1969 ABLELifting Gear (Midlands) ltd, operating from
Lyde Green, Halesowen ABLE Lifting was initially
set up to service local industry by way of: Hire
Service, Repair and Sales of all types of lifting
1971 Dueto the Black Country being a strong hold
within the steel industry, word of mouth and
reputation was growing. Companies within the
steel industry were requesting there knowledge
experience and support. South Wales was a
Particular area, thus creating an opening of
ABLE Lifting (Swansea)Ltd. Again ABLE would
assist in the local area.
1972 Inorder to keep up with the demand for lifting
tackle, a new company needed to be set up,
operating from offices in Telford,thus creating the
name Telford Trading Company. TTC was to
source and supply quality products from around
Europe, then be distributed through
1973 TTCobtain Sole and Exclusive rights for distribution
of Brano lifting products, throughout the United
Kingdom & Ireland. (Brano products, had already
been producing products for over 50 years.
For a period of this time, Brano had been jointly
owned by YALE manufacturing in Germany and
still to this day produce and sell goods to Tractel
1974 Operatingfrom premises on the Pembrokeshire
Docks, electronics Sonoma Ltd opens. Sonoma
was to manufacture electronic weighing devices
such as load and compression cells. Also to be
distributed through TTC lifting.
1976 TTCgains a complete network of distributors
around the UKand Ireland.
TTC starts first exports of Brano products.
TTC officially register company as
TTC (lifting gear) Ltd.
1979 Dueto international expertise. TTC negotiate &
Receive sole exclusive rights to import quality mild
steel chains. To be sold directly to chain
manufactures in the UK. As not to confuse with
the lifting gear trade, all sales to go through
1986 SonomaLtd becomes incorporated within the
1996 Dueto steady decline within mining industry,
chain sales were on decline, CTC becomes
incorporated within TTC group.
1999 TTCopen negotiations over sole exclusive rights
for UKwith major, Lifting and materials handling
manufacturer in far east.
2001 TTC& Hu-Lift Corporation sign exclusive UK
agreements for joint partnership to distribute all
lifting products. All products sold under the
2005/06 TTC receive exclusive rights and launch new product Electric chain hoist.
2007 Launch of theTTC Website