Merritts regularly carry out the movement and installation of lithographic, flexographic and web printing presses for the world’s leading print machinery manufacturers.

We carry out the delivery and installation of industrial printing presses on a regular basis. Our engineers understand the precise requirements of a printing press install are experienced in executing the assembly to the manufacturer’s exact specifications.

Our versatile lifting equipment means we can provide a solution for any machinery moving scenario. By utilising our Versa-Lift trucks we are able to move and position machinery within confined spaces, which is a great advantage when there is minimal manoeuvring space within the facility.

We understand that you require as little impact as possible on your production schedule. To facilitate this, we can complete your project out of standard working hours and/or at weekends. 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.

Our turnkey print machinery moving services include:

  • Import & export documentation and customs clearance procedures
  • Loading of machinery at Merritts or from OEM facility
  • Delivery to site
  • Offloading of machinery
  • Floor loading calculations
  • Positioning and assembly of machinery
  • Connection to services
  • Machinery decommissioning and recommissioning
  • Alignment/Levelling/Core drilling/Bolting down
  • Movement of additional machinery on site if required
  • CDM project management
  • Storage and bonded warehousing where required

Skilled & experienced operatives

All our employees are aware of the stringent requirements that need to be followed regarding protective clothing and all other health and safety aspects of moving and storing heavy machinery.

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.

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 hassle-free service to our customers, it is our policy to continuously investment 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 machine transport industry.

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Manufacturers that we have worked with include:

  • Komori
  • Heidleberg
  • KBA
  • Manroland
  • Ryobi
  • Goss
  • Mitsubishi
  • Comexi Group

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