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Factory Relocation


Synergy Lifting are a leading factory relocation specialist, providing clients with a full package factory relocation service from one point of contact.

Turnkey projects

Our Factory Relocation Service

At Synergy Lifting, we provide a fully project managed factory relocation service for clients across the UK and Europe. When considering a factory relocation, you need to consider a company, such as Synergy Lifting, that have the practical knowledge and experience needed to successfully plan and carry out a turnkey factory relocation project. Our factory relocation team have specialised knowledge that allows us to carry out a safe, efficient and cost effective factory relocation. Given the high risk nature of a factory relocation and given that they are often time critical, failing to choose a specialist firm can result in project delays and unsafe working procedures. At Synergy Lifting, we pride ourselves on our unparalleled ability to carry out a turnkey factory relocation project that ensures a smooth change from the existing premises to the new premises with minimal disruption.

Each factory relocation project is unique and we can combine a range of our services to create a tailored package for your particular factory relocation project requirements. We can decommission and strip machines down, dismantle existing structures to allow for egress and ingress, move heavy and awkward loads with suitable equipment, dispose of redundant machines, transport your machines and equipment from Site A to Site B, provide an interim storage solution, and more.

Machine Strip Out & Dismantling

Factory relocation projects require multi-disciplined teams. We can strip down machines into suitable transportable sizes and we can also dismantle structures to create clear routes for access. Our factory relocation team are able to decommission equipment prior to stripping it down and we can then reassemble it when it needs recommissioning. We can also make good to any alterations we have made to structures that may have been required to allow for egress and ingress - at Synergy Lifting, we even offer a separate steel erection, roofing, and cladding service.

Machine Movement

Often the main part of the factory relocation project is actually moving the equipment and machines through the factory and outside ready for loading and vice versa at the end destination. Synergy Lifting do this exact type of work every day. We have a range of specialist equipment and each job can require a specific set of this equipment. We carry our own skates, jacks, gantries etc. and we even have our own electric pick and carry cranes, forklifts, and mobile cranes. We can relocate machines on your site or we can relocate them to another factory.

Machine Removal & Disposal

Depending upon the circumstances of your factory relocation project, you might not want to keep all of your equipment and machinery - perhaps you are downsizing or perhaps you are replacing redundant equipment with new equipment at the new site. If you need to dispose of a redundant machine or piece of equipment then we can take potential scrap or resale value into account to offset against the factory relocation project costs. Synergy Lifting are registered as an upper tier waste carrier so we are able to carry this out ourselves.

Machine Packaging & Transportation

Sometimes our clients just want their factory relocated locally, sometimes it is being dispersed across various sites across the country, and sometimes it is being sent abroad. We understand that different types of equipment require different types of transport. We plan and coordinate transportation for your factory relocation project and we can supply everything from flat beds to curtainsiders to euroliners and more. We can also provide suitable packaging and we carry out all loading and offloading activities utilising cranes and forklifts as appropriate.

Machine Storage

There are many reasons why our customers request an interim storage solution - sometimes they have not found a new premises yet, sometimes they do not know if they will need all of their equipment at the new site but they need it off the old site, and sometimes they just want more time to plan their factory layout. If it is required, Synergy Lifting can offer an interim storage service at our secure premises as part of our factory relocation package. We have stored various equipment ranging from entire production lines to small items such as AHUs, lathes, etc.

Factory Relocation

Whether you are moving premises, shutting down an old factory, or expanding into a new factory, our management expertise coupled with our plant, equipment and competent personnel mean that we can offer a full factory relocation package which is both efficient and cost effective. Our turnkey factory relocation services are tailored to your individual project and are often an amalgamation of the various services we offer - such as strip out and dismantling, machine removal and disposal, machine movement, and machine transportation.

Where we work

Sectors

Our factory relocation team are working in a range of sectors across the UK, find out what we can do for you.

