Machine Removal

As well as moving heavy machinery, Merritts specialise in providing a safe heavy machine removal service, with experienced engineers who are able to decommission a machine and prepare it for transportation.

Machinery movers

Whether it be the relocation of an entire factory of heavy equipment and machines, or just one single machine, we can support busy operations managers with production line changes by providing you with a cost effective and efficient machine removals service.

Our process starts with an in-depth discussion to understand your machinery relocation project. We will then arrange a site visit so that we can carry out a comprehensive risk assessment. These include; method statements, risk assessments, lift plans, personnel training records and plant and equipment inspection certificates.

This ensures every detail of the project is planned and analysed and machinery removals can be completed safely and on time, without any unforeseen circumstances.

Whether a machinery removal project is problematic, urgent or oversized, Merritts will be there to support and help you meet the challenge and ensure the risk of damaged machinery is avoided. 


Our machinery removals package includes:

  • A dedicated director level project manager
  • Site visit to assess detailed requirements
  • Removal and decommissioning of existing machinery
  • Loading/Offloading
  • Covered transportation
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering services
  • Storage and recycling services or workshop facilities to service and repair machines

Reducing the impact of machine removal on your production schedule

At Merritts we understand removing machines to carry out factory production line changes can be a major disruption. We will work with you to obtain a thorough understanding of your business process. This helps us to determine the most efficient method possible to carry out your project in accordance to all health and safety guidelines.

To ensure production down time in minimised we can arrange for our machinery removals service to take place out of hours if necessary. We employ optimised planning techniques to ensure resources are continually maximised and our project management team will attend all production meetings that are required to plan your move to the smallest detail.

Fully qualified machine removal specialists

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 removal equipment

Founded in 1922, we are proudly celebrating our 100th year in business. 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 provide a market leading machinery removal service for our customers.

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.

Packing, transportation, storage and relocation following machine removal

As a specialist in machine removals, we can also offer a comprehensive and professional machinery packing, transportation and storage service.

We are able to safely package your machinery and equipment and have a fleet of vehicles, versa lifts and heavy machinery lifting equipment. These enable us to arrange transportation of machinery from your factory to any destination in the UK and Europe as well as most worldwide destinations.

If you are planning to remove the machine and need relocation services to transport and install the heavy machinery at another location, our factory relocation package is the ideal solution.

If you require short or long term industrial storage solutions, the Merritts’ secure industrial storage facility contains over 80,000 ft² of internal warehouse space on multiple sites. It is the ideal heavy machinery storage solution for manufacturers who need machinery moving services to either remove a heavy machine from the factory floor due to factory relocations, internal factory machine moves to enable production line changes, or to make way for new machinery installations.

Manufacturers in the following sectors have used Merritts as their machinery removal company

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

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