PACE History

shuttlelift cranes

2015

Paul Heeks receives Con Popov Award

Pace Cranes founder and Chairman Paul Heeks receives the prestigious Con Popov Award. The Con Popov Memorial Award is awarded to an individual by The Crane Industry Council of Australia on an annual basis (if a nomination is deemed worthy) to recognise outstanding contribution to the industry over a considerable time period. The presentation is made at the CICA Annual Conference Gala Dinner. Nominations are called for each year via the respective CICA State Branches. .

shuttlelift cranes

2014

Pace Cranes takes on the distributorship for American rubber tyred gantry crane manufacturer Shuttlelift for the east coast of Australia.
cica award

2013

Pace Cranes is awarded booth of the year award at the Crane Industry Council of Australia national crane conference.
sennebogen award

2012

Pace Cranes is awarded the Dealer of the Year award for best business development / Sennebogen Crane Line. The award is presented by Erich Sennebogen Jnr.
sennebogen cranes

2010

Pace Cranes signs the Australian & New Zealand distributor agreement with German crane manufacturer Sennebogen. The first Sennebogen is sold into Australia later that year, a 608M multi crane was purchased by equipment hire company DPW Plant Hire.
cranesafe

2003

Pace Cranes is the first company to receive CraneSafe accreditation outside of Victoria.
pace old logo

2002

Due to the success of the hire department the company is being more recognised as Pace Cranes and decision is made to rebrand to Pace Cranes.
grave national

2000

P.A. Construction Equipment becomes the New South Wales distributor for National Crane and the service and support agent for Grove Manlift access equipment.
crane-hire

1997

Pace Cranes Hire is established to promote and gain awareness of their niche product line by implementing the equipment into the field. This soon leads to an increase in equipment which includes Maeda Mini Cranes, Jaso Tower Cranes, Emu Material Hoist, Articulated Tractor Cranes, Franna Cranes, Skat Cranes, Tele Handlers & Marklift Access Equipment.
Jaso cranes

1996

Pace Cranes become the Australian distributor for Spanish tower crane manufacturer Jaso Tower Cranes. Jaso Tower Cranes were imported and sold to companies such as Leighton Contractors, Radius Rigging & Lindores Cranes & Rigging.
Singapore pace soon douglas

1996

A joint venture between P.A. Construction Equipment and Singapore company Soon Douglas is established. Registered as Pace Soon Douglas Pty Ltd. The business was responsible for importing tower cranes and provided electric tower crane hire to the Australian market.
luna cranes

1995

P.A Construction Equipment becomes the Australian distributor for Spanish Crane manufacturer Luna Equipment. Luna specialise in all terrain cranes, truck cranes and industrial cranes. The first Luna GM10/12 is sold to Brambles in Port Kembla for their steel mill operations.
pace cranes

1994

P.A Construction Equipment quickly outgrows current premises and moves to larger premises in Lorraine Street, Peakhurst.
maeda mini crawler cranes

1992

P.A Construction Equipment becomes the Australian & New Zealand distributor for Japanese mini crawler crane manufacturer Maeda Seisakusuko. The Maeda MC264HC model is the first Maeda crane to arrive into Australia.
Valla cranes

1992

P.A Construction Equipment takes on the Australian distributorship of Italian pick & carry crane manufacturer Valla. Pace sells the first Valla 75D to Shell Refinery located in Clyde New South Wales.
Century II

1990

P.A Construction Equipment becomes the New South Wales distributor Century II line of mobile lifting equipment. These include P&H, IHI, Lorain, Lima Mobile Cranes, Austin Western & Potain Tower Cranes. P&H was later purchased by PPM and then Terex.
perry engineering

1988

P.A Construction Equipment is appointed as the New South Wales distributor for Perry Engineering responsible for sales of their Articulated cranes and Trenching machines.
Robway safety systems

1988

P.A Construction Equipment is appointed the New South Wales distributor for Robway Safety Systems, manufacturers of load monitoring systems for cranes and machinery based in Adelaide.
pace inception

1987

P.A Construction Equipment Pty Ltd was established by Paul Heeks who specialised in crane sales, spare parts, crane repairs & maintenance. Paul spent many years working for Favco tower cranes as Marketing Manager and the NSW State Manager of Australian Crane & Excavator which was part of the Tutt Bryant Group (Tutts).