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Machine Movement

Synergy Lifting provide machine movement services across many sectors. From single machine moves to entire factory relocation projects.

About our machine movement service

At Synergy Lifting, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional machine movement solutions tailored to your unique needs. Our specialised machine movers team is equipped with a wide array of cutting-edge equipment, including skates, jacks, gantries, electric pick and carry cranes, forklifts, and mobile cranes. With a keen focus on precision and safety, we excel in efficiently lifting, shifting, and relocating machines within factories, navigating ingress or egress through various openings such as roller shutter doors or roof and wall openings. Trust Synergy Lifting for seamless and reliable machine movement projects that exceed your expectations.

What to consider when planning a machine movement?

Selecting a competent company like Synergy Lifting, with a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in machine movement is crucial for ensuring a successful and seamless project. Our specialised machine movers team possesses the expertise and equipment necessary to execute safe, efficient, and cost-effective machine movement ventures.

Given the inherently high-risk nature of machine movement projects, which often come with time constraints, entrusting the job to a non-specialised firm can lead to delays and hazardous practices. At Synergy Lifting, we take immense pride in our unmatched ability to handle turnkey machine movement projects, facilitating a smooth transition of machines from one location to another with minimal disruptions. Rely on us for a meticulously planned and flawlessly executed machine movement experience.

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    What is included in our machine movement service?

    At Synergy Lifting, we take immense pride in offering a tailored package for machine movement that is designed to meet your specific needs. Our comprehensive solution encompasses every aspect of the machinery moving process, ensuring an efficient and seamless transition for your valuable equipment. With a dedicated focus on safety and precision, our expert team handles the dismantling, transportation, and reassembly of your equipment with utmost care. Emphasising compliance and meticulous documentation, we streamline the project management process, delivering timely results without compromising on quality. Whether it’s a standard relocation or an on-demand equipment retrieval, trust Synergy Lifting for a solution that optimises both time and resources, making your machine movement experience truly hassle-free.


    Efficient Logistics & Transportation

    Efficiency is at the core of our machine packaging and transport service. We utilize specialised equipment, including skates, jacks, gantries, electric pick and carry cranes, forklifts, and mobile cranes, to load and transport machinery securely. Our logistics team coordinates the transportation process meticulously, ensuring timely delivery to the destination.


    Compliance & Documentation

    Synergy Lifting takes compliance seriously. We handle all necessary permits and documentation required for machine movement, ensuring legal and regulatory adherence. Our comprehensive approach to documentation provides you with peace of mind throughout the entire process.


    Comprehensive Site Assessment

    Before commencing the machine packaging and transport process, Synergy Lifting conducts a thorough site assessment. Our expert team examines the machinery, site layout, and any potential obstacles. This meticulous evaluation allows us to devise a tailored relocation strategy, ensuring a seamless and safe movement.


    Safe & Professional Dismantling

    We prioritise safety during the dismantling phase. Our skilled technicians handle the disassembly of machines with precision and expertise, adhering to industry best practices. Each component is carefully labelled and documented to facilitate efficient reassembly at the new location.


    Streamlined Project Management

    With years of experience, our project management team orchestrates the entire machine movement project with finesse. From planning and coordination to execution and delivery, we streamline the process, leaving no room for disruptions or delays. From single machine moves to entire factory relocations.


    On-Demand Equipment Retrieval

    At Synergy Lifting, we understand the urgency of certain situations. Our on-demand equipment retrieval service allows you to promptly relocate specific machinery when time is of the essence. With a swift response and efficient handling, we cater to your urgent machine movement needs.

    What sectors have we done machine movement in?

    At Synergy Lifting, we have honed our machine movement proficiency across a wide spectrum of sectors. With our extensive experience and skilled team, we have successfully executed machine movement projects in various industries. From manufacturing and construction to aerospace and technology, our versatility knows no bounds. Whether it’s relocating heavy machinery within factories or handling specialised equipment in complex settings, our track record speaks volumes about our capabilities. Trust us to bring our expertise and adaptability to any sector, ensuring your machine movement needs are met with precision and excellence.


    Our proficiency lies in precise machine movement for construction industry needs. For instance, we’ve effectively managed factory relocation projects, such as transferring an entire brick factory to a different location. Additionally, we’ve played a pivotal role in setting up new equipment at a modular homes factory. Alongside this, we offer regular crane hire services to construction firms.

    HVAC Equipment

    Synergy Lifting collaborates closely with heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit manufacturers and installers, specializing in precise machine movement. Our expertise extends to on-site operations involving the careful lifting of HVAC units into position. Additionally, we’ve undertaken projects at diverse manufacturers’ sites, focusing on the relocation and installation of both new and used equipment essential to the manufacturing process.


