Here at Altida, we have been providing expert lifting and access services since 2016. We have helped customers from a range of industries including the construction industry, rail industry and events industry. We pride ourselves on our commitment to health and safety.

But ALTIDA is more than crane hire! We also offer access hire, transport hire, maintenance and repair services, drones and even helicopter hire.

Crane Hire

Of course, crane hire is our forte. We have a range of cranes including mobile cranes, tower cranes and telescopic handlers. Our plant machinery and equipment is from the very best manufacturers including Liebherr, Terex, Demag and Grove. Whether you’re looking for an all-terrain crane or a self-erecting crane, we’ve got you covered. Altida’s cranes are well maintained and kept in the very best condition.

Crane hire from Altida is also available with or without a crane operator. Our drivers and crane operators all have either CPCS or NPOSR accreditation. They are all experienced, safe and competent.

We also offer CPA Hire and Contract Lift Hire. Our CPA Hire includes a certified crane, any necessary lifting equipment and a qualified operator. The crane operator will work to the customer’s instructions.

Our Contract Lift Hire takes care of all your responsibilities and ensures that you are fully insured. If you were to opt for CPA Contact Lift Hire; the mobile crane, equipment, operator and all personnel of the crane would be our responsibility, rather than yours.

Plant Machinery Maintenance, Repair And Service

At Altida, we comply with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998. This means all of our cranes and access equipment are regularly inspected to ensure that they are operating safely.

We offer this service to our customers and are happy to provide on-site plant service, maintenance, and repair for all major plant equipment 24 hours a day. Whether a piece of plant machinery breaks half-way through a project, or you require regular servicing of your crane, we can help.

The team at Altida understand the importance of having plant machinery that is in full working order. Machinery that isn’t working as it should, can cause projects to be delayed, costs to spiral and safety to be compromised.

You can find out more about our on-site maintenance, repair and service here.

Access Hire

Of course, we wouldn’t be a quality crane hire company if we didn’t also provide access equipment hire! And we only want the very best for our customers. This is why the majority of our access equipment is from the world’s market-leader as a lifting-equipment manufacturer; Genie.

To offer variety and choice to our customers, we also work with other brands, some of which are powered by diesel, electric or bi-fuel. Our access applications range includes telescopic straight booms, scissor lifts, cherry pickers and more.

The access equipment that we provide is suitable for those projects with hard-to-reach areas. We regularly get feedback from our customers stating that the equipment was easy to use and install.


Finding reliable crane hire is one thing but transporting to your site is another! Here at Altida, we have specialist abnormal load transport options available. So, you can easily transport your lifting equipment or plant machinery.

Our fantastic fleet includes Articulated Lorries, Step Frame Low Loaders, Triple Extending Rear Wheel Steer Trailers and Rigid Plant Trucks. All of which are available to hire as and when you require them.


At Altida, we pride ourselves on being able to provide the whole package. If your project has some out of reach places that a crane can’t quite manage on its own, we can provide a helicopter.

Our helicopters can be used to carry out aerial site surveillance and photography. This will allow you to see your site like never before. You can then make educated decisions based on your bird’s eye view of the site. The helicopters can also be used to navigate the crane and other vehicles by viewing the job from a different angle.

Not only that, but our helicopters can also assist with air hoisting and sling load operations. In fact, our AS350 AStar is a powerhouse that can load up to 1028kg!

Find out more about our airlifting services here.


We like to use modern technology to our advantage where we can. At Altida, we also like to provide our customers with the latest gadgets to assist with their lifting operations. Our fleet of Macric Pro drones enables our Appointed Persons to create contract lift plans using ultra-accurate layouts and measurements.

Drones can be used as an eye in the sky and can provide our customers with a better view of the lifting area. Our drones have also been used to assist the crane operator in guiding a load into place.


Earlier this year, we teamed up with our friends over at Essential Site Skills. We now offer specialist training in all things plant, lifting and crane-related that will allow our customers to gain their CPCS card.

Get In Touch

Here at Altida, we are experts in everything to do with lifting and can make the process of hiring cranes, transport and access hire simple.

If you would like more information about any of our services, you can get in touch with us at or call 01246 261915. Or, you can fill in the contact form here. We’d be happy to help!