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Atlas Winch & Hoist Services

Atlas Winch & Hoist Services continually strive to enhance their hire fleets and stock of winches and plant. Keep up to date with our latest purchases, the projects we are involved in and general “Atlas” news both below and via our Facebook Page.

Atlas Winch & Hoist Services Ltd News

NEWS - MAY 2017

In collaboration with Marotechniek B.V. come and visit us at ExCeL London, Stand S-H30, Holland Pavillion

From the 6th to the 8th June Atlas will be exhibiting at the Offshore Wind Energy exhibition at London ExCel. The event represents the largest offshore wind conference and exhibition in the world and will be attended by all leading and emerging players in the wind energy sector from all over the globe.

Atlas are proud to collaborate with Dutch manufacturer Marotechniek for the exhibition with whom we have worked closely in this specialist field for a number of years. As partners Atlas and Marotechniek can offer the complete package; design, sales, rental, installation, service and testing for winches, controls, HPU’s and various ancillary equipment. Together we have already designed and supplied a number of hoisting and cable pulling solutions that keep us at the forefront of this highly competitive renewable industry.

Come and visit us on stand S-H30 within the Holland Pavillion and discover what we can do for you.

News - December 2016
Liftex 2016

A huge thank you to all who visited us at Liftex 2016 in late November.
The exhibition was a great success and the move to Aberdeen seemed to work for many of us. It was good to meet up with friends and colleagues, old and new and both rekindle and establish business relationships and opportunities. The exhibition gave us the opportunity to showcase the wide range of both Huchez and Marotechniek winches we have on offer. We were delighted to have Sandrine Teggin of Huchez join us on the stand for most of the show. Sandrine’s product knowledge and understanding is excellent and it was good to have that available to us. Thanks again to our many customers and suppliers.

News - December 2016
LEEA Success

After being a development member of LEEA for a number of years, Atlas Winch & Hoist Services were delighted to have their membership status upgraded to Full LEEA members in November. This was due in no small part due to the investment made by both branches to increase the number of LEEA qualified engineers and technicians and also to give those engineers and technicians a wider range of qualifications. Huge congratulations to all staff that achieved new qualifications this year. We are very proud of our team. This latest achievement following on from attaining ISO9001:2015 accreditation in June of this year means that Atlas should be your number one choice for the installation, service, test and repair of all your lifting and rigging equipment. Call us to discuss your specific requirements, we are here to help.

Getting ready for Liftex 2016 - 23rd - 24th November 2016

This month we are busy preparing for Liftex 2016 in Aberdeen. From 23rd – 24th November we will be exhibiting at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.This is the first time in the events history that it has been held in Scotland, so we are keen to make it extra special. Atlas Winch and Hoist will be among over 100 exhibitors at what has become the go-to event in the lifting industry. We at Atlas will be exhibiting our diverse and comprehensive range of winches and lifting equipment, featuring products from our leading partners Huchez and Marotechniek.Why not get along to meet with our team and find out more about what Atlas can do for you. You will find us on Stand No. 73.

News - August 2016

Atlas Winch & Hoist Services Ltd. have had a productive few months developing both the business and personnel. Alongside attaining ISO9001 in June, we have been busy expanding our LEEA qualifications and other training. Through May, June and July we had four personnel on different LEEA training courses.

Firstly in May Calum Craig successfully passed his Part 1 entrance certificate, a great achievement given that Calum is still relatively new to the lifting industry.
Then in Mid-June Denis Lavery achieved a Pass with Distinction in the Lifting Machines Manual Diploma, not a surprise that Denis managed a pass with distinction given he was jointly awarded the Gordon Loveridge Memorial Prize by LEEA some years ago. Come July it was the turn of Thomas Houston and Darren Gray to undertake more training. Thomas was delighted to pass the Lifting Equipment General Diploma and Darren was even more delighted when he passed Lifting Machines Powered Diploma with Distinction.

It is not just in Biggar that the training development is taking place, at Atlas Southern Paul Skingle recently completed a Management course, which will assist him in developing his role as Works Supervisor. All LEEA qualifications are being enhanced at Southern also, with the courses being booked for the autumn.

