Where it ALL Began

Whyte Crane Hire Limited was first established in 2001 as a division of the William Whyte Cargo Handlers Limited. Building on our strengths we developed our fleet faster than we had dared to hope. Despite originally being established in Aberdeen, the continued growth and expansion of the business allowed us to open a second depot in Grangemouth. 

The addition of the new depot in Grangemouth created a host of opportunities. We were now able to grow our fleet further, allowing us to cater to a wider array of jobs and requirements. The new location also meant areas further south were more accessible and so we could begin to welcome new customers from across the UK and Ireland. 

In 2014, Lawrence Whyte demerged from the Whyte family, taking control of the Crane Hire element of the business. Since then, we have seen continued growth for the company. We employ around 70 staff and, at the beginning of 2018, we opened yet another depot in Dundee. 

Although our fleet is constantly evolving, we consistently maintain a range of cranes with varied capacity, from 40 tonne to 750 tonne.

You can view our full crane fleet here.

Take a look at some of our historic fleet images below.

What we're about

Whyte Crane Hire offer crane hire and lifting services throughout the UK, Ireland, and even Europe on request. We currently operate a quality management system designed to meet the requirements of our accreditations.

Our managers have extensive experience in all aspects of cranes and specialised lifting operations. Our diverse crane fleet means that we are readily available to meet your operational requirements. 

Our portfolio consists of completed operations across the UK and Ireland and our specialist service and extensive knowledge has secured a variety of contracts. Although we still cater to domestic projects, such as new build constructions, we also regularly undertake wind turbine constructions, lifting in inaccessible areas, as well as student accommodation construction and more.

Visit our contact page to get in touch and find out exactly how we can support and deliver your projects.