GGR HIRE BLOG

What to Look for Hiring a Crane
by Kelly Holdaway 30/09/2015

When you’re choosing a crane hire company, it pays to be vigilant and very thorough in the process – whether you’re building a small structure or a huge building. After all, you’re choosing a company that is going to build the structural backbone of your project and you need to ensure that you have a safe, reputable company behind you.
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The Crane Buyer's Checklist
by Kelly Holdaway 18/08/2015

Here at GGR Group we are committed to providing our customers with the best machines on the market and a service to match. This checklist runs through all of the vital things you must think about when buying a crane.
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The Growing Art Glass Market
by Kelly Holdaway 14/07/2015

As the skills of glass fabricators get better and better the demand for decorative glass has risen dramatically. This so-called ‘art glass’ is what owners and architects are using to bring the wow factor to interior spaces.
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GGR Brings Ancient Mayas Culture to Liverpool World Museum
by Kelly Holdaway 07/07/2015

GGR Group’s Glasboy 500 floor crane and most popular vacuum lifter the MRT4 were hired to install protective glass cases to precious Mayan artefacts at Liverpool World Museum’s brand new Mayas exhibition.
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Do GGR Vacuum Lifters Work in All Temperatures?
by Kelly Holdaway 01/07/2015

Britain is experiencing a rare visit from summer time this week so we thought we would remind our customers of the effects of the heat, or indeed the cold, on our vacuum lifting equipment.
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UNIC Spider Crane Helps Build Eco Building
by Kelly Holdaway 26/06/2015

One of our UNIC URW-376 mini cranes teamed up with one of the most versatile vacuum lifters available on the UK market, an MRT4 Quattro, to work on the new £11.6 million Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia.
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GGR Group Managing Director Honoured by The Queen
by Kelly Holdaway 22/06/2015

All of the GGR team are very proud to announce that Co-founder and Managing Director of the GGR Group Ltd, Gill Riley has been awarded an OBE for her Services to Construction in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours published this week.
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New Cancer Research Centre Glazed by GGR Mini Crane
by Kelly Holdaway 09/06/2015

GGR Group’s mini spider cranes have helped in the construction of Christie’s new ground-breaking Manchester Cancer Research Centre. A pair of UNIC spider cranes, URW095 & URW295 teamed up with GGR’s glass vacuum lifting equipment to help glaze the new £28.5m building which will pioneer new treatments for cancer patients.
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GGR Spider Crane Flexes Muscles at Sports Institute
by Kelly Holdaway

A UNIC URW-506 mini spider crane has been hired to install partition doors at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
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GGR Team Support Team Margot Bone Marrow Donor Day
by Kelly Holdaway 22/05/2015

As part of GGR’s 20th birthday celebrations we held a Bone Marrow Donor Registration Day in support of Team Margot and Delete Blood Cancer UK.
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GGR Spider Crane Lifts Steel Sculpture
by Kelly Holdaway 15/05/2015

The world’s strongest mini spider crane, the UNIC URW-1006 has been used to move Sheffield’s man of steel for a second time.
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Mini Spider Crane Joins the Lost Boys in Regents Park
by Kelly Holdaway 08/05/15

A UNIC mini spider crane hired from GGR Group has helped build the theatre set for a production of Peter Pan in Regent’s Park, London.
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GGR Rail Keeping the UK on the Right Tracks
by Kelly Holdaway 05/05/2015

GGR Rail provides safe and accredited lifting equipment for all areas of railway infrastructure, from track maintenance to station construction and refurbishment. The future looks bright for the sector as an upward trend in usage of Britain’s rail network continues, with the number of passenger journeys rising again in 2013-14 to nearly 1.6 billion.
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New UNIC URW295-2 and URW706-2 with Hydraulic Jibs Launched at Intermat
by Kelly Holdaway 24/04/2015

UNIC Cranes Europe, part of GGR Group Ltd, has introduced two brand new and unique additions to our range of compact lifting machines—the URW295-2 and URW706-2 spider cranes –which make their debut at Intermat Paris this week.
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GGR Mini Spider Crane Helps The Black Watch
by Kelly Holdaway 22/04/2015

A UNIC URW-706 was used to unload holiday luggage from Fred Olsen cruise ship, the Black Watch. The crane was set up on Tilbury Dock, a massive 13m below the ship’s deck. The Black Watch carries up to 804 passengers at any one time with a luggage allowance of 90kgs each – easy to see why a mini crane was essential to the job!
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Nightingale Team gets GGR Support

As part of our continuing 20th birthday celebrations, our April charity is Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham.
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Floor Crane Gets out the Guns at Mary Rose Museum
by Kelly Holdaway 10/04/2015

Two Tudor era cannons have taken pride of place at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth with a little helping hand from GGR’s secret weapon—the Glassboy 330 floor crane.
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Mini Spider Crane is King of the Castle
by Kelly Holdaway 07/04/2015

GGR’s 1t mini crane has helped to build a new glass entrance at Caernarfon Castle recently.
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GGR G20 Pick and Carry Crane Installs Sound Barrier
by Kelly Holdaway 31/03/2015

G20 Pick and Carry Crane and MRTA611 Vacuum Lifter teamed up to install a sound barrier at Allerton South Railway Depot. The reflective acoustic cladding panels are designed to attach to existing walls and structures to reduce environmental noise pollution.
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Mighty Mini Crane Gives Grace Kelly a Makeover
by Kelly Holdaway 27/03/2015

The mightiest of the world’s mini cranes, the UNIC URW-1006, has been called upon to help with a very tall order, replacing 9m long fins on a 24m high wind turbine named, Grace Kelly. All of the turbines manufactured by wind turbine specialists DC21 Group are given names; living just along the road from Grace is “Rita Hayworth” who reigns over the English countryside.
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Spider Crane Installs Public Art at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
by Kelly Holdaway 24/03/2015

GGR’s UNIC mini crane was hired to help mount a large steel sculpture onto a wall at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, UK using its lifting muscle and impressive reach
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UNIC Mini Spider Cranes Team up for Store Reglazing
by Kelly Holdaway 19/03/2015

Replacing glass in a huge, crowded retail store is never easy but thankfully GGR’s UNIC compact spider cranes are able to squeeze into the tightest of spots. Two UNIC URW-295 mini cranes teamed up with a 320kg P11104 Connect-4 glass vacuum lifter at a major shopping centre in York recently and re-glazed the store fronts in no time.
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24 Hours to Le Mans Challenge gets GGR Support
by Kelly Holdaway 17/03/2015

As part of our 20th birthday celebrations GGR Group is proud to supporting the Racing 4 MND charity and Heaton Ellis Trust who tirelessly raise money for research into Motor Neurone Disease. The latest Racing 4 MND challenge is to cycle from Silverstone to Le Mans in just 24 hours!
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Pair of GGR Mini Spider Cranes for Dutch Lifting Specialist
by Kelly Holdaway 13/03/2015

Dutch firm Mavebo B.V. have added two UNIC Mini Spider cranes to their hire fleet. The UNIC URW-295 and its big brother, the UNIC URW-1006 were purchased from UNIC Dealer Aerial Work Platforms B.V. in the Netherlands.
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Slim Fittings for GGR Spider Cranes and Vacuum Lifters
by Kelly Holdaway 10/03/2015

It’s a good job that GGR’s team of expert operators can handle our UNIC mini spider cranes and glass vacuum lifters with such precision, there wasn’t much room for error on this job installing glazed units to two floors of a new department store in Exeter. It was a bit like getting cotton through the eye of a needle!
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GGR Guide to CPCS Cards and Training
by Kelly Holdaway 06/03/2015

CPCS is recognised by the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) and Major Home Builders Group (MHBG), amongst others, as the preferred card to comply with codes of practice for competence and certification.
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GGR Glazing Robots Through the Years
by Kelly Holdaway 03/03/2015

GGR Group has been a pioneer for glazing robots in the UK for 15 years since we created our first RALF machine.
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A Complete Guide to Searcher Hooks and Fly Jibs
by Kelly Holdaway 27/02/2015

Searcher hooks and fly jib boom attachments for our UNIC mini spider cranes are able to increase the lifting height and working radius of our cranes for taking on challenging jobs in restricted access areas.
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High Fashion and Retail Construction
by Kelly Holdaway 24/02/2015

This week sees the return of London Fashion Week (LFW) with 78 designers showing their collections in 55 catwalk shows and 23 presentations.
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Robotic Cutting Machine Spruced up by GGR Pick and Carry Crane
by Kelly Holdaway 20/02/2015

A 12 tonne capacity G120 pick and carry crane was hired from GGR Group to help disassemble a robotic cutting machine for a tooling manufacturer working in the aerospace and automotive industries. The industrial lifting crane worked at an 8 metre height to remove a 1.5 tonne motor which needed to be repaired, using a searcher hook to work underneath the 12 metre tall factory ceiling.
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A Place in the Sun for Pair of World's Strongest Spider Cranes
by Kelly Holdaway 17/02/2015

As the strongest spider crane on the market, GGR’s 10 tonne capacity UNIC URW-1006 mini crane is proving more and more popular for taking on heavy duty lifting operations both in the UK and in Europe. Spanish firm Amara S.A. have recently purchased two UNIC URW-1006 cranes from UNIC Cranes dealer, Spain Crane International.
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Valentine's Day Around the World - A Guide from GGR
by Kelly Holdaway 13/02/2015

We are quite a romantic bunch here at GGR underneath all of the oil and engine grease! xxxAs we have customers all over the world, we thought we would share some amusing facts and tips about Valentine’s Day. xxx
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Two Cranes are Better than One for Rail Extension
by Kelly Holdaway 10/02/2015

A spider crane and a crawler crane from GGR’s range of compact lifting machines were hired to team up together on this project to extend the platforms of a London Overground railway station.
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Glazing at Height is No Challenge for GGR's Spider Cranes
by Kelly Holdaway 06/02/2015

Our 6 tonne capacity UNIC URW-706 mini spider crane is a firm favourite amongst our customers who need a machine with generous reach and a high lifting capacity that can work in restricted access spaces in city centres.
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UNIC Mini Crane Brings the Sunshine to Cold Norway
by Kelly Holdaway 03/02/2015

A mini spider crane hired from official UNIC dealers in Norway, Knutsen Maskin A.S, was used to plant trees in Oslo’s Central Station.
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Top Fleet Safety Award for GGR
by Kelly Holdaway 30/01/2015

GGR Group have achieved Gold status in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) run by Transport for London.
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Vacuum Lifter Safety Code
by Kelly Holdaway 27/01/15

We want our customers to always feel confident that they are lifting safely when using GGR’s glass vacuum lifters. This is why we’ve put together a Vacuum Lifter Safety Code which outlines the essential information to remember when using this kit.
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GGR Group Donates to Men in Sheds Project
by Kelly Holdaway 23/01/2015

GGR are celebrating 20 years of innovation this year and to mark the occasion we are making 20 donations to 20 different worthy charities that are local to our three depots in Oldham, Thame and Glasgow.
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UNIC Spider Crane the Perfect Fit for Czech Science Museum
by Kelly Holdaway 20/01/2015

A UNIC mini spider crane was hired to help glaze the futuristic looking extension at Brno exhibition centre in the Czech Republic.
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A Small Crane with Big Talent!
by Kelly Holdaway 16/01/15

GGR's G20 pick and carry crane is the perfect choice for lots of different jobs.
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GGR Vacuum Lifters handle textured or coated glass with ease
by Kelly Holdaway 13/01/2015

GGR’s versatile below-the-hook vacuum lifters can be fitted with specialist vacuum pads for safely handling different types of textured and coated glass units.
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GGR Mini Crane helps in tranformation of Chelsea Harbour
by Kelly Holdaway 08/01/15

