Metropolitan Carriers Pty Ltd was originally incorporated in Queensland in 1936, operating as a master carrier in Brisbane specialising in wool carrying. In 1967, the business was sold off by owner Frank Vaughan, and purchased by Roy Russell to form part of the growing Russell Transport Group.
In September 1991, Metropolitan Carriers Pty Ltd commenced trading as Metro-Lift Cranes. The business launched with four 12T Franna Cranes and the following year saw the addition of two hydraulic slew cranes.
Over the last 25 years, Metro-Lift Cranes has steadily grown, expanding its dominance through demand and reputation, within the mobile crane hire industry.
Over the years, Metro-Lift has attracted and retained highly skills operational and industry professionals and as such have maintain low turnover. The Russell Family recognise the importance of that retained knowledge within the workplace for maintaining repeatable safe undertaking of complex and highly skilled tasks