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    Solving Your Heavy Lift Problems

    Wm. O'Brien offers a full suite of services from crane hire and contract lifts to bespoke turnkey heavy lift engineering solutions across a wide range of sectors. Our dedicated team of professionals are here to help mitigate your risk and deliver your projects on time and on budget.

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    We Are Planners

    We Are Planners

    We concentrate on planning well rather than waiting for problems to arise. We focus on prevention more than intervention. We don’t bring problems to site. Our ‘can-do’ attitude, combined with our deep technical expertise and experience means that we always find the best solution for you.

    We concentrate on planning well rather than waiting for problems to arise. We focus on prevention more than intervention. We don’t bring problems to site. Our ‘can-do’ attitude, combined with our deep technical expertise and experience means that we always find the best solution for you.


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    Your Partner

    Your Partner

    We focus on long term partnerships with our customers and believe that your success is our success. We take away your fear that crane companies want to stay on site for as long as possible by taking your time and cost schedules and making them ours. We show up and never give up. We are better together.

    We focus on long term partnerships with our customers and believe that your success is our success. We take away your fear that crane companies want to stay on site for as long as possible by taking your time and cost schedules and making them ours. We show up and never give up. We are better together.


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    Crane Hire William O'Brien
    Reducing Risk

    Reducing Risk

    Heavy lift projects present many challenges in managing risk. By working with Wm. O’Brien our customers get peace of mind knowing that they are with some of the safest hands in the industry.

    Our highly trained and experienced team take responsibility for the management and performance of people and equipment.

    Heavy lift projects present many challenges in managing risk. By working with Wm. O’Brien our customers get peace of mind knowing that they are with some of the safest hands in the industry.

    Our highly trained and experienced team take responsibility for the management and performance of people and equipment.


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    The Safe Choice

    The Safe Choice

    Protecting our people and all those around us, as well as the greater environment is fundamental to who we are. It is a core value built into every decision and action we take, and our exceptional safety record is proof of our commitment.

    Protecting our people and all those around us, as well as the greater environment is fundamental to who we are. It is a core value built into every decision and action we take, and our exceptional safety record is proof of our commitment.


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    Trusted By...

    Over the years we have built strong collaborative relationships with our customers, earning their confidence to successfully delivering their heavy lift projects.

    Marcus Wübbelmann

    CRANE & LOGISTICS Partner GmbH & Co. KG

    I am always impressed by the professionalism and commitment shown by the Wm. O’Brien team through all stages of our projects. Everything is well planned and jobs are executed with minimum downtime – a big challenge in our industry.

    Nils Peters

    Buss Wind Services GmbH

    The best surprise of working with Wm. O’Brien is that they always give more than we expect. They bring a can-do attitude to any project they work on. They are natural problem solvers and when things crop up they don’t ring you with problems, but with solutions.

    Anthony O'Donovan

    Masterkabin

    We’ve been working with Wm. O’Brien since 1991.Having them manage our heavy lifts just makes things easy. Their paperwork is always correct and they always have a great positive attitude. Nothing is a problem.

    Wm. O’Brien is your heavy lift specialist

    No matter the challenge, we combine our experience with an innovative approach to successfully implement your projects.

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    Our History

    Founded by William O’Brien Snr, the company has been servicing the construction industry for over 70 years. Wm. O’Brien has evolved from its early days as a small plant hire in the West of Ireland to serving customers from Berlin to Barbados, and Egypt to Illinois.

    70 years

    Experience

    21
    countries

    and 4 continents

    2m+

    lifts completed

    Our History

    Founded by William O’Brien Snr, the company has been servicing the construction industry for over 70 years. Wm. O’Brien has evolved from its early days as a small plant hire in the West of Ireland to serving customers from Berlin to Barbados, and Egypt to Illinois.

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    Wm. O'Brien Latest News

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    Wm. O’Brien Appoints Gavin McBride as International Business Development Manager

    27th October 2020

    Read more William OBrien Crane hirehttps://www.wobcranehire.com/wm-obrien-appoints-gavin-mcbride-as-international-business-development-manager/

    VarioBase and Outrigger Development

    9th July 2020

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