Our policy of continued training and personal development is something we are very proud of and is something we will continue to promote.Well done to all on the recent achievements and good luck to all those who have more training in the near future.

Callum Craig
Darren Gray LMP and Denis Lavery LMM
Thomas Houston LEG

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News - November 2015

Workshop Foreman and Yard Person / Labourer Vacancies

Many thanks to all those who applied recently for the two positions at our Biggar yard. We were overwhelmed by the number of applicants for both posts. It is great to think so many people want to join our team at Atlas.

Applications are now closed. If you have applied for one of these you should hear back from us by the 15th November if you haven’t already done so.

Thank you once again.


We are delighted that due to the continued steady growth of the business, Atlas Winch & Hoist in Biggar are recruiting. We have two new positions:

  • Workshop Foreman
  • Yard Person / Labourer

Both positions require enthusiastic, flexible personnel, who are willing to learn and work as part of a very successful team. Please see below the detail for each vacancy. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding either post.


To oversee and take care of the day to day running of a small plant workshop, ideal candidate should have some experience working with diesel engines, hydraulics, auto electrics and fabrication.

Managing a workforce of 10-12 and reporting to the Operations Manager and Managing Director you would work primarily from our main yard in Biggar with potential for some travel and overtime.

Successful candidate must hold a full U.K. driving licence.

A generous salary and benefits package is offered, subject to experience and qualifications. Further opportunities will exist for the right candidate.

Applications in writing should be made to :-

Una Stewart
Atlas Winch & Hoist Services Ltd.
Old Station Yard
Station Road
ML12 6DQ
Tel. 01899 221577
Email :- info@winchhire.com


Responsibilities would include maintaining and organising yard area, loading and unloading of vehicles, Steam cleaning plant and general labour duties. Experience in this type of work would be advantageous.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, flexible and willing to learn.
Training would be given where necessary.
Candidates must hold a full U.K. driving licence

Good rate of pay and some overtime available.

Applications in writing should be made to :-

Una Stewart
Atlas Winch & Hoist Services Ltd.
Old Station Yard
Station Road
ML12 6DQ
Tel. 01899 221577
Email :- info@winchhire.com

News August 2015

Hire Fleets bolstered with new 20 Tonne Grundowinches

Throughout the summer Atlas Winch & Hoist Services have been adding new Grundowinches to the hire fleets of both branches. The final batch of winches are due to arrive shortly and we are very excited to announce that amongst this final batch are two RW20B Grundowinches, 20 Tonne Trailer Mounted Cable Pulling winches, fitted with 1,200 metres of wire rope. These will be a huge addition to the hire fleets, along with the 5 Tonne and 10 Tonne Grundowinches already purchased this summer. Look out for further details of these 20 Tonne and other cable pulling winches. Atlas can assist with all your cabling requirements, small, large or very large! Don’t hesitate to contact us for details on specification, availability, rates etc. We look forward to hearing from you.


Atlas Southern recently carried out a challenging water pump removal from a 42 metres borehole at Olympic Park in East London.

Atlas utilised a lightweight 1,000kg tripod fitted with an 800kg compact, electric winch to successfully complete the pump extraction efficiently and safely.

Both items are made by French manufacturer Huchez whom Atlas represent exclusively in the UK.

Please contact us for more information on this and the other winches and equipment we have available for hire and sale.

News Update June 2015

Earlier this month we exhibited at the industry renowned Seawork International Exhibition in Southampton. We were delighted with the amount of people who took the time to visit our quayside stand and meet with both Denis and Anton Lavery. We certainly feel we had a successful few days, making new contacts, re-acquainting ourselves with old friends and catching up with existing customers and suppliers.

The opportunity to showcase some of the mooring and deck equipment, in particular the Transvictory, Marotechniek and Thern range of winches that we both stock and have access to, was very worthwhile. We believe that those who visited our stand got a real insight into what Atlas does, we certainly pride ourselves in being specialists in the supply of equipment for marine, renewable and offshore applications, providing mooring systems, deck and rigging equipment, air, electric, diesel and hydraulic winches for projects throughout the U.K., Europe and the rest of the world.

