Company directors, Hilton and Tracey Davies, moved to the Whitsundays region in 1989. For more than 35 years, Hilton had been involved in the building and construction industry, gaining comprehensive knowledge of the crane industry. In this time, he worked with some of the largest construction companies in Australia.
Later on in 1998, Hilton purchased his own cranes, which were initially contracted to Brambles and servicing the Mackay region. In 2001, he branched out to offer the services of these cranes to the Whitsundays region.
Since then, the Davies have seen steady growth of the region and have accommodated their lifting services with the requirements of local businesses.
This growth lead to the need to expand their crane fleet. In 2007, Hilton purchased the Whitsundays' first established crane hire business, Airlie Property Developments (ADP), previously known as Hughes Cranes & Earthmoving.
Local History: Hughes Cranes & Earthmoving was established in 1976 and was purchased by APD in 2003. ADP continued to expand introducing a new fleet of lifting equipment & continued to employ Hughes existing team of experienced personnel.
Operating under its new name, Davies Cranes Whitsunday, the business continued to work with existing staff and operations. The Davies family takes pride in continuing the efforts of Tom Hughes (Hughes Cranes) and Dennis Gillen (ADP), who were an instrumental part of improving and expanding the local crane hire industry.
Davies Cranes Whitsunday is now solely managed by the Davies family. Hilton and his son, Mason, operate the crane hire and site operations, while Tracey handles the administration work for the business.
Our team here at Davies Cranes Whitsunday are dedicated to providing the service locals have come to know and trust over the last 4 decades. To enquire about a lifting solution for your project, give us a call today.