THE FALCON STORY
Originally established in the 1970's as a self erecting tower crane rental company, Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd, as it has now become known, has evolved from a regional tower crane supplier to an international brand, selling and renting tower cranes all over the world.
Throughout its long history, the company has specialised in lifting solutions on all types of construction projects. From its UK headquarters in Shipdham, Norfolk, the company has responded to an increasing demand from UK construction companies to supply high quality, reliable tower cranes. During the 1980's this resulted in a move from self-erecting tower cranes to the more conventional saddle jib and luffing jib cranes. The fleet continued to expand as did the overseas operations. Throughout the 1990's and into the 2000's the fleet increased to over 200 tower cranes and incorporated, for a short while, the provision of passenger hoists as well, with the self-erector numbers diminishing. Some 25 years ago, a strategy was established to modernise and standardise the fleet using predominately Jaso cranes, with the older machines being sold off through our export division.
During the financial crisis from 2008, UK hire activity reduced stability and the company shifted its focus from UK rental to worldwide exports. In doing so, the majority of staff were able to be retained during this period, which enabled the company to grow substantially during the ensuing recovery. The organisation has continued to expand across the UK and Europe employing over 400 personnel and running a fleet of 400 cranes which includes a new dedicated self-erector division.
Along with tower cranes, other activities in the company have grown in recent years, such as the development of the power division (100+ units) to satisfy the growing demand for turnkey projects, transport infrastructure, shot blast and spray facilities and a training academy. The company is proud to be the largest independent tower crane supplier in the UK and proud to be working closely with many of the UK's leading contractors and developers on specialist projects.