Bonded Storage, Delivery and Installation of Komori Lithographic Presses

Bonded Store

Collection of Komori Lithographic Presses from seaport and transportation to Merritts HMRC approved bonded storage facility. Delivery and installation at print company.

Company Profile: A UK based printing company

Project Outline:
In order to secure the best deal a leading print company had ordered a new machine from the manufacturer and required HMRC bonded storage in order to defer VAT and import duty whilst premises were readied for its installation.

Project details

Merritts were appointed to receive, bonded store, deliver and install Komori Lithographic presses and enter them into our HMRC bonded storage facility.

We received hi-cube shipping containers into our storage facility direct from docks and handled all necessary paperwork including customs clearance documentation.

Using a lorry mounted crane with 30Te capacity, we lifted the shipping containers to floor level and assessed shipped goods for condition and took photographic records.

We removed print units and ancillary equipment from container using a Versa-Lift and 7Te container spec Hyster fork lift truck and transferred them to a holding area where they were stored until further instruction

Dismantling and loading

  • Load print units and ancillary equipment to Merritts transport using lorry mounted crane.
  • Deliver machinery to UK based customers as required.
  • Offload machinery using lorry mounted crane and Versa-Lift.
  • Unpack and remove print units from transit frames and position as required.
  • Work with manufacturer’s engineers to assemble machine sections
  • Clear site of packaging material and transit frames.


Lifting equipment

  • 30Te Lorry mounted crane
  • Versa-Lift 40/60
  • 7 Te Hyster fork lift truck