The provision of made to measure timber packing cases for export of heavy machinery.
Company Profile: A high profile printing firm
Project Outline: The manufacture of timber cases for twenty units of dismantled offset printing machines. Each machine was approx. 20Te in weight. As these cases were going to be used for export purposes, they were required to conform to ISPM15 (International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures).
After conducting an on-site meeting, Merritts were asked to provide a quote for manufacturing the cases. Detailed drawings were provided with the quote, outlining the loading plan structure. Time was also of the essence as Merritts had to work to strict time constraints to enable shipping within a 28 day period.
As the time schedule was so tight, Merritts began immediately by swiftly sourcing the heat treated timber that would be required.
The bases were constructed first so that the dismantled machinery arriving on Merritts’ transport could be offloaded on to them which would aid movement around the warehouse.
Merritts then continued by assembling the cases around the print machines and appropriate measures were put in place to eliminate any movement whilst in transit.
At some stages during the manufacture, Merritts had a dedicated team working day and night to guarantee the timber cases would be manufactured on time. Exportation was fulfilled without any damage to the customer’s machines.
This project exemplified our ability to work out of hours to provide bespoke services, meet deadlines and comply with the legislative requirements of exporting heavy machinery.