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PHL: Pioneering Progress in Construction Equipment Rental and Turnkey Lifting Solutions

In the dynamic world of construction, the Premier Group was established in 2007 by Directors Mr. Anil Chaudhary and Mr. Som Dutt Sharma, starting with just two cranes.

Today, their journey has culminated in the formation of Premier Heavy Lift (PHL) as a testament to their remarkable growth and industry leadership. Now boasting a fleet of over 350 plus equipment units valued at nearly INR 850 crs (USD 100 million), their range includes Crawler Cranes, Hydraulic Cranes, Tower Cranes, Trailers, Pilling Rigs, Grabs, RMC Equipment, and more establishing them as Industry Leaders.

In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry, PHL stands as a testament to vision, determination, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Founded in 2007 by two visionary directors, Mr. Anil Chaudhary, an ex-IRSE professional, and Mr. Som Dutt Sharma, an industry veteran, the company embarked on its journey from humble beginnings with just two cranes.

PHL Vision

At PHL Cranes, our vision is to be the foremost leader in the Heavy Lift & Transportation industry, setting the standard for excellence, innovation, and reliability. We aspire to redefine the way the world perceives and experiences Heavy Lifting solutions.

PHL Mission

Our mission at PHL Cranes is to provide unparalleled Heavy Lift & Transportation solutions that empower our customers to achieve their most ambitious goals. We are dedicated to delivering top-quality cranes and services, always striving for excellence in safety, reliability, and performance.

PHL Advantages


Benefit from our extensive industry experience.


Access cutting-edge Cranes, Solutions and other equipment.


Count on consistent, safe Heavy Lifting operations.


Prioritize safety with stringent protocols.


Tailored Heavy Lifting solutions for your unique needs.


Optimize project timelines and costs.


Commitment to eco-friendly practices.


Responsive support and satisfaction.

Nationwide Presence

Reliable service across the nation.


Build lasting relationships with a trusted partner.

From The Managements Desk

Som Dutt Sharma


With over 40 years of unwavering commitment to the construction industry, Som Dutt Sharma has left an indelible mark. His journey began as a contractor for the Indian Railways in the 1990s, where he specialized in building bridges and platform shelters.

Key Accomplishments

Som Dutt Sharma’s pioneering spirit and dedication led him to a significant milestone in 2001. He played a pivotal role in the revival of construction work for India’s first metro, the Delhi Metro. His expertise in structural steel work was instrumental in the success of this groundbreaking project.


Som Dutt Sharma is a business graduate from Delhi University, which has provided him with a strong foundation in business management and strategy.


Som Dutt Sharma is recognized as an industry veteran in the fields of heavy lifting and engineering. His wealth of experience and deep-rooted knowledge make him an invaluable asset to the PHL.

Anil Kumar Chaudhary


With a rich and diverse background, Anil Kumar Chaudhary has made significant contributions to the construction industry. His journey began with a strong educational foundation, completing his Civil Engineering degree from Delhi College Of Engineering. Later, he embarked on a distinguished career as an IRSC (Indian Railway Service of Civil Engineers) officer of the 1983 batch.

Key Accomplishments

Anil Kumar Chaudhary dedicated over 22 years of his professional life to the Indian Railways, with his last posting as Chief Engineer in Bangalore. His tenure in the railways was marked by remarkable achievements and contributions to the country’s infrastructure.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Displaying his entrepreneurial spirit, Anil Kumar Chaudhary took premature retirement from the Indian Railways in 2005. Following this, he co-founded Premier Infra Services with Mr. Som Dutt Sharma, establishing Premier Group as a significant player in the construction industry.


Anil Kumar Chaudhary brings a wealth of experience and expertise to PHL. His strong educational background, coupled with years of service to the Indian Railways and his role in founding PHL Services, makes him a key figure in the company’s success.

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Esteem Clients


In the ever-evolving landscape of infrastructure and heavy equipment services, Premier Infra has emerged as a formidable force, setting new standards in the industry. We specialize in the rental of heavy equipment’s and turnkey lifting activities, providing essential support to a wide range of sectors, from construction to logistics. Premier group’s remarkable journey from its inception to becoming an industry leader is a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation.

Started Premier Infra Services Pvt ltd and bought two cranes
Added multiple trailers, axles and grew the fleet to almost 45 equipments.
By 2012, became pioneers in launching girders around the country and were doing more than 90% of all Metro Girder launching/erection jobs in the country.
Purchased majority stake in a Soil Engineering Company(Ipex Infrastructure) and added Piling Rigs, Grabs and other soil engineering equipment’s.
International expansion in Sri Lanka and took multiple bridge redevelopment jobs.
Secured a 250Cr EPC project from Ircon in Maharashtra to make multiple bridges over the backwaters in CRZ zone.
Acquired All cargos Crane Rental Division

The Growth Story

We started in 2006 from a small office in New Delhi, India and bought 2 unit 50 Ton Cranes to start our journey. With the zeal to always strive hard and grow our assets we currently have over 350 equipment’s in our asset base and have a total Tonnage of more than 21,000 Metric Tons. PHL  growth story is one that exemplifies resilience, vision, and a dedication to customer satisfaction. We embarked on our journey with a clear goal in mind: to revolutionize the equipment rental and lifting activities in India. 