GGR Mini Crane works along the waterway in Chelsea Harbour development
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GGR is closing for Christmas
by Kerry Edwards 22/12/14

GGR Group's offices will be closed after Christmas Eve 24th December and will reopen on Friday 2nd December.
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Christmas Traditions from Around the World
by Kerry Edwards 19/12/14

Find out about some the weirdest Christmas traditions from around the globe in GGR's festive infographic!
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Mini crane duo help remove bridge pipework
by Kerry Edwards 17/12/14

Two UNIC URW-295 spider cranes were hired to work in an extremely restricted access area on this bridge in North Wales.
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GGR gives Xmas gifts to Wood Street Mission
by Kerry Edwards 15/12/14

GGR donated toys and treats to Wood Street Mission for their Christmas appeal to help disadvantaged children and families in Manchester.
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GGR's history of cranes: Treadwheel Cranes
by Kerry Edwards 12/12/14

Find out more about one of the most used construction cranes in Medieval and Ancient times, the treadwheel crane.
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UNIC mini crane helps with All Souls Church renovation
by Kerry Edwards 09/12/14

A UNIC URW-706 spider crane was hired from GGR Group to help transform the interior of ths Bolton church into a new community centre.
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GGR's Elf & Safety Guide for Xmas 2014
by Kerry Edwards 05/12/14

Take a look at our top 5 tips for a safer Christmas in our festive guide.
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Mini crane installs Christmas tree inside Berlin railway station
by Kerry Edwards 02/12/14

A UNIC URW-706 mini spider crane was hired to build a Christmas tree covered in Swarovski crystals inside Berlin central station.
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Mini crane hired to install Rick Owens sculpture at Selfridges
by Kerry Edwards 28/11/14

A UNIC URW-706 mini crane was hired from GGR Group to install a giant sculpture of fashion designer Rick Owens at Selfridges department store.
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MCC805 crawler crane installs staircases at school
by Kerry Edwards 25/11/14

An 8 tonne capacity mini crawler crane was hired from GGR to help install four flights of stairs inside this new school building.
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Starworker crane helps to build Christmas Tree Cafe
by Kerry Edwards 21/11/14

GGR's Starworker 1200 trailer crane was hired to help create a Christmas tree structure for a cafe on London's Southbank.
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Mini cranes perform tandem lift at pumping station
by Kerry Edwards 18/11/14

A UNIC URW-295 and URW-706 mini crane teamed up to lift heavy vessels into position inside this factory pumping station.
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UNIC spider crane lifts cable car
by Kerry Edwards 14/11/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane was hired to help attach this gondola to the ceiling of North Greenwich Underground station in London.
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GGR's mini crane helps to glaze Derby Velodrome
by Kerry Edwards 11/11/14

A UNIC URW-506 spider crane and GL-UMC600 robot glazing arm were hired from GGR Group to install angled glass units at Derby's new velodrome.
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Five uses for GGR's Geko robots
by Kerry Edwards 07/11/14

Take a look at five different ways to use our compact and versatile Geko glazing robots.
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UNIC spider crane installs tree exhibit at science museum
by Kerry Edwards 04/11/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini crane was hired to construct this giant tree sculpture inside The World of Technology museum in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
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A Devilishly Good Halloween Infographic from GGR Group

Find out more about the world's largest pumpkins and sweets in our Trick or Treat themed Halloween infographic.
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Oscar 1000 glazing robot in action on Youtube
by Kerry Edwards 28/10/14

Take a look at how our 1000kg capacity Oscar glazing robot works in our latest product demonstration video.
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Mini cranes and glass lifters take on tricky glazing jobs
by Kerry Edwards 23/10/14

Take a look at our top 5 tricky glazing projects that were successfully completed with help from GGR's mini cranes and vacuum lifters.
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UNIC URW-1006 crane plants tall trees in central London
by Kerry Edwards 21/10/14

A 10 tonne capacity UNIC URW-1006 mini crane was hired to spend the day planting trees in central London recently.
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MCC805 crawler crane brings lifting power to rivers and railways
by Kerry Edwards 17/10/14

The 8 tonne capacity MCC805 mini crawler crane has recently been hired to build a river culvert and a railway sound barrier.
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Spider crane at hydropower station in the Italian mountains
by Kerry Edwards 14/10/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane worked in the Dolomites mountain range to work on a hydroelectric power plant.
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Oscar 1000 robot and G20 crane team up for glass switch
by Kerry Edwards 10/10/14

An Oscar 1000 glazing robot and G20 pick and carry crane were hired to pair up for this glass replacement job.
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GGR's Top 10 Restricted Access Jobs
by Kerry Edwards 07/10/14

Take a look at our top 10 list of compact cranes in our hire fleet getting into some tight spots.
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UNIC mini cranes hired to install shuttering
by Kerry Edwards 03/10/14

UNIC mini spider cranes are often used to install formwork, or shuttering, to mould wet concrete on construction projects.
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Mini crane rebuilt on rooftop of Nottingham office
by Kerry Edwards 30/09/14

With some help from a UNIC URW-295 mini crane, a UNIC URW-095 mini crane was dismantled and rebuilt on the roof of the Trinity House building in Nottingham.
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UNIC spider crane helps with Dubai restaurant makeover
by Kerry Edwards 26/09/14

A UNIC URW-295 mini crane was hired to lift a 1 tonne chiller unit at the prestigious Pierchic restaurant in Dubai.
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G70 pick and carry crane at waste water treatment works
by Kerry Edwards 23/09/14

One of GGR's battery powered pick and carry cranes was hired to lift a pump at this sewage treatment works.
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GGR work on a clifftop Grand Designs project
by Kerry Edwards 12/09/14

A UNIC URW-706 mini crane and DSZ2 vacuum lifter hired from GGR appeared on a recent episode of Channel 4's Grand Designs.
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Lifting long slim glass is no tall order for GGR
by Kerry Edwards 09/09/14

Take a look at how our Kombi 7211 CeDe SO02 glass fin lifter, Mini-Clad and Multi-Clad cladding lifters helped handle these long format panels.
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GGR get schools ready for a new term
by Kerry Edwards 05/09/14

Take a look a how GGR wide range of lifting equipment for hire has helped with construction work on everything from nurseries to universities.
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UNIC mini crane installs overhead glazing at Haymarket station
by Kerry Edwards 02/09/14

GGR's UNIC URW-376 spider crane and GL-UMC600 glass manipulator were hired to install some tricky glazing at this Edinburgh train station.
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UNIC URW-706 crane lifts big screen at Heathrow Airport
by Kerry Edwards 29/08/14

Our 6 tonne UNIC mini crane was hired to install a large digital screen at London's Heathrow Airport recently.
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UNIC mini crane installs Prague memorial
by Kerry Edwards 26/08/14

A UNIC URW-295 mini spider crane was hired to install this glass memorial to Emil Kolben in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Pizza oven installed with GK20 compact crane
by Kerry Edwards 22/08/14

A 2 tonne capacity GK20 pick and carry crane was hired to lift this pizza oven into position in this back garden.
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UNIC Mini Crane Lifts Man of Steel
By Kerry Edwards 19-08-14

A UNIC mini crane helps to built artist Steve Medhi's “Tall Dreams” sculpture in Sheffield city centre.
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Hydraulica 2000-A lifts some larger than life glazing
by Kerry Edwards 14/08/14

Our 2000kg capacity Hydraulica 2000-A lifter had the power and frame span to handle these oversized glass units in central London.
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UNIC mini crane builds open air theatre set
by Kerry Edwards 12/08/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini crane was hired to build the set for a production of Porgy & Bess at the Regents Park open air theatre.
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MCC805 mini crawler crane gets canal lock in shipshape condition
by Kerry Edwards 08/08/14

GGR's 8 tonne capacity MCC805 mini crawler crane was hired to replace old lock gates with new ones at this Cheshire canal.
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BBC2 Crossrail documentary features GGR's spider crane
by Kerry Edwards 31/07/14

A UNIC URW-706 hired from GGR to lift ventilation units at Canary Wharf Crossrail station featured on BBC Two's "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway".
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UNIC URW-706 crane lifts vertical posts and poles
by Kerry Edwards 29/07/14

Our 6 tonne mini spider crane has the reach and lifting power required to install long steel posts and poles.
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A tight squeeze for glazing UNIC mini crane

A UNIC URW-095 spider crane and MRT4 glass lifter were hired from GGR to install glazing in this very hard to reach area.
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UNIC mini crane lifts clockwork knife at Heston restaurant
by Kerry Edwards 22/07/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane hired from GGR was used to install a clockwork knife outside Heston Blumenthal's new Heathrow airport restaurant, The Perfectionists' Cafe.
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20 tonne F200E Plus crane sold to Chess Plastics
by Kerry Edwards 18/07/14

Injection moulding company Chess Plastics has purchased a F200E pick and carry crane from GGR to help with lifting work in their Worcestershire factory.
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Two super strong 10 tonne mini cranes sold in Germany
by Kerry Edwards 15/07/14

A pair of UNIC URW-1006 mini spider cranes have been sold to German company Heavydrive for a special rental project.
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GGR mini cranes and glass lifters star on Super Skyscrapers
by Kerry Edwards 11/07/14

Some of GGR's compact lifting equipment appeared on this Channel 5 documentary about the construction and glazing of 122 Leadenhall Street, otherwise known as The Cheesegrater.
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Mini spider crane lifts a very big bunny
by Kerry Edwards 08/07/14

A UNIC URW-706 mini crane installed this giant rabbit sculpture at a park in Germany.
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Steel lifting spider crane helps update Neasden rail depot
by Kerry Edwards 04/07/14

A UNIC URW-376 mini crane hired from GGR lifted steel beams to help build a new train maintenance shed at London Underground's Neasden depot.
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GGR in Yorkshire
by Kerry Edwards 01/07/14

To celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart 2014 taking place in the county of Yorkshire, we've put together a list of our top 10 jobs in the region.
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GGR's Gill Riley named European Rental Person 2014
by Kerry Edwards 27/06/14

Co-founder and Managing Director of GGR, Gill Riley, was announced as Rental Person of the Year at the 2014 European Rental Awards in Amsterdam.
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Our Top 5 Canopy Glazing Solutions for Hire
by Kerry Edwards 24/06/14

Here's five of our most popular lifting machines which can help you complete canopy installation or repair jobs quickly and safely.
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Oscar 1000 glazes Harrods store at Heathrow
by Kerry Edwards 20/06/14

GGR's Oscar 1000 glazing robot was hired to work at Heathrow Airport's new terminal to install a glass shop front to their Harrods store.
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Starworker 1200 called up for glazing job at BT office
by Kerry Edwards 17/06/14

GGR's Starworker 1200 trailer crane was hired to replace high level glazing at the BT office in South Shields, Tyneside.
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The King of Cladding Lifters
by Kerry Edwards 13/06/14

Here's some examples of lifting royalty, our CladKing vacuum lifter, at work with a range of our compact cranes.
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Football Fever at GGR
by Kerry Edwards 12/06/14

In anticipation of the World Cup 2014 kicking off in Brazil, here's a look at some of our favourite football stadium jobs.
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GGR support Racing 4 MND
by Kerry Edwards 10/06/14

GGR Group are supporting Racing for MND and The Heaton-Ellis Trust who are fundraising for research into Motor Neurone Disease.
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GGR sponsors Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally 2014
by Kerry Edwards 06/06/14

For the third year running and on the 70th anniversary of D-Day and Centenary of the start of World War 1, GGR are an official partner of the 4x4 European Rally for the Help for Heroes charity.
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Mini crane checks in at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3
by Kerry Edwards 03/06/14

