Machine Moving

Merritts specialise in providing fully managed and professional machinery moving solutions on a UK and global basis. We work for many of the world’s leading machinery manufacturers as well as manufacturing companies that are expanding their facilities, relocating machines, altering production lines or decommissioning plants in the UK and overseas.

The Complete Machinery Moving Solution

Our heavy machinery move package has been specifically developed to provide a comprehensive high quality service, delivering the perfect solution for your heavy machinery moving needs.

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.

Our package can include a machinery removal service, varied transport options, engineering and installation services as well as secure storage and warehousing solutions. 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, permits and machinery export shipping and packaging, can also be organised.

We’ll ensure all aspects of health and safety are covered, including the provision of detailed risk assessments, method statements, lift plans, training documentation and plant certification records. We plan everything to the finest detail to ensure your machine moving project is managed in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.


Our global machine moving service includes:

  • Transportation of machinery to and from any UK or worldwide location
  • The organisation of sea or air freight plus handling of customs clearance documentation
  • A modern fleet of transport vehicles and specialist machinery and equipment to lift and move heavy machinery.
  • Full installation package with mechanical and electrical engineering services
  • Director level account management and SSSTS qualified project team
  • Out our hours works schedule if required
  • Professional packaging services to protect high-value machinery and ensure its safe and undamaged arrival
  • Machinery storage and HMRC approved bonded warehousing

Merritts extensive machinery moving fleet consists of:

  • Heavy duty Versa-Lift fork trucks that can lift and carry machines of up to 36Te in weight
  • Remote-controlled lorry mounted cranes which can provide a lifting capacity up to 30Te
  • Hydraulic jacking systems operating up to 125Te
  • Fully equipped tackle vans
  • Low loaders and curtain sided transport for up to 80Te
  • Merritts will also provide experienced Slinger Signallers, Banksmen and Appointed Persons.

Machine moving for Manufacturers – protecting your brand

Our business was founded in 1922, and as a result of nearly 100 years of experience, we understand that your brand is one of the most important aspects of your business. When a customer purchases your machine, they want to see that their investment is being handled by experts who care about the machinery that they are transporting and installing. 

Our fleet of vehicles and equipment is stylishly liveried in our corporate colours and all operatives wear branded corporate workwear ensuring that the Merritts brand becomes an extension of your own.

All of our transportation trailers are equipped with their own tackle box, and more complex projects will be supported by a tackle van driven by an experienced foreman. Each tackle van is fully equipped with a range of manual pull lifts, machine moving skates, claw jacks, bottle jacks, and toe jacks. There is a wide range of slings capable of lifting a variety of weights and object circumferences. The van is also equipped with personal protection equipment including safety harnesses, lanyard restraints and fall arrest equipment that our rigging operatives will wear whilst carrying out works.

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Each client is assigned a Director level contact who is available seven days a week to answer any queries. This contact will be your account manager and will oversee all pricing, operational arrangements and will ensure that all load moving projects are completed as planned.

Machine Move Export Packing and Shipping

Merritts is able to provide export packing and shipping services. This means we are able to provide comprehensive machine removal services to move equipment from a customer site, transport to our warehouse facility using machine skates and arrange for the equipment to be packed to any specification and shipped to any destination in the world.

The manufacturers that have used our industrial machinery moving package include: 

  • Rolls Royce
  • Doncasters Aerospace
  • Bentley
  • BAE Systems
  • Airbus
  • BMW
  • Toyota
  • Lockheed Martin

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