Liner Concrete Machinery Company Ltd. of Park Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, NE8 3HR. The company was owned by the Harrison Family.[clarification needed] The company manufactured a range of construction site machinery. An notable innovation was the Liner Giraffe the forerunner of the modern telescopic handler in 1974.[1] A new company Multi Quick Engineering now builds some of the Liner Mixer models sine acquiring the rights in 1991[citation (source) needed]

Company historyEdit

The company was founded in ? by ? and ceased manufacture in ? Details required - can you help with more information on this firms history ?

The company manufactured a wide range of site equipment such as Concrete mixers, site dumpers, Site Sawbenches, Roller Pan (Rollpanit) mortar mixers, Pan mixers for batching plants.

In 1974 they developed the Liner Giraffe the first true Telescopic Handler, which was launched at The Public Works Exhibition held at Olympia London in November 1974.(Confirmed by Laurie Hatchard)[citation (source) needed] The Liner Giraffe was described as a "site placing Vehicle". Several examples were sold to prestigious contracts such as the Dinorwic Pumped Storage System ("The Dinorwic Power Station") inside the mountains in Snowdonia, these being sold by Laurie Hatchard (now Hatchard Plant & Machinery in Cheshire) to the MBZ consortium who built the scheme. Another user was PR Morgan Plant Hire owned by Peter Morgan whose son Steve Morgan founded Redrow Construction. The Liner Giraffe was supplied to the RAF and British Army for materials handling duties with the Logistics Corp in the early 1980s.

In 1991 the Liner brand was taken over by Multi Marque Engineering who manufacture a range of Pan mixers used in conservation work for lime motar and plasters and by traing centres.[2]

Publicity FilmEdit

A short film of the Liner Giraffe was made for showing its capabilities, and is listed on the BFI data base.[3]

Model rangeEdit


A number of manuals for liner products are available from specialist dealers - and others.

Scale modelsEdit

A scale model of the Liner giraffe 342 is available in 1:76 scale from Scalelink Models (ref RR04).[5]


Are any other Liner machines in preservation ? - Please add details here.

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