Townes Lifting & Testing

19 Wiltshire Road Hull, Hull HU4 6PA Phone: 01482 572121 Fax: 01482 504730

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Towne Lifting and Testing

About Towne Lifting and Testing
The Towne Group of Companies have been manufacturers, suppliers and installers of quality lifting and securing equipment in the North of England since the 1940’s.

Initially serving the trawler industry in Hull, the company has grown in both reputation and stature and now also has branches in Middlesbrough, Preston and Newcastle, providing expertise in a wide range of lifting equipment products and associated services to all sectors of industry in the UK and Internationally.

Quality Lifting Equipment at the Right Price
Towne Lifting and Testing is committed to manufacturing and supplying quality lifting equipment at the right price. We also believe our responsibilities extend much further, our mission is to support you in keeping your equipment well maintained, safe and fit for purpose at all times. Assisting you to meet the statutory requirements for lifting equipment inspections and thorough examinations called for by the LOLER Regulations.

We are approved distributors for worldwide companies such as Crosby Europe, Kuplex, Camlok, Gunnebo, Morris Material Handling, Tractel UK, Yale Industrial Products, English Braids, William Hackett, Pfaff, Walker Magnetics and Bridon Ropes.

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Meet the Team

Chris Towne

Company Director

Chris Towne joined the family business in 1976 after a career in the Merchant Navy and instrumental in diversifying Towne Lifting and Testing's activities away from the fishing gear industry into dunnage and the provision of lifting gear services.

Having served in the Merchant Navy from 1967 to 1976 , Chris reached the rank of Chief Officer on general cargo ships and attained a master mariners certificate.

At Towne he has been responsible for the opening the Stockton branch in 1979, the Gateshead branch in 1991 and from 2002-2007 studied at the University of Hull for a safety management degree and NEBOSH diplomas in safety and environmental management.

In 2006, Chris was appointed as a director of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) and served as Chairman from 2009-2011.

Tom Towne

Company Director

Tom Towne has been involved in the family business since helping out on school and university summer holidays.  After qualifying in business accounts and finance at Newcastle University, through PWC's Flying Start programme, he worked as an accountant for four years.  

Since joining the family business in 2010 has move the business forward into new markets such as renewables, offshore and biomass supply. 

Richard Todd

Head of Sales

Richard Todd - Richard joined the company in 1996 and is responsible for supporting Towne's customer base. With a wealth of experience built up over 20 years in the industry Richard is the first port of call for technical advise and solutions.

John Elliot

North East Manager

John Elliott In his current role as North East Manager, John is responsible for operations in Gateshead, Stockton and for the crane division. Having joined Townes in 2013, and supported by a strong team, John has helped spearhead the company's modernisation.

Location all over the North of ENGLAND

Newcastle

Green La Ind Est, Gateshead, NE10 0UW

Tel: (01914) 697116

Middlesbrough

Pennine Ave, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2RJ

Tel: (01642) 611035

Hull

19 Wiltshire Rd, Dairycoates Industrial Estate,  HU4 6PA

Tel: (01482) 572121

Head Office Opening Hour:

Mon - Friday: 8AM - 6PM
Saturday: 9AM - 6PM
Sunday: 9AM - 5PM

Phone: 01482 572121 
19 Wiltshire Rd, Dairycoates Industrial Estate, Hull HU4 6PA

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