Stenhouse Lifting Equipment is proud to be celebrating 25 years of service in the industry. Founded in 1997, Stenhouse has established a reputation for providing high-quality lifting, height safety equipment and services to clients around Australia. Our commitment to safety, quality and customer satisfaction has made us a leader in the industry over the past quarter century.
We have seen significant growth and development during this time, investing heavily in research and development, manufacturing processes, new product lines and global distribution networks.
In this article, we look back to appreciate some of the highlights that we have achieved in 25 years.
Where it all began
Martin Stenhouse’s journey started at Coast and Country Wire Rope which founded by the Stenhouse Family at Yallah NSW in 1966. Martin’s stepfather brought 45 years of experience as a Chief Rigger on numerous construction sites.
At the age of 15, Martin Stenhouse joined his stepfather and three brothers in the business. Martin stayed in in the industry for 30 years before he, his wife and four sons opened Stenhouse Lifting & Safety Solutions.
Whilst Martin, Yvonne and Adam were there on day one together, it wasn’t long before they were joined by Luke, David and Steven. Adam spent time in various roles including Service Technician, Sales Representative, Scheduler and Branch Supervisor and took over the business in April 2005, Martin retired to Airlie Beach in 2007.
Stenhouse consistently grew over the next 3 years with plans for expansion well underway.
The accident that fuelled our mission
After taking over in 2005, the business was booming until the GFC hit. This coincided with Adam’s own accident where he was left unable to walk for 2 years after being hit by a truck. This accident galvanised the Stenhouse mission to “Ensure everyone goes home safe”.
The business went from strong growth to weathering the post-GFC storm. Over that 2-year period, Adam was committed to make sure that Stenhouse would live the mission and continue to keep its promise to their clients despite the distraction of still being in a wheelchair.
This led to opening our second branch in Wacol and then continually expanding to open new branches across Queensland and Northern Territory. These include:
The importance of accreditations
We are proud to have the largest team of qualified height safety and lifting equipment service technicians in Southeast Queensland. Our service technicians are accredited by the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) and National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) and have decades of combined experience in testing and repairing Auxiliary, Lifting and Height Safety Equipment.
A data-driven business:
Since 2011, Stenhouse has been a data-driven business. The sole purpose of this is to make sure our clients are more likely to go home safe by using Stenhouse than anyone else.
This includes 2 million lifting and height equipment inspections that we have recorded the data for, which has resulted in a failure reduction rate of 76% for each client (as a minimum). This is because of:
Our clients have access to supporting inspection Apps, toolbox talks and customised failed reduction strategy meetings that all work towards measurable reductions of risks on their sites.
The Stats that don't lie
Stenhouse by the numbers....
2023 - Where we are at today
Currently, we have 26 Employees in 4 branches in Queensland. As an ISO 9001:2015 accredited company, Stenhouse places great emphasis on quality control systems that ensure our products are safe, reliable and perform to the highest standards. We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the very best in lifting equipment and services for many more years to come.