Aerospace & Manufacturing

Aerospace & manufacturing often requires the complex and automated handling of large objects, alongside the very best standards of safety and reliability.

SCX Special Projects has engineered lifting and mechanical handling solutions for the production lines of jet fighters to aluminium rolling plants to nuclear submarines.

We engineer specialist cranes to meet the precise needs of your mechanical handling challenge.

Our solutions often feature bespoke grapples and manipulators for handling unusual loads, and a modular approach to lifting technologies. We enable you to manoeuvre the most delicate, obscure and valuable packages, manipulate them through different orientations and accurately position them in exact destinations.

Man in front of Bombardier Fuselage Turning Rig & Skate

Lifting power is nothing without control, and the EC&I capabilities enable handling solutions to be fully automated for improved accuracy, efficiency and productivity, or semi-automated to undertake more complex movements or repetitive tasks than could be safely controlled manually.

Our clients have requested turning rigs for delicate components, specialist lifting attachments for unusual loads, bespoke access equipment, integrated lifting and handling machines... the list goes on.

Sometimes, our manufacturing sector clients face a mechanical handling problem that they don't know how to tackle - in fact, this is a direct result of their drive to be more innovative and efficient in their own operations. SCX Special Projects will work with you to turn that problem into a proven and tested handling solution.

Here are a few examples of our aerospace and manufacturing work:


Walkway bascule bridge at National Railway Museum in York

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SCX Special Projects Ltd

Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield, S9 1GA, United Kingdom

t:  +44 (0)114 262 6199