    Synergy Lifting excels in catering to various stages of the automotive sector’s supply chain through expert machine movement services. Our skilled team specializes in the meticulous transfer of heavy machinery, ensuring the seamless integration of new machinery into assembly line productions for key players within the automotive industry.


    With proficiency in precise machine movement, Synergy Lifting offers a spectrum of services tailored to the aerospace sector. For instance, we’ve successfully executed the installation of overhead cranes and industrial scissor lifts at Airbus. Additionally, we’ve played a significant role in dismantling operations at British Aerospace, as well as the efficient removal of outdated equipment from aerospace manufacturing facilities.


    Operating with a strong emphasis on precise machine movement, Synergy Lifting frequently operates in close proximity to rail lines, collaborating closely with rail sector firms for a variety of equipment installations and substantial lifts. Our expertise encompasses the removal and restoration of locomotive engines, efficient disposal of obsolete rail equipment, and the meticulous lifting and assembly of bridges for rail infrastructure initiatives.


    Our core competence in machine movement extends to factory relocations for power sector enterprises. We have adeptly transferred equipment and machinery within electrical power generation sites, encompassing biomass power plants and energy-from-waste facilities. Additionally, we possess the expertise to proficiently disassemble and install wind power equipment and turbines, showcasing our comprehensive capabilities in the sector.

    Food and Beverages

    Focusing on machine movement, Synergy Lifting has actively engaged with diverse food and beverage sites throughout the UK, collaborating with esteemed names like Greggs, Weetabix, McCain’s, PepsiCo, Hains Daniels, and others. Our specialization lies in expertly handling the precise movement of heavy machinery involved in food and beverage operations.

    Paper and Packaging

    We have relocated entire factories in the paper and packaging sector and often carry out machine moving services. From print presses to labelling machines, our team have lifted heavy equipment through roof openings and factory entrances and we have relocated equipment from one end of the country to the other end and even overseas.

    Plastics and Metals

    We are often contracted by equipment manufacturers to assist with the installation of new equipment in the plastics and metals sector. We are also often contracted by firms working in this sector who want to relocate entire production lines from one site to another, whether this is for expansion or to streamline their operations.

    Chemical and Scientific

    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 machine moving or factory relocation service for companies in this sector.


    Synergy Lifting have relocated factories that fall under the broader industrial sector. We have experience working with heavy machinery (such as presses, milling machines, lathes etc.) and equipment (such as conveyors, screens, towers etc.). We can relocate single machines, whole production lines or entire factories.


    From brick factories to chemical plants, from industrial rail manufacturers to paper mills… Synergy Lifting have worked across a multitude of sectors for client’s across the UK and even internationally. We can plan and carry out a factory relocation project for you no matter which sector you are in.

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      What is our machine movement process?

      At Synergy Lifting, our machine movement process is meticulously designed to offer streamlined solutions for precise and efficient moves. We begin with a comprehensive site assessment, evaluating your machinery and understanding your unique requirements. Utilising our specialised equipment, including skates, jacks, gantries, electric pick and carry cranes, forklifts, and mobile cranes, we efficiently load and transport your machinery to the desired destination. Throughout the project, our skilled project management team ensures a seamless execution, keeping you informed at every step. Count on Synergy Lifting for a professional machine movement experience that prioritises precision, safety, and cost-effectiveness.


      Site Visit

      The first step is for Synergy Lifting's machine movement 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, logistics 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 machine moving 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 after a full factory relocation or single machine movement.

      Your machine movement experts

      At Synergy Lifting, we pride ourselves on delivering unparalleled machine movement solutions. Our comprehensive approach ensures every project is executed with utmost professionalism and precision. With years of experience in the industry, we have fine-tuned our process to cater to diverse requirements. Here’s a glimpse into our cutting-edge machine movement services.

      Managerial Experience

      Our seasoned managerial team brings years of experience to the table, overseeing each machine movement project with meticulous attention. They strategise, coordinate, and plan every aspect, ensuring seamless execution from start to finish. With a keen eye on safety and efficiency, our managers optimise resources to deliver exceptional results for our clients.

      Competent Personnel

      At Synergy Lifting, we boast a highly skilled and qualified team of machine movers. Trained to handle a wide range of machinery and equipped with in-depth industry knowledge, our personnel execute each task with expertise. From dismantling and packaging to transportation and reassembly, you can trust our competent team to handle your valuable equipment with utmost care.

      Plant and Equipment

      Our state-of-the-art plant and specialised equipment form the backbone of our machine movement service. From skates and jacks to gantries and cranes, we invest in cutting-edge technology to tