Factory Relocation

Changes in manufacturing demand often result in the need to relocate heavy machinery as part of a partial or complete factory relocation. These circumstances often require a great deal of sensitivity as operations may need to be carried out confidentially under none disclosure agreements (NDAs).

Detailed Planning

Merritts carry out factory relocation projects on a global level. We are able to overcome complex technical lifting challenges due to the depth of experience of our personnel and the versatile options we can provide with our cutting edge lifting equipment and vehicles.

We understand that factory removal and relocation can be a major disruption. We will ensure all aspects of the project are accurately planned; providing you with a detailed scope of works demonstrating how each phase of the project will progress. Where required, our team will operate out of hours and across weekends to ensure each phases’ deadline is met.

Merritts can provide a turnkey solution for your factory relocation. Our comprehensive service package includes:

  • Dedicated project manager
  • Health and safety documents including; method statement, risk assessments, lift plans, personnel training records and equipment certs
  • Regular site visits to assess project requirements
  • CDM/health and safety management
  • Disconnection of services and dismantling of machinery
  • Match marking
  • Machinery loading to transport
  • Interim storage at Merritts warehousing facility
  • Machine transportation to customer site
  • Floor preparation including core drilling
  • Offloading and positioning
  • Aligning and levelling
  • Reconnection of main services
  • Export, packing and shipping services

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Fully qualified machinery moving project team

Your project manager will be supported by a fully trained engineering team which comprises: SSSTS trained foremen, riggers, HGV Class 1 & 2 drivers, crane operators and electrical & mechanical engineering specialists. Merritts also employ fully certified slinger signallers, banksmen and appointed persons to provide competent supervision when carrying out the moving and lifting of heavy machinery and equipment.

The latest machinery moving equipment

Underpinning our 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 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.

Customers we have completed factory relocations for, include:

  • Radius Systems
  • Polypipe Civils
  • Doncasters Bramah
  • Nissan
  • Coveris Flexibles
  • Faccenda Group
  • Phillips Avent
  • Garner Holdings

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