Industrial Furnaces & Ovens

The size of industrial ovens, furnaces, and kilns, and the space available to manoeuvre within a factory, often requires specialist expertise and the use of compact lifting equipment capable of working in confined spaces.

Industrial Furnace & Oven Moving Specialists

Merritts regularly carry out work within the industrial furnace and ovens sector; successfully completing machinery transport and installation projects for furnace and oven manufacturers as well as companies that use heat treatment as part of their manufacturing processes. We have worked with manufacturers of aerospace and automotive parts, ceramics, brick, pharmaceutical and healthcare products, plastics, and food producers.

Installing and removing industrial ovens, furnaces and kilns can often require working within confined spaces. Our specialist lifting equipment includes a modern fleet of electric and gas Versa-Lift fork lift trucks which are perfect when space is at a minimum. Merritts’ Versa-Lift fork trucks have unique componentry which enables them to perform tasks which would otherwise require larger, more expensive and cumbersome lifting equipment, therefore helping the customer save project time and money. The Versa-Lift is also designed specifically to fit into areas where access is limited. This could potentially be a huge cost saving to the customer as it means that doorways or wall apertures do not need to be altered, as could have been the case with less sophisticated lifting technology.

Our turnkey industrial furnaces and oven moving service includes:

  • Lifting and loading/offloading
  • Transportation to new location
  • De-crating and de-stuffing
  • Removal of waste packaging
  • Installation package including mechanical and electrical services
  • Positioning
  • Aligning and levelling
  • Commissioning assistance for manufacturers
  • Storage services
  • Professional packaging services
  • Export services

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.

OMAV Oven Installation

Furnace and Oven Moving Midlands

Our heavy machinery & equipment transport solutions incorporate an extensive range of modern vehicles and lifting plant; most of which have been custom built to our own specification to fulfil the requirements of the machinery transport and installation industry.

When discussing your project, we take great care to understand the complexities of each movement to determine the most suitable transport option and lifting equipment to utilise. This helps to provide you with a cost effective and efficient project solution.

Our People

Our team understands that your reputation is one of the most important aspects of your business and as such we are always striving to achieve complete customer satisfaction.

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.

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.


As part of our commitment to deliver a professional and efficient service to our customers, it is our policy to continuously invest in vehicles, lifting equipment and tackle.

Our 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

Manufacturers we have worked for include:

  • Consarc
  • Almor
  • ALD
  • Carbolite Gero
  • JLS Ovens
  • Garnalex
  • OMAV
  • Caltherm

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