Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

Healthcare and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities have strict hygiene protocols. Merritts has the specialist expertise and the appropriate heavy machinery lifting equipment to work within controlled environments where cleanliness is of paramount importance.

Moving Healthcare Equipment Specialists

Whether you are installing or removing a single machine, carrying out a full production line change, relocating or closing an entire manufacturing facility, we can provide a turnkey machinery transportation and installation solution. We can also provide short or long term machinery storage facilities.

Our turnkey pharmaceutical and healthcare moving service includes:

To ensure your project can be completed within clean working guidelines, our health & safety team will conduct a preliminary site audit to understand the necessary requirements. This will help us to implement the correct safety measures as well as highlight areas of hygiene sensitivity. As part of our proposal we will provide you with risk assessments, method statement and lift plans for every step of the project.

Our complete turnkey pharmaceutical and healthcare moving service includes:

  • Lifting and loading/offloading
  • Transportation
  • Unpacking of machinery/equipment
  • Removal of waste packaging
  • Installing equipment including mechanical and electrical services
  • Positioning and handling equipment
  • Aligning and levelling
  • Commissioning assistance for manufacturers
  • Storage services
  • Professional packaging services
  • Export services

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Machine Moving Midlands

Installing and removing machinery that manufactures pharmaceutical and healthcare products often requires working within controlled environments that have strict hygiene restrictions. Merritts’ electric Versa-Lifts provide a perfect solution when working in sensitive environments. Electric powered Versa-Lifts operate more quietly than LPG versions so can be used in environments where noise reduction is a priority.

Projects carried out within facilities that involve food, pharmaceuticals, natural fibres, chemicals, textiles and nuclear power benefit from the use of battery powered Versa-Lifts to avoid contamination from fuel vapours and emissions.

Our Team

All employees working on your project will arrive professionally dressed in our company uniform in our corporate colours and wearing all appropriate PPE. This ensures that the Merritts brand becomes an extension of your own and any onsite hygiene factors can be maintained.

Handling Equipment

As part of our commitment to deliver a hassle-free service to pharmaceutical business which ultimately helps us in reducing risk, it is our policy to continuously invest in vehicles, lifting equipment and tackle. Our heavy machinery transport solutions incorporate an extensive range of modern vehicles; most of which have been custom built to our own specification to fulfil the requirements of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.

As an ISO 9001 certificated company, you can also rest assured that all plant, lifting equipment and machinery moving tackle is tested at regular intervals, meeting both LOLER and PUWER standards.

Our pharmaceutical equipment includes:

  • Lorries and low loaders with 60Te transport capacity
  • Gas and electric Versa-Lift fork lift trucks with 36Te capacity
  • Lorry mounted cranes with 30Te capacity
  • Enerpac Super Lift gantry and hydraulic jacking systems with 125Te capacity which are ideal for lifting awkward plant and equipment
  • Lifting equipment with manual and wireless control to ensure maximum precision and manoeuvrability.
  • Specialist tackle including jacks, machinery moving skates and lifting beams
  • Metal floor plates to ensure floor protection
  • Precision levelling instruments

Merritts machinery installations

Manufacturers we have worked for include:

  • Becton Dickinson
  • Sangenic
  • Orchid Orthopaedic
  • Thornton and Ross
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions
  • Bespak
  • Glaxo Smith Kline