From its humble beginnings, PHL invested heavily in building a diverse and modern fleet of heavy machinery. Its commitment to quality and safety standards quickly earned it a reputation for reliability and efficiency. This dedication paid off as the company secured numerous projects across the nation, gradually expanding its footprint in the industry.

In addition, the defining moment in PHL growth trajectory arrived when it executed a strategic takeover in 2023 of the crane rental division of AllCargo Group, one of the top leaders in the crane rental space in India. This acquisition, conducted through a slump sale, was a game-changer, propelling Premier into the upper echelons of the industry.


One of the most noteworthy aspects of this acquisition was the addition of AllCargo’s impressive cranes, with a gross block valued at INR 550 Crore. This strategic move not only bolstered PHL  asset base but also enhanced its capabilities, allowing it to take on even more ambitious projects and serve an ever-expanding client base.

PHL journey of exponential growth has been underpinned by a commitment to innovation, a focus on operational excellence, and an unwavering dedication to safety and sustainability. The company’s ability to adapt to the evolving needs of its clients and the industry as a whole has positioned it as a leader in the equipment  rental and lifting activities sector, setting the stage for even greater achievements in the future. With a vision that extends beyond horizons, PHL is poised to continue shaping the future of infrastructure development in India.

Key Milestones

Turnkey Solutions Redefining Lifting

Premier Group revolutionized the crane rental space by offering comprehensive turnkey solutions to customers across diverse sectors, including metros, roads, bridges, railways, buildings, and refineries. Today, the company safely transports and lifts over 5,000 tonnes of load daily, a testament to its commitment to safety and efficiency.

Diversification into Ground Engineering

In 2014, Premier Group took a bold step into ground engineering works by acquiring a majority stake in Ipex Infrastructure. This strategic move expanded the company's capabilities to provide turnkey solutions for all underground works, including piling works, grabbing works, shoring system walls, secant pile walls, sheet pile walls, rock anchoring, contiguous pile walls, and renting of all related machinery.

International Expansion

Premier Group's commitment to excellence transcends geographical boundaries. In 2016, the company secured a bridge redevelopment project from IRCON International Ltd. in Sri Lanka. This endeavor marked a significant milestone as Premier Group ventured into a new geographic environment, demonstrating its ability to excel in harsh conditions abroad. Remarkably, all manpower and machinery were mobilized from India for this project.

EPC Expansion

Premier Group made significant inroads into the EPC space. In 2019, they secured a substantial tender directly from IRCON International Ltd., a government PSU, valued at 250 crores. The successful completion of a challenging 1.7 km bridge project for DFCC in Maharashtra, amidst the complexities of black cotton terrain and a lengthy monsoon season, marked a pivotal achievement. This success opened doors to larger opportunities in the EPC domain.

Landmark Acquisition

In 2023, Premier Group made a groundbreaking acquisition by acquiring the Allcargo Crane Division, one of the country's largest crane rental companies. This strategic move, executed as a slum sale, was unprecedented in the crane rental industry. It further solidified Premier Group's position as a leading player in the crane rental sector and expanded its footprint, especially in the windmill sector.

Clients and Collaborations

Premier Group's journey is enriched by its collaborations with industry giants and public sector enterprises. Some of the esteemed clients and partners include:

  1. DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation)
  2. LMRC (Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation)
  3. IRCON (IRCON International Ltd.)
  4. L&T (Larsen & Toubro)
  5. Tata Projects
  6. GE (General Electric)
  7. Ultratech
  8. PNC Infratech
  9. ITD Cementation India Ltd.
  10. Sam India Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.
  11. SNC (SNC-Lavalin Group)


The Road Ahead

Looking toward the future, Premier Group remains committed to growth across all facets of its business. This includes advancing its turnkey lifting solutions, continuing success in the EPC project division, and strengthening its presence in the crane rental space. Premier Group’s journey, marked by innovation and excellence, is poised to continue making significant contributions to the construction industry.

With an expanding clientele overseas in countries like Sri lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal and an unwavering focus on delivering quality, Premier Group is dedicated to forging new frontiers in construction, both within and beyond India’s borders. It thrives on challenges, be it in familiar territory or uncharted international waters, demonstrating that excellence knows no boundaries.

Esteemed Clients