The Street vision for the future of our business is very simple.


Throughout our 70 years of designing and building cranes and electric hoists, Street has built a firm reputation for quality, reliability and up to date crane technology.


We are continually striving to set ourselves higher and higher performance targets that will bring technical and commercial advantages to all our distributors and crane users.


We aim to provide all our UK and International customers with the lifting equipment and solutions that surpasses all their expectations in its technical excellence, safety, performance and reliability.



Quality Assurance

An area of our business where our 'no compromise' philosophy is never questioned.

Street Crane Company is certified to ISO 9001:2015 the latest version of ISO 9001, joining over a million organisations globally who have improved their businesses with this management system standard. ISO 9001 is not only recognised internationally as the world's most widely adopted Quality Management System (QMS), it's also a powerful business improvement tool.

Street Crane History

Serving Industry Since 1946


Since its formation in 1946 by Peter Street, our business has grown steadily to become the UK’s largest overhead crane manufacturer and its only volume wire rope hoist manufacturer.


Born in Sheffied in 1921 Peter Street was destined to be an engineer. The youngest of four brothers, in a family that had connections to the steel industry, Peter grew up with a fascination for things mechanical.


Peter served his country as a WWII Spitfire pilot and played an active role in many wartime events including campaigns in North Africa and Italy. Within one week of his return to civilian life in 1946, Peter had started his business of repairing and building overhead cranes.

Originally based in Britain’s most famous ‘steel town’ – Sheffield; Street Crane started out life as an overhead crane repair and service business.


Relocation and Expansion


Street Crane was relocated to Chapel-en-le-Frith in 1957 where Street Crane moved into a large and modern fabrication facility capable of constructing the larger cranes that were being demanded for modern factories at the time.

Continuous product development

Over the decades Peter Street pioneered new overhead crane technology that kept his business ahead of all the major competition.


From lightweight box beam design to a series of advances in wire rope hoisting technology. Street Crane has continued to evolve and improve.


Building a Global Network

In the late 1980’s Street Crane was firm established with over 50 percent of the UK market and the business realised that it now had to grow its export business in order to provide sustainable growth.


Street realised that the key to this export market was to develop a world beating standard product and in the 1990’s the current range of ZX wire rope hoists was born.


Starting with a small handful of distributors dotted around the world, Street Crane now has over 80 distribution partners covering every corner of the planet.

Check Out Our Products

Need Help? Contact Us Today

Apprentices are a vital part of our business, ensuring we have the skills to continue to develop world-leading products. From warehouse and production operatives through to welders and electricians, we offer apprenticeships for a wide range of roles.