As their names suggest, the Foldaway 500 will hoist 500kg while its Foldaway 1200 companion will deal with loads weighing up to 1,200kg. Both cranes offer full 360° slew rotation.

Penny's cranes and platform lifts are now available to Nissan light commercial customers through the van maker's dealer network. The Chesterfield-based firm has also developed a special vehicle-mounted platform lift for Royal Mail Letters designed to simplify the handling and collection of post trolley cages when smaller vans are used.

In a further initiative, Penny has cut the price of its 550kg-capacity Easyloader tail-lift to £995.