Assembly of a double girder bridge crane at the Sheffield Forgemasters Steel Ltd. facilities.

Today we want to show you one of our latest facilities in United Kingdom made for our client Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd: an open winch on a double girder overhead crane with auxiliary hoist and a lifting capacity of 80/20 t.

Sheffield Forgemasters is a heavy engineering firm located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The company specializes in the production of large bespoke steel castings and forgings, as well as standard rolls, ingots and bars. Sheffield Forgemasters traces its origins to a 1750.

The company specializes in forged and cast steel components for the defense, engineering, nuclear, offshore, petrochemical, and steel processing industries worldwide.

Sheffield Forgemasters currently has the capacity for pouring the largest single casting (570 tons) in Europe. The two forging presses in use can exert a pressure of 4,500 tons and 10,000 tons on a billet of steel. The 4,500-ton press was installed in 2010 to replace a 1,500-ton press which dated back to 1897 and was originally steam powered, and after several upgrades became hydraulically operated.

GH, through our oldest official partner in the United Kingdom, Professional lifting Services, LTD ( has supplied several cranes to Sheffield Forgemasters since early 2000 and the last year has supplied several cranes for this great company in the United Kingdom.