Food & Drink

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 and 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. Machinery manufacturers, distributors and processing companies within the 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.

Our specialist lifting equipment also allows us to move food and drink 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.

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

Food and drink machinery movers

We have worked alongside many of the major manufacturers of food and drink production machinery. Examples of the 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

Food and drink machinery movers, Midlands

Underpinning our 97-year history of success and our ability to continually deliver a hassle-free service to our customers, is our policy of continuous investment in new 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 the most suitable equipment.

Skilled & experienced operatives

We understand that your brand 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.

Manufacturers that we have worked with include:

  • Nestle
  • Sun Valley Foods
  • Cadbury
  • KP Nuts
  • Pork Farms
  • Jacobs
  • Weetabix

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