We provide professional moving of industrial & manufacturing machinery from within a single geographic location through to a full cross-continental relocation to a new site. Our skilled in-house teams of project managers, mechanical & electrical engineers, riggers and lifting support staff are highly experienced in delivering moves that prioritise safety while minimising disruption to production.
Mechanical & electrical machinery disconnections carried out by our in-house engineers.
Removal or erection of supporting structures, access walkways and floor fixings.
Documentation & Planning
Detailed creation of lift plans, RAMS, dismantlement & reassembly.
Lifting & Transport
Specialist lifting & trasportation plant to relocate heavy machinery.
At VIG, our experienced team are experts when it comes to machinery relocation, moving equipment and heavy machinery within the UK and across the globe for our clients.
Leaders In Machinery Moving Projects
Our qualified machinery moving specialists have decades of unparalleled experience moving a wide range of machinery and equipment across many industry and commercial sectors. We offer a complete service to enable our clients to safely move machinery within an existing factory or to a new geographic location. Our lifting & shifting services range from single-machine moves to complete factory relocation services.
For all machinery moves carried out, you will initially be assigned a Contracts Manager who will first conduct a site visit to evaluate your project, review access routes and identify any potential risks.’ The Contract Manager will work with our Operations team to agree on and produce a Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS) for submission and approval prior to commencing your project. Depending on the scope of works, our documentation could also include Contract Lift Plans for any heavy lifting or be delivered through a CDM or Principal Contractor role.
As the UK’s leading machinery moving company, we prioritise health & safety standards and are fully compliant with LOLER and PUWER regulations. Any required lifts are carried out with all lifting safety certifications, along with a Lift Plan and risk assessment & method statement (RAMS). We can remove redundant equipment and install new state-of-the-art machinery, all with strict adherence to safety and any possible cross-contamination standards.
State-of-the-art Machinery Moving And Lifting Equipment
Our ongoing investment in the latest lifting equipment has made it possible for us to move and lift heavy machinery with greater safety and efficiency. In addition to improving safety and avoiding potential hazards or damage to machinery, our specialist lifting equipment and transportation fleet means we’re able to carry out any complex relocations efficiently, which enables us to minimise any disruption to existing production.
- Dedicated A-Frame & Versa-Lifts
- JMG MC160 – 16T & 3T Pick and Carry (all electric)
- Valla 120E mobile pick and carry cranes with a lifting capacity of 12T (all electric)
- Overhead cranes
- Hydraulic jacking systems
- Fully equipped tackle vans
Our Focus On Your Productivity
Our top priority is to deliver a safe, secure and time-efficient machinery move to ensure we minimise any disruptions to our client’s production line. Our highly experienced teams are well-versed in the mechanical dismantling, lifting, and reinstallation of heavy manufacturing equipment in a diverse range of sectors across the world.
Internal Machinery Moves
Internal machinery moves from one space to another within an existing site.
National Machinery Moves
Relocation of heavy machinery from one site to another within a single country.
Global Machinery Moves
Moving & relocation of machinery from an existing location to a new site overseas.
Proven Machinery Removal And Installation Specialists
Our machinery moving services are carried out by our highly skilled, experienced team of in-house riggers, fitters, electricians, crane operators, mechanical engineers and project managers. We have a full understanding of all that’s required for moving your machinery in a safe, time-efficient manner.
Specialist Lift And Shift Transportation Services
When it comes to industrial services, lift and shift operations are among the most critical for ensuring the safe and efficient movement of heavy equipment and machinery. These services involve the use of specialised equipment and trained personnel to safely and effectively transport large, heavy items from one location to another. Whether it’s moving a single piece of machinery or an entire production line, our specialist lift and shift services can help ensure that the process is completed without incident.
We strive to ensure that all lift & shift services are carried out methodically, prioritising safety and operational efficiency for our clients. Our in-house teams of lift & shift mechanical engineers and riggers carry out safe and efficient lift & shift services throughout the UK and overseas.
Full health & safety and equipment certifications are provided for every lift & shift we do, along with supporting risk assessments & method statements ahead of any lifting.
Types of Life And Shift Services
We carry out several different types of specialist lifting & shifting services, depending on our client’s production layout and location.
Rigging and Lifting
This type of service involves the use of specialised rigging equipment to safely lift and transport heavy items. This can include everything from cranes and slings to winches and hoists.
This type of service involves the use of specialised transport equipment to move heavy items over long distances using our own in-house transport fleet.
This type of service involves the use of specialised lifting equipment and techniques to move large & heavy machinery. For machinery moves, we carry out full disconnections & dismantling, transportation, and reassembly by our team of mechanical & electrical engineers.
Health and Safety
Safety is our top priority for all lift & shift services for our clients. Depending on the specific lift & shift requirement, a member of our team will carry out a site visit to understand the particular requirements of your machinery move and a total lift plan will be compiled by our operations team.
All of our lifting teams and equipment are kept up to date & compliant with LOLER & PUWER regulations, and the lift & shift will follow a set lifting plan to ensure property safety of machinery, equipment & people is maintained.