Lifting Gear UK Group Acquired by Axel Johnson International


The owners of Lifting Gear UK Group have sold their business to the lifting solutions business group of Axel Johnson International.

Lifting Gear UK is a family owned company that was founded in 2007 and has 12 strategically located depots across England and Scotland, from Glasgow in the north to Bridgwater in the south. Lifting Gear UK originated in Leyland, Preston and is the largest privately owned lifting equipment provider in the UK, not only focusing on equipment hire, but also providing product sales and services such as heavy lifting projects, contract lifting and bespoke design and fabrication. Their success and strong growth can be attributed to their solid product knowledge and outstanding customer service that have supported them in building a loyal customer base.

“I believe that Axel Johnson International is the ideal owner to help grow Lifting Gear UK’s business and brand recognition. I am confident that the group’s culture and know-how of the industry will support further growth of the company. I’d like to thank our loyal employees whose dedication and hard work has made the company the success it is today.” comments Chris Turner, former shareholder and founder of Lifting Gear UK Group.

“Becoming part of Lifting Solutions group will provide us with an excellent platform to further expand our presence and streamline our supply chain. We are looking forward to working closer with the group to further enhance our excellent customer service.” says Andrew Harrison, Managing Director of Lifting Gear UK Group.


For further information, please contact Andrew Harrison, Managing Director, Lifting Gear UK Group Ltd, +44 7525 909318


Axel Johnson International is a global industrial group of more than 150 companies in 30 countries. We drive business development and growth through a long-term approach to ownership in strategically selected niche markets, primarily technical components and solutions for industrial processes. Axel Johnson International is
organised in six business groups: Driveline Solutions, Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions and Transport Solutions. We are part of the Swedish family-owned corporate group Axel Johnson.

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