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Established in 1860, JW Crowther & Son Ltd is a business that saw in our 150th birthday in 2010, with 4th generation family still working with us. Our current offices are still located on the same land owned by our forefathers; conveniently positioned alongside the M62 so that we can access the whole of Yorkshire and beyond.

Health & Safety and the Environment are extremely important to our company, and form an integral part of our everyday working life. We are a UKAS accredited BSI audited ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 company. We also hold CHAS, SafeContractor and Contractor Plus accreditations, to name a few.

Whatever the size of the project, Crowthers can ensure a fully professional service.

Through the years...

1860 Logo

Founder James William Crowther working with a Fowler traction engine, threshing corn.


1950 Logo

Albert Crowther with one of the first tipper wagons, a Commer Petrol.


1960 Logo

The first pivot steer loading shovel, a JWC Matbro Mastiff at work on site.


1963 Logo

Chaseside Loadmaster, clearing snow in Leeds.


1975 Logo

CAT 955 Tracked Loading Shovel.


1980 Logo

Neville, Geoffrey & Paul Crowther taking delivery of a Leyland Bison 8 wheeler tipper.


1996 Logo

Scarab 7000 Sweeper on a Volvo FL6 chassis working on a large retail park.


2005 Logo

Fleet of Crowther Volvo FM12 8 wheeled tippers.


2008 Logo

The Gritting Company Schmidt gritting unit on a Volvo FL6 chassis.


2008 Logo

Johnson VT650 on a DAF LF chassis.


2010 Logo

New Valley Tanker Jetter unit on a DAF LF chassis.


2010 Logo

The Gritting Company Gritter on a DAF LG chassis being loaded with salt at one of our central salt warehouses.


2010 Logo

Celebrating 150 Years of Service Excellence.


2011 Logo

Achieved our ISO certification for the first time.


2014 Logo

New Stocks Sweepers added to fleet on DAF bodies.


2015 Logo

Four new 8 wheeled tippers added to the rapidly expanding fleet.


2016 Logo

Our 320 Excavator worked hard with our Gritting Division during the first snow of the season.


2018 Logo

Operatives carry out a drain survey and use our Whale Tanker on Volvo body


2019 Logo

Two new Johnston Iveco Sweepers are added to our fleet



Present day

Reliability & Quality Matter