Industrial Storage

Merritts' secure industrial storage facilities contain over 100,000 ft² of internal warehouse space on multiple sites. We are also an HMRC approved bonded facility which assists our clients with cash flow by deferring payment of customs duties and VAT on heavy machinery and other industrial equipment.

Industrial storage options to suit you

Whether your business needs a short term or long term secure storage, our industrial warehouse is ideally suited to meet your storage requirements as it is conveniently located in the East Midlands, with easy access from the M1. 

It is the ideal commercial storage solution for manufacturers who need to either remove a heavy machine from the factory floor due to factory relocationsinternal factory machine moves to enable production line changes, or to make way for new machinery installations.

Our industrial storage facility is also an ideal location within which to carry out heavy machinery maintenance and refurbishment works. This secure heavy machinery storage facility provides 20Te overhead craneage, forklift trucks, Versa-Lifts, lorry mounted cranes and pick and carry cranes to assist in handling and safely positioning your machinery or industrial equipment into our warehouse.

Secure industrial storage

The importance of ensuring the safety and security of your equipment and stock whilst in storage is a high priority. Upon arrival at our industrial storage facility your heavy machinery or industrial equipment will be checked and logged into our warehouse management system. It will then be transported into the secure area for storage.

All Merritts’ warehouses are controlled by a warehouse manager and dedicated admin team. Our sites are enclosed with 2.4m palisade fencing and equipped with intruder alarms and CCTV to protect against break-ins and damage. We ensure only allow authorised personnel to enter the facility using hi-tech access control systems.

Our machinery storage package delivers a complete solution:

  • Collection of machinery/equipment
  • Transport to Merritts storage facility
  • Offload into our stores
  • Provide dedicated storage area for your items on a short or long term basis
  • Load to Merritts trailers for onward delivery to Europe or within the UK
  • Transport to your required location and offload

We also have an HMRC approved bonded storage facility which enables machinery manufacturers, agents, distributors and buyers to defer VAT and customs payments.

The benefits of our industrial warehouse storage facilities include:

  • Flexible options for your heavy machinery and industrial equipment storage
  • Areas to carry out heavy machinery maintenance or refurbishment works
  • An area for PDI of heavy machinery
  • The ability to invite customers to see a demonstration of machinery in operation
  • A workplace in which to train your staff on your machinery
  • A facility in which to allow your customers to train their staff on the machinery
  • Using the area as a showroom for potential customers

Industrial storage

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Workshop facilities

Our industrial storage facility has overhead cranes capable of lifting 10Te. This heavy lifting equipment is particularly useful for customers who require dedicated space to lift machinery in order to carry out repairs and maintenance.

Customs warehouse storage

Our HMRC approved bonded warehouse storage is of benefit to UK machinery agents and distributors who may import machines that have not yet been sold. They are also used by manufacturers who have purchased machinery in advance of the completion of the site where it will be installed.  By using our bonded warehousing storage, our customers are able to buy machinery when the best deals or finance is available, whilst also deferring payment of import duty and VAT.

Please note we do not offer wet bonded storage with storage unit facilities for tobacco, alcohol or other small imported goods.

Why use our HMRC approved facility?

High ceilings and large spaces means we can store all types of large industrial style machinery. This includes printing presses, lithographic presses, textile manufacturing machinery, food processing machinery, CNC machine tools, injection moulding equipment, extrusion machines and furnaces.

New and used machinery dealers who are buying and selling machinery and need space to store equipment or carry our refurbishments also find our industrial storage services very useful. This may be because they have not yet found a buyer, or the customer site is not ready for the machine to be installed. In these circumstances our warehouses provide the ideal site for prospective customers to inspect the machine or to see it in operation.

In the past, we have even stored commercial freezers for food manufacturers, insulation and foam blocks for a mattress manufacturer, and high value vehicles for a car manufacturer. We have even stored large scale metal monumental statues if their construction has been finished before the site is ready for install.

We are pleased to be celebrating our 100 Year Anniversary

We are proud to announce that we are celebrating our 100th year as a company. Since 1922, it has been our goal to provide market leading services to our customers. Our track record of continuous investment in suitable and efficient new vehicles, heavy lifting systems, specialist trailers and lifting tackle, as well as the ongoing training and development of our personnel ensures we remain at the forefront of the industrial storage industry.


We have provided flexible heavy duty commercial storage solutions to the following companies:

  • Komori
  • Recticel
  • Futures Housing
  • Doosan Babcock
  • ETG Bridgport
  • Walkers Midshire Foods
  • Hexagon Metrology
  • Billion UK

We supply the following sectors with a quality storage solution

  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Machine Tools
  • Food & Drink
  • Waste & Recycling
  • Print
  • Metalwork
  • Plastics & Rubber
  • Automotive
  • Textiles

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