CAREERS WITH UNIVERSAL CRANES
At Universal Cranes, we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. That’s why we’re committed to attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry. We offer exciting career opportunities for individuals who are passionate about their work and committed to excellence.
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Universal Cranes is proud to have a strong and experienced management team with decades of industry experience. With their vast knowledge and expertise, the Universal Cranes management team provides safe, innovative, and reliable crane and transport solutions for all customers.
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SYSTEMS AND CULTURE
Safety sits at the heart of everything we do. Auckland Cranes’ number one priority is delivering safe lifting solutions resulting in zero harm. Every lift we complete takes into consideration the safety of your team and ours, as well as the wider public, to ensure we always deliver a solution that gets the job done safely.
We believe all workplace incidents are preventable through the systematic identification, elimination, and control of hazards. Our in-house maintenance team ensure our fleet is safely well-maintained. Most importantly, we go beyond compliance to ensure an all-inclusive, positive safety culture.
Safety is the responsibility of all team members at Auckland Cranes. We use the DuPont STOP program to encourage our team to engage in ongoing authentic conversations about health, safety, and environment. The Stop, Think, Observe and Plan approach is a behavioural-based safety program that facilitates a culture of hazard identification, elimination, and control of an individual’s work as well as that of their co-workers.
Since our establishment in 1993, Universal Cranes has grown to become one of the leading crane hire companies in the Auckland and Waikato regions. Our history is a testament to our commitment to delivering safe and innovative lifting solutions. Smithbridge Group are dedicated to joining the forces of the Smith family and our networks to build, construct, lift and move, leaving a mark on the world’s built environment.
Our fleet consists of mini cranes, city class cranes, all-terrain cranes, rough terrain cranes, tower cranes and self erectors, truck cranes and crawler cranes. You can choose to wet hire or dry hire our large fleet on casual or term hire.
We also provide Hiab and transport solution with a growing fleet. Whether you need a small crane for a pick and carry job, a Hiab for a quick move or a heavy lift crane for a large-scale project, we have you covered.
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