Morris Material Handling SA (Pty) Ltd, Southern Africa’s largest crane company, supplies and manufactures electric overhead travelling cranes, hand operated cranes, wire rope hoists, jib cranes, electric & manual chain hoists and accessories.

Morris Cranes was established in 1884 and the South African operation in 1952 expanding to the present factory of 11000m2 in Apex, Benoni in 1984. Today there has been over 10 000 cranes and thousands of hoists supplied across a variety of industries throughout South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and across the world.

The product range at Morris is predominantly based around the ABUS range of lifting equipment, a range supplied from ABUS Kransysteme GmbH in Germany. These units are manufactured to the highest of European Standards and Morris have had the sole Sub-Saharan Agency for this product range for over a decade and the units have proven themselves in thousands of applications. By understanding our Clients’ needs as well as the market requirements, Morris is best suited to fulfil all expectations. When you select Morris for your lifting equipment you will have the opportunity to experience Africa’s lifting legend at its best, backed by a wealth of experienced engineers and personnel.

MORRIS has extensive experience in the following industries:

• Steel Making, Aluminium and Copper Smelting
• Power Generation and Nuclear Industries
• Pump Stations and Water Treatment Plants
• Refuse Disposal and Paper Making
• Container Handling
• Railways and Chemical Industries
• Mining and Engineering
• General workshop and Stores

The company has built a reputation for its professional expertise in design, fabrication, machining and assembly of light, medium and heavy engineering products.

In 1976, the formation of a 3-man Crane Aid branch was established. Crane Aid is today Morris’ national service division which services, maintains, load tests and refurbishes all makes of cranes, hoists and lifting equipment. Crane Aid provide technical teams from the nearest service centre consisting of 12 branches for quick response times for urgent breakdowns. No matter how much, or little, assistance is needed a Crane Aid customised maintenance programme allows you to focus on your core production and trust the care of your overhead cranes to us.
The Morris – Crane Aid head office in Apex Benoni, forms the hub of this nationwide business, providing technical leadership and experience to provide a range of products of superior quality and reliability, with full service back up support, crane refurbishment and modernisation. Morris Material Handling SA (Pty) Ltd has become Africa’s Lifting Legend within the industry.