Company Overview

Johnson Crane Hire is a mobile crane hire company, which has been operating since 1976. In seeking to become lifting partners of choice to our customers, we offer a full range of lifting services and are increasingly moving towards providing complete lifting solutions; including mobile cranes, lift engineering, rigging, heavy transport and other value-added services.

Our fleet consisting of hydraulic and crawler cranes is the largest in Africa. Whether you need one crane or 100 cranes; whether you are conducting a 5 ton or a 1 000 ton lift; and, whether your lift is simple or complicated, Johnson Crane Hire can provide the right lifting solution for the job.

At Johnson Crane Hire, our people are what make the difference. We believe, at every level, our team is the most professional and skilled in the industry.

A culture of safety is deeply ingrained in everything we do at Johnson Crane Hire, providing our customers with peace of mind, no matter how difficult the lift.

We operate throughout Southern Africa, 13 local branches, a subsidiary in Botswana and we do regular work in neighbouring countries.

For your convenience, our services are available 24 hours, 7days a week.


To be the best and leading lifting solutions service provider wherever we operate.


Best for…
Employees, Customers, Shareholders, Suppliers, Communities

Leading in…
Innovation, Safety, Knowledge, Equipment

Wherever we operate…
National footprint, each market.


Together we provide safe, efficient and cost effective lifting solutions.


Health and Safety
We live and act responsibly at home and at work.

Honesty and Integrity
We always act honestly and with integrity.

We encourage the generation of new, creative ideas and solutions.

Together we make it possible to achieve more.

We build quality relationships through mutual respect, trust, loyalty and commitment.

Service Excellence
Exceeding expectations is our passion.

We are fanatical about doing it right.