We are a smart, dynamic company of problem solvers who enjoy punching above our weight.

Head quartered in the UK, you will find us solving lifting problems throughout West Africa. 

With over 60 years of experience Paterson Simons & Co. (Africa) Ltd. specialises in sales and service of lifting and handling equipment with a focus on the shipping, mining and construction industries in West Africa.

We represent a number of key manufacturers and all our sales come with a full working manufacturers warranty and are backed up by a first class service team based in subsidiary offices in the region. 

From engineers in the field, to sales teams, parts managers, admin assistants and logistics managers (and everyone in between) you'll find us passionate about solving your lifting problems.

Board of Directors: (L-R) STEVE BAKER: Financial Director, Group Finance HENRY LYNE: Chairman, Group Strategy, EDWARD LYNE: Non Executive Director, JOHN TRAYNOR: Managing Director, Group Sales and KWAKU OKOH: Managing Director Pasico Ghana Ltd., Ghana Subsidiary Oversight

Who we are

Who we are

We are a smart, dynamic company of problem solvers who enjoy punching above our weight.

Headquartered in the UK, you will find us solving lifting problems throughout West and Central Africa.

With over 60 years of experience Paterson Simons & Co. (Africa) Ltd. specialises in sales and service of lifting and handling equipment with a focus on the port, mining and oil industries in West and Central Africa.

We represent a number of key manufacturers and all our sales come with a full working manufacturer’s warranty and are backed up by a first-class service team based in subsidiary offices in the region.

From engineers in the field, to sales teams, parts managers, admin assistants and logistics managers (and everyone in between) you’ll find us passionate about solving your lifting problems.

Board of Directors: (L-R) EDWARD LYNE: Non-Executive Director, JOHN TRAYNOR: Managing Director, Group Sales, JAMES SAVOY: Group Technical Director, KWAKU OKOH: Managing Director Pasico Ghana PLC., (Our Ghana Subsidiary), STEVE BAKER: Financial Director, Group Finance and HENRY LYNE: Director, Group Strategy.

Our Vision and Mission

Who we are

Our Vision
To be the recognized market leader in lifting equipment sales, rental and aftermarket care in West and Central Africa.
To be trusted.

Our Mission
To deliver long term growth for/with our stakeholders through the supply of high quality service and sales of specialised lifting and handling equipment in the West and Central African market.

In delivering this growth recognising the political and macro-economic risks that can result in sudden change or cyclical markets.

Managing these objectives by maximising effective local resources wherever possible and respectful of the people and culture of the region at all times.

History

Who we are

Paterson Simons was established in the 1850s. One of the founders, William Ker, developed a close personal relationship with the Temenggong of Johore and was entrusted with managing his finances in 1853. This relationship granted Ker and his partners, William Paterson and Henry Minchin Simons, special business privileges.

The company traded a diverse range of commodities, such as camphor, vanilla, cinnamon, fish products, tin, coffee, rubber, pearls, and gutta percha - which was in high demand for submarine cables and tin mining. Eventually, the partnership changed its name to Paterson, Simons & Company in 1859 after Ker retired.

The company developed extensive port interests in Singapore, Port Klang and Penang and in 1899 formed a joint partnership with the Tanjar Pangong Dock Company to run the port of Johor.

The company remained active in shipping, maritime, and property insurance and acted as agents for the East India Coal Company and various shipping lines. It was acquired by Wood Hall Trust in the 1960s.

In 1990, the company underwent a management buy-out, and today it is a UK-based limited company specializing in sales, rental, and servicing of heavy lifting equipment throughout West and Central Africa.

Who we are

Affiliate Companies

Paterson Simons & Co. (Africa) Ltd.
Head quartered and registered in the UK, and is the parent company of a number of “on-the-ground” subsidiaries in West and Central Africa.

Pasico Ghana Ltd.
The Ghana-based and majority-owned sales and service hub for all of the Paterson Simons lifting equipment brands with branches in Tema and Takoradi. Pasico is also the base for the Group CIT division offering premier safety training and inspections for all lifting equipment and can certify equipment across all major safety regulations (LOLER, OSHA, Ghana Safety Regulator, ANSI and ASME).

Paterson Simons & Company Nigeria Ltd. 
Wholly owned Nigeria-based (Apapa) subsidiary of Paterson Simons & Co. selling and servicing lifting equipment into Nigeria.

Paterson Simons & Co. Togo SARL U
Opened in 2014, the company is a dedicated lifting solutions and service provider for the Togo market.

Paterson Simons & Co. Cameroun SARL U
Opened in 2022, the company is a dedicated lifting solutions and service provider for the Cameroon market.

Recruitment

Paterson Simons is always on the lookout for talent to join our diverse, hard-working, multi-skilled team.

If you think you have something to offer us please contact recruitment@patersonsimons.com with a CV and covering email explaining why. Please put the job position that you are applying for in the subject of your email.

Current Vacancies:

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

1. Logistics Administrator

2. Parts Assistant - Inventory

3. Regional Sales Engineer for English speaking West Africa

4. Parts Co-ordinator

Quality Policy

The Paterson Simons & Co. (Africa) Company Quality Policy

  • To contribute meaningfully to our clients’ productivity by selecting, supplying and supporting quality lifting equipment that is both safe and well suited to their requirements. To be excellent in our execution of this.
  • To maintain and build on our reputation as being the market leader in West and Central Africa for lifting equipment sales and aftermarket care.
  • To effectively work in partnership with stakeholders including customers, employees, subsidiaries and suppliers in a transparent manner.
  • To deliver outstanding customer care, throughout every step of the process from sales enquiry to after sales training.
  • To adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements which govern our products and services

To achieve this, we commit resources to implement, maintain, and continually improve a quality management system that complies with ISO 9001:2015, which ensures we satisfy, and continue to satisfy, our clients’ requirements. To drive continual improvement by having measurable, specific objectives against which to measure and analyse and record results, and to communicate our objectives effectively through the organisation.

Quality and Corporate & Social Responsibility

We believe Corporate & Social Responsibility is a key component to the growth of our business and our core values are embedded in our quality management system.

Corporate & Social Responsibility is overseen by the board of directors and is evaluated as part of the company risk register and in various processes in the business including but not limited to the selection of suppliers and subcontactors, recruitment and staff policies and working practices. For more information see the following documents.

QD027 CORPORATE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY POLICY

SD002-OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

QD058 PRIVACY POLICY

QD062 ANTI BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION POLICY