Merritts specialise in the movement of machinery within the automotive industry. Our client base consists of leading international vehicle manufacturers, component suppliers and production machinery manufacturers.

We regularly complete projects for automotive vehicle and parts manufacturing companies that require their machinery to be installed, relocated, or disposed of.

Our quality service aims to ensure that your automotive manufacturing machinery moving project is completed within the agreed time frame and with the least possible interruption to your production line schedule.

This can also include operating out of standard working hours, evening or night and shift working, as well as weekends for moves that are time and/or production sensitive.

We adopt a continuous programme of investment in our transportation and lifting equipment. This includes lorry mounted cranes, Versa-Lifts, hydraulic lifting gantries, HGV’s and trailers including low loaders, flats, and curtain sided options offering numerous versatile solutions for transporting and installing automotive machinery.

If you are embarking on a factory expansion, re-location or de-commissioning project involving automotive vehicles or parts assembly lines and need machinery removed and transported, we have the expertise to help.

Our turnkey automotive 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

Automotive industry machinery movers, Midlands

Merritts machinery movers have worked alongside many of the major manufacturers of automotive machinery and are able to undertake complete recommissioning packages if required.

We specialise in providing fully managed, professional, and cost-effective machinery moving solutions on a UK and global basis.

We work for many of the automotive industries leading machinery manufacturers. Examples of the machinery that we have transported and installed include:

  • Robot assembly lines
  • Conveyor systems
  • CNC machines
  • Injection moulders
  • Extrusion machinery
  • Power presses
  • Testing equipment
  • Metalworking machinery
  • Paint systems and spray booths
  • Hot forming presses

Our people

We understand that your brand is one of the most important aspects of your business and as such we take great pride in our 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.


As part of our process to deliver a hassle-free service to our customers, it is our policy to continuously invest in vehicles, lifting equipment and tackle. 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 automotive industry.

All our equipment is tested at regular intervals and fully certificated. All PPE, lifting equipment, tackle, trailers and vehicles are routinely inspected, undergoes regular maintenance, and meets the required industry safety standards which include PUWER (Provision and Uses of Work Equipment Regulations) and LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) to ensure compliance.

Sustainable Heavy Machinery Transportation

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Merritts. We recognise our responsibility to be part of the solution regarding sustainability and are dedicated to making a positive impact by addressing issues that affect the environment.

For many of our projects we utilise electric vehicles to carry out heavy machinery moves. This includes forklift trucks, Versa-Lift trucks, jacking systems, and pick & carry cranes. These pieces of equipment produce no pollution and are quiet when in operation.

This investment in electric technologies will future proof our business and help us to further develop our service offering, enabling us to meet the unique demands of machinery manufacturers, agents, distributors, and manufacturing companies.

Celebrating over 100 years of moving and storing heavy machinery used with the automotive sector

Since 1922, it has been our goal to provide market leading services to our customers. Our policy of continuous investment in new heavy lifting equipment systems, specialist trailers and lifting tackle, as well as the ongoing training and development of our personnel ensures we remain at the forefront of the machine moving industry.

Automotive manufacturers that we have worked with, include:

  • Seyi
  • Fanuc
  • Engel
  • ABB
  • Kuka
  • Haas
  • Chiron
  • Starrag
  • DMG Mori

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