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Atlas is a leading supplier of electric, air, diesel, manual and hydraulic winches. We offer one of the largest ranges of winch products in the UK, plus a selection of hoists, cable drum trailers and other lifting equipment. Winches are available for hire or for purchase, new or second hand. We also carry out winch maintenance, repairs, testing, inspection and installation – whatever your lifting requirements, Atlas can provide a solution.

The Atlas range is divided into the following categories:

  • Air winches
  • Base mounted winches
  • Hydraulic winches
  • Cable pulling winches
  • Cable drum winches
  • Cabling accessories
  • Rigging equipment
  • Hoists and cranes
  • Used products
  • Mooring systems
  • Powered winches

Within the range we also have a selection of high quality hand and electric winches from leading French manufacturer Huchez, a company that has been involved in the production of winches for over half a century. The sale of Huchez products demonstrates our commitment to delivering the very best in terms of quality, reliability and performance. 

Head over to the Atlas website today and discover our extensive range of winches and associated equipment. If you would like any further information about our products and services, just give us a call on 01371 859 555 (Essex) or 01899 221 577 (Scotland).

Air Winches

We supply some of the finest air winches and hoists the industry has to offer. With capacities up to 20,000kgs and rope lengths from 3 to 3000m, we have a system for just about any lifting requirement. Winches can be specifically prepared, tested and certified to suit a particular application. The most common include:

  • Offshore and rig installations
  • Telecoms and utilities industries
  • Marine and shipping applications
  • Petrochemical environments
  • Marine civil engineering projects
  • General construction appliances

Air winches are available for purchase or hire. For more information, please head over to our website or contact us directly on 01371 859 555. 

Base Mounted Winches

Atlas supplies base-mounted winches from some of the world’s leading manufacturers, including Thompson/Sykes, McTaggart Scott, Bodewes, Clark Chapman, Amcon, Smatco, Lucker, Clyde, Skagit and Colt. With diesel, electric and hydraulic models available, we’re confident of satisfying any lifting requirement. 

Our range of base-mounted winches include single, double and triple drum models, with capacities ranging from 500kg through to 300 tonnes. Power packs can be supplied wherever necessary. 

Hydraulic Winches

Atlas offers a complete range of hydraulic winches and power packs, most of which are supplied within a crash frame and come complete with lifting lungs. When it comes to product selection, our dedicated lifting experts can provide all the advice and guidance you need.

Winches can be supplied with a choice of:

  • Diesel Powered HPUs - 10H.P - 500H.P
  • Electrical Powered HPUs - 0.5KW - 300KW
  • Pneumatic Powered HPUs - 0.5KW - 30KW

Additional features include remote controls, maximum load limits, variable speed controls, load indication readouts and distance/speed readouts. 

Cable Pulling Wnches

We have a variety of trailer mounted hauling winches available for purchase or hire, including those for telecoms, power, water and gas sector applications. Customers can choose from several small, portable capstan machines, fibre-optic assist units, trailer-mounted capstans and a full range of trailer mounted cable winches with capacities up to 10 tonnes and bond lengths of up to 1,000m. We have all the leading brands covered, including SEB International, Thompson, Jakob Thaler, Bagela, CBS, King and many others. 

Atlas has particular expertise in the supply of winches for the utilities industry, and boasts one of the largest and most comprehensive hire fleets in the UK. For more information, please contact our customer advisors on 01371 859 555. 

All of the trailer mounted units that we supply are road-towable. 

Cable Drum Trailers

We have the largest and most diverse fleet of cable drum trailers in the whole of the United Kingdom. Road towable cable trailers can be hired from as small as 795kgs to as large as 8,550kgs. The fleet also includes a range of site trailers with capacities exceeding 20 tonnes. Most of the larger trailers are fitted with drum drive units, and many of them have been designed to accommodate extra-wide, non-standard drum sizes. 

Atlas can also offer a full range of new and used cable drum trailers for purchase as well as for hire. Get in touch with your requirements and we’ll happily recommend the best trailer for the job. 

