Full Factory relocation Package
V.P.Machine Removals were approached by a large food production company from the South of England to relocate its line production facility to the Staffordshire area of England.
V.P.Machine Removals mechanical and electrical surveyors visited both sites to carry out a feasibility study. Time restraints of production and the costing were issued to the client. This study was accepted and our services were employed. At this point a dedicated project manager was assigned with a 24 hour contact number to oversee every aspect of the project.
Our electrical and mechanical engineers systematically 'match marked' all the cables, switches, pipes (hydraulic and pneumatic) and machinery and recorded in schedules, photographed and videoed the equipment to assist in the rebuilding of the plant.
Upon completion of the above, our engineers dismantled all the ancillary equipment, guards, etc and secured them to the transportation vehicle. The heavy items, conveyors, loaders and manipulators were all uplifted from the factory using Hiab vehicle cranes fork lift trucks (always utilising the most efficient and cost effective means possible) and skated to a loading area.
ll equipment was secured and sheeted against the vagaries of the weather. These pieces were craned or lifted and relocated to the new factory.
Because of the machinery requirement was 'last out first in basis', our transport manager and installation supervisor coordinated the logistics of 4 wagons being called in the required order and time.
The machinery was re-assembled in the same configuration as at the previous site on to the prepared foundation and reconnected to the services.
Following exhaustive tests of circuits, rotation of motors, guards and E-stops, pipe-work (to ensure no leaks) the machinery was handed over to the manufacturers commissioning engineers.
Full production was gained within the time restraints imposed by our client.
15 years ago a company approached us to despatch a vacuum forming machine to Africa.
Transporting the machine in its entirety was a non-viable financial option. We offered the option to dismantle the machine and transport in standard containers, making it within budget. V.P.Machine Removals prepared method statements and risk assessment for the contract prior to starting.
V.P.Machine Removals dismantled the machine into sizes compatible with standard container sizes. In all instances 'match marking' the components, photographing and recording into schedules all components, wiring and pipe-work was removed to assist the rebuilding in Africa.
All the equipment was loaded into containers; the equipment was secured within the containers using 5 tonne ratchet straps All equipment loaded to the containers, was recorded in container contents lists (these are cross-referenced to the aforementioned dismantling schedules) to give client the facility to call up the required container / containers for the rebuild.
On completion of the contract, all documentation, photographs and bills of laden were emailed to the client.
Some 15 years we are still working for the company and have completed over 100 of these movements.
A UK based company closely affiliated with the ministry of defence approached us to project manage and complete a number of internal machine relocations within a secure facility.
V.P.Machine Removals sent a senior representative to carry out a feasibility study and provide a quote and we were awarded the contract.
V.P.Machine Removals dispatched a team of engineers complete with all equipment and a 5 tonne fork-lift truck on a 35 tonne / metre crane wagon to affect the relocation.
The machinery was systematically disconnected (to suit the production needs), dismantled as required, loaded to transport and relocated within the complex.
The facility consisting of 3 machines was relocated successfully within 1 working day (10 hour days) and with minimal disruption to production.
The relocation was co-ordinated on site by our senior supervisor.
Three more such contracts were obtained from the company due to the professional and competant actions of our personnel and drivers.
I think the men were amazing, terrific team work, great bunch.
Nick the machine engineer was very impressed, he maintains embroidery machines all over the U.K. and I know he will be happy to recommend your company.
Again thank you for such a brilliant job, everything ran like clockwork.