A UNIC URW-506 mini spider crane helped install steel beams for a display screen inside Heathrow Airport at Terminal 3 Departures.
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Mini Cranes and Jumbo Jets
by Kerry Edwards 30/05/14

GGR's mini spider cranes and compact pick and carry cranes are ideal for carrying out aircraft maintenance work in airport hangars.
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GGR "nose" best at museum lifting job
by Kerry Edwards 27/05/14

One of GGR's mini spider crane proved to be the perfect lifting solution for moving a nose and other body parts for a new exhibition at Eureka! children's museum.
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GGR's mini cranes win award at Infrarail 2014
by Kerry Edwards 23/05/14

GGR Rail took home the award for "Excellence in Track/ Infrastructure" at this week's Infrarail awards.
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GGR's Starworker takes flight at One Angel Square
by Kerry Edwards 20/05/14

A Starworker 1200 trailer crane hired from GGR was used to install atrium glass on the roof of Manchester's One Angel Square, the world's most sustainable large building.
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GGR's mini crawler crane sets up shop at Leicester Market
by Kerry Edwards 16/05/14

An MCC804 mini crawler crane was used to carry heavy 25 metre long wooden beams to help build the new market hall in Leicester city centre.
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GGR at Vertikal Days 2014
by Kerry Edwards 13/05/14

GGR Group will be showcasing a range of our compact cranes and vacuum lifters on stand 129 at Vertikal Days 2014 in Haydock Park.
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GGR's Guide to Working in Wet Weather
by Kerry Edwards 09/05/14

Rain can seriously affect the performance of your vacuum lifter. Take a look at our safety guide for essential information about working in wet weather.
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Mini Crane squeezes into Scottish Substation
by Kerry Edwards 06/05/14

A UNIC URW-095 was hired to lift post insulators inside a plant room at Finnieston substation in Glasgow.
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Stone Magnet lifter joins forces with a Spider Crane
by Kerry Edwards 02/05/14

A Stone Magnet lifter was hired with a UNIC mini spider crane to install GRC panels inside this London building.
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Mini crane builds swimming pool slide
by Kerry Edwards 29/04/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane was hired from GGR to help lift chute sections into position on this swimming pool slide installation project at a refurbished leisure centre.
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Its a bit of a squeeze!
by Kerry Edwards 25/04/14

This UNIC URW-295 mini crane had the slimline chassis for getting down this tight gap on a job at the Emirates Hills development in Dubai.
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F200E Plus Compact Crane on the Factory Floor
by Kerry Edwards 22/04/14

GGR's F200E Plus zero emissions pick and carry crane was hired to carry out some heavy duty lifting in these factory environments.
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Mini crane helps create hospital's winter garden
by Kerry Edwards 17/04/14

A UNIC URW-376 spider crane was hired to plant trees inside Bristol's Southmead Hospital.
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GGR Group win at Hire Awards of Excellence
by Kerry Edwards 14/04/14

GGR were given the award for Company of the Year (up to five outlets) and were highly commended in the Website of the Year category at this year's Hire Awards of Excellence.
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Mini Spider Crane on filter bed at Wastewater Works
by Kerry Edwards 11/04/14

This UNIC URW-295 mini crane helped with some maintenance work at Eccles Wastewater Treatment Works for United Utilities.
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MCC805 compact crane crawls along Derbyshire canal

An 8 tonne capacity MCC805 mini crawler crane was used to replace coping stones at this canal lock in Derbyshire.
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EMU robot installs glazing on campus
by Kerry Edwards 04/04/14

GGR's 500kg capacity EMU glazing robot proved to be the ideal lifting solution for installing glass panels to the entrance of this new university building.
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UNIC mini crane lifts canopy roof onto outdoor shelter
by Kerry Edwards 02/04/14

A UNIC URW-706 spider crane was hired to lift a fabric covered canopy roof onto an outdoor shelter at this Lancashire office building.
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GGR awarded Silver FORS accreditation

GGR Group has received Silver status FORS accreditation as our transport meets the high standards set by Transport for London.
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GGR's crawler crane at Bannockburn monument
by Kerry Edwards 25/03/14

An 8 tonne capacity MCC804 mini telescopic crawler crane was hired to move heavy boulders at the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, near Stirling.
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UNIC mini crane plays in the big leagues at Yankee stadium
by Kerry Edwards 21/03/14

A UNIC URW-376 spider crane was hired to work inside the stadium which is home to the famous New York Yankees baseball team.
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GGR shortlisted for European Rental Awards 2014
by Kerry Edwards 20/03/14

GGR Group has been shortlisted in the Small/ Mid sized Rental Company of the Year category at the 2014 European Rental Awards.
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Offroad Oscar robot in the Slammer
by Kerry Edwards 18/03/14

GGR's Oscar 600 Offroad glazing robot helped install heavy-duty blast-proof doors to this custody suite at a police headquarters.
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Leeds listed building gets a face lift
by Kerry Edwards 14/03/14

With some help from a UNIC mini crane and a Flat Grab stone lifter hired from GGR, a stone facade at Lawns House in Leeds was stripped down then rebuilt in another location.
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Let Us Spell It Out For You
by Kerry Edwards 11/03/14

A UNIC mini spider crane hired from GGR Group was used to install some large green lettering outside a new store for a major UK supermarket chain – no prizes for guessing which one!
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The Libro 850 hangs around London
by Kerry Edwards 07/03/14

The 850kg capacity Libro overhang beam was used at this London property development to install modular stone cladding panels.
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Oscar robots make glazing an inside job
by Kerry Edwards 04/03/14

GGR's Oscar glazing robots have been installing glass panels from inside buildings at universities, colleges, shopping centres and hotels around the UK recently.
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Fitting curved glass to Serpentine Sackler Gallery
by Kerry Edwards 04/03/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane and a Hydraulica 900C curved glass lifter were used install large glass panels to the walls of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.
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UNIC mini crane lifts Welsh Dragon at war memorial
by Kerry Edwards 28/02/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane removed and reinstalled a sculpture of a Welsh dragon as part of the Mametz Wood war memorial refurbishment project.
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Mini crane lifts halls of residence cladding from rooftop
by Kerry Edwards 25/02/14

A UNIC URW-295 spider crane worked seven storeys up to install GRC panels to a new university halls of residence building.
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Canopy glazing solutions from GGR
by Kerry Edwards 21/02/14

GGR's UNIC URW-095 mini crane and GL-UMC600 glazing attachment helped remove a broken unit for the canopy outside The Peninsula building in Manchester recently.
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Piggy In The Middle
by Kerry Edwards 19/02/14

GGR's G20 pick and carry crane helped lift a gas pipeline cleaning pig at a National Grid facility recently.
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Mini crane glazes Sherlock mansion
by Kerry Edwards 17/02/14

Back in 2007 one of GGR's UNIC mini spider cranes helped create the multi-million pound mansion that appeared in a recent episode of BBC's Sherlock.
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GGR's Valentine's Day Top Tips
by Kerry Edwards 14/02/14

Here's our top ten tips for those who are looking for a bit of Valentine's Day inspiration!
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GGR Safety Guide: Working in windy conditions
by Kerry Edwards 13/02/14

In this windy weather its essential to know about how strong winds can seriously affect the safety and performance of compact cranes and vacuum lifters.
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UNIC mini crane rocks Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena
by Kerry Edwards 07/02/14

A UNIC URW-506 spider crane and GL-UMC600 glass lifter were hired to install angled glass panels inside Scotland's newest and largest entertainment venue.
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The Mini-Clad in action!
by Kerry Edwards 04/02/14

The Mini-Clad vacuum lifter was used with a telehandler to clad this cold store facility in the USA recently.
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Celebrate the Year of the Horse
by Kerry Edwards 31/01/14

It's Chinese New Year today and the start of the Year of the Horse. Here's some of GGR's equine related work...
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UNIC mini crane at the Anderton Boat Lift
by Kerry Edwards 28/01/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane went to the Anderton Boat Lift in Cheshire to help with some maintenance work.
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We're seeing red!
by Kerry Edwards 24/01/14

Our favourite colour is red, just like our UNIC mini spider cranes! So here's a new infographic featuring some fascinating facts about all things red...
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GGR's stone lifters get to work
by Kerry Edwards 21/01/14

With a little help from UNIC mini spider cranes, the GSK200 and GSK1000 stone vacuum lifters installed stone cladding panels to these London apartment buildings.
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New Kombi Quad-Circuit Lifter in action at champagne factory
by Kerry Edwards 17/01/14

New to hire from GGR Group - here's the Kombi 7441-Quadra quad circuit vacuum lifter installing glazing at a new production facility for champagne manufacturers Moët & Chandon.
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A Mini Crane workout at the gym
by Kerry Edwards 14/01/14

A UNIC URW-095 mini crane from GGR helped to install a movable floor to the swimming pool at this new fitness centre.
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GGR's new Quad-Circuit lifter handles some supersize glass
by Kerry Edwards 10/01/14

The Hydraulica 2600 Quad-Circuit heads out on its first job installing large glass panels to a reception area in Blackfriars, London.
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All change in 2014 with some help from UNIC mini cranes
by Kerry Edwards 07/01/14

A pair of UNIC URW-095 spider cranes worked together to install new steelwork inside this old building in Stoke.
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GGR's Christmas 2013 opening times
by Kerry Edwards 23/12/13

Our Northern, Southern and Scottish offices will all be closed for the Christmas holidays after Tuesday 24th December, reopening on Thursday 2nd January 2014 (Scotland depot re-opening on Friday 3rd January).
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Starworker makes a clean sweep of chimney installation
by Kerry Edwards 19/12/13

This is one chimney that Santa won't have a problem getting down this Christmas thanks to GGR's Starworker trailer crane.
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Don't forget Elf and Safety rules this Christmas
by Kerry Edwards 17/12/13

Here's our festive tips for keeping yourself safe at work during the Christmas period.
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UNIC mini crane works down in the mines
by Kerry Edwards 13/12/13

A UNIC mini spider crane is working 600 feet under ground at Winsford rock salt mine in Cheshire.
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Lego mini cranes join Tankies on tour
by Kerry Edwards 10/12/13

GGR sent over Lego UNIC mini cranes to the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment in Afghanistan in some pre-Christmas parcels.
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Mini crane assists with canal lock inspection
by Kerry Edwards 05/12/13

GGR's UNIC URW-295 mini spider crane helped carry out some essential canal maintenance at a lock on the Chester canal.
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Enter GGR's Christmas Competition
by Kerry Edwards 03/12/13

Guess the gift from GGR's online shop and be in with a chance of winning £30 of high street vouchers!
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Starworker pushes all the right buttons at games console launch
by Kerry Edwards 29/11/13

GGR's Starworker trailer crane helped create a 12 metre tall dome for the official launch of a new games console in Leicester Square, London.
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Grade A lifting at Goldsmiths College
by Kerry Edwards 26/11/13

A G20 pick and carry crane and Hydraulica 1000-A vacuum lifter installed internal arches down the corridors of Goldsmiths College, University of London.
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Red Bull's Flugtag competitors get a helping hand from a UNIC crane
by Kerry Edwards 22/11/13

A UNIC URW-547 worked on the River Vltava in Prague, Czech Republic, lifting flying machines out of the water at a Red Bull Flugtag event.
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O'Shea buy four G20 pick and carry cranes
by Kerry Edwards 20/11/13

Construction contractors C J O'Shea Group have picked up four G20 compact cranes from GGR in an exclusive deal.
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UNIC crane installs Kings Cross war memorial
by Kerry Edwards 18/11/13

