Our dedicated and fully committed project management team is determined to achieve the best results for our clients. Our in-house fleet is extremely comprehensive and offers everything required to lift, transport and install equipment, anywhere in the world.
CNC machinery is our speciality and we have extensive experience in lifting and handling items such as broaching machines, presses, lathes, milling machines and grinding machines etc. The list is endless and we take great pride in the fact we have in-depth knowledge of each machine. Our machine tool specific equipment is as follows:
Low loaders with lorry mounted cranage (up to 26Te lift and carry capability)
Flat and covered transport
Fleet of Versa lift high capacity compact lift trucks (pick and carry up to 27Te) for lifting of complete machines and awkward ancillaries, i.e. tool changers
Large fleet of 3Te to 7Te rated lift trucks for general moving
Our services to the machine tool industry have been developed over many years to specifically isolate the needs of Equipment Manufacturers, End Users and the Used Equipment market and include:
Import of containers or cases
De-crating and De-stuffing
Offload and Positioning
Commissioning assistance for manufacturers
We can also offer complimentary buffer storage for imported machine tools– taking the guesswork out of booking installations and allowing total control of the project from the UK. Services can extend to receiving containers, report on damage, lift into store, clean and prepare, load to transport, transport, offload, install and assist manufacturer to commission if required.
We deliver a superior service to machine tool manufacturers. Each client is assigned a Director level contact who is available seven days a week to answer any queries. This contact will be your account manager and will oversee all priding, operational arrangements and will ensure that all projects are completed as planned.
Regarding flexibility, Merritts are able to operate out of standard working hours and can accommodate night and shift working as well as weekends for moves that are time and/or production sensitive.
When working with machine tools, Merritts machinery movers have worked alongside most of the major manufacturers and are able to take on complete recommissioning packages if required.
“ The restructuring project necessitated a phased relocation of production machinery comprising:
Disposal of Redundant Machinery - Following disconnection of services and draining of drum oils, Merritts were required to remove machines from site and transport to a ferrous waste recycling site.
Internal repositioning of machinery - Machine moves were scheduled and executed through a process of jacking and skating to avoid any disruption to ongoing production. Particular challenges included a tight working environment and steep internal ramps within the factory.
Transportation of Machines to Other Sites - Machines destined for their other facilities in Nottinghamshire were disconnected, dismantled and removed from the production areas. An appropriate lifting device, lorry mounted crane, mobile crane or versalift truck, was then employed to load the machinery onto Merritts’ transport. A combination of low loaders and euroliners were utilised in this scenario.”
We are the leading specialist in:
> Machinery Transport & Installation
> Heavy Haulage & Specialist Transport
> Factory Removal & Relocation
> Industrial Storage & Bonded Warehousing
> Special Projects
> Industrial Safety Training
We operate throughout the UK and overseas across a wide spectrum of industrial and manufacturing sectors:
> Machine Tools
> Plastics & Rubber
> Reusable & Renewable