A big thank you to all who took the time to call in and see us. Please do not hesitate to contact either of our offices with any specific requirement or if you simply have a general enquiry that we may be able to help with.

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MAY 2015

Atlas Southern has taken delivery of the first of its new Cable Pushing Machines from ‘Plumett’ of Switzerland.

The machines are hydraulically operated and for complete flexibility can be offered with either a petrol or electric HPU depending on your site conditions.

Compact and easily operated cable pushers can be used for tunnels, duct or open trench cable installations. Cable pushers can assist with particularly long cable pulls and the design also reduces the loads and stresses imposed on cables during installation.

Contact us now for more details and hire rates.

News April 2015 – More LEEA Training Success

Atlas Winch & Hoist Services were delighted to learn this week that John Dickie recently passed his LEEA Lifting Machine Powered Diploma with Credit. This is a great achievement, especially given that John has only been working with us for 16 months. Congratulations John, keep up the good work!

News April 2015 – New Sales Contact for North East

Atlas Winch & Hoist Services would like to announce the appointment of a new sales contact for the North East Area.
We are delighted that Jeff Mann (Formerly of Spanset Ltd) will be take care of our interests and customers in the North East Area with immediate effect. Jeff has a vast of experience in the both the lifting gear industry and the North East itself.
Jeff will be assisting both existing and new clients alike.
He can be contacted by email sales@winchhire.com and by mobile 07939 364238. Where he will be happy to can help in sourcing all your winching and lifting equipment needs.

Seawork 2015 - Commercial Marine Exhibition and Forum

Atlas Winch & Hoist Services Ltd are delighted to announce that they will be exhibiting at Seawork 2015 in Southampton, 16th -18th June 2015.

This is the first time we have exhibited at this particular show and we are very excited to showcase our extensive range of winches, deck equipment and accessories.

Look out for further details of what will be on show, who will be there and much more, both on our website and on our Facebook page.

Further Training

We started off 2015 with extending LEEA training for our engineers and operators. This programme continues throughout the year. We have been very pleased with the response from our staff and they have performed very well and been successful at all levels.

We have also added personnel to our First Aiders team.

Look out for more news on the training front on our Facebook page.

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Atlas Southern News

From 1st December 2014, Atlas Southern will be using the respected and well known hire management software “InspHire”. We are confident that this will improve our enquiry response time, handling of orders and tracking of live hires, which will not only benefit us but our wide ranging and respected customer base. The autumn has been a busy time at Atlas Southern, we have taken on a new Fitter/Driver in Chris Verguson. Chris is settling in well and having him on board helps to increase our capacity and coverage across the South of England. With the addition of Chris we have also added to our vehicle fleet with a new Mercedes Sprinter beaver tail truck, providing greater flexibility for our deliveries and collections and reduced costs to our customers.

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New location - January 2014

We are delighted to announce that the Southern branch of Atlas Winch & Hoist Services is moving. From Friday 17th January 2014, the Essex depot will move its activities just a few miles from the current location to extensive new premises. The 1.6 acre site provides a much larger yard, increased and improved workshop capabilities and newly refurbished offices.As well as improved facilities the move will provide some much needed capacity to allow the Southern business to continue to expand the range of products and services available. The further growth of the hire fleet and counter sales of cabling accessories will be particular areas for continued development.

Atlas Scotland News

Training Programme At the start of 2014 Atlas Scotland made a commitment to further expand and enhance the training of all personnel. In particular we sought to acquire more LEEA qualifications for fitters, winch operators and engineers. We are delighted that everyone that has so far attended the LEEA headquarters in Huntingdon for intensive training has passed, some with Credit! We are both delighted and incredibly proud of our staff who applied themselves when required and passed these examinations first time. Now also with additional Working at Height and Rescue Certification, our engineers, winch operators and fitters now carry an extensive portfolio of qualifications. Well done to all.
Our enhanced training programme will continue and expand into 2015 and we have no doubt that the success will continue.

For information on upcoming exhibitions,
Contact your nearest Atlas:
Scotland: 01899 221 577
Essex: 01371 859 555

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