WGC Cranes Crane


WGC Cranes Group is a crane company that has built upon over 30 years of successful trading. With a large and varied fleet WGC Cranes are able to undertake a range of projects specialising in major shut downs, maintenance and construction works.

The success of the group is shown through repeat business. Throughout the years the company has strived to be flexible in meeting customers’ demands and maintain a long term focus. Due to the strong commitment to reinvest in the business, the WGC Cranes fleet has steadily grown while being regularly updated to include the most modern cranes.

Having started in Batemans Bay the company moved to Wollongong in 2000 and began trading as Wollongong Cranes.

In 2012 Wollongong Cranes began trading under the new name – WGC Cranes. The change of name was instigated for a number of reasons, but mainly to assist our clients by presenting the one shop front and streamlined administration processes.

Now operating as the one business with several depots, WGC Cranes are now more capable than ever of undertaking large scale projects both in our local areas and around Australia. The group has demonstrated its capabilities as a national supplier to major projects as it mobilised cranes to both North Queensland and Western Australia for long term jobs.



Our Experienced Team

WGC Cranes have an experienced team, with all the qualifications to ensure their work runs smoothly, both for day to day hire and project work.

Marc Sergi – General Manager

During the 8 years he has worked with the company, Marc has piloted the company through a period of consistent growth - taking the fleet from 9 to 30 mobile cranes. Marc has been instrumental in securing notable contracts with blue chip clients, such as Blue Scope Steel, Sydney Water, and Endeavour Energy. Marc played a key role in the acquisition of Camtrac Cranes in 2008.

In addition, Marc was a pioneer in the establishment of Traffic Logistics which was setup to offer a complete in house solution for construction and civil projects. Operating successfully since 2006, Traffic Logistics now employs 75 people and works throughout New South Wales.

Rob McInnes – Business Development

With almost ten years of experience in the crane industry working for a leading manufacturer, Rob has recently come on board to improve the internal procedures and to help maintain current contracts as well as push the business into new regions. With a strong background in crawler cranes, Rob is also responsible for growing WGC’s dry hire business.

Manny Paniagua – Operations Co-ordinator

Manny Paniagua has been a part of the crane industry for over 30 years, with qualifications as an open ticket crane driver, advanced rigger and truck driver. Joining WGC Cranes in 2007 as Operations Co-ordinator, Manny’s main role is to assist major clients with crane requirements, logistics, site evaluations and crane lift studies.

The comprehensive experience Manny offers has been crucial to both securing, and fulfilling major contracts with clients in the mining, civil and construction industries.

John Sheehan – Project Co-ordinator

John has vast experience working with cranes, working with Allied Groups crane division for 15 years before coming to WGC Cranes as Project Co-ordinator – a role he has filled since 2009.

As well as conducting site inspections and scheduling for WGC Cranes normal business, John also plays a pivotal role in maintaining the BlueScope Steel contract on a daily basis, by controlling bookings, site inspections and crane lift studies.

John Howie - Crane Allocator

With more than 20 years of experience in the crane and access industries, John is an accomplished Crane Allocator. In what is a high pressure role, John brings a cool head to ensure that every booking is serviced with the right crane, and the right crew. Prior to taking on the role with WGC Cranes, John spent 10 years with Gillespie Cranes in Sydney & previous to that was depot manager at Wreck air hire.


Safety Systems

WGC Cranes strives to fully implement a safety system that:

  • Provides a platform to achieve best practice

  • Complies with all relevant legislation, standards and codes

  • Recognise and achieve client safety and performance requirements

  • Delivers all necessary training to ensure staff are competent to complete their work

  • Achieves zero lost time injuries

  • Enables swift return to work of employees in a suitable role

  • Allows for continuous improvement by regular review and revision

There are three key elements to WGC Cranes safety systems.

Quality Assurance

WGC Cranes have been independently assessed and are compliant with ISO9001. This means their systems can accommodate the needs of large projects with the benefits of quality assurance also spreading to the day to day hire business with an increased focus on consistency and reliability.

Independent Client Audits

As part of the contract for works inside Blue Scope Steel, WGC Cranes have been subjected to regular audits of their safety systems and processes. WGC Cranes recently achieved a record assessment score from Blue Scope Steel in an all-encompassing look at their systems and processes for resource management, policy statements, risk management, injury management, documentation and record keeping.

By undertaking this process regularly, WGC Cranes ensure that all systems are rigorously maintained.

A full copy of the recent Blue Scope Steel audit is available upon request.

Crane Safe

WGC Cranes are a keen participant in the CICA crane safe program, with every crane included in the program.

Crane safe involves an annual third party inspection of all machines, providing another avenue to ensure that maintenance of the fleet is kept up to date, and that the company complies with the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act.