About Us


Bespoke Design

Our Design Office makes full use of 3D CAD software, so we are able to design all types of cranes and lifting accessories, tailor made to suit each need. We have extensive experience in providing solutions for problematic situations, therefore no project is too big or too small!

Manufacture & Installation

We manufacture in-house at our workshop based in Leighton Buzzard and all installation work is carried out by our experienced site fitters. We take pride in the quality of our work, aiming to provide a fast and efficient service from design through to manufacture and installation.

LOLER Examinations

We carry out comprehensive LOLER examination and testing services on all types of lifting equipment, which can be completed at either your premises or ours. Our efficient service ensures that we issue the appropriate certification on the day of examination. All reports will also be available 24/7 via our online library - TECS.

Achilles Certificate

LEEA Certificate


ISO 9001:2015



EN 1090


Health & Safety at Work



Bramley Engineering was founded by John Bramley in 1979 and became a registered company in 1981.

Based in Leighton Buzzard for the past 26 years occupying a fully equipped factory employing seven hard working local employees.

Bramley Engineering manufactures many forms of lifting equipment specialising in overhead cranes, gantries, monorails, jib cranes, davits and bespoke items.  Our customers are many and varied, they include the water industry for whom we have been working for twenty five years.Continue Reading


We are members of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA). It is good to know their knowledge and expertise are always on hand. This gives our customers peace of mind as we have not only our own extensive experience. But also many others with a wealth of experience from industries all over the world.

John started his career at Herbert Morris Ltd (Morris Cranes) where he served a five year apprenticeship and gained an H.N.C. in mechanical and structural engineering. He worked for the same company in South Africa as a design draughtsman and contracts manager. He later joined another crane company in Johannesburg (Hubert Davies) where he gained experience in production and marketing and rose to the position of MD. This was followed by his return to the UK and the founding of Bramley Engineering.

John’s son Graham joined the company in 1988 stating out doing the accounts going on to expand the lifting tackle side of the business, with his attention to detail he quickly built up a loyal customer base . The ever changing Health & Safety regulations required an update to our systems and procedures, a challenge that Graham met by creating a bespoke database system using his extensive IT knowledge. This allows our customers to easily adhere to these regulations.

With the lifting tackle side of the business running smoothly he turned his attention to the design of Cranes and bespoke lifting solutions. Using knowledge gained whilst assisting with installations over the years he continues to liaise with the rest of the team to come up with new and innovative designs and installation procedures. He then went on to implement a new CAD system into the company in particular the Inventor simulated analysis of structural steelwork.

More recently

Graham succeeded John as MD of the company in 2008 and together with his wife Emma as fellow director they have continued to improve procedures and working practices. With Graham’s love of design, we can meet the requirements of our customers and continue to produce bigger and better cranes.

Our client base is wide and varied and includes the following sectors:-

Utilities, Rail, Aerospace, Transport, Civil Engineering alongside providing cranes and lifting equipment to numerous businesses across the UK.

Looking forward

Bramley Engineering  welcomes new and exciting challenges with both existing and new customers.  We relish the chance to expand our bespoke lifting portfolio, use our extensive knowledge and innovative outlook to help others find their perfect lifting solution.  We are always striving to lift expectations.