Our Company

CCS 9116John Sutch Cranes is a mobile crane hire and machine installation specialist based in the North West of England, with a head office and depot in Liverpool, and a depot in Manchester. The company has a customer base throughout the North of England and works on major projects on a national basis.

Company History

John Sutch, a heavy crane driver himself for 20 years, bought his first crane in May 1990 and established the company with a vision to be part of the new generation of crane companies with a modern fleet, giving the very best standards of service and technical excellence. Essentially a family run business in the early years, John Sutch Cranes Ltd now employs over 80 staff.


CCS 9707The company has achieved significant increase of market share within specific growth sectors including power stations, green energy and healthcare. Recent corporate expansion includes a £4 million investment in 2013 for the purchase of two new Liebherr cranes and a new upgraded depot in Manchester (September 2013). In 2014 a further four cranes have been added to the fleet, representing increased assets of over £1.7 million and the company was awarded the Liverpool Vision Investor of the Year Award at the 2014 Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards.

‘During the past three years, we’ve seen a steady increase in enquiries from a more diverse client base. We now form part of almost all the major contractor supply chains but are also working for end users direct.’
John Sutch, Managing Director.

The Future

The company has a vision for the future:

  • further increasing the company’s presence in the north of England
  • contributing to the major civil engineering projects of the next decade
  • further specialisation in green energy and infrastructure

‘John Sutch Cranes is a real success story which continues to go from strength to strength.’ Peter McGurk, Senior Business Manager at Allied Irish Bank.