About Us

Steve Foster Crane Hire, 1977-2013

Steve Foster started as a self employed Steel Erector in 1977, when he bought his first mobile crane, he was able to use this machine, a 7 tonne Hydracon, for the erection of small Industrial and Agricultural buildings, as word spread, he started to offer the crane and operator for hire, and so Steve Foster Crane Hire was born.

By 1981 Steve Foster Crane Hire was operating 3 cranes, and had moved the focus of the business from Steel erection to solely Mobile Crane Hire.

Over the coming years the fleet steadily increased and by 2003 Steve had purchased his first brand new 60 tonne crane, and at this time was operating a fleet of 9 mobile cranes up to 100 tonnes capacity. This meant that the premises could no longer support the growing fleet, and it was decided to relocate to larger premises at Dovefields, Uttoxeter.

Again, a continued expansion of the fleet, with a renewal program that saw investments totaling over 2 million pounds saw the fleet expand to over 12 machines with capacities extending up to 160 tonnes. This again meant that the premises were outgrown, and so the decision was taken in 2012 to relocate to a much larger and future proof property at Doveridge.

Steve Foster Cranes Limited, 2013 +

Steve Foster Cranes Ltd was subsequently formed in 2013, and is now able to offer mobile crane capacities up to 220 tonnes, a fleet of HGV vehicles, in house storage, and extended office space. We pride ourselves on the ‘can do’ attitude that Steve still instills in all his employees, which in turn means that all our clients receive an unrivalled level of service that others struggle to emulate.

Our fleet of cranes and vehicles are maintained to a super high standard, which means that when one of our vehicles arrives on your site, you see that we show pride in EVERYTHING that we do.

We are a family run business that epitomizes the ‘Big Enough to Cope, Small Enough to Care’ motto. We show pride in everything that we do, and ensure that all our customers are 100% satisfied with the service that we offer.