Machinery Transportation

Merritts offer numerous machinery transportation options to ensure your items get to their destination safely. Whether this is a short distance as part of an internal machine move project, hundreds of miles to relocate machines to another factory, or transporting new or used machinery between dealer and manufacturer, we can help.

Merritts specialise in providing fully managed and professional machinery moving solutions on a 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.

Our approach begins with a site inspection to ascertain the project requirements and to ensure the heavy machinery can be lifted and transported safely, and in accordance with all health and safety legislation. This includes an assessment of any abnormal loads that may require a police escort or traffic regulation order.

Our trailers are pulled by new Mercedes, & Scania tractor units which are compliant with Euro 6 emissions regulations. Our specialist trailers consist of:


  • 3 & 4 axle semi-low loaders carrying up to 60Te
  • Crane trailers for cost effective machinery transport services
  • Ramped trailers for the transportation of heavy lifting plant
  • Rear steer trailers for long & wide loads
  • Curtain sided options to help protect your high value items from the elements
  • Extendable trailers designed specifically for the transportation of abnormal loads.
  • 600mm ‘wafer deck’ trailers for high and heavy loads



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 specialist tackle box, and more complex projects will be supported by a tackle van. Each tackle van is fully equipped with a range of pull lifts, machine moving skates and jacks. There is also a wide range of slings capable of lifting a variety of machine weights. The van is also equipped with personal protection equipment including safety harnesses, lanyard restraints and fall arrest equipment.

Our global machinery transportation 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 also utilise the following lifting plant to support their machinery transportation services:

  • 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
  • A variety of forklift trucks with jib capability and extension fork options

We also provide experienced Slinger Signallers, Banksmen and Appointed Persons.

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Merritts provide a comprehensive health and safety pack that is submitted to all customers for approval before works commence. This means that if our customers have any queries and would like to amend anything, the necessary changes can be implemented.

A method statement is provided for all works, which comprehensively explains how works are to be carried out. We include SOP’s (safe operating procedures) for all machinery and equipment that is to be used in the project, as well as providing a full suite of training records for our operatives and inspection certification for any lifting plant that is being utilised.

All of this information gives our customers confidence that their investments will be handled safely.

Whether your project is an internal machinery move, a factory relocation, machine removal or a new machinery install, everything is always planned to the finest detail to ensure your project is managed in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

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 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 machinery transportation industry.

Manufacturers we have worked for include:


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


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