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Station Road, Clowne, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 4AB

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About Us

Bringing the best in engineering

Established in 1978, Penny Hydraulics is an award-winning UK design, manufacture and service organisation offering world class mechanical handling solutions across the globe.  The Design Team, which ranges from recent graduates to time-served Chartered Engineers, has a wealth of experience developing novel solutions for many sectors including nuclear power and decommissioning, where the right blend of practicality and reliability is key.

With our own purpose-built premises, we offer fully integrated solutions designed, manufactured and tested in-house to giving the company excellent control over quality and lead-times. We also provide all the necessary traceability, documentation and aftersales support that the industry requires alongside our own in-house PCN Level 2 Weld Inspector and MPI capabilities. All activities are managed via our specialist division, Penny Nuclear. 

Over 40 years of expertise

In our 40+ years, Penny Hydraulics has become the UK’s leading manufacturer of loader cranes, goods lifts, lighting winch systems, tyre presses and bespoke fork-lift trucks.  This wide range of expertise can be used to quickly develop reliable handling solutions for the nuclear sector based on existing tried and tested mechanisms.

With a strong partnership among leading professionals and trade organisations, Penny Nuclear has supplied to many customers, including Sellafield, Magnox, Jacobs, Nuvia, Cavendish Nuclear and EDF. We also boast several accreditations including the Royal Warrant and work with well-known brands across the world, including Ford, BT, Diageo and JD Wetherspoon.

Dedicated to the local community

Like many businesses in our area, Penny Hydraulics has roots in the mining industry. Our mining roots sparked a flair for innovation as well as an appreciation for the community we work in.

Community and engineering are important driving forces for Penny Hydraulics, so we are dedicated to giving back where we can. We invest time, effort and funds into local community causes and open a gateway for young engineers through our apprenticeship schemes and work with local schools. In fact, over 10% of the workforce are apprentices including up to degree level.


Our Range of Products

From cranes to chandelier winching systems and everything in between. Penny Hydraulics offers a range of lifting, moving, and handling products to a wide variety of industries in the UK and around the world.

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