FALCON GROUP

The Falcon Group

Falcon Freight Ltd is part of the Falcon Group of companies, which includes Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd. Within this company, there are dedicated divisions, including;

Tower Crane Hire – luffing jib / saddle jib and self-erecting

Falcon Tower Crane Services Ltd are the largest tower crane supplier in the UK, with over 400 saddle, luffing and self-erecting tower cranes in its fleet. Predominantly being operated in the UK, although the company has tower cranes on rent in Ireland, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Australia and New Zealand. As well as being the largest tower crane supplier in the UK the company is now 13th largest in the world.

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Training

Working alongside many of the UK’s leading accredited bodies, including CPCS, ALLMI and NPORS, Falcon are committed to continued service improvement supporting achievement of qualifications which learners and employers understand and value, whilst having the confidence that they are also compliant with the latest legislation and industry good practice.

As a CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO) our instructors and assessors are not only experts in their individual fields but are also dedicated to delivering training and assessments which are both relevant and engaging. Certain training and assessments can be provided at your location, enabling your company site-specific procedures or requirements to be incorporated and to allow trainees to get the most from their experience. However, if you require the training to be conducted at our centre, we have an outstanding custom built, fully equipped - lifting centre at our headquarters in Shipdham, Norfolk.

For a complete list of courses available.

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Transport & Logistics

Ranging from Mercedes Actros to Volvo FH500 units, our fleet of nine vehicles are fitted with Euro 6 engines, 360° observation cameras & warning sensors. Five units of the fleet are also fitted with Hydrauliska Industri AB (HIAB) FASSI crane units, some of which have the ability to lift 3 tonnes at 16m radius.

Our articulated vehicles are equipped with interchangeable trailers, ranging from 10m to 13.6m, and can also be fitted with our low loader trailers which can be extended to 20m, via a flip toe ram, to accommodate self-erecting tower cranes. Not only do we pride ourselves on our fleet of vehicles, but also our crew of ADR certified drivers who are fully trained and given a comprehensive induction & driving assessment from our in-house training department.

All of our drivers are given continual development training throughout the year, maintaining a high level of competency & allowing us to keep health and safety paramount to our company.

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Spray Booth

Shot blast booths
The shot blast booths use G12 iron grit which is recycled on a corkscrew system enabling us to use the grit for up to 200 operations - making this system very efficient and environmentally friendly. The system is accredited to achieving SA3 white metal standard.

Spray Booths
The spray booths are complete with the latest, state of the art, electro-static equipment and conventional HVLP painting equipment. This equipment enables us to reduce wastage and maintain a low VOC. The paint used is a marine based paint which has a high zinc phosphate content and is 100% lead free. Three of the booths are located in an old World War II aircraft hangar on Shipdham Airfield, which includes a 20t overhead rail mounted gantry crane and the other two are in our northern depot at Birch.

The Cranes
The advantages of offering respraying to our customers are two fold. The first and most important is for health and safety reasons. Any tower crane in our fleet can be shot blasted to its bare metal allowing our engineers to thoroughly inspect and carry out non-destructive testing (NDT) procedures on the structure before it is resprayed. By adding layer upon layer of paint without shot blasting, the risk can increase of structural damage going unnoticed. The second benefit is the appearance of the finished product meaning that we can supply any tower crane in our fleet in our customers own livery. Once a machine has been through our booths, the result is an extremely high-grade product – perfect for any prestigious project.

To view a complete range of services on offer visit Falcon Cranes.

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Export Sales

Current clients are in Chile, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Taiwan, Vietnam and Australia not to mention 16 other countries across Europe. Our reputation for quality, price and good customer service leads to repeat orders with many of these customers.

UK customers
Closer to home, Falcon works with several UK based construction companies, which opt to purchase machines for their own fleets rather than hire. Falcon can provide the complete service package from, selling the tower crane, managing the erections and dismantlings, maintenance, repair and storage. Flexible agreements are tailored to suit every customers’ needs and requirements.

The advantage to the rental fleet
One of Falcon’s key strategies is the modernisation of its fleet and with over 400 tower cranes, the average age is just 5.6 years and dropping, with the target to achieve under 5 years.

The export division complements this strategy with the sale of older machines to countries where age stipulations are not so important. This leads the way for newer models with modern designs and new technologies to enter the fleet.

Please visit www.falconcranes.co.uk to view a list of our second-hand tower cranes available for sale.

IN THE NEWS
FALCON LOCATIONS
HEAD OFFICE

ADDRESS
Shipdham Airfield Industrial Estate, Shipdham, Norfolk, IP25 7SD

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DUNSTABLE OFFICE

ADDRESS 
Falcon Freight Ltd, Watling Street, Dunstable LU6 3QT

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NORTHERN OFFICE

ADDRESS 
Unit L, Birch Business Park, Whittle Lane, Heywood, OL10 2SX

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SCOTLAND OFFICE

ADDRESS 
78 Brocketsbrae Road, Lesmahagow, Lanark, ML119PT

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