About us

Established in 1922, Merritts has evolved from its humble beginnings as a coal delivery business into the market leading enterprise it is today. Continual investment in market leading equipment, vehicles and high calibre personnel has provided the company with a solid platform for future development.


Joseph Merritt buys a small coal delivery business in Nottingham.


The company acquires its first motorised vehicle, a Ford Model-T.


Joseph Merritt & Son undertakes its first industrial removal jobs.


A lorry-mounted crane is purchased by Ken Merritt, the first of its kind to be powered by an auxiliary engine.


The company was incorporated as Joseph Merritt & Son Limited.


In response to the economic recession, Merritts embark on a program of diversification to include expansion of services into on-site engineering and industrial training.

Present Day

The company continues to thrive as a leading force in machinery relocations; celebrating more than 95 years in the business and passing into the hands of the fourth generation of management under brothers, James and Richard Merritt.

Continuous investment

Underpinning our history of success and our ability to continually deliver a hassle free service to our customers, is our policy of continuous investment in competent personnel and the latest lifting equipment & vehicles.

Merritts site team consists of SSSTS trained foremen, riggers, drivers, crane operators and electrical & mechanical engineering specialists. All operatives undertake an on-going training and development program

All equipment undergoes regular and stringent maintenance, inspection and testing procedures, meeting both LOLER and PUWER standards.

Global Machinery Moving Specialists

Merritts’ client base comprises manufacturers, suppliers and end users of heavy industrial machinery and equipment. We operate throughout the UK and overseas across a multitude of industrial and manufacturing sectors. Our customers range from local SMEs to global organisations.

Our core deliverable is a turnkey project solution. This is accomplished by utilisation of our experienced personnel which includes engineering specialists, installation professionals, a dedicated project management team and a proficient health & safety department.

Meticulous planning is key to our success. Our effective preparation means agreed project budgets are met and planned deadlines are kept. This in turn ensures that any production interruptions will be at a minimum.