AIS Vanguard – Our Story

For more than 40 years, AIS Vanguard has earned an enviable reputation as a leading multi-disciplined industrial engineering business. Part of a family-owned, independent company, we offer national and international industrial services. We provide solutions to any heavy lifting or transport challenges.

Our AIS Vanguard team is comprised of 150+ professionals and represents industry best practice, attitude and insight. Backed by a vetted supply chain of specialist partners, we are committed to excellence across everything we do.

It’s our people that make the difference. Vanguard go the extra mile to ensure projects are delivered on time, right first time, every time. Taking a no nonsense approach, we handle each project with expertise and attention to detail, from the initial enquiry right the way through to handover.

We have decades of experience and expertise in heavy lifting and moving a wide variety of assets. We use tried and tested methods and use a broad range of proven and advanced plant and equipment. Our wholly-owned fleet and national network of branches offer a full range of capabilities here at home and abroad.

“AIS strives to offer a single standard in project delivery operating to the very highest standards regardless of job size or location. A true full turnkey offering combining engineering with logistics with focus being on innovation, collaboration , value and above all else safety” 

Matt Ainscough, Group CEO

Why our clients choose AIS Vanguard

  • Professional, multi-skilled workforce that have an unwavering skillset to deliver the project on time and within budget.
  • Our national network of branches to ensure capability and resources are available at all times when called upon.
  • Our Business Development and Sales team to re-iterate and confirm our readiness to accept the ever changing nature of the industry.
  • Years of experience and expertise in moving a variety of equipment using a variety of tried and tested methods.
  • Our ongoing pro-active involvement and communication from contract award to final invoice. 
  • Commitment to Health & Safety Procedures from all levels of the business.
  • Our professional, sensitive, courteous approach to dealing with enquiries in a timely manner.

Client Testimonials

Take a look at some of the great feedback we have received from some of our clients…

Enquire Today

If you would like to enquire on how we can help you with your project, then call us on

01257 441111