History

1958

1958

The Hi Lift group of companies was preceded by The Drury Family business, established in 1958 in Chr...

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1962

1962

By 1962 an Albion truck fitted with a 2 tonne capacity crane was purchased to help erect structural...

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1970

1970

Over ensuing years until the late 1970’s more cranes were purchased, including the first Hydraulic T

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1981

1981

In late 1981 the company imported 3 25 tonne capacity Ruston-Bucyrus mobile cranes from England. The

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1983

1983

The first paying customers in Auckland were Niederer Machinery at Hauraki Plains Quarry and Hyde Tra

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1984

1984

In 1984 the current crane yard at 11 Kellow Place was purchased and a workshop built, 3 new cranes a

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1985

1985

In the 34 years since, Hi Lift Cranes has grown and modernised the fleet, adding support trucks, spe

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1995

1995

The third son of founder Lionel Robert Henry Fuller Drury, Ken and his wife Joy rented a property at

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