Export Packing and Shipping

As an extension of our machinery transport and installation services, we are able to safely package industrial machinery and equipment and transport it to any destination in the world.

Complete protection for your high value machinery and equipment

If you are a UK based machine manufacturer that needs a reliable machinery packing and shipping company to help you deliver new machinery to an overseas customer we can help.

Similarly, if you are machinery dealer and selling industrial equipment or second hand machines to an overseas buyer our export packaging and shipping service ensures your heavy equipment is fully protected from damage during transit and international shipping. Our machinery moving services extends to covering all necessary paperwork for both UK and European deliveries.

Every heavy machine or item of industrial equipment we pack for export is treated individually:

The weight distribution, lifting points, size, structural strength, overall weight and level of protection required are just some of the factors taken into consideration to ensure the optimum packing solution is provided and that the goods are fully protected throughout the transportation process.

Our business was founded in 1922, and as a result of nearly 100 years of experience, we are able to offer expert advice to machinery manufacturers, dealers and production line managers who need a trusted and reliable heavy machine packing and shipping service.

Sustainable packaging

Premium packaging materials are utilised, ensuring your machinery and equipment receives maximum protection. These include: Shrink wrap polythene, barrier foil, cushion packs, bubble wrap and dessicants. Tilt sensors can also be fitted where required. All of the timber we use is obtained from sustainable sources.

ISPM 15 Compliant

Our export packing services comply with all relevant ISPM15 measures. The International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15) is an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) that directly addresses the need to treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm, used to ship products between countries. Its main purpose is to prevent the international transport and spread of disease and insects that could negatively affect plants or ecosystems.

ISPM-15 rules apply on international shipments containing wood packaging material such as pallets, crates, dunnage, drums, and wood cases. International transportation companies must comply with ISPM-15 rules when accepting cargo for overseas shipments.

Our heavy machinery move package has been specifically developed to comply with ISPM-15 and provide a comprehensive service. We promise to deliver a cost effective solution for your heavy machinery moving needs.

Additional services:

To complement our export packing and shipping services, we can also offer the following:

  • Collection/removal of machinery
  • Dismantling of machinery prior to packing
  • Storage in our secure warehouse facilities
  • Bonded storage options to assist in the deferment of duty and VAT.
  • Overhead craneage
  • Handling, transport & installation services

The Complete Machine Movers Solution

Our global machinery logistics package has been specifically developed to provide a comprehensive service, delivering complete solutions for your heavy machinery moving needs.

As specialist heavy machinery movers, our packaging service can include a machinery removal service, transportation, storage and installation. For global projects, machinery transport can be arranged using air or sea freight and we will deal with all customs clearance documentation. Route planning, escort vehicles, road closures, transport regulation orders, and permits can also be organised.

From project start to completion, Merritts is able to provide all the necessary resources required to carry out the machine move safely and on schedule. We have a tried and tested process and work across a wide variety of sectors which has enabled us to evolve our machinery movers service into an industry leading package. This comprehensive turnkey solution is delivered by a fully trained team who are highly skilled in operating the most advanced heavy machinery lifting equipment currently on the market.

We’ll take care of the minute details, ensuring your project is managed in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

Customers for whom we have provided export packing solutions include:

  • Polypipe Civils
  • Proseal UK
  • Starrag UK
  • Sovrin Plastics
  • Synseal Extrusions
  • Techman Engineering
  • Teknor Apex
  • Catalent Pharma Solutions

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