Redditch Newspapers report on the Gadget Show Visit.

It's official the Guinness World Records agreed; "The Heaviest machine moved using a brain control interface" was acheived using an AG Cranes double girder crane.

Local papers The Alcester Chronicle and the Redditch Advertiser have both featured AG Cranes visit from Channel 5 the television's The Gadget Show. Pollyanna Woodward, Jon Bentley, Jason Bradbury, Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley all attended Allelys Haulage factory in Studley. For more details click here...

The show was screened on Monday the 11th of April 2011 at 8pm.

Donation gets the party started!!

A STREET party to celebrate the Royal Wedding will take place in Redditch thanks to the generosity of a Studley business report the Redditch Standard Newspaper.

The Standard reported last week how residents in Millsborough Road and Honeychurch Close in Smallwood had been left frustrated their plans to hold the traditional British celebration, to mark the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, had been scuppered by Redditch Borough Council demanding £90 to advertise the road closure.

But after reading the article local businessman Alan Griffiths, MD of AG Cranes Ltd based in Studley, contacted the Standard to offer to pay the fee on residents' behalf, and offer the use of one of the company's access platforms to put zig zag bunting across the road.

The application is now being processed and the party looks set to go-ahead on April 29. Plans are already in place for a design a bunting competition for the children, cake baking and chilli eating competitions for adults as well as traditional party games such as egg and spoon races.

Liz Thompson, one of the organisers, told the Standard with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics taking place next year they hoped the council would re-think its position to help encourage community cohesion.

"On behalf of all the residents at Millsborough Road and Honeychurch Close I would like to thank Alan at AG Cranes for his generosity and kindness. We were delighted to find out about the donation, which has enabled us to finally get moving with our plans and organise a street party that will, hopefully, bring our multi-cultural community together," she said.

"Secondly, we would like to thank the Standard for running the article as this has, not only highlighted the problem, but, obviously, also provided us with a viable solution. I would like to stress the fact that, although we are hugely grateful for AG Cranes generosity, we are still disappointed about the council's position and we hope councillors and council staff will consider reviewing their policy and consequent charges as we strongly believe this is creating unnecessary barriers for the people of Redditch."

Mr Griffiths said: "Our business is based in Studley however I have lived and worked in and around Redditch all of my life. I think it will be a great opportunity to bring the community together on the day. You don’t need to be a royalist to enjoy a great day out and a party after all.

"Liz and the residents have done a great job in organising the street party and we wish them all the best and hope they have a great day.”

1t Jib Crane Installation in Peterborough: Only 50mm Of Roof Clearance

One of our site crews arrived in Peterborough today monday the 14th of March 2011 only to find that a local builder had placed the roof on a room where they had to install an under braced swing jib crane leaving around 50mm between the top of the jib crane and the ceiling.

The builder who wishes to remain anonymous had a chat with AG Crane's "Big Ray" and realised the error of his ways. He swiftly cut a hole in the roof to allow the swing jibs pin to be passed through from above.

The Gadget Show Comes to AG CRANES LTD

Channel 5's Gadget Show visit AG CRANES.

AG Cranes Ltd have the Gadget Show from Channel 5 TV arrived here in Studley on March the 17th 2011.

They will be filming a special challenge using our 60 ton crane that will be aired on the 11th of April 2011 on Channel 5.

The channel 5 presenters will include the lovely Pollyanna Woodward, Jon Bentley, Jason Bradbury, the gorgeous Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley.


18 meter Crane Removal from Lockheed Martin, Ampthill.

AG CRANES removed an overhead STAHL crane from MOD engine supplier, Lockheed Martin, on Thursday the 10th of March 2011.

Lowering the crane down the floor when well until the guys on site realised that when the lorry trailer was extended to take the crane full length they couldn't turn the lorry around the corner as it exited the building.

18 meter long STAHL crane

2 boggies or trollies capable of carrying 10 tonnes each where fetched and the crane removal continued without a hitch.

More news to follow.