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane was hired to create a new World War I memorial in Kings Cross station.
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Mini Crane revamps shopping centre in time for Christmas
by Kerry Edwards 12/11/13

GGR's UNIC URW-376 mini spider crane helped lift steel beams to create more floorspace in this major UK mall in time for the arrival of Christmas shoppers.
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A mini crane with all the bells and whistles
by Kerry Edwards 08/11/13

A UNIC URW-506 mini crane travelled to a farm in Warrington to install a row of warning bells close to a railway crossing.
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10 tonne spider shows its lifting power at National Grid substation
by Kerry Edwards 05/11/13

A UNIC URW-1006 mini crane headed to East Claydon substation to remove and replace circuit breaker silencers.
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Making Mini Crane Magic
by Kerry Edwards 01/11/13

Take a look at GGR's UNIC mini cranes getting in touch with the supernatural working on locations used in the Harry Potter films.
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Some Scary Spiders for Halloween
by Kerry Edwards 31/10/13

Since its Halloween here's five freaky facts about spiders - the eight legged variety and our UNIC mini spider cranes!
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No Cutting Corners with GGR's HOMER robot
by Kerry Edwards 29/10/13

A HOMER glazing robot installed this corner unit with its trademark precision at a home in Leicestershire.
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UNIC mini crane at The Kelpies Hub
by Kerry Edwards 25/10/13

GGR's UNIC URW-506 installed lock gates and walkways to canals at The Helix in Falkirk as part of its redevelopment project.
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Bathtime for GGR's mini machines
by Kerry Edwards 22/10/13

UNIC mini cranes and Geko glazing robots clean up their act - lifting bath tubs and jacuzzis!
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Mini crane gets rushed to hospital
by Kerry Edwards 17/10/13

GGR's UNIC URW-506 mini crane and MRTA611 vacuum lifter headed to a new hospital to create an impressive glass atrium.
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UNIC mini crane at the French Mint
by Kerry Edwards 15/10/13

A 6 tonne capacity mini spider crane helped with a huge renovation project at the famous Monnaie de Paris.
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Going Up! Mini cranes install lift shaft glazing
by Kerry Edwards 11/10/13

A UNIC URW-376 and UNIC URW-095 mini crane teamed up to tackle this lift shaft glazing project.
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UNIC mini crane heads down the aisle at Nantes Cathedral
by Kerry Edwards 08/10/13

A UNIC URW-706 mini crane helped lift a new altar, pulpit and cathedra into place at a cathedral in Nantes, France.
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GGR are good sports!
by Kerry Edwards 04/10/13

Our UNIC URW-706 mini crane helped create a new viewing gallery for the indoor athletics arena at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
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Mini cranes at the checkout
by Kerry Edwards 01/10/13

GGR's mini cranes, vacuum lifters and glazing robots are ideal for glazing and reglazing work in supermarkets.
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Mini crane rebuilds Gibraltar radar dome
by Kerry Edwards 27/09/13

As featured on Channel 5's "Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun" documentary, a UNIC URW-376 spider crane helped the RAF rebuild the airport's 24 year old radome.
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GGR's Vacuum Lifters Reglaze the Hilton Hotel
by Kerry Edwards 24/09/13

Some of GGR's most popular glass vacuum lifters were hired to help replace panels at Beetham Tower in Manchester city centre.
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UNIC mini crane is lord of the manor
by Kerry Edwards 20/09/13

A UNIC URW-706 spider crane replaced an old power line pole at Arbury Hall in Warwickshire.
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Mini crane arrives at Norwegian power station
by Kerry Edwards 17/09/13

Norwegian mini crane dealers Knutsen Maskin AS sell a 6 tonne capacity UNIC URW-706 to Statnett, the Norwegian power grid operator.
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Help for Heroes Rally reaches grand total for 2013
by Kerry Edwards 16/09/13

This year's Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally, sponsored by GGR, raised an impressive £155,841.
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Don't Be Unlucky this Friday the 13th!

Here's GGR's guide to staying safe and avoiding bad luck this Friday the 13th...
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Starworker 1200 Trailer Crane at BBC Broadcasting House
by Kerry Edwards 10/09/13

GGR's Starworker trailer crane helped replace glass panels at the new look BBC Broadcasting House.
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Mini cranes go underground at Cyclotron research centre
by Kerry Edwards 06/09/13

A UNIC URW-295 spider crane helped install concrete panels to this underground bunker in a Belgian research facility.
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GGR's Oscar 600 robot at MediaCityUK
by Kerry Edwards 03/09/13

The 600kg capacity Oscar glazing robot proved to be the ideal piece of kit for a tricky glazed panel installation at MediaCityUK in Salford.
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Back to School for GGR's glass lifter
by Kerry Edwards 29/08/13

A UNIC URW-506 mini crane and MRT4 glass vacuum lifter installed some replacement glazing before the new term starts at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy.
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GGR's UNIC mini spider crane builds woodland theatre
by Kerry Edwards 27/08/13

A UNIC URW-295 mini crane helped construct a stage for a production of "Into The Woods" at the open air theatre in Regent's Park.
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A tight squeeze for the G20 compact crane
by Kerry Edwards 23/08/13

A G20 pick and carry crane and MRT4 glass lifter helped complete this very tricky shop front glass installation job in Peterborough recently.
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The world's strongest mini crane comes to Manchester city centre
by Kerry Edwards 20/08/13

The UNIC URW-1006 spider crane used its impressive reach to take on a high level glazing challenge in the middle of Manchester recently.
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Mini crane helps create new indoor theatre at Shakespeare's Globe
by Kerry Edwards 16/08/13

GGR's UNIC URW-376 spider crane helped build the internal timber structure of the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse recently.
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We're Hiring! New opportunities at GGR Group
by Kerry Edwards 14/08/13

GGR Group is growing so we're looking for new staff to join our team working in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire.
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Smooth Criminal Lifting from GGR
by Kerry Edwards 13/08/13

Did you know that GGR's UNIC URW-506 mini spider crane once made an appearance on The Bill? We've managed to get hold of the clip...
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Glass in all shapes and sizes
by Kerry Edwards 09/08/13

GGR's range of glass vacuum lifters and mini cranes have tackled many glazing challenges over the years, including lifting panels of different shapes and sizes.
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GGR's star performance at new Leeds arena
by Kerry Edwards 06/05/13

A UNIC URW-706 mini crane and GL-UMC600 Glass Manipulator were hired to install glazed panels at the new First Direct Arena in Leeds, UK.
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In a league of our own at Stoke City FC
by Kerry Edwards 01/08/13

A UNIC URW-706 and DSZ2 vacuum lifter helped glaze corporate boxes at Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent recently.
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Getting Into A Tight Spot at Leeds Everyman Cinema
by Kerry Edwards 30/07/13

A UNIC URW-295 and slimline DSZ2 vacuum lifter teamed up for a tricky glazing job at this cinema in Leeds city centre.
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Third UNIC crane for Hungarian plant hire company
by Kerry Edwards 29/07/13

A Budapest based firm invested in a brand new UNIC URW-547 mini crane from master distributor UNIC Cranes Europe whilst visiting the BAUMA exhibition in Munich this year.
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GGR sponsors budding racing champion
by Kerry Edwards 26/07/13

GGR have lent their support to 12 year old Theo Hesketh for his karting competitions.
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A Few Fascinating Facts about Vacuums
by Kerry Edwards 23/07/13

You could never say that GGR's blog isn't educational! Here's a new infographic including some of our favourite scientific facts about vacuum power.
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Glazing the Aquatics Centre
by Kerry Edwards 19/07/13

GGR's UNIC mini crane and MRTA611 vacuum lifter have been helping to install glass to the Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of the London Olympics legacy project.
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Everything is Ship Shape at Portsmouth Ferry Terminal
by Kerry Edwards 17/06/13

GGR's Multi-Clad DT5 cladding lifter installed roofing panels for the new passenger terminal at Portsmouth International Port.
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Rooftop Glazing for the Four-In-Line
by Kerry Edwards 12/07/13

A UNIC URW-095 and a Four-In-Line lifter make a perfect pairing on this skylight installation job.
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Up, Up and Away!
by Kerry Edwards 09/07/13

GGR's UNIC mini cranes take flight to reach some of the most inaccessible lifting locations around.
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Don't Try This At Home!
by Kerry Edwards 05/07/13

We investigate whether it is possible to climb a building using suction power, or even a pair of our own hand cups!
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UNIC mini crane helps build luxury log cabin
by Kerry Edwards 02/07/13

A UNIC URW-706 spider crane lifted 50 tonnes of logs to construct this cabin in the Scottish countryside.
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UNIC mini crane works track-side
by Kerry Edwards 28/06/13

GGR Rail replaced a Road Rail Access Point in Manchester using a Network Rail approved UNIC mini spider crane.
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GGR showcase new machines at Vertikal Days 2013
by Kerry Edwards 24/06/13

Visit GGR on stand 129 at this year's Vertikal Days show, taking place at Haydock Park on the 26th and 27th June 2013.
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UNIC mini crane installs whale skull at Scottish Museum
by Kerry Edwards 12/06/13

A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane lifted the National Museum of Scotland's latest exhibit into position.
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GKB19-4 Multipla and UNIC spider team up at chemical plant
by Kerry Edwards 05/06/13

Our new access platform worked alongside a 6 tonne UNIC mini crane to dismantle machinery at this catalyst manufacturing facility.
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New Robotic Steel Beam Lifter gets to work at London Heathrow
by Kerry Edwards 31/05/13

GGR's latest piece of custom-made kit, the Steel Beam Manipulation Head, was fitted to EMU robot to install steel girders at Heathrow Terminal T2's new check-in desks.
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Four-in-Line Vacuum Lifter glazing IAC Building, New York
by Kerry Edwards 29/05/13

A P11104 vacuum lifter, one of our bestselling models, installs glass panels to "the world's most attractive office block".
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UNIC mini crane scales Sněžka Mountain
by Kerry Edwards 24/05/13

A UNIC URW-547 helped build a new cable car terminal on top of the Czech Republic's highest peak.
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GKB19-4 Multipla Takes on First Job
by Kerry Edwards 21/05/13

Our four-in-one access platform/ under-bridge unit does its first days work, helping with an bridge inspection.
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Mini-Clad lifter takes on a big job
by Kerry Edwards 17/05/13

With some help from a G20 compact crane, the Mini-Clad cladding lifter installed over 200 cold store panels to this storage centre.
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Ultra-Clad 1000 is a speedy sucker on Quartermile project
by Kerry Edwards 15/05/13

Our highest capacity cladding lifter installed 1000m2 of facade panels in just 10 days on this construction project in Edinburgh.
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GGR's new range of Mini Crawler Cranes
by Kerry Edwards 10/05/13

GGR add four new models of mini crawler crane to our ever expanding hire fleet.
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GGR work through the night at Kings Cross station
by Kerry Edwards 07/05/13

UNIC mini cranes worked on the platforms at London's Kings Cross station to remove a hard-to-reach steel access deck safely and swiftly.
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GGR Rail win at Railtex Awards 2013
by Kerry Edwards 03/05/13

GGR took home the award for the best Plant & Equipment at the Railtex 2013 Awards Dinner in London.
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GGR's Gill Riley gets some airtime on BBC 3 Counties Radio
by Kerry Edwards 30/04/13

Gill spoke to presenter Robert Perrone about GGR's success story, mini cranes on The Shard and her talented family on the afternoon radio show.
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GGR lifts Giant Horse Sculpture
by Kerry Edwards 30/04/13

GGR's team of lifting experts and a UNIC URW-706 mini spider crane helped install Andy Scott's "Equus Altus" sculpture at a new UK shopping centre.
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UNIC Mini Cranes at Camp Bastion
by Kerry Edwards 26/04/13

