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 both in New Zealand and overseas. The company has built up an extensive network of contacts worldwide, and a reputation for providing excellent service for the products we represent. Strong on experience and technical knowledge we welcome all enquiries.

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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 expanded in two main fields of expertise, the crane hire fleet and the purchasing and on selling of refurbished heavy equipment. In 1977 Titan Cranes was formed as a separate company to operate the crane hire fleet with Titan Plant Services (now Titan Equipment) concentrating on the sales and service of new and used titan wellington officecranes as well as construction equipment.

With a renewed focus on heavy equipment Titan Plant successfully acquired its first agency for the New Zealand rights to sell P&H Cranes in 1978. Titan has represented such world-renowned names as Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Truck and Bus for 25 and 20 years respectively, and Yanmar construction equipment, Dynapac rollers, and Tigercat Forestry equipment.  Like many similar companies, faced with the effect of the global financial crisis we have consolidated our business to ensure the future of the most successful parts of the organisation.

Titan has been privileged to hold the Kato Crane agency for the last 19 years. This successful partnership means Kato Cranes are well represented in many of the crane hire fleets in New Zealand. Recently Titan Equipment was awarded the Terex Crane agency. We are enthusiastic about the new opportunities this expanded range of cranes now offers the New Zealand market.

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

Max Whiley sadly passed away in 2007. However, the Whiley family continue their involvement in the day-to-day running of the business.  Throughout its history Titan has retained its core values: loyalty, good service, and employing people of principle.

For more detail see Titan history pages

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