New Machinery Installation

As well as transportation, Merritts has extensive expertise in new machinery installation. We 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 manufacturing clients who have purchased new machinery and need an expert to transport and carry out the machinery installation, ready for commissioning under warranty.

Unrivalled in machinery installations

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 installation and transportation specialist you can trust.

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

Our machinery installation services ensure we deliver a professional and efficient service. Whether it be as part of a factory relocation project or an outright new machinery purchase, we have an excellent track record of delivering successful machinery installations.

We are proud to say that manufacturers from a wide range of industry sectors across worldwide locations have trusted us to prepare and project manage their new machinery installation.

Our new machinery installation service package includes:

  • A dedicated senior 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 technical and 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.

Our health and safety expertise

Merritts provide an essential and comprehensive health and safety pack that is submitted to all clients for approval before removal or transportation 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 machine relocation works are to be carried out. We include SOP’s (safe operating procedures) for all plant 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 equipment that is being utilised.

By preparing all of this information, combined with our machinery installation teams extensive experience with heavy equipment installations gives the companies we work with the confidence that their investments will be handled safely.

Whether the cargo you wish to transport is part of an internal machinery move, a factory relocationmachine removal or a new machinery install, everything is always planned to the finest detail to ensure your heavy equipment machinery is managed in a budget friendly and time-efficient manner.

Out of Hours Solutions for heavy machinery installations

One of the primary responsibilities of being a factory or operations manager is to ensure production targets are met, if not exceeded.

Merritts regularly operate out of standard working hours and can also accommodate night and shift working as well as weekends for moves that are time and/or production sensitive. We offer free site visits within the UK and are available 365 days of the year.

Please contact us if you have a heavy machinery moving project where out of hours working is a major requirement, as we will be able to provide you with an efficient and cost effective solution.

Out of Hours Solutions | Heavy Machinery Moving Projects


Investing in 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 clients. 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 installation industry.

Our complete fleet of heaving machinery installation vehicles

The Merritts fleet has been custom built to our own specification to ensure we have the right resources to fulfil the requirements of installing machinery. All equipment undergoes regular maintenance, inspection and testing.

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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

The industries we provide machine installation services too;

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Food & Drink
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
  • Industrial Furnaces & Ovens
  • Machine Tools
  • Manufacturing
  • Metalwork
  • Plastics and Rubber
  • Print
  • Textiles
  • Utilities
  • Waste and Recycling


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