Carrying out successful machinery moving projects in the food and drink industry means having an acute awareness of the need to work to strict hygiene standards.

At Merritts we have a thorough understanding of working in clean environments and the importance of health & safety compliance. All employees are aware of the stringent requirements that need to be followed regarding protective clothing. They understand low and high care production areas and wear the appropriate PPE depending on the protection specification.

Our food and drink machinery movers package delivers a comprehensive solution. Manufacturers within the food and drink industry use us because they trust us to uphold the strict hygiene requirements involved, ensure the supply chain is protected and work efficiently to ensure production schedules are met. We realise that fitting in with production schedules and shift patterns may mean working out of hours and/or at the weekends. Therefore, planning strategies are meticulously executed by our project managers to ensure production down time is kept to an absolute minimum.

Food and Drink Machinery Movers

Our turnkey machinery moving service includes:

  • Lifting and loading/offloading
  • Transport
  • De-crating and de-stuffing
  • Installation package including mechanical and electrical services
  • Positioning
  • Core drilling and bolting down
  • Aligning and levelling
  • Commissioning assistance for manufacturers
  • Storage services
  • Packaging services

Our specialist lifting equipment also allows us to move machinery in confined spaces. This is of great benefit in facilities where space is of a premium. Whether you require the installation of new machinery, or the removal and relocation of existing machinery, by choosing Merritts you will receive an unparalleled quality of service with satisfaction guaranteed.

Food and Drink Machinery Movers

With over 95 years of experience, we have worked alongside many of the major manufacturers of food and drink production machinery. Examples of the food and drink machinery that we have transported and installed include:

  • Conveyor systems
  • Filling machines
  • Weighing machines
  • Food mixing and preparation
  • Ovens
  • Commercial fridges and cold stores
  • Packaging and vacuum machinery
  • Washing and spraying equipment

MANUFACTURERS – PROTECTING YOUR BRAND

At Merritts, we understand that your brand is one of the most important aspects of your business. When a customer purchases your product, they want to see that their investment is being handled by experts who care about the machinery that they are transporting and installing.

Merritts fleet of vehicles and plant are stylishly liveried in our corporate colours and all operatives wear branded corporate workwear uniforms ensuring that the Merritts brand becomes an extension of your own.

We can offer low loaders with lorry mounted cranage (up to 26Te lift and carry capability), flat and covered transport, Versa-Lift high capacity compact lift trucks (pick and carry up to 35Te) and a large fleet of 7Te rated trucks for general moving.

Food and drink machinery movers, Midlands

When it comes to the installation, Merritts food and drink machinery movers are able to offer everything from handling and transport services, through to the provision of engineers to assist your commissioning engineers. This can be significantly cost efficient on longer installations. Each client is assigned a Director level contact who is available seven days a week to answer any queries. This contact will be your account manager and will oversee all pricing, operational arrangements and will ensure that all projects are completed as planned.

Export packing and shipping

Merritts is able to provide export packing and shipping services. This means we are able to remove equipment from a customer site, transport to our warehouse facility and arrange for the equipment to be packed to any specification and shipped to any destination in the world.

 

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