History

From our humble beginnings as a farm-based, crane rental business to becoming an industry leader, North West Crane LTD. has been providing cutting-edge solutions and outstanding service for over two decades.

We pride our roots and long history in the business as it has allowed us to become the experts we are today. Nobody understands the mechanics of cranes quite like NWC. Nobody provides user-friendly rig-ups like NWC. We are and will continue to be 100% committed in providing our clients with exceptional service and knowledge.

The company’s founder Ivan Janssen, began in the truck mounted crane industry in 1986 and throughout his career worked with all the major crane manufacturers, including: National, Manitowoc, Terex, QMC, JLG, USTC, Manitex, Heila, Cormac, Ferrari, Effer, Palfinger, PENZ, and Log Lift. 

1993 – North West Cranes LTD. is incorporated
1997 – Ivan’s son, Jon, becomes a partner
2001 - NWC moves off the farm, into a new facility in Leduc. Don Kurjata joins the NWC partner group
2003 - Jon and his family move to Grande Prairie to do the first NWC branch plant.
2008 - Dave Friesen joins the NWC partner group.
2011 - Jon and his family move back to Leduc to take over his father’s role in the business.
2012 - NWC open their second branch plant in Calgary!