Crane Hire & Contract Lifting
Cadman Cranes is the leading crane hire company in East Anglia with over 40 years experience and a reputation for quality, reliability and safety.

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2016

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2016

The Milbank Group acquire Cadman Cranes

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2011

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2011

A brand new Liebherr 1070 – 70 tonne crane was purchased taking the crane fleet size above 20 for the first time.

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2010

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2010

The ACC2050 Midi Crawler Crane was manufactured. The idea was conceived, designed and developed by Geoff and his team to fill a gap in the industry. It was quickly nicknamed ‘Thunderbird’

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2005

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2005

Plant and crane hire were separated and Cadman Cranes Ltd was formed.

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1978

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1978

Due to increased road traffic the town centre location was vacated for the former site of Colchester Concrete at Moss Road Stanway. A 1400m2 maintenance facility was constructed soon after.

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1976

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1976

The first crane was purchased. A 16 tonne capacity Truck Mounted Crane from British manufacturer Coles. A 7 tonne and 2no 25 tonne units were added soon after.

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1963

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1963

The company outgrew the farm and moved to new premises at St Helena Road in Colchester. Younger brother Geoff and cousin Anthony joined the team.

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1959

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1959

At the age of 16 Brian Cadman began providing operated earth-moving machinery to local authorities and the private sector from his father’s farm in Layer Breton.

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