Certification Onsite

We’re proud of our skilled Technicians and Lifting Machinery Inspectors (LMI) who recently conducted an inspection and certification of a 120 Ton Overhead Crane and a 75 ton Overhead Crane at a Smelting Plant. Another successful project – Lifting Africa Safely.

For any proactive or reactive crane maintenance please call us on +2711 902 3271 or +2782 574 1594 or email us at info@fbcranes.co.za

Greeting for Timothy Best

Greeting for Timothy Best

We are very sad to say that Timothy Best, our Sales Manager, has sadly left us after 20 years of service.

He has recently immigrated and so, will no longer be working for FB Crane Builders and Repairs. He started out as an apprentice, moving up the ranks to become the Sales Manager. Timothy has helped FB Cranes become what it is today. Over the years he has participated in many products such as the Mines Project and the Transwerke Project.

FB Cranes appreciates his time and effort that he put into the company to help it grow and achieve all that it has over the past years. All the staff members, his fellow colleagues as well as the business as a whole will miss him greatly.

Farewell and Good Luck Timothy!


It appears that FB Crane Builders and Repairs has been the victim of a fraudulent incident using our company details and emails. Our invoices were falsified, with false banking details and orders. This was perceived to be sent from our email address on our invoice template with a non-sequential invoice number and FNB banking details.

Out experienced IT team is looking into this incident currently. At this stage, it does not seem that our server was hacked. Our information is used to scam other companies only.

This notice serves to inform all partners that FB Cranes has a Standard Bank account ONLY and that all orders are processed on a customer supplied order number and a quote referenced.

FB Cranes Staff is standing by to assist in authentication of email and documents on 011 902 3271. Please ask for Lang, Thembani or Renier specifically, on the telephone to confirm that you are not the victim of an IT Scam.

Growing our portfolio on Major Load Tests successfully performed

FB Crane Builders and Repairs, continue to grow its portfolio on Major Load Tests, successfully performed.

Although load testing plays a vital role in the overall performance of overhead lifting machinery, many businesses are often unclear or unfamiliar with the specified requirements and standards set out by the South African National Standards.

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ALL NEW: The Stacker Crane

Saves floor space. Enhances store efficiency.

A simple system to fit in the given space and budget.

Whether a warehouse or a manufacturing facility, for storage of material, optimum utilisation of space by volume rather than floor area is critical.

This has been traditionally achieved by Forklifts, either battery or diesel operated, operating in conjunction with an appropriately designed racking system. This method has several disadvantages and imposes limitations on efficient use of space. Read more “ALL NEW: The Stacker Crane”

On Promotion: The Jib Crane

The right crane, for the right job – at the right price!

FB Cranes Designs and manufactures Jib Cranes that can support loads of up to 500 kg. These cranes can be used in confined spaces and either an electric chain hoist or manual chain block can be connected enabling all types of loads to be lifted and transported quickly, easily and efficiently.


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The transformation of FB Cranes

FB Cranes was started by Frans Best in 1992. It started with just servicing Cranes and Lifting equipment. Now in 2016, they have a separate Service Division, a Project Division and Lifting equipment Division. One of the exciting new developments is their proactive approach to servicing and maintenance of cranes and lifting equipment.

The Service Division – function is to service customers by performing Inspections, Repairs and Load Testing of Lifting Machinery and Equipment. This division is geared to offer 24 hour breakdown service and creates service level agreements with our clients to make safety and reliability is a priority. The facts that they have their own LMI’s and they are a registered LME allows them to certify their load tests.

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