Lifting service higher since 1974
E Dickson Crane & Plant Hire (Pty) Ltd. trading as Atlas Crane Hire, located in Germiston, Johannesburg has been operational since 1974. The Dickson family remain the majority shareholders. Presently, the company has 25 mobile cranes in the fleet (a mix of Rough Terrain, All Terrain and Truck mounted hydraulic mobile cranes)
ranging in size from a 7 ton truck mount to the largest being a 440 ton Liebherr All-Terrain crane. Our intention is to provide specialist lifting equipment to satisfy requirements across the lifting spectrum with a focus on the heavy lifting end of the market.
We offer 25 mobile cranes in our fleet ranging in size from 7 to 440 ton.
Our team of skilled employees offers a vast wealth of knowledge.
Atlas Crane Hire has over 43 years of experience and expert advice.
We have helped over 1300 clients to successfully complete projects since 1974.
Enjoying Our Success
Atlas Crane Hire has approximately 60 dedicated employees with the vast majority of these individuals having been with the company in excess of 15 years. This has resulted in a vast wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry within our company. Also Atlas’ sales, operations and technical representatives each have multiple years’ experience of mobile crane operations across a diverse set of industries and projects types. Thus we believe we ensure that the right people are employed at all levels to successfully undertake any client’s requirements.
Who's trusting us?
On-time Delivery. Everytime.
Over the years we have been involved in numerous turnkey and unique one-off projects, and with our relationships with related service providers in the industry, our customers are well able to testify that Atlas is able to get the job done efficiently and timeously thus rendering a cost effective service. Included in our regular customers are companies such as Murray & Roberts Cementation, Basil Read, Steffanutti Stocks, WBHO, Group 5, Eskom, Anglo American, De Beers, Anglovaal, Kumba, AngloGold Ashanti, Xstrata, EL Bateman and PPC to name a few, as well as rigging companies and most other crane hire companies.
Whilst we primarily operate within South Africa, we are familiar with working further afield and have undertaken numerous engineering, construction and mining projects in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana and Zambia.
Acquisitions & B-BBEE
Ed and Graham Dickson retain operational responsibility of the company and in this respect, new medium term objectives have been established, namely; to see the company grow through modernisation and expansion of the fleet and to maintain and upgrade the scope and quality of service whilst simultaneously introducing empowerment of staff through profit sharing and bonus incentive schemes. Atlas is currently a Level 7 BBBEE contributor.
Hanmag Crane Hire
In 2013 the purchase of Hanmag Crane Hire (Pty) Ltd, situated in Kathu, Northern Cape, has allowed the company to access an additional 14 cranes (25 ton to 180 ton capacity) and 5 tele-handlers to service our existing, and new, clients further afield. Hanmag is currently a Level 3 BBBEE contributor.
What our clients say
"We have used Atlas Crane Hire on numerous occasions. We have always found the equipment to be in very good condition, staff to be knowledgeable, pleasant and willing to help to find the best solution for our requirements. They have always fulfilled on their promises with respect to cranes being on site on time and have completed the work within the timeframes suggested and with no problems. Their on-site staff are well trained, excellent crane operators and very pleasant to work with. Atlas Crane Hire certainly can only be recommended."