New Machinery Installation

As well as transportation, Merritts specialise in new machinery installation and work on behalf of machinery manufacturers, distributors and agents who have included machine delivery as part of their contract of sale. We are also appointed by manufacturers who have purchased new machinery and need an expert to transport and install it ready for commissioning under warranty.

Unrivalled machinery installation company

Buying new machinery is a huge investment, so naturally, it does not make any sense to compromise on quality.  When arranging for the safe delivery and installation of any kind of industrial equipment within a production facility it is commercial sense to appoint a machinery transportation and installation specialist you can trust.

As specialists in heavy machinery moving, Merritts can provide a full turnkey solution to ensure the installation of industrial machinery runs smoothly, on time and within budget.

Our vast experience of equipment installation ensures we deliver a professional and efficient service. We have an excellent track record of delivering a successful machinery transportation, heavy lifting and installation service and are proud to say that manufacturers from a wide range of industry sectors across worldwide locations have trusted us to project manage their new machinery installation.

Merritts is able to provide comprehensive machine installation solutions for production machinery, industrial plant and mechanical infrastructure.

Our new machinery installation service package includes:

  • A dedicated director level project manager
  • Removal and decommissioning of existing machinery
  • Match marking
  • Machine moving including loading and offloading
  • Covered transportation
  • Floor preparation at the receiving site including core drilling
  • Positioning and bolting down
  • Mechanical and electrical engineering services
  • Alignment and levelling
  • Testing prior to commissioning
  • Machinery commissioning
  • Storage and recycling services or workshop facilities to service and repair machines that have been removed
  • Export packing and shipping services

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A fully qualified new machinery installation team

 

Each of our machinery relocation and installation 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

Plant relocation services

We are regularly commissioned by machinery manufacturers to install brand new machinery into new build production facilities as well as within existing production lines. However if your project also involves additional works such as decommissioning, removing existing machinery or relocating it to another site then our team of experienced engineers can undertake whatever the project needs.

 

 

 

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.

Investing in the latest machinery moving equipment

Underpinning our 97 year history of success and our ability to continually deliver a professional and efficient service to our customers, is our policy of continuous investment. We operate a modern fleet of transport vehicles, versa lifts and heavy machinery lifting equipment and each project is supported by a fully equipped tackle van. All equipment undergoes regular maintenance, inspection and testing procedures.

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.

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We have installed new machinery for the following manufacturers and distributors:

  • Engineering Technology Group
  • KBA UK
  • Ward CNC
  • Komori
  • Bobst
  • Bystronic
  • Negri Bossi
  • Fanuc

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