Factory relocations & decommissioning

We are able to offer a full turnkey solution for factory relocations and decommissioning. Our comprehensive service includes everything from dismantling and removal through to transportation, shipping and reassemble. All supported by our experienced project management team to ensure a smooth operation from start to finish. So however complex your relocation challenge, we’ll make it seem surprisingly simple.

Our expert team includes project managers, logistics experts, electricians, gas safe engineers, mechanical engineers, operations managers, NPORS certified engineers for lifting, joiners, construction and demolition engineers.

This broad range of in-house capability enables us to deliver on large-scale projects, giving you the peace of mind that your relocation will be delivered on-time and on-budget.

Our services include:

  • Decommissioning of machinery
  • Electrical and mechanical disconnections
  • Dismantling and documenting components for re-assembly
  • Removal walls and other infrastructure
  • Match-marking
  • Packing and crating of machinery
  • Loading and unloading on the most appropriate transport mode
  • Transportation and shipping (national and international)
  • Full end-to-end project management and documentation
  • Accurate re-assembly of machinery and equipment

 

Dismantling

We have a 3-point approach to the dismantling of factory equipment:

Cleanness – All tools are cleaned, free from dirt that could enter the machines. Lubrication oil will only be used when required and where safe to do so without having any detrimental effects on the machinery.

Value – We handle your machinery with care and attention, we understand the value in your assets. Machines are stripped into smaller, transportable sections using proven mechanical dismantling techniques only.

Access – We’ll review the site for access restrictions before our dismantling team are deployed. We’ll then advise of any prior access recommendations, eg. wall / infrastructure removal, before we start.

 

Electrical disconnections

As an NIC EIC approved contractor, our electricians will be on site throughout a project to ensure all machinery is disconnected in a safe manner. We will also ensure that no live cables are present in any walls that may need to be removed. Our team will safely isolate all supplies and remove any unnecessary cables.

 

Equipment crating

Once the machinery is stripped into smaller transportable sections, the equipment will be wrapped ready for packing. Our team of joiners will then build custom-sized crates for the equipment ready for secure and safe shipping.

Packing and crating will usually be completed before the equipment is moved from its original position. This helps keep the machinery clean, but also protects it throughout the journey through the factory.

 

Site security

Empty buildings can prove an attraction for the wrong kind of people, with machinery, tools and other valuable assets at risk of theft or damage if left unattended.

As standard, we supply welfare units where our engineers sleep overnight during the length of a project, providing security and peace of mind.

Additionally, we’re also able to offer a dedicated 24/7 on-site security option to protect your site and machinery day and night.

 

Ford Dagenham factory relocation

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Ford Dagenham factory relocation