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About Us

About us

Lifting Gear & Safety (LGS) started trading in 2009 from a single unit in Bristol. Today the company has nine locations along the coasts of both South Wales, the South of England, and the Midlands, employing 50 motivated and skilled people.

Constant reinvestment and good decision making have been key factors but we cannot ignore the fact that our core strength derives from the enthusiasm, experience and skill sets that our team demonstrate daily in their passion for the company and the business they are in. We are an independent company, but like to think in our field of the supply, hire and servicing of Lifting, Marine & Safety equipment, we are up there with the very best.

In January 2023, LGS was acquired by Axel Johnson International, please see below.

Axel Johnson International        

Global presence

Lifting Gear & Safety belong to the business unit Lifting Solutions within Axel Johnson International. The business group is a global player in lifting equipment, steel wire rope, height safety and services. It operates as a group of companies that supply wire rope, hoists, overhead cranes and other lifting products together with connected services.

Lifting solutions has developed rapidly. Having grown from 0 to 420 MEUR in annual sales since 2005, when the first acquisition was made. Today Lifting Solutions consist of 24 market-leading companies with +100 service centres world-wide. Together, the companies serve clients in a wide range of industries, including off­shore, renewable energy, shipping, automotive manufacturing, ports, fish farming, engineering, pulp and paper, mining, and steel.

Even though Lifting Solutions has a short history the companies within the group have a long history in the business and are well known and established in their local markets. Several have even been around for more than a century. Together, they possess a vast resource of specialist knowledge in lifting and steel wire rope.

To read more about the companies in Lifting Solutions, visit

Strong owner

Lifting Gear & Safety is part of Axel Johnson International, a global industrial group that acquires and develops companies in strategically selected niche markets, primarily technical components and industrial process solutions.

The group is an active and long-term owner whose mission is to drive business development and growth. It builds and develops groups of companies with shared strategic objectives, stimulating joint initiatives and knowledge sharing. Axel Johnson International has six business groups: Driveline Solutions, Fluid Handling Solutions, Industrial Automation, Lifting Solutions, Power Transmission Solutions and Transport Solutions. Axel Johnson International has an entrepreneurial culture where decentralised and committed leadership enables quick decisions. The group has four focus areas: digitalisation, service, sustainability and people development.

Axel Johnson International is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The group comprises 200 companies in 34 countries. Axel Johnson International is part of the Swedish family-owned corporate group Axel Johnson.


Lifting Gear and Safety is part of Axel Johnson International and its group-wide sustainability work. Sustainability is one of the group’s guiding principles and a fundamental part of the business strategy. Axel Johnson International believes in businesses as a driving force for change.

Learn more about how the group works towards a more sustainable industry on Axel Johnson International’s dedicated sustainability website

What we do

Our Lifting division offers a range of products from a simple Shackle to a high tonnage and complex Spreader beam assembly or from an Electric Chain hoist to a Box Culvert Pulling system.

The Marine division cover a similarly broad range from a First Aid kit to a 60+ man Lift Raft whilst you will find everything from a Safety Harness to a Rack & Pinion Hoist in our safety division.


LGS is committed not just to constant improvement but to providing quality in every aspect of the business. Our systems and procedures are subject to regular internal and external audits, and we are ISO45001, ISO9001 & 14001 accredited. Additionally, and amongst others we hold approvals from Joscar, & Achilles.

We are full members of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) and are proud that our engineers are amongst the most experienced and qualified in the industry. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) have approved our service station and we hold a wide range of manufacturers approvals for our Marine Safety products.


Enshrined in the company ethos is a belief that the greatest danger to any business of those twin pitfalls Arrogance and Complacency. That’s why we are keen to show that, large or small, every job demands that we back up all of our products and services with unrivalled commitment. We like to think that this will be reflected in your dealings with any member of our company and at every level.

Accreditations and Policy Statements

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions 2022