Provision of heavy machinery lifting equipment and a mechanical installation team to offload and install SMS HybrEx extrusion machine and OMAV furnace.
Garnalex is a new aluminium extrusion house that was formed in March 2018 by Roger Hartshorn, who is best known for founding, growing and selling two leading PVC-U systems companies, Eurocell and Liniar.
The £9 million investment into the 100,000 square foot factory will allow Garnalex to extrude 4 tonnes of aluminium an hour on the SMS HybrEx Press.
We provided lifting equipment and a mechanical installation team to offload and install the SMS HybrEx extrusion machine and OMAV furnace into Garnalex’s facility at Nether Heage, Derbyshire. In total, the aluminium extrusion press weighed over 170 Tonnes.
Health & Safety
The Merritts health & safety team ensured the correct documentation and systems were in place to provide a safe working environment for all parties concerned. This included:
SMS HybrEx Installation
SMS HybrEx machine works were completed over a 3 week period.
OMAV FURNACE INSTALLATION
The OMAV furnace, run out, handling unit and ageing oven installation works were completed over an 8 week period. Our works included:
Resources & Equipment
Merritts have been the perfect partner to work with throughout the project. Their machinery installation knowledge has been of great value and they have worked cohesively with the OEM engineers to complete the works well within the expected timeframe. Their attention to health and safety issues and professionalism when on site has been exemplary and we look forward to working with them again on future projects.