Aerospace and Defence

Merritts carry out the movement of manufacturing machinery and production equipment within the aerospace and defence industry, providing support for OEM’s and component manufacturers as well as tiers 1 & 2 suppliers. We are also approved suppliers to companies that manufacture ministry of defence (MOD) approved components.

Working within the aerospace and defence sector requires sensitivity, trust and adherence to rules and regulations in order to ensure confidentiality.

We regularly work on behalf of machine manufacturers who require a trusted and approved partner to collect, transport and install machinery within an aerospace and defence manufacturing company.

We also work on behalf of the defence and aerospace equipment manufacturers when they wish to move heavy machinery to improve the efficiency of production lines, relocate machinery to another factory or need machinery removing for disposal or storage.

All aerospace and defence projects are managed by a Director who will ensure confidentiality is maintained and that the project is meticulously planned and executed.

Our health & safety team conduct on site audits to ensure safe working conditions. Risk assessments, method statements and lift plans are produced for every project. All plant, lifting equipment and machinery moving tackle is tested at regular intervals, meeting both LOLER and PUWER standards.

Our turnkey heavy machinery moving services include;

• 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
• Machinery disposal

Defence machinery movers

Examples of the machinery and equipment that we have transported and installed on behalf of aerospace and defence equipment manufacturing companies include:

  • Robot Assembly Lines
  • Furnaces
  • CNC Machines
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Hot Forming Presses
  • Injection Moulders
  • Extrusion Machines
  • Power Presses
  • Testing Equipment
  • Metalworking Machinery
  • Paint Systems & Spray Booths

Defence Machinery Movers, Midlands

Underpinning our history of success and our ability to continually deliver a hassle-free service to our customers, is our policy of continuous investment in vehicles, lifting equipment and tackle. All equipment undergoes regular and stringent maintenance, inspection and testing procedures.

The Merritts fleet incorporates an extensive range of modern vehicles; most of which have been custom built to our own specification to fulfil the requirements of the machine transport industry.

When discussing your project, we take great care to understand the complexities of each movement to determine most suitable equipment.

Skilled & experienced operatives

We understand that your reputation is one of the most important aspects of your business and as such we take great pride in our motivated team who are always striving to achieve complete customer satisfaction.

All employees working on behalf of your project will arrive stylishly liveried in our corporate colours which extend to the operatives uniforms ensuring that the Merritts brand becomes an extension of your own and onsite security can be maintained.

Our experienced site team consists of SSSTS trained foremen, riggers, drivers, crane operators and electrical & mechanical engineering specialists. All operatives undertake an on-going training and development program to promote multi-skilling and safe working practices.

Environment & Responsibility

Merritts is dedicated to making a positive impact where possible in the shared goal of sustainability and reduced carbon footprint.

As keen advocates in the addressing of environmental issues and responsibilities some of our environmental measures include the utilisation of low emission vehicles, lower CO2 and carbon efficient fuels to the recycling of large scale packaging materials.

We regularly conduct appraisals or our working methods as well as on-going work practice and efficiency reviews for all departments within the business.

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Manufacturers we have worked for include:

  • Rolls Royce
  • BAE Systems
  • Babcock Aerospace
  • Cobham
  • GKN
  • Gardner
  • Airbus
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Doncasters

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