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REID Lifting was formed in 1996, after Jim Reid first researched causes of lifting injuries in the water industry.

From that point, he worked hard to take advantage of aluminium engineering to develop our first lightweight, portable lifting davit jib aluminium crane, the PORTA-DAVIT.

From the very start, and to the surprise of many in the lifting industry, Jim Reid eschewed the traditional and widespread use of steel in our designs and opted instead for the superior qualities inherent in selected lightweight aluminium alloys. Such strong, resilient and light materials have proved to be an inspired choice and form the current backbone behind our success.

Since then, industry-leading REID Lifting has been at the forefront of innovation in the lifting equipment market, designing products to meet industry requirement, such as our latest product the PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE, and tailoring them to meet individual application and health and safety needs.

Our range has been developed by identifying sector-specific lifting challenges and engineering to meet those customers’ unique needs – our products have become industry-standards in water and wastewater, oil and gas, food processing, museum and other industries.