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Machinery Moving

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.

  • Decommissioning

    Mechanical & electrical machinery disconnections carried out by our in-house engineers.

  • Supporting Structures

    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.

Machinery Moving Projects

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.

Moving and Lifting Equipment

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.

  • Heavy Hauling

    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.

  • Machinery Moving

    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.

  • The responsiveness and professionalism of the VIG office in managing the project, the crane company and issuing very comprehensive RAMS was extremely helpful in enabling the potentially high risk works to be approved by the safety officers within the end user client at this critically important site. Thanks to you and all your Team for managing the Lift & Shift and Crane Lift works professionally, safely and efficiently. I look forward to undertaking the next stage of works with you all.

    Managing Director - Health Sector

  • I would recommend VIG to any business who need to move manufacturing equipment safely and professionally.

    Director, Hardy Advanced Composite Manufacturing

  • The VIG team was a pleasure to work with on this project, with their professional attitude, can do mentality from management and staff along with the safe working practices they applied.

    Site Engineer - Automotive

  • Just like to say that the works carried out by VIG were professional and well organised keeping to programme, carrying out complex removal and installation works safely and efficiently.

    Site Engineer - Automotive

  • They are our “go to” company for plant movement and this contract was another success with a large contribution by VIG.

    Senior Project Manager - Construction

  • Having used VIG on numerous occasions over the last year, I have found them to be extremely friendly, proficient and competitive.

    Senior Production Engineer - Global Automotive Tier 1 Supplier

  • The site operatives conducted themselves in a professional manner throughout and approached each task with the highest regard to health and safety.

    Mechanical Project Engineer - Construction

  • As usual the VIG team give us excellent support with all aspects of the job. They are always friendly and mix in with our engineers and our customer to show we are a team. Hopefully we will complete this job soon. I look forward to working with VIG again on future projects.

    Mechanical Project Engineer - Construction

  • Just wanted to say thank you for the Truss move this morning, it all went smoothly and I believe they were done and finished before lunchtime in the end. More than happy to recommend VIG to our internal teams.

    Project Manager - Engineering Sector

  • As for the installation at our blue-chip leading manufacturer of convenience foods, the project went very well and the VIG team was very professional and organised. We cannot thank you enough for your support throughout this project.

    Project Manager - Process Systems Manufacturer

  • VIG helped us to move a quite complex and very unique bespoke machine from one building to another on our site. They were eager and professional throughout and managed to move the machine quickly and on time without causing us any major issues at all. The machine is even running better than before. Overall very happy with the service they have provided and would recommend to any business.

    Project Engineer - Aeronautical Sector

  • VIG helped us to move a quite complex and very unique bespoke machine from one building to another on our site. They were eager and professional throughout and managed to move the machine quickly and on time without causing us any major issues at all. The machine is even running better than before. Overall very happy with the service they have provided and would recommend to any business.

    Project Engineer - Aeronautical Sector

  • All went swimming thank you. We were very happy with the service provided by the VIG team to relocate our brewery. Very efficient and professional team who were a delight to work with.

    Director Northern England Brewery

  • The job we asked VIG to do for us on site was for offloading and installing the machine onto tracks in the factory , this went really well and without any issues. Your workforce worked well with us to make sure site rule were been observed and all documentation was in order and everyone was working safely and smartly. There work ethic was very professional and would definitely recommend and pass you contact details to anyone that may be wanting any machinery removed or installed.

    Group QHSE Manager - Packaging Manufacturer

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