UK crane, lifting transport and rigging company Osprey has appointed Simon Massey as managing director of its Heavy Lift division.
The move follows the opening of a new Heavy Lift location in Stockton on Tees in north east England, part of a move to take on more complex projects.
Massey joins the company after six years with Sarens UK, where he was sales director. He began his career in 1995 as a service engineer with Demag mobile cranes in the UK, leaving at the end of 2002 for crawler crane rental specialist Weldex where he was appointed as a general manager and then sales director. 10 years later he made the move to Sarens.
Speaking of his new position, Massey said: “This is something I’ve been building up to – leading a team of people who want to find new ways we can use heavy lift equipment safely, for the much larger and heavier assets we have to transport and install now, in every sector. I’m looking forward to engaging with clients as soon as possible on their plans, to show how our heavy lift equipment can be configured and deployed in ways that can even reduce project costs.”
Based in Bristol, the Osprey business was established more than 25 years ago and runs several divisions, including Heavy lifting, Port services and Abnormal loads. The mostly Liebherr crane fleet includes a 1,000 tonne rated LTM1800D and 800 tonne LTM1800 cable suspended telescopics, plus a 550 tonne LG1550 and 750 tonne lattice truck cranes. It also runs around 120 Self-Propelled Modular Transporters (SPMTs).