VIDEO: Chapel-en-le-Frith’s Street Crane gives steel industry a lift

Four cranes provide zoned stock management in a 36 metre wide single bay building that is 264 metres long.
Four cranes provide zoned stock management in a 36 metre wide single bay building that is 264 metres long.

A High Peak crane manufacturer has given the steel industry a lift with its latest order.

Four special 30 tonne capacity overhead travelling cranes from Chapel-en-le-Frith’s Street Crane Company will play a crucial role in receiving and dispatching steel coils for North East manufacturers.

Installed at AV Dawson’s rail-to-road logistics centre, the heavy duty cranes will handle up to 290,000 tonnes of steel a year, mostly destined for the region’s automotive and construction equipment plants. Each double box-beam girder crane spans an exceptional 35 metres and has a Street custom designed and built heavy duty wire rope VX hoist.

Street Crane sales director Chris Lindley-Smith said: “These cranes are real workhorses. There were substantial challenges in shipping these huge structures, but we were able to meet the client’s tight deadline.”