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Lift and Shift

Your expert lift and shift service provider. Moving heavy or valuable equipment on sites, in factories, and at warehouses.

About our lift and shift service

Moving heavy equipment is a challenging task that requires careful planning and expertise to ensure a safe and efficient operation. At Synergy, we take pride in providing comprehensive lift and shift solutions that guarantee the secure and smooth movement of equipment. Efficiency in the lift and shift process is key to minimising downtime and ensuring smooth business operations. Choose a service provider that prioritises efficiency while maintaining safety standards.

Why our customers choose us for their lift and shift requirements?

By using a reputable and experienced lift and shift service provider like Synergy Lifting, you can ensure a successful and hassle-free operation, whether it’s installing new equipment or relocating existing equipment. Our dedicated team and commitment to safety will guarantee the smooth movement of your valuable assets, leaving you with peace of mind and uninterrupted productivity.

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    What type of obstacles can our lift and shift team overcome?

    Our team specialises in expertly lifting objects over handrails, skilfully tackling uneven steps, and manoeuvring seamlessly around tight corners. With a proven track record of successfully executing numerous complex projects, we have made even the trickiest of locations easily accessible for our highly experienced crew. You can trust us to handle challenging lifting tasks with precision and efficiency, ensuring your valuable objects are moved safely and securely to their intended destination.


    Stair Climbing

    Our highly trained operatives at Synergy Lifting possess dedicated expertise in skilfully navigating staircases while moving heavy objects. You can rest assured that your valuable possessions will be handled with utmost care and precision, minimising any risk of damage and guaranteeing a seamless and secure operation.


    Tight & Confined Areas

    Synergy excels in navigating challenging spaces for heavy machinery. Expertly handle tight and confined areas with precision. Count on us for seamless lifting solutions that ensure safety and efficiency even in the most restricted spaces.


    Uneven Terrain

    Our skilled operatives excel in expertly navigating uneven terrains while executing lifting tasks. Whether it’s rough construction sites or outdoor landscapes, we are equipped to handle the complexities of lifting heavy objects on challenging ground. With a focus on safety and precision, we ensure your valuable assets are transported with care and stability.


    Plinth or Pit Placement

    When you need equipment or machinery lifting onto plinths or lowering into pits, Synergy Lifting have the experience to execute safe and efficient lift and shift solutions on your project. From heavy machines to tall silos.


    Handrails & Barriers

    At Synergy Lifting, we’ve mastered the art of lifting heavy objects over handrails and barriers. Our experienced team is well-versed in devising innovative solutions to overcome these hurdles during the lifting process. With detailed planning and precision, we ensure that your valuable items are lifted with care and finesse.


    Mezzanine Floors

    If you need equipment or machinery lifting up to or down from mezzanine floors in your factory or warehouse then trust Synergy Lifting to do the job. From AHUs and chillers to machinery, we have experience overcoming indoor challenges.

    What is included in our lift and shift service?

    At Synergy Lifting, our lift and shift services are meticulously tailored to the unique requirements of each project. We offer a full suite of professional services. Trust us to execute an efficient and smooth lift and shift process.


    Offloading & Loading

    Efficient offloading and loading are critical components of our comprehensive lift and shift services. With meticulous planning and precision, Synergy Lifting ensures smooth and secure handling of your equipment during the offloading process. Likewise, if we need to load your equipment onto transport, our expert team ensures safe and reliable procedures. From heavy machinery to delicate equipment, we have the expertise and state-of-the-art lifting equipment to handle diverse loads. Experience a stress-free lift and shift process with our reliable and professional solutions tailored to you.


    Packaging & Transportation

    At Synergy Lifting, we can handle the entire relocation of your equipment with utmost care and efficiency. Whether you require transportation using trailers, curtainsiders, or abnormal load movements, we provide suitable options tailored to your specific needs. As part of our comprehensive lift and shift services, we can also offer expert packaging solutions to ensure the safety and protection of your machinery or equipment. Should your machines or equipment require packaging due to fragility or export requirements, we have you covered. Our scope of works includes bespoke-made packaging, ranging from sturdy crates for machines to specialised cradles for silos.


    Lifting & Moving

    The core of our exceptional lift and shift services revolves around efficiently moving equipment and machinery around sites, factories, and warehouses. Synergy Lifting boasts a diverse range of specialised equipment, including skates, jacks, gantries, and our specialist electric pick and carry cranes, forklifts, and larger mobile cranes. Whether you require on-site equipment relocation or need kit transferred to another address, we have the expertise and resources to execute the process seamlessly. Trust Synergy Lifting for reliable and expert lift and shift solutions tailored to your unique requirements.


    Interim Storage

    In situations where you haven’t secured a new site, are unsure about the equipment needed at the new location, or require additional time to plan your project, our interim storage solution proves invaluable. As part of our comprehensive lift and shift service, Synergy Lifting offers secure interim storage at our premises. From entire production lines to smaller items like AHUs and lathes, we accommodate various equipment with utmost care. With our reliable interim storage solution, you can have peace of mind knowing your valuable assets are safe and well-preserved until you’re ready for them. Trust Synergy Lifting for a seamless transition during your project journey.


    Removal & Disposal

    You might find the need to remove and dispose of certain pieces of equipment or machinery. Whether you are downsizing or replacing redundant items with newer ones, we have you covered. Synergy Lifting takes care of the removal and disposal process, considering potential scrap or resale value to offset against the lift and shift costs. With our expertise, we ensure the environmentally responsible and cost-effective removal of redundant equipment, helping to streamline your project. Trust Synergy Lifting for reliable and sustainable lift and shift solutions tailored to your specific needs.


    Positioning & Installation

    The culmination of our lift and shift package involves the crucial step of positioning, levelling, and installing your equipment with utmost precision. Collaborating closely with you, we plan the project to align with your requirements. Our expert team ensures seamless positioning and installation, leaving no room for compromise when it comes to efficiency and safety. Count on Synergy Lifting for a flawless positioning and installation process, guaranteeing that your equipment is optimally placed. Experience a hassle-free transition. From complicated multi-visit lift and shift projects to simple one-off placements, we have you covered.

    What sectors have we provided lift and shift services in?

    Lift and shift services are essential across various industries, adapting to the unique requirements of each sector. At Synergy Lifting, we have successfully provided lift and shift solutions to a wide range of sectors, gaining valuable expertise in handling diverse types of machines and equipment. Our team comprehends the distinct working conditions involved in lift and shift operations across different industries. Below, you’ll find an overview of some common sectors where we have carried out lift and shift projects, ensuring seamless relocations and efficient equipment moving services.


    In the construction sector, we excel in the art of precision Lift & Shift. From seamlessly relocating heavy machinery to facilitating new equipment installations, our crane hire services redefine efficiency every day.

    HVAC Equipment

    Synergy Lifting collaborates with HVAC manufacturers and installers, specialising in efficient lift and shift solutions. Our expertise lies in precise on-site positioning of units, ensuring seamless installations and relocations for optimal functionality and client satisfaction.


    Delivering comprehensive lift and shift solutions, we’ve partnered with aerospace firms nationwide. From relocating flight simulators cross-country to installing overhead cranes at Airbus, we excel in seamless heavy equipment transfers and disassembly tasks.


    Synergy Lifting excels in the lift and shift sector. We’ve expertly installed overhead cranes and scissor lifts at Airbus, executed dismantling projects at British Aerospace, and removed redundant aerospace equipment with precision.


    Synergy Lifting excels in the realm of Lift & Shift, often operating in close proximity to rail lines. Collaborating with rail sector entities, we facilitate diverse equipment installations and hefty lifts. Notably, we’ve hoisted locomotive engines for restoration, dismantled disused rail gear, and erected rail infrastructure bridges with precision.


    Delivering precision in heavy lifting, we excel in seamless equipment relocation for diverse sectors. From biomass and energy-from-waste sites to wind power installations, our expertise ensures flawless lift and shift operations.

    Food and Beverages

    Synergy Lifting excels in precision lift and shift operations for diverse industries. With an impressive portfolio including renowned names like Greggs, Weetabix, and PepsiCo, we’ve mastered heavy equipment movement, seamlessly placing ovens, coolers, and machinery with expert precision at food and beverage sites across the UK.

    Paper and Packaging

    Navigating the realm of Lift & Shift, Synergy Lifting excels in transporting heavy machinery like printing presses and labeling equipment. Through roof apertures or factory gates, we expertly handle intricate moves, even spanning nations and oceans.

    Plastics and Metals

    As premier crane hire experts, Synergy Lifting collaborates with equipment manufacturers for seamless installations across plastics and metals. Our prowess extends to relocating production lines, optimizing operations through meticulous lift and shift endeavors.

    Chemical and Scientific

    With extensive expertise, we facilitate seamless Lift & Shift operations for petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and chemical plants, including radioactive material handling. Committed to safety, we ensure efficient, cost-effective solutions in this specialised sector.


    Synergy Lifting excels in precise lift and shift solutions. From heavy equipment like presses and conveyors to entire production lines, we ensure seamless transfers, leveraging our industrial expertise for impeccable results.


    From brick factories to chemical plants, from industrial rail manufacturers to paper mills, Synergy Lifting excels in versatile solutions for lifting and shifting. With a vast cross-sector experience across the UK and internationally, we expertly execute diverse lift and shift projects tailored to your industry needs.

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      What is our lift and shift process?

      At Synergy Lifting, we take pride in offering a meticulously planned and thought-out lift and shift service. Each project is unique, and the duration can range from a single day to several months. Regardless of the project’s size, our process remains consistent, built on key components that form the foundation of our operations. These components encompass site visits and assessments, precise preparation of quotes and RAMS (Risk Assessment and Method Statement), confirmation of values for insurance purposes, and the efficient execution and management of the entire lift and shift project. Below, we outline a typical lift and shift process, guiding you from the project’s inception to its successful completion.


      Site Visit

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



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


      Site Assessment

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


      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.


      Method Statement

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


      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.


      Insurance Covers

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


      Project Management

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



      We hand over the project to our client upon completion. This could be upon project completion or it could be in set phases for larger projects.

      Your lift and shift solutions experts

      Synergy Lifting stands out as a leading UK lift and shift provider, renowned for its commitment to safety and efficiency. Our comprehensive services deliver cost-effective solutions, supported by four core components: safety precautions, expert team, specialized equipment, and damage prevention. With meticulous planning and secure handling, we safeguard your valuable assets throughout the lift and shift process. Trust Synergy Lifting for reliable and professional services, ensuring a successful and stress-free lift and shift experience.

      Safety Precautions

      Safety is our top priority at Synergy Lifting, and we maintain stringent safety measures throughout the lift and shift process. Ensure that your chosen service provider follows industry safety standards and has a track record of executing projects without incidents or damage.

      Expert Team

      Our experienced team of operators are trained to handle all types of equipment efficiently. When planning a lift and shift operation, it is crucial to collaborate with a company that has skilled professionals capable of handling the intricacies of heavy and/or valuable equipment movement.

      Equipment Selection

      With a wide range of lifting equipment, including cranes, forklifts, and hydraulic jacks, Synergy is equipped to handle equipment of varying sizes and weights. Ensure that the lifting equipment used for your project is suitable for the specific equipment to be moved.

      Damage Prevention

      Protecting your equipment or machinery during the lift and shift operation is paramount. Verify that the company you choose uses suitable lifting and securing techniques to prevent any damage to the equipment during operations and that insurance cover is in place.