interim storage of injection moulding machines as part of production restructure.
Company Profile: Robinson Plc is a leading provider of innovative custom moulded plastic and rigid paperboard packaging.
Project Outline: Merritts machinery movers were tasked with the interim storage of injection moulding machines as part of production restructure.
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 re-positioning 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 other Robinson facilities in Nottinghamshire were disconnected, dismantled and removed from the production areas. Lorry mounted crane and Versa-Lift truck were used to load the machinery onto Merritts’ transport. A combination of low loaders and euroliners were utilised in this scenario.
Interim Storage: To enable well-timed integration of machinery into other sites, Merritts provided a short-term storage facility within its HMRC approved secure warehouse.
A variety of Merritts services were required on this project, ranging from lifting and moving heavy machinery, to providing an interim storage facility. The range of equipment used allowed us to execute without incident and in a safe and timely manner.