A UNIC URW-376 spider crane has been helping to keep Chinook helicopters in top condition at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan
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GGR Rail at Railtex 2013
by Kerry Edwards 23/04/13

Visit us on Stand J70 at this year's Railtex exhibition, taking place from 30th April to 2nd May 2013 at Earls Court Two, London.
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It's Showtime!
by Kerry Edwards 18/04/13

Take a look at our new Youtube video which features our biggest and best UNIC mini crane lifts.
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Brand new to GGR: The giant Hydraulica 2600 Quad Circuit Compact
by Kerry Edwards 17/04/13

The latest addition to our hire fleet of glass suckers proves that sometimes bigger is better!
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UNIC crane has a head for heights in Reykjavik
by Kerry Edwards 12/04/13

A UNIC URW-295 gets a great view of Iceland's capital city as it working from the rooftop of an 11 storey apartment building.
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UNIC Cranes Europe debut new Eco-095 spider crane at Bauma 2013
by Kerry Edwards 08/04/13

Visit us on stand F11/1102/5 to see the newest UNIC mini crane model, the Eco-095 battery powered spider crane.
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Want to work for GGR Group?
by Kerry Edwards 02/04/13

We're looking for a Sales Representative to join the GGR team and help launch our powered access equipment into the market.
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Cormidi takes home IAPA award from Miami
by Kerry Edwards 27/03/13

Cormidi's KB series are named Product of the Year at the powered access industry awards.
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UNIC spider crane lifts tiny toy train
by Kerry Edwards 22/03/13

A UNIC URW-295 lifted this children's ride at a new shopping centre in the Czech Republic.
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Girl Power!
by Kerry Edwards 20/03/13

The latest operator to join the GGR team, Kirsty is GGR's first female crane operator.
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On The Factory Floor at Furukawa Unic
by Kerry Edwards 15/03/13

A look at the plant in Sakura City where our UNIC mini spider cranes are made.
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Picture Perfect Results with Camera Mounts
by Kerry Edwards 11/03/13

Catch amazing moments on camera using GGR's range of vacuum suction mounts for hands-free filming
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Overcome Overhangs with the GL-UMC600
by Kerry Edwards 07/03/13

A UNIC URW-506 mini spider crane fitted with a GL-UMC600 robotic attachment offered a simple solution to a glazing challenge on this house construction project.
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GGR sponsors 2013's Help for Heroes 4x4 Rally
by Kerry Edwards 04/03/13

GGR Group are a Corporate Partner of this charity challenge for the second year running.
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Making Light Work of Roof Lights
by Kerry Edwards 26/02/13

This Hydraulica 2000 helped install an oversized roof light at a London home recently.
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UNIC URW-1006 is in pole position at Silverstone
by Kerry Edwards 22/02/2013

Our new 10 tonne mini spider crane helped lift cars into position at the home of the British Grand Prix.
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A New Class of Glass
by Kerry Edwards 19/02/13

We're taking a look at the trend for smart glass and futuristic glazing materials being developed.
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New to GGR: Light Kits
by Kerry Edwards 15/02/13

These practical hands-free lighting kits are now available to buy at the GGR online shop.
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Ultra-Clad 1000 takes the rough with the smooth
by Kerry Edwards 12/02/13

The 1000kg capacity heavyweight vacuum lifter was used to lift rough-textured glass panels for a number of recent jobs.
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High Performance Hand Protection
by Kerry Edwards 08/02/13

GGR's choice of protective gloves are made some futuristic fabrics and fibres...
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A Star Performance on the set of "Noah"
by Kerry Edwards 05/02/13

Two UNIC mini cranes helped with production of a Hollywood blockbuster in Iceland recently.
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As Good As New
by Kerry Edwards 01/02/13

All you need to know about keeping your hand cups in good condition for longer lasting lifting power.
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New to GGR: Cormidi Spider Access Platforms
by Kerry Edwards 30/01/13

A spider crane, access platform and underbridge unit all rolled into one! Introducing GGR's latest lifting solutions, the Cormidi KB19-44 and KB22-4.
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GGR add Man Baskets to range of lifting solutions
by Kerry Edwards 25/01/13

Ideal for use with UNIC mini cranes, we've added one-man and two-man working platforms to our product range.
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Mini crane installs new lamp posts at Liverpool's World Museum
by Kerry Edwards 22/01/13

A UNIC URW-095 worked outside this Grade II listed building to remove and reinstall eight refurbished Victorian lamp posts.
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New to GGR: Mobile Gantry Cranes
by Kerry Edwards 18/01/13

Introducing the Mobile Gantry Crane range for lifting loads up to 2, 3 or 5 tonnes.
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Back in the saddle at Chester Racecourse
by Kerry Edwards 15/01/13

A UNIC mini spider crane and two Galizia pick and carry cranes helped install a metal staircase at the UK's oldest racecourse.
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The Woods Powr-Grip Story
by Kerry Edwards 11/01/13

GGR are official UK dealers for Woods Powr-Grip, this the story of how the Montana hand cup and vacuum lifter manufacturer started out.
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Introducing the new GGR Glass online shop
by Kerry Edwards 08/01/13

Our online accessory store has had a makeover, check it out at www.ggrglass.co.uk
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GGR get square eyes at LED screen installation job
by Kerry Edwards 03/01/13

A UNIC URW-706 mini crane went to Birmingham to fit a state of the art LED digital advertising screen.
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Christmas Opening Hours
by Kerry Edwards 21/12/12

Our Northern, Southern and Scottish offices will all be closed for the Christmas holidays after Monday 24th December, reopening on Wednesday 2nd January 2013. (Scotland depot re-opening on Thursday 3rd January)
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UNIC mini crane helps the Houses of Parliament get festive!
by Kerry Edwards 18/12/12

A UNIC URW-095 spider crane lifted a Christmas tree into position at Westminster Hall, London.
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Take Your Pick: Introducing the GK20 and F200E Plus
by Kerry Edwards 14/12/12

We've added two brand new Galizia pick and carry cranes to our hire fleet, the tracked 2 tonne capacity GK20 and the electric powered 20 tonne capacity F200E Plus.
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A Pick and Carry Pairing!
by Kerry Edwards 11/12/12

Two of our most popular pick and carry cranes teamed up to lift huge oak beams at a home in Lincolnshire.
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Red Magazine honours Gill Riley as a Pioneer
by Kerry Edwards 05/12/12

GGR's Managing Director has been named as a woman to watch at Red's Hot Women Awards 2012.
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GGR's Winter Weather Warning
by Kerry Edwards 04/12/12

Find out more about wind, rain and ice cold conditions can affect the performance of your vacuum lifter and hand cups.
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Movember - The Results!
by Kerry Edwards 30/11/12

Our GGR Mo Bros have grown their moustaches for a whole month for Movember, take a look at how they got on.
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Mini Cranes go to the Isle of Man
by Kerry Edwards 27/11/12

The first Manx mini crane is used by carpentry company to lift heavy timber.
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GGR are ahead of the game with stadium glazing
by Kerry Edwards 20/11/12

A UNIC mini spider crane and MRT4 vacuum lifter helped lifted glass panels from the stands to the executive boxes.
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A Movember Mo-gress Report
by Kerry Edwards 16/11/12

Our GGR Mo Bros are past the point of mo return
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GGR on the road
by Kerry Edwards 14/11/12

We're extending of fleet of transport vehicles so we offer faster delivery of equipment directly to your site and lower rates.
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UNIC mini crane appears on How Britain Worked
by Kerry Edwards 06/11/12

Presenter Guy Martin abseils under Llandudno Pier with some help from a UNIC spider crane
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GGR do Movember
by Kerry Edwards 02/11/12

GGR are helping to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer by growing moustaches for Movember!
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Lift and Let Die
by Kerry Edwards 26/10/12

GGR celebrate the release of Skyfall and the 50th anniversary of James Bond.
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GGR's Starring Moments
by Kerry Edwards 24/10/12

We've helped create TV gold with our appearances on Grand Designs and The Restoration Man.
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And the rest is history...
by Kerry Edwards 19/10/12

GGR's UNIC mini cranes are perfect for working in sensitive environments such as some of the country's oldest cathedrals, chapels and castles.
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UNIC mini cranes face the music
by Kerry Edwards 17/10/12

Mini cranes helped build the new home of Icelandic opera, the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik.
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Hydraulica 1200 makes a cameo on C4 Grand Designs
by Kerry Edwards 12/10/12

GGR helped install a £20,000 glass roof light on this week's episode.
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GGR live a chocoholics dream
by Kerry Edwards 09/10/12

A UNIC mini crane worked on a mouth-watering lifting project as it helped create the UK's largest chocolate fountain.
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This Looks Pane-ful!
by Kerry Edwards 04/10/12

These tough men put the "break" into record breaker by running through tempered glass.
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No need to get in a spin installing revolving doors
by Kerry Edwards 02/10/12

GGR's expert operators used a UNIC URW-095 mini crane and DSL2 curved glass lifter for this lifting challenge.
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GGR get behind the wheel
by Kerry Edwards 28/08/12

Here's some examples of how our UNIC mini cranes have got wheels in motion on car lifting jobs.
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Mini crane branches out into gardening
by Kerry Edwards 25/09/12

Our UNIC URW-706 spider crane travelled through the woods to help plant this £8,000 Japanese maple tree.
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Glazing Gone Wrong!
by Kerry Edwards 20/09/12

We think these architects and glaziers need to practice their craft before they are let loose on a building site again.
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Trailblazing Glazing with a Starworker
by Kerry Edwards 18/09/12

Our Starworker trailer crane provides extra reach for high level glazing projects.
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GGR take on high fashion lift at Selfridges
by Kerry Edwards 12/09/12

A UNIC mini crane helped install a statue of iconic Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at one of London's most famous department stores.
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A tight squeeze for a mini crane
by Kerry Edwards 11/09/12

Manoeuvring around machinery at a gas methane plant was no problem for our Unic mini crane.
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GGR Rail helps reinvent Kings Cross station
by Kerry Edwards 07/09/2012

Our specialist lifting equipment was used for a number of projects in one of London's busiest rail stations.
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GGR on campus at Liverpool John Moores University
by Kerry Edwards 05/08/12

Our mini cranes and vacuum lifters helped install glass and cladding panels on the new Redmonds Building.
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Help for Heroes 4x4 European Rally announce grand total raised
by Kerry Edwards 03/09/12

42 teams competed in this year's charity rally which raised a grand total of....
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Safer Stone Lifting Solutions
by Kerry Edwards 30/08/12

GGR's stone vacuum lifters, mini cranes and robots can offer an ideal solution for handling stone on site and around a masonry workshop.
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Glassmax Giraffe lifts over and above at Wakefield Westgate station
by Kerry Edwards 28/08/12

Our portable glazing hoists can provide a simple solution for carrying out overhead and canopy glazing work.
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GGR complete project at St Andrews House
by Kerry Edwards 22/08/12

Unic mini spider cranes helped with a drastic makeover on Glasgow's landmark high-rise building.
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Mini crane heads to the Cornish coast
by Kerry Edwards 20/08/2012

GGR helped create a room with a sea view on a glazing job in St Ives.
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First Class Lifting from an EMU at Edinburgh Airport
by Kerry Edwards 17/08/12

Our EMU glazing robot installed some overhead cladding panels at Edinburgh Airport recently.
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GGR's solutions for curved glass
by Kerry Edwards 15/08/12

Take a look at how our wide range of specialist glass lifters handle curved glass loads
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Start your engines!
by Kerry Edwards 13/08/12

A G20 pick and carry crane squeezed into a small pump house to remove and reinstall a generator engine at a local fitness centre.
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GGR create some Olympic inspiration in Hyde Park
by Kerry Edwards 10/08/12

