GGR Group Brands

GGR Group, founded in 1995, is the premier brand in lifting solutions. Graeme and Gill Riley started the company, which has grown into a dynamic international group, with innovation and a first-to-market attitude at the forefront of every endeavour the company pursues.

GGR Group

Number One For Lifting Solutions –

The GGR Group website is the main destination for our customers, featuring hundreds of products that can tackle even the toughest lifting project. The full suite of our range is available to view here, with technical specifications, downloads, galleries of the equipment on-site, videos, and more is available to our customers 24/7.

Also, within this site, our Contract Lifts service is available to our customers. Where they can rely on our vast experience and have total peace of mind with any project when they use GGR’s full contract lift package. We have 20 years of industry expertise working on projects of all sizes and levels of complexity. GGR can handle all aspects of your lift, from health and safety standards until lift completion.

With many accredited courses from the industry bodies CPCS, RTITB, and LEEA, you too can join over 7,000 people that have trained with us at our centres in Manchester and Haddenham. Boost your existing skills, or embark on a new career path, and increase your chances of employment with our hands-on courses.

UNIC Cranes Europe

The World’s Most Compact Spider Cranes –

UNIC Cranes Europe is part of the GGR Group. The crane hire segment of UNIC Cranes Europe was founded in 2001 and presently operates a fleet of more than 100 mini spider cranes with capacities ranging from 1t to 10t. UNIC Cranes Europe immediately became the appointed dealer throughout Europe, working closely with Japanese manufacturer Furukawa UNIC. Following the CE approval procedure in 2001, we were among the first companies in the UK to import UNIC mini spider cranes.

The first UNIC URW-295 arrived in the UK in 2003, and UNIC Cranes Europe was formally inaugurated, with the sale of the first UNIC mini crane in Europe. We became the sole distributor for Furukawa UNIC Cranes in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in 2004.

The UNIC dealer network now extends across 26 nations. UNIC spider cranes have proven beneficial in a wide range of industries around the world, including glazing, construction, utilities, defence, rivers, and rail.

GGR Rail

Safe & Efficient Lifting Solutions –

GGR Rail was founded in 2008 as a rail sector specialist in restricted access lifting equipment and mini spider cranes. We are RISQS Audited, which means we are totally compliant and competent to fulfil rail industry requirements, assuring the safety of rail colleagues every day of the year.

GGR Rail’s spider cranes and rail lifting equipment have full Network Rail Product Acceptance, and our equipment has been employed on a wide range of rail projects as a safer, faster, and more cost-effective alternative.

We take pleasure in delivering innovative lifting solutions paired with exceptional client service from our three UK depots in Manchester, Haddenham in Buckinghamshire, and Blantyre in Scotland. We endeavour to offer a service that meets all of your handling needs, and we continually reinvest in the development of new technologies that will provide safer rail solutions.

GGR Glass

The premier e-commerce destination for the glazing industry –

Having started out as a company in 1995 under the name GGR Glass Services, we have evolved over the years to become a supplier of a wide variety of glass handling equipment, including suction cups, glazing tools, suction mounts, specialty cups, glass transport accessories, and lifting accessories.

GGR Glass is our e-commerce website, where customers may place orders for almost any glazing accessories they might require, and in the vast majority of instances, have those orders delivered the very next business day.

Our extensive selection of glass handling accessories is guaranteed to be of use in a variety of fields, including the glazing, photography, and film industries.

GGR Training

Number One For Accredited Lifting Equipment Courses –

Keep your product knowledge and operational skills up-to-date with our range of popular compact crane training and vacuum lifter courses. GGR Group has been running training programmes since 1995 and broke new ground in the UK as the first supplier to provide CPCS A66 compact crane training.

We were also instrumental in establishing the UK’s first accredited training course for vacuum lifters. Our training programmes are run at GGR’s state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence training facilities in Oldham, Haddenham and Blantyre.

Our dedicated training site is the home of our widely renowned training courses for the wide array of lifting solutions we provide. The CPCS courses categories A-D covers mini spider cranes, pick & carry cranes, trailer cranes and our mini crawler cranes with a separate Slinger/signaller training course to round off your crane knowledge.

The LEEA courses cover glazing robots, floor cranes, tracked levellers, overhang beams and more.

Our RTITB-accredited course covers below-the-hook vacuum lifters, this one-day course provides extensive training for a variety of vacuum lifters within the GGR Group fleet.

Electric Telehandlers

The World’s First Battery Powered Telehandlers –

The future is electric. Through the years, GGR Group has developed a strong reputation in the UK and throughout Europe by providing specialised lifting equipment, placing a strong emphasis on product sustainability, and assisting clients in lowering their carbon emissions during lifting operations.

We are entirely committed to collaborating with our clients to deploy battery-powered, zero-emission machinery to assist them meet their sustainability goals. Because of this, GGR Group is the UK’s sole distributor of the Faresin line of electric telehandlers.

The F6.26 E introduced the first electric telehandler in the world, and since then, the range just keeps getting better and better. The 6.26 now has a wider range of battery capacities since its successful introduction in 2020, and the brand-new 17m “Big Range” 17.45 complete electric telehandler demonstrates just how potent these machines can be.

Multi Loader

Innovative next-generation tracked levellers and carriers –

GGR Group, Britain’s leading lifting solutions specialist, is the official UK dealer partner for AlmaCrawler’s Material Handling Multi-Loader Line.

Founded in 2013, AlmaCrawler is Italy’s leading specialist provider of self-levelling crawler lifts. AlmaCrawler’s Multi-Loader line is its sector-leading, next-generation crawler carrier, equipped with bi-levelling system and radio remote controls, designed to meet the needs of those who carry heavy loads, with a lifting capacity of up to 6000kg.

The new partnership with GGR Group will open the Multi-Loader line to the entire UK market. An industry leader since 1995, GGR Group is now the UK’s foremost provider of lifting solutions, backed by an expert technical team, service offering, and national training network.

As well as the Multi-Loader line the all-new T-Crane 1060 Pick & Carry Crane and the ML 1.5 and 3.0 FX tracked carriers are available from us. These revolutionary new tracked carriers and levellers are taking the UK construction market by storm and we’re proud to be leading the charge.