Cabling Accessories

As well as a large selection of trailer winches and cable drum trailers, Atlas can offer a full range of associated cabling accessories. Items available for purchase or hire include cable drum jacks, cobra reels, cable rollers, mandrels, swivel links, duct rods, spindles, collars, cable drum rotators, bellmouths and more. We aim to be your genuine ‘one-stop shop’ for all your lifting requirements. Many of our accessories available for next day delivery. Find out more by visiting Atlas online.

Rigging Equipment

To complement its range of winches Atlas offers all kinds of specialist rigging equipment, including shackles up to 1,000 tonnes, wire rope fittings, eye bolts and eye nuts, rigging screws, chain, wire rope, slings, anchors, stern rollers, horizontal deck sheathes, chain gypsies, rigging blocks, swivel head fairleads and more. Whatever your rigging requirements, Atlas can provide a high quality, cost-effective solution. Find out more about our specialist rigging equipment by calling us on 01371 859 555.

Hoists And Cranes

Atlas are able to supply chain or wire rope hoists in most configurations and power options. Our range includes electric, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment with loading capacities ranging from 125kg to 50 tonnes. Electric hoists are available in 110 or 240v single-phase options. We also have 380v and 412v three-phase equipment available for those who require it. 

Atlas are happy to accommodate almost any lift height requirement, and can supply hoists with or without beam trolleys. 

Typical installations carried out by Atlas include:

  • Stage lighting, theatre and chandelier hoists
  • Stainless steel version for food manufacturers
  • Rack and pinion drives for inclined beams
  • Overhead cranes
  • Jib cranes, wall and column mounted
  • Mono-rail crane systems
  • Spark and explosion proof variants

We supply products from all the major hoist manufacturers, including GIS, Ingersoll Rand, Atlas Copco, Stahl, JDN, Tractel, Morris, Hadef and Yale. 

Mooring Systems

Atlas has a great deal of experience in the supply of 4, 6 and 8 point mooring systems for crane and excavator barges and offshore supply and survey vessels. A mooring system will normally comprise of a winch, power pack, wires/ropes, fairleads, anchors and buoys, which together keep the barge or vessel in a specific location and hold it on station within defined limits. This location can be in open water or alongside a harbour quay. 

When designing a mooring system, Atlas will consider:

  • Size of vessel
  • Water depth
  • Seabed conditions
  • Type of anchors
  • Wind forces
  • Current loads
  • Wave effect
  • Size of anchor spread

We work closely with our clients to establish the most suitable solution. 

Powered Winches

Drawing upon a wealth of industry experience and application expertise, we’re able to design and build customised winches to meet almost any lifting requirement. So if a standard product cannot be found to meet your needs, we’ll provide you with a bespoke solution that can. 

Our standard ranges cover:

  • Hand winches - wall or base mounted, 100kgs to 50 tonnes
  • Vehicle winches -  12 or 24 volt electric or hydraulic powered, 500kgs to 50tonnes
  • Electric factory winches - various configurations, 100kgs to 50 tonnes
  • Hydraulic ship winches - 100kgs to 500 tonnes
  • Survey and ROV winches
  • Diesel powered construction winches - 500kgs - 250 tonnes

Can’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call on 01371 859 555 to discuss your requirements with one of our design experts. 

Huchez WIches

Atlas are the sole UK distributors of Huchez hand and electric winches, which means our customers have access to one of the finest winch ranges in the world. Huchez have been designing and manufacturing winches since 1950; their products are recognised across multiple industries for their outstanding quality, performance and reliability. Like Atlas, Huchez are committed to delivering first-class products and service to match.

Winch Guide

The team at Atlas prides itself on being able to find the right equipment for just about any lifting requirement or project. All we need is a brief description of what your winch will be used for, and we’ll select a model that meets all your needs. 

You can count on us to provide a practical, cost-effective solution. Get in touch today on 01371 859 555 for free, expert advice based on years of industry experience. 



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Founded:1 January, 1998 (26 years and 3 months ago)
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Company Type:
  • Service Providers
UK Branches: Great Dumnow, Essex

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Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
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Brand & Trade Names

  • Grundowinch
  • Huchez Range of Winches, Electric, Diesel, Hydraulic and Hand Winches
  • Huchez Range of Winches, Electric, Diesel, Hydraulic and Hand Winches
  • Jakob Thaler
  • SEB International Winches and cabling equipment
  • SEB International Winches and cabling equipment