A Unic mini crane lifted a set of Olympic Rings into place on The Serpentine in London
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GGR helps keep London's railways running
by Kerry Edwards 08/08/12

Our mini cranes and lifting equipment have worked on underground and overground railway lines in the capital.
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MOD choose Unic mini cranes
by Kerry Edwards 06/08/12

The Ministry of Defence have purchased bespoke Unic mini cranes for use with British Forces.
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GGR MAKE WAVES POOLSIDE
By Paul Jones 3/8/12

Find out how GGR have been making waves of their own around the UK.
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GGR COME TO THE RESCUE AT OLYMPIC STADIUM
By Paul Jones 1/08/12

A cherry picker that had tipped over in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games proved no problem for GGR's mini spider cranes...
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GGR Lead The Pack
By Paul Jones 30/07/12

GGR Group show how they've played their part in getting London ready for the Olympics with a selection of lifting projects in and around the capital...
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Team GGR's Olympic Lifts
by Kerry Edwards 27/07/12

Take a look GGR's lifting jobs around Olympic Park for the London 2012 Games - worthy of a gold medal!
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Curtains Up on GGR's Mini Crane
by Kerry Edwards 25/07/12

This mini spider crane got a taste of show business by helping to create a marble staircase for a new London theatre.
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Off the beaten track with GGR
by Kerry Edwards 23/07/12

GGR's lifting equipment offered a portable and practical solution for installing glass at a remote cottage location.
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GGR power up the UK's railways
by Kerry Edwards 20/07/12

GGR's specialist lifting equipment is ideal for working on electrification, power and distribution projects for the rail industry.
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Meet "Lulu" - the latest addition to our transport fleet
by Kerry Edwards 18/07/12

Look out for Lulu taking our lifting equipment up and down the country.
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All Systems are Go with GGR's Compact Cranes
by Kerry Edwards 16/07/12

Take a look at how GGR's small but strong machines are ideal for lifting machinery in restricted access areas.
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Mini Crane Superheroes Save The Day
by Kerry Edwards 13/07/12

Forget The Amazing Spiderman, these amazing spider cranes get the job done by working on top of the tallest skyscrapers.
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Forklift has perfect landing thanks to Unic mini cranes
by Kerry Edwards 11/07/12

Two Unic mini cranes perform a tandem lift to move a forklift truck from a shopping centre.
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A Graveyard Shift for GGR's Unic Mini Crane

A Unic URW-095 and stone lifter straightened dangerous leaning gravestones at this Birmingham cemetery.
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Unic mini crane lifts new railway signal in Macclesfield
by Kerry Edwards 06/07/12

Read more about how our compact crane was the ideal solution for replacing a railway signal quickly and safely.
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GGR Mini Crane helps install Bomber Command Memorial
by Kerry Edwards 04/06/12

A Unic URW-547 mini crane travelled to Beachy Head in Eastbourne to install the stone memorial. It was even carried to site by an RAF Chinook helicopter!
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They Shoot, They Score!
by Kerry Edwards 02/07/12

Coached by GGR staff, Chadderton Juniors football team have done us proud by winning the treble this season.
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Pick & Carry Crane prepares barge for a heavy load
by Kerry Edwards 29/06/12

GGR's Galizia G150 compact crane helped to get a semi-submersible barge ready to handle a section of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier.
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Unic mini crane lifts steel by the shore
by Kerry Edwards 27/06/12

This Unic URW-706 mini crane could reach this restricted access site next to the Firth of Forth without a problem.
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The MCC495 crawler crane in action
by Kerry Edwards 25/06/12

Our new mini crawler crane got into a very tight spot on a glazing project recently.
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A Unic Double Act
by Kerry Edwards 22/06/12

A pair of Unic URW-506 mini cranes lifted some heavy-duty steel at the Olympia Exhibition Centre recently.
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Staying a Step Ahead of the Competition
by Kerry Edwards 19/06/12

GGR's compact cranes have the perfect combination of miniature size and lifting power for installing steel and concrete staircases in restricted access areas.
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GGR at Vertikal Days 2012
by Kerry Edwards 15/06/12

GGR will be exhibiting at this year's show at Haydock Park on 27th and 28th June.
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Libro 500 Overhang Beam at Blackfriars Station
by Kerry Edwards 13/06/2012

GGR used one of our popular Libro overhang beams to help finish the redevelopment work at London's Blackfriars station.
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GGR help make some home improvements
by Kerry Edwards 11/06/12

Take a look at how our lifting equipment helped move stone, steel and glass for home renovation and refurbishment projects.
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The Glazing Robot Heavyweight - Oscar 1000
by Kerry Edwards 07/06/12

Find out more about the 1000kg capacity Oscar glazing robot which has been recently added to our hire fleet.
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The Oscar for Offroad
by Kerry Edwards 06/06/12

Take a look at our brand new glazing robot designed for use on bad ground conditions.
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The new Oscar 600 bowls over Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Our latest glazing robot took on a reglazing job at Edgbaston Cricket Ground on its first outing.
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Mini crane and vacuum lifter give a 5 star service at hotel
by Kerry Edwards 30/05/12

A Unic mini crane and Hydraulica 1200 vacuum lifter recently helped refurbish the Café Royal Hotel in Mayfair, London.
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Unic mini cranes builds new slides at Aqua Park
by Kerry Edwards 28/05/12

A Unic URW-095 worked on an expansion project at Qatar's Aqua Park recently.
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Mini crane has green fingers at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012
by Kerry Edwards 25/05/12

A Unic URW-376 mini crane planted trees and lifted stone to help create the Arthritis Research UK Garden.
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GGR's brand new wheels
by Kerry Edwards 23/05/12

"Harley Bird" and "Rosco Pico" are the latest additions our growing transport fleet.
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Unic mini cranes build a new hippo home
by Kerry Edwards 21/05/12

Prague Zoo used Unic mini cranes and glass lifters to help glaze their new enclosure.
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Unic Mini Crane Steels the Spotlight
by Kerry Edwards 18/05/2012

Unic mini cranes are ideal for steel erection work, like the Unic URW-706 on this project at a house in Kew.
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Lifting power in a tight space at the sewage works
by Kerry Edwards 16/05/12

A Unic mini crane expertly installed pipework at this water treatment plant recently.
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GGR make a splash at IWEX water exhibition
by Kerry Edwards 14/05/12

Find out more about our lifting solutions for the water industry at the Sustainability Live show
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GGR Clock In at Kings Cross Station
by Kerry Edwards 11/05/12

A Unic URW-295 mini crane helped in a race against time to install a new clock to platform 8.
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GGR Rail win at Infrarail Awards 2012
by Kerry Edwards 08/05/12

GGR Rail came top in the Plant and Equipment category at this year's event.
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Waterland Trading, our new Unic dealer for Netherlands and Belgium
by Kerry Edwards 04/05/12

GGR Group have appointed Waterland Trading as the latest addition to our Unic mini crane distributor network.
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GGR in the Driving Seat
by Kerry Edwards 02/05/2012

Our vacuum lifters and Unic mini cranes are the perfect lifting combination for glazing car showrooms.
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GGR's Glassmax installs eye-catching mirror artwork
by Kerry Edwards 30/04/12

Our manual hoist was the perfect solution for lifting this mirrored disc.
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Unic URW-295 Radial, the first spider crane on wheels
by Kerry Edwards 27/04/12

Our latest mini crane innovation has added low-marking wheels for quick transport around indoor sites.
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Our week at Intermat 2012
by Kerry Edwards 23/04/2012

Find out how we got on at the Intermat 2012 exhibition in Paris where we showcased our Unic mini cranes.
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Unic Cranes Europe introduce new Norwegian and Swedish dealers
by Kerry Edwards 20/04/12

We have appointed Knutsen Maskin AS and Arnab Kran & Lift AB as new dealers in our Unic mini crane distributor network.
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GGR go north of the border for Scotplant 2012

GGR Group will be exhibiting at this year's Scotplant exhibition which is taking place at Ingliston Showground on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th April 2012.
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Sneak preview video of the brand new Unic URW-1006
by Kerry Edwards 12/04/12

Take an exclusive look at the world's strongest mini crane before its official launch at Intermat 2012.
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Galizia G70 hits the studio
by Kerry Edwards 05/04/12

The compact and powerful Galizia G70 pick and carry crane recently took on a challenging lift at a broadcasting studio.
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Unic crane helps give Ripon Cathedral a makeover
by Kerry Edwards 03/04/2012

A Unic URW-095 mini crane performed some precision lifting to help build a new entrance for the historic Ripon Cathedral recently.
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Effortless glazing with the Libro 500
by Kerry Edwards 29/03/2012

The Libro 500 overhang beam was the perfect lifting solution for two glazing projects recently which demanded precision installation at height.
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3D mini crane animations online to celebrate Unic's 50th anniversary
by Kerry Edwards 26/03/12

GGR Group, official European distributors of Unic mini cranes, are celebrating 50 years of Unic by launching exclusive 3D animations online.
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Shard mini crane makes appearance on The Apprentice
by Kerry Edwards 22/03/2012

Proving that mini spider cranes are big business, our Unic URW-706 on The Shard was shown on last night's episode of The Apprentice.
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Mini crane completes work at The Shard
by Kerry Edwards 20/03/2012

Our Unic URW-706 mini crane is taken down from the pinnacle of The Shard as glazing work is completed on schedule.
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Mini crane meets Modern Art
by Kerry Edwards 17/03/2012

Take a look at how GGR's mini cranes have helped to lift sculptures and art installations in the past.
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GGR are 'Best In Show'
by Kerry Edwards 13/03/2012

This canine companion flew through the air with a little help from a GGR operator who went the extra mile for one of our customers.
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GGR help transform Waverley Station Steps
by Kerry Edwards 09/03/2012

GGR Group take mini crane to Edinburgh's Waverley station to help with their refurbishment project.
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Using Vacuum Pads in Extreme Temperatures
by Kerry Edwards 06/03/2012

An essential safety guide on how extreme heat and cold can affect the performance of vacuum lifters and hand cups
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Our Guide to Vacuum Pad Maintenance
by Kerry Edwards 02/03/12

Find out how to extend the lifespan of your vacuum cups by keeping them in good condition.
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Making Waves at Chester Canal
by Kerry Edwards 27/02/2012

Here's how a Unic mini crane gave a canal lockgate maintenance project some added lift recently.
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Two Glassmax Giraffes are better than one
by Kerry Edwards 24/02/2012

Two Glassmax Giraffe hoists made light work of installing a large and heavy piece of glass into an overhead canopy recently.
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Mini crane called in for telecoms lift
by Kerry Edwards 22/02/12

Unic mini crane provides the perfect solution to a tricky telephone pole installation challenge
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Unic Mini Crane makes Mail on Sunday headlines at The Shard
by Kerry Edwards 20/02/2012

Our Unic mini crane featured in an article about The Shard skyscraper in yesterday's Mail on Sunday.
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An Education in Lifting from GGR
by Kerry Edwards 17/02/2012

Our bestselling mini cranes and a MRTA6 vacuum lifter were the perfect choices for lifting unitized glazing at a Durham primary school.
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Up On The Roof
by Kerry Edwards 14/02/2012

GGR took a Unic mini crane and powerful Hydraulica vacuum lifter to a London rooftop to perform some precision glass lifting.
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Don't Look Down!
by Kerry Edwards 10/02/2012

Here's some breathtaking photos of our Unic mini crane looking over London from the top of The Shard.
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Mini crane works with high voltages in power station
by Kerry Edwards 09/02/2012

