About Us

Based at the Titan Group Head Office in Port Road, Seaview, Lower Hutt, Titan Equipment (formerly Titan Plant Services Ltd) concentrates on the supply of new and used cranes, holding exclusive agencies for world-class brands. The company has built up an extensive network of contacts worldwide, and a reputation for providing excellent after-sales service and spare parts for the products we represent. With strong experience and technical knowledge, we welcome all enquiries.
Titan’s founder Max Whiley (Pictured) and five business partners established the company in 1965 with the purchase of the heavy haul and crane hire division of Wilkins and Davies. The company prospered and in 1977, Titan Cranes was formed as a separate company to operate the crane hire fleet with Titan Equipment concentrating on the sales and service of new and used cranes. Max Whiley sadly passed away in 2007. The Whiley family continue his legacy and the Titan Group has retained his core values: loyalty, good service, and employing people of principle. 



With a renewed focus on heavy equipment, Titan Equipment successfully acquired its first agency in 1978, for the New Zealand rights to sell P&H Cranes.

Titan has been privileged to hold the Kato Crane New Zealand agency for the last 30 years. This successful partnership means Kato Cranes are now well represented in many of the crane hire fleets around New Zealand. Their quality and longevity well proven over the past three decades.

In 2012 Titan Equipment was awarded the Terex Crane agency, which diversified our portfolio into the supply of all terrain cranes as well as the Terex pick and carry cranes manufactured in Australia.
In 2019, Kato Works acquired IHI Japan, a market leader in the manufacture of crawler cranes. With the range fine-tuned and the re-branding completed, we are enthusiastic about the new opportunities this expanded range of Kato cranes now offers the New Zealand market.

In 2020, Terex sold off a number of divisions including the Demag product and the Franna division re-emerged as the flagship of Terex Australia with the factory expanding space and models. Freshly re-branded with an expansion of its sales network worldwide, Titan was retained to represent the Franna pick and carry cranes throughout New Zealand.

Titan Holdings Ltd, is the parent company with two trading companies, Titan Cranes Ltd and Titan Construction Equipment. Titan Cranes specialises in mobile and taxi crane hire and operates from four locations New Plymouth, Lower Hutt, Christchurch and Dunedin.

For more detail see Titan history pages