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Established in 1860, JW Crowther & Son Ltd is a 4th generation family run business that saw in our 150th birthday in 2010. 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 of 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.



Present day

Reliability & Quality Matter