An Icelandic power station made sure hazardous work could be carried out safely by hiring a Unic mini crane.
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GGR Group sponsors Help for Heroes 4x4 Rally 2012
by Kerry Edwards 06/02/2012

GGR Group are happy to announce that we are an official corporate sponsor of the Help for Heroes 4×4 European Rally.
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Cold weather warning
by Kerry Edwards 03/02/12

Why GGR Group recommend that our vacuum lifters are not used in temperatures below 0 degrees...
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Mini crane does a spot of gardening in mansion grounds
Mini crane does a spot of gardening in mansion grounds

GGR Group used a mini crane to plant trees in a luxury garden for a grand residence in Highgate, London.
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A glazing victory at Salford’s new stadium
by Kerry Edwards 27/01/2012

Salford Reds fans have a perfect view of the pitch from the spectator boxes thanks to GGR's EMU glazing robot.
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Viva Knievel: Micro Crane Ramps it Up
By Paul Jones 25th January 2012

GGR’s compact G70 pick and carry crane found itself face-to-face with an Evel Knievel style ramp this week following essential lifting in a Sheffield underground car park.
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Crane Duo turn on the Waterworks
by Kerry Edwards 23/01/2012

Two of GGR’s compact cranes joined forces recently to take on a job involving an incredibly tight squeeze at a waste water treatment works in Scarborough.
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Introducing the multi-purpose Galizia Multis 636
by Kerry Edwards 20/01/2012

The latest addition to the GGR Group product range is the Galizia Multis 636, a machine that has more tricks up its sleeve than your usual pick and carry crane.
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Unic Spider Crane soars at The Shard
by Kerry Edwards 17/01/12

This week one GGR’s compact mini cranes was lifted to an incredible height of 283 metres onto the roof of The Shard—making it the highest ever compact crane in Britain.
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Unic Cranes Europe take a trip to Poland for Bumasz 2012
by Kerry Edwards 12/01/12

We will be exhibiting at next week’s Bumasz show at the Poznan International Fairground in our bid to find a potential Unic mini crane distributor for Poland to add to our official dealer network.
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Smart Lifting at Athens Shopping Centre
by Kerry Edwards 10/01/2012

A Unic mini crane was used recently to help complete construction of a new Smart Park shopping centre in Athens, Greece.
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A Day at the Races for a Unic Mini Crane
by Kerry Edwards 06/01/2012

When glazing work needed to be completed on a newly built greyhound stadium in Prague-Motol, Czech Republic, a Unic mini crane came on board to provide some speedy lifting.
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New Unic Cranes Dealer in Norway
by Kerry Edwards 03/01/12

We are pleased to welcome Knutsen Maskin AS as our new dealer who will be distributing Unic mini cranes in Norway.
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GGR Group are closed for Christmas
by Kerry Edwards 23/12/11

Our Northern, Southern and Scottish offices will all be closed for the Christmas holidays after Friday 23rd December, reopening on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 (Scotland office re-opening on Wednesday 4th January).
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Giving Jesus a Lift
by Kerry Edwards 21/12/11

St Andrew’s Church in Croydon was given the answer to their lifting prayers recently when a Unic mini crane was brought in to help install some glazing in time for their Christmas celebrations.
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Harley, Voice of Peppa Pig, Makes Radio 1 Debut
by Kerry Edwards, 21/12/11

Harley Bird, voice of Peppa Pig and daughter of GGR Managing Director Gill Riley, made her debut on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio One this morning.
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GGR and some famous friends
by Kerry Edwards 19/12/11

The GGR operators are often out and about in London working on lifting jobs in the capital, so it’s not surprising that they bump into a famous face or two from time to time. Here’s some of our latest celebrity spotting...
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GGR Group add new car lifting hoist to hire range
by Kerry Edwards 16/12/11

As a new addition to our range of lifting equipment and accessories, GGR Group is launching a new car lifting hoist which can be used to transport vehicles of up to 2.5 tonnes.
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This little crane went to market...
by Kerry Edwards 14/12/11

When the heavy doors to busy Accrington Market Hall needed a quick repair, GGR Group had the lifting equipment at hand to get the job finished in no time at all.
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Trio of cladding lifters work on new London landmark
by Kerry Edwards 09/12/11

GGR Group recently took part in constructing an impressive new landmark at London’s Royal Docks, the Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens.
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Edinburgh Zoo's pandas make themselves at home
by Kerry Edwards 06/12/11

This weekend saw the highly anticipated arrival of Edinburgh Zoo’s new star attractions, Tian Tian and Yang Guang the Giant Pandas. Earlier this year GGR Group helped create enclosures for the pair.
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Toy takeover at GGR for Christmas charity appeal
by Kerry Edwards 02/12/11

This year GGR Group chose to support Wood Street Mission’s Children at Christmas Appeal, which helps vulnerable families in Manchester and Salford over the holiday period.
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BAFTA win for Harley!
by Kerry Edwards 28/11/11

To top off a successful week for GGR’s rising stars, last night saw Harley Bird win a BAFTA at the 2011 Children’s Awards.
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Mini cranes give the gift of lift to Santa’s grotto
by Kerry Edwards, 25/11/2011

GGR Group has started getting into the festive spirit by helping to construct a special Santa’s grotto at a major UK shopping centre.
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A Big Week for GGR’s Star Sisters
by Kerry Edwards, 24/11/11

Keep your eyes peeled when watching tonight’s TV, as our Managing Director Gill Riley’s daughter, Olivia, has a starring role on BBC2’s critically acclaimed comedy ‘Rev’.
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Mini yet mighty lift at The Big 5
by Kerry Edwards, 22/11/11

A compact Unic mini spider crane showed off its impressive lifting power to visitors at this week’s Big 5 PMV Live show in Dubai as it successfully lifted a sporty red Mini Cooper in a live demonstration.
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GGR’s Glass Sherpa is the bookies’ favourite
by Kerry Edwards 18/11/11

One of GGR Group’s specialist glass trolleys, the Glass Sherpa, has become the punters’ favourite thanks to a re-glazing job on a London bookmakers recently.
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GGR Group head to Dubai for The Big 5 Show
by Kerry Edwards 16/11/11

GGR Group and our UAE partners Orientals Specialist Lifting will be exhibiting at this years The Big 5 Show in Dubai where 35,000 visitors from the UAE and Middle East region are due to attend.
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Mini crane ventures into the great outdoors
by Kerry Edwards 14/11/11

Here’s another example of how Unic mini cranes can reach the most challenging of lifting locations, through sticky mud and autumn leaves in the Welsh woodland to help de-commission mobile phone masts.
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Mini crane takes on poolside lift at Barnsley school
by Kerry Edwards 08/11/11

Yet another swimming pool job for our Unic mini cranes! They are fast becoming essential pieces of equipment for poolside lifts and a recent project at a Barnsley School needed some compact lifting power to complete a tricky job.
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GGR ready to Roca on glazing project
by Kerry Edwards 04/11/11

When Roca, a stylish bathroom design company, needed to glaze their new showroom, they knew that GGR Group would have the right equipment for the job.
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Life is a rollercoaster for Unic mini cranes
by Kerry Edwards 02/11/11

A trio of Unic mini cranes was put to work in an Icelandic shopping mall recently to help install a large amusement ride indoors.
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GGR star Harley nominated for BAFTA!
by Kerry Edwards, 01/11/2011

GGR Group are proud as punch this week as Managing Director Gill Riley’s daughter, Harley, has been nominated for a prestigious Children’s BAFTA.
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Paranormal Activity at GGR Group
by Kerry Edwards 31/10/2011

As Halloween is here, it’s the perfect time for another update from our Glasgow office about Alan the GGR ghost. xxx xxx
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Mini Crane is King of the Castle
by Kerry Edwards 28/10/11

A Unic mini crane has been taking in some rather regal surroundings recently as it was hired to help with a lifting job on the grounds of Astley Castle in Nuneaton, North Warwickshire.
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Making lifting an art form!
by Kerry Edwards 28/10/11

The Biennale International Art Exhibition in Venice is home to work from artists around the world, and this year a Unic mini crane was also on display as it helped to create a sculpture in need of a lift.
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Out with the old and in with the new at Victorian waterworks
by Kerry Edwards 18/10/2011

Refurbishing an old Victorian sewage works when there is virtually no access for construction equipment is not the easiest of tasks, but luckily a Unic mini crane was able to rise to the challenge recently in Clydebank, Scotland.
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GGR Group at The Infrastructure Show 2011
by Kerry Edwards, 14/10/2011

GGR Rail, a division of GGR Group, will be exhibiting at this year’s Infrastructure Show, taking place at NEC Birmingham from the 17th-19th October 2011.
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Mini crane makes a splash at Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth swimming pool
by Kerry Edwards 11/10/11

The City of Edinburgh Council recently brought in two of the highest capacity Unic mini spider cranes to help with the latest phase of the swimming pool refurbishment project.
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GGR Group's Guide to Safe Lifting: Pre-Use Inspections
by Kerry Edwards 07/10/11

Performing a pre-use safety check before using a piece of lifting equipment or accessory is a simple and short exercise which can significantly reduce the risk of health and safety issues arising on site.
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Lift goes swimmingly for mini crane in the desert
by Kerry Edwards 06/10/11

GGR Group headed back into the 104°F heat of the desert recently to replace a broken glass unit in the President of the United Arab Emirates’ luxury swimming pool.
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Back to business for Louis Vuitton
by Kerry Edwards 04/10/2011

GGR Group added a final touch of class to the Louis Vuitton window display at Selfridges in Manchester recently by helping repair a window that was damaged during rioting in the city centre.
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GGR Group's Guide to Safe Lifting: Glass Lifting
by Kerry Edwards 30/09/2011

In this edition of GGR Group’s Guide to Safe Lifting we are looking at how to calculate the weight of your glass load and choose the right vacuum lifter for the job.
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Mini cranes on display at Italy’s top trade shows
by Kerry Edwards 29/09/2011

Unic Cranes Europe’s official Italian dealer, Levo, will be displaying Unic mini cranes at two of the country’s most popular trade exhibitions.
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GGR Group flying high at Gatwick Airport
by Kerry Edwards 27/09/2011

GGR Group was on hand to lift the airport’s new advertising billboard up to where it would have maximum exposure.
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Sign Up for GGR Group's Accredited Cladding Lifter Training Course
by Kerry Edwards 23/09/2011

GGR Group is now able to offer another training programme to customers as we are launching the UK’s only accredited cladding lifter training course.
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Unic Mini Crane Steals Spotlight on Grand Designs
by Kerry Edwards 22/09/2011

GGR Group is starting to become series regular on Channel 4’s Grand Designs as our lifting equipment has been featured for the second week in a row.
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GGR Group’s Guide to Safe Lifting : Using Vacuum Lifters in Winter Weather
by Kerry Edwards 22/09/2011

Unfortunately it looks like summer is well and truly over and wintery weather is heading our way, so it’s time to think about how our unpredictable UK climate can affect the safe use of lifting equipment on site.
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GGR Group vacuum lifter featured on Channel 4 Grand Designs
by Kerry Edwards 19/09/2011

Some eagle-eyed viewers may have spotted one of our best-selling glass vacuum lifters being used on Channel 4’s Grand Designs last week (Series 6, Episode 16).
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Technical Problems with our Northern Office Telephones
By Kerry Edwards 19/09/2011

Unfortunately our Northern Office telephone system is currently unavailable due to a technical problem. xxx xxx
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Friends In High Places
By Kerry Edwards 19/09/2011

Canary Wharf in London’s docklands is home to many of the UK’s tallest buildings, and fortunately GGR Group has a head for heights as well as a solution for replacing a broken window 11 floors up.
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GGR Group's Guide to Safe Lifting: Gloves
by Kerry Edwards 15/09/2011

In this week’s blog we are taking a look at how to protect your hands by choosing the right safety gloves as part of your PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) kit.
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Westfield Stratford City is open for business!
by Kerry Edwards 13/09/2011

GGR Group is celebrating today’s opening of the highly anticipated Westfield Stratford City retail and leisure park, marking the end of months of hard graft for the mini crane team working on site.
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Making Light Work of Roman Ruins
by Kerry Edwards, 12/09/11

The Hunterian in Glasgow knew they could trust the Unic URW-094 mini spider crane to handle their ancient Roman artefacts with care so they enlisted our help in setting up their latest exhibition.
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Unic mini cranes have a lot of bottle!
By Kerry Edwards 09/09/11

Once again, one of our Unic mini spider cranes was able to come to the rescue by solving a tricky lifting problem – this time in an Icelandic soda factory in Reykavík.
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GGR Group's Guide to Safe Lifting: Webbing Slings
By Kerry Edwards 08/09/11

To spread the word about the importance of lifting safely, we will be blogging a series of essential guides on how you can make sure equipment is used correctly at your site. Here’s your first installment – our guide to using webbing straps and round slings. xxx
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Unic Spider Crane meets JCB
By Kerry Edwards 06/09/11

Mighty Machines! One of our Unic spider cranes has made friends with a JCB 535 telehandler this week.
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Premier League Lifting
By Kerry Edwards 02/09/11

Those lucky enough to be watching Manchested United play from the comfort of the corporate boxes at Old Trafford will be able to enjoy the beautiful game with a perfect view of the pitch thanks to GGR Group.
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Back 2 School
Kerry Edwards, 26/08/11

As kids and parents are busy preparing for the back-to-school rush we’ve been helping to put the finishing touches in place for different school refurbishment and building projects over the past few weeks.
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Captain Craig In Spitfire Flight
By Kerry Edwards, 25/08/11

GGR’s Technical Director Craig Parkin took to the skies recently in a charity Spitfire flight to raise funds for the Bomber Command Memorial.
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Unic compact crane lifting at biomass energy plant Scotland
By Lisa Tomlinson, 18th August 2011

Where there's muck there's money: biomass plant opens with helping hand from Unic spider cranes.
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Panda-monium: installing new glass at Edinburgh zoo
By Lisa Tomlinson, 12th August 2011

We’ve been helping to put the bare necessities in place recently with the creation of a new glass Panda enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo.
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Having a Ball
By Lisa Tomlinson, 2nd August 2011

Elton John may have his White Tie and Tiara Party but the GGR Group has its Summer Ball!
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Esme Jewellery Perfume Pendant on Lorraine Kelly Show Today
By Stephanie Rollinson, 8th July 2011

Esme Jewellery has launched a range of Perfume Pendant necklaces as seen on today's Lorraine Kelly Show....
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All Hands on Deck at National Maritime Museum
By Lisa Tomlinson, 6th July 2011

All hands were on deck recently with our Unic 376 mini spider crane which fitted snugly into the National Maritime Museum Greenwich.
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Seeing red at the Serpentine Gallery
By Gary Pearson 1st July 2011

Visitors will see red this Summer at the Serpentine Gallery thanks to our Hydraulica 1200 vacuum lifter
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Plain Sailing for Teenage Cancer Trust
By Lisa Tomlinson, 24th June 2011

Leonie Sutherland is about to embark on round-the-world yacht race to raise funds for The Teenage Cancer Trust...
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It’s a Mini Revolution: Lego Mini Spider Cranes
By Lisa Tomlinson, 20th June 2011

Just when you thought the Unic mini spider crane couldn’t get any smaller, we’ve shrunk our cranes to a scale of 1:40 to create a special line of Unic LEGO cranes.
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Mini Crane Lifts Controversial ‘Entropa’ Sculpture
By Lisa Tomlinson, 10th June 2011

Unic 506 mini crane installs EU Nations Sculpture by Czech artist David Černý.
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Tying the Knot at Blackpool Tower
By Lisa Tomlinson, 3rd June 2011

Newlyweds will soon be able to gaze across Blackpool’s iconic skyline thanks to recent work at Blackpool’s new registry office.
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Keep on Trucking
By Lisa Tomlinson, 27th May 2011

Say hello to our new fleet of trucks and vans that keep our Unic mini cranes on the go.
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BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS UNIC CRANES AT CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
By Lisa Tomlinson, 24th May 2011

The Chelsea Flower show officially opened today with a little helping hand from our Unic 376 mini spider crane.
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Bad Practice: When to Avoid a Void
By Lisa Tomlinson, 12th May 2011

We’ve spotted some dodgy looking outrigger positions on a competitor machine this week...
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Cutting Hedge of Lifting with Pick & Carry Crane
By Lisa Tomlinson, 6th May 2011

No need to hedge your bets this little crane can squeeze between two hedgerows....
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GGR Unic Mini Crane at Olympic Aquatic Centre
By Lisa Tomlinson, 28th April 2011

GGR Group's Hydraulica Vacuum Lifter and Unic 506 mini crane were hired for the construction of the Olympic Aquatic Centre....
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Mini Cranes on ITV2 Monday 25th April
By Lisa Tomlinson, 21st April 2011

Watch GGR’s Unic 506 mini spider crane in action on ITV2 this bank holiday Monday...
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Audio-Visual Installation with Vacuum Lifter
By Lisa Tomlinson, 18th April 2011

A 160 inch TV screen was installed with a Woods Powr-Grip vacuum lifter...
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Walking with Dinosaurs
By Lisa Tomlinson, 8th April 2011

Mini Spider Crane Lifts Brachiosauraus at new Dinopark, Prague
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GGR Unic Launches Royal Wedding Mini Crane
By Lisa Tomlinson, 1st April 2011

GGR Group have launched a limited edition mini crane in celebration of this month's Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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Unic vs Rail Steam Crane at Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
By Lisa Tomlinson, 31st March 2011

A Victorian Rail steam crane comes face to face with a modern mini crane at Summerlee Heritage Park.
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EMU Robot: Top Gear at Mira Test Facility
By Lisa Tomlinson, 25th March 2011

Mira's climate wind tunnel testing facility received a facelift recently thanks to GGR's very own top gear - the EMU 1000 glazing unit and G70 Pick & Carry Crane.
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Mini Digger hitches a ride from a Mini Crane
By Lisa Tomlinson, 18th March 2011

A Kubota mini digger hitched a ride from GGR's Unic 295 mini crane to undertake work at St Andrew's famous Hamilton Hall.
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Compact Crane Lifts Elephant
By Lisa Tomlinson, 17th March 2011

Nellie the elephant has packed her truck thanks to our G20 compact crane....
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Mini Crane M.D. in MIG29 Edge of Space Flight
By Lisa Tomlinson, 11th March 2011

Out of this world... Riley travels 72,000 feet in Russian MIG Space flight . xxxCheck out the video
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Tinchy Stryder TV Stunt with Mini Crane
By Lisa Tomlinson, 7th March 2011

British Rapper Tinchy Stryder gets suspended 16 metres in air by Mini Crane
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Sandwich stealing Fox found on top of Shard
By Lisa Tomlinson, 4th March 2011

Sandwich stealing Fox found on top of Shard (along with our mini crane...)
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Spinning Success: GGR Hire at Olympic Velodrome
By Lisa Tomlinson, 25th Feb 2011

Setting the wheels in motion...Mini cranes at the Olympic Velodrome.
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Mini Yet Mighty Infographic
By Lisa Tomlinson, 15th Feb 2011

Check out our new Mini-yet-mighty infographic in celebration of the 8th anniversary of Unic mini cranes
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Tottenham Transfer in Style
By Lisa Tomlinson, 11th Feb 2011

Tottenham Hotspur is off to a winning start thanks to recent work on their private jet using a GGR Mini Crane
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Harrier Jet for Sale
By Lisa Tomlinson, 7th Feb 2011

You can now buy a harrier jump jet on ebay, complete with delivery.
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Mini Cranes in Madagascar
By Kevin Fairholm, 5th Feb 2011

Check out the CPCS Mini spider crane training in Madagascar...
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If you go down to the woods today...
By Lisa Tomlinson 28th Jan 2011

If you go down to the woods today..... you'll probably find a mini crane
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One for the kids- voice of peppa pig
Radio 5 Interview with GGR's daughter- Peppa Pig

GGR Managing Director's daughter, Harley Bird, is the voice of kid's TV character Peppa Pig.
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Slam Dunk for URW 547 Mini Crane
By Lisa Tomlinson, 21st Jan 2011

A 547 mini crane supports roof of Czech basketball court...
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Left a bit!
by Julaine Speight, 6 January 2011

A GGR Group UNIC mini crane was hired out to install an unusual piece of artwork outside the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
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Making light work of house renovation
By Lisa Tomlinson, 5th January 2011

Unusual house renovation gets a helping hand with mini crane...
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Festive Fun from GGR Group
By Lisa Tomlinson, 24th Dec 2010

Here's a festive video from GGR's staff to get you in the Christmas spirit... Merry Xmas all!
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2 Days left for 20% off Training
By Lisa Tomlinson, 22nd December 2010

Only 2 days left to get 20% off CPCS A66 mini crane training...
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Formula Rossa for Mini Crane Mechanics
By Lisa Tomlinson, 20th December

GGR Gulf checks out World's Fastest Roller Coaster
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A gift from GGR Group
By Julaine Speight, 17 December

As a little Christmas present GGR is offering 20% off all our CPCS A66 mini crane and RTITB vacuum lifter training courses if you book before the 24th December
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Santa's New Crane
By Lisa Tomlinson, 15th Dec 2010

Santa needed some extra help this year lifting those heavier presents....
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A Blast from the Past: Ralf
By Lisa Tomlinson, 14th December 2010

Is it a moon buggy? Nope, its Ralf- a robotic articiulated lifting frame....
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Mini Crane in 'Sunny' Sharjah
By Gary Jones, 13th December 2010

Our GGR Gulf team encountered some unusual weather in Sharjah recently whilst on route to delivering a mini crane and vacuum lifter.
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GGR down under
By Julaine Speight, 10 December

A URW-706 in Australia. A steel platform was built to accomodate the crane on a ninth storey balcony
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GGR gets your goat...
By Scott Ainsworth, 9 December

A GGR mini crane found itself up a very steep hill and goat track on a recent hire job
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Woods Powr-Grip announcement
By Chris Lord, 8 December

GGR supplier Woods PowrGrip has announced that the minimum working temperature for their equipment is no longer -9°C.
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GGR lifts higher at the Shard
By Craig Parkin, 7 December

GGR continues to work on what will become the European Union's tallest building
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Mars Barking Mad for Mini Cranes
By Lisa Tomlinson, 6th Dec 2010

Mars Petcare took advantage of a compact 094 mini crane to carry out maintenance work on their production line.
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Snowy Scotland
By Tom Rae, 2 December

A scene from our Snowy Scottish depot
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Meeting the Mayor
By Craig Parkin, 1 December

GGR operator Mike Carlin bumped into a familiar face on site
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Bloomin' Marvellous for Mini Crane
By Lisa Tomlinson, 29th Nov 2010

Mini spider crane helps erect 12 metre high wind-powered 'flower' on the banks of the River Mersey, Widnes.
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Living the high life
By Justin Boyce, 26th November

GGR hired out a mini crane at a private house in Eccles recently.
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Alan update
By June Craig, 25 November

An update on our ghostly colleague, Alan, in our Scottish office
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GGR goes for Gold at the Olympics
By Craig Parkin, 24th November

GGR's mini cranes were hired out at the Lee Valley White Water Canoe Centre.
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