Construction

Synergy Lifting supply crane hire and other lift and shift services on construction sites across the UK. We have also carried out factory relocation projects for companies involved in the construction sector – for example, we carried out a full factory relocation for a brick manufacturer and we have assisted with various construction sector machinery installs.

HVAC Equipment

Synergy Lifting work with both manufacturers and installers of heating, ventilation and air conditioning units. We offer a number of services including offloading, lifting, shifting, and positioning HVAC equipment. As a registered Upper Tier Waste Carrier, we are also able to remove and dispose of redundant HVAC equipment from site too.

Networks and Telecommunications

Synergy Lifting are able to offer a range of services including logistics, lifting and handling, storage, and traffic management for both the installation of new telecom equipment and the disposal of redundant telecom equipment. With nationwide coverage, we can act as a single point of contact for these services for network and telecommunication firms.

Industrial Equipment

Synergy Lifting offer a complete range of services for both suppliers and installers of industrial machinery and equipment – from storage to transport, lifting, installing, and relocating. We have experience working with heavy machinery (such as presses, milling machines, lathes etc.) and equipment (such as conveyors, screens, towers etc.).

Automotive

Synergy Lifting offer heavy machine moving services to companies in different stages of the supply chain for the automotive sector. Our heavy machine moving team have assisted with repairs to machinery and equipment and also helped with the installation of new machinery into assembly line productions for companies involved in the automotive sector.

Aerospace

Synergy Lifting are experienced providers of a range of services in the aerospace sector. For example, we have carried out the installation of overhead cranes and industrial scissor lifts at Airbus. We have also carried out dismantling works at British Aerospace and removed redundant equipment from manufacturing facilities in the aerospace sector.

Maritime

At Synergy Lifting we have worked on ports to provide on-board deliveries by crane and we have even worked to dismantle redundant dockside cranes. We also regularly lift different sized boats onto transport and cradles or into the water. With our usual special care taken, we recently lifted a ‘priceless’ 100 year old boat that had undergone restoration.

Rail

Synergy Lifting regularly work in close proximity to rail lines and have worked with firms in the rail sector to assist with a wide range of equipment installation and heavy lifts. We have lifted engines out of locomotives for restoration purposes, disposed of redundant rail equipment, and we have lifted and assembled bridges on rail infrastructure projects.

Electrical Power Generation

Synergy Lifting have worked on electrical power generation sites including biomass power plants and energy-from-waste sites. Our work on these sites has included combinations of crane hire and contract lifting, specialist lift and shift operations for installation projects, and dismantling and packaging of redundant equipment.

Wind Power and Renewable Energies

From installing towers, turbines, and rotor blades on site to loading and transporting gear boxes. Synergy Lifting have provided crane hire and contract lift services to firms involved in different stages of the wind power and renewable energies supply chain – from manufacturers to end users. We are able to assist at different stages – from initial install to repair stages and final decommissioning.

Food and Beverages

Synergy Lifting have worked on a range of food and beverage sites across the UK including Greggs, Weetabix, McCain’s, PepsiCo, Hains Daniels, and more. Our work has involved heavy machine movement for food and beverage equipment such as lifting and shifting ovens, coolers, and bottling machines into place uas well as full factory relocation projects.

Paper and Packaging

From print presses to labelling machines, our team have lifted heavy equipment through roof openings and factory entrances. From offloading to ingress and positioning, we are able to provide our client’s in the paper and packaging sector with a full package machine mover service by utilising a range of plant and machine moving equipment.

Plastics and Metals

Synergy Lifting have lifted and shifted plastic moulding machines into position and removed redundant equipment for disposal. Our heavy machine mover projects have also involved installing large overhead cranes for companies in the metal sector at their stock warehouse facilities. We offer a full package heavy machine movement service in the plastic and metals sectors.

Chemical

Our team have years of experience in installations for petrochemical producers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and chemical mixing plants involving radioactive material handling. We prioritise health and safety whilst carrying out a cost-effective and efficient heavy machine mover service for companies in the chemical sector.

Scientific

Our heavy machine mover team have assisted with lifting and shifting a range of scientific equipment into position in laboratories – such as X-ray machines and centrifuges. Our team are aware of the value and fragility of the equipment we move and extra care is always take to ensure our projects are carried out safely and efficiently for companies in the scientific sector.

Other

From brick factories to laundering facilities, from industrial rail manufacturers to restaurants… Synergy Lifting have worked across a multitude of sectors for client’s across the UK and even internationally. Our heavy machine mover team can offer a full package service from just one point of contact and can tackle any problem with a positive approach.

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How we operate

Our Factory Relocation Process

Synergy Lifting are proud to provide a carefully thought out and thoroughly planned factory relocation service. Each factory relocation project is different. Some factory relocation projects can be completed in a day whilst some can take place over a series of months. No matter the size of the project, there are always several components that comprise the foundation of our process – these include our site visits and assessments, preparation of quotes and RAMS, confirmation of values for insurance purposes, and the execution and management of our project operations. Below is a typical outline of a basic factory relocation project from start to finish.

01.

Site Visit

The first step is for Synergy Lifting's factory relocation team to conduct a site audit to produce documentation for the following steps.

02.

Quotation

Following our initial site visit, our team will produce a detailed quotation with an outline of our scope of works and timescales.

03.

Site Assessment

Our team will undertake our full site assessment to establish HSE requirements and finalise our method for lifting operations, dismantling etc.

04.

Risk Assessment

With safety being our priority in all of our operations, a site-specific risk assessment will be created to go alongside our method statement.

05.

Method Statement

Our team will write up a site-specific method statement detailing our safe working procedures to carry out our operations.

06.

Highways and Councils

Synergy Lifting will work with local councils to arrange any necessary permits or road closures if heavy/wide loads need transporting off site.

07.

Insurance Covers

Synergy Lifting's full comprehensive insurance covers will be presented to the client for review before site operations commence.

08.

Project Management

The factory relocation work will be undertaken by Synergy Lifting’s qualified personnel utilising our specialist plant and equipment.

09.

Handover

We hand over the project to our client upon completion. This could be after a full factory relocation or a phase of the overall project.

Why choose Synergy Lifting

Factory Relocation Experts

Synergy Lifting are one of the UK’s leading factory relocation providers. We have built our reputation by providing a full package service that creates cost savings through efficiencies. We are able to deliver these efficiencies due to 4 core components – our managerial experience, our competent personnel, our specialist plant and equipment, and our attention to planning which brings this all together as a well-executed factory relocation package.

Managerial Experience

Our factory relocation management team have decades of experience in a range of sectors. Together, we have lifted 1000s of tonnes of equipment and machinery for both UK and international clients. As well as experience in factory relocations, we also offer a range of other services which are often complimentary - such as steel erection, dismantling, roofing and cladding, demolition etc. It is the combined experience across this range of services that give Synergy Lifting a competitive advantage.

Competent Personnel

Synergy Lifting employ a workforce comprising personnel who have competencies covering a range of activities - such as operators, lift supervisors, appointed persons, mechanics, steel erectors, slinger signallers etc. Many of our staff are multi-disciplined and this allows us to complete projects more efficiently which creates cost savings that we can pass on to our clients. Our personnel undergo industry specific training to develop themselves continuously throughout the year.

Plant and Equipment

We have our own stores with a range of specialist equipment that allows us to execute each factory relocation project properly. If required, we can fabricate and test our own lifting equipment to carry out bespoke lifting operations. We have our own fleet of plant - including electric pick and carry cranes, mobile cranes, and forklifts. Our factory relocation team carefully plan each phase of the project and ensure that the correct plant and equipment is selected and used every time.

Planning and Execution

Having managerial experience, competent personnel, and suitable plant and equipment is the foundation of our factory relocation teams success. But it is the planning that brings this all together and allows us to execute our factory relocation projects without risks to health and safety, without damage to the equipment and machinery we are moving, and without causing delay or resulting in unanticipated costs. We plan and execute each project with the same attention to detail, no matter the size or scope.