December 11 - UK based Ainscough Crane Hire has acquired Specialist Crane Hire.

Ainscough says that the acquisition will give the company a broader geographical reach, as well as access to a wider customer base and the experience of the Specialist Crane Hire team.

"Acquisitions are a key part of our five-year plan and we are delighted to make such an excellent acquisition at the beginning of this process," said Ainscough Crane Hire managing director Robin Richardson

Headquartered in Bishop Auckland, UK, Specialist Crane Hire boasts a fleet of truck-mounted and all terrain cranes, with lifting capacities ranging from 8 to 200 tonnes.