Internal Machinery Moves

Merritts work in partnership with our customers to minimise the impact of internal machine moves on production schedules. Where possible, we also offer technical advice to help streamline manufacturing line structures to optimise performance.

Reducing the impact of machinery moves

Merritts understand that factory production line changes can be a major disruption. We will work with you to obtain a thorough understanding of your business and manufacturing process. This enables us to determine the most efficient method possible to carry out changes to your assembly lines.

On every machinery transport project we employ optimised planning techniques to ensure resources are continually maximised. We can also arrange for machinery removals  to take place out of hours if necessary. This ensures production down time in minimised. Our project management team will attend all production meetings that are required to plan machinery installations to the smallest detail.

A fully qualified internal machinery moving team

Each of our internal machine move projects is assigned a dedicated project manager. They will also 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, and banksmen.  Appointed persons are also part of the team to provide competent supervision when carrying out the moving and lifting of heavy machinery and equipment.

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 internal machinery moving services includes:

  • A dedicated director level project manager
  • Site visit to assess detailed requirements
  • Removal and decommissioning of existing machinery
  • Match marking
  • Loading/Offloading
  • Covered transportation
  • Floor preparation including core drilling
  • Positioning and bolting down
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering services
  • Heavy machine alignment and levelling
  • Testing prior to commissioning
  • Machinery commissioning
  • Storage and recycling services or workshop facilities to service and repair machines

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The latest machinery moving equipment

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 policy of continuous investment in 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 machine moving industry.

The Merritts fleet incorporates an extensive range of modern vehicles. Many of them have been custom built to our own specification to ensure we fully meet the requirements of the machine transport industry.

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Integrated Engineering Expertise

Integrated with our internal machine move service is our ability to carry out high quality mechanical and electrical works. Our team of qualified electricians and mechanical fitters can provide a turnkey project solution for our customers. This includes machinery disconnection and dismantling through to re-building and mains power connection.

Some of the companies we have assisted with factory relocation and internal machine moves include:


  • Jaguar Landrover
  • Bespak
  • CDE Global
  • Coveris
  • Denso Manufacturing
  • Komatsu
  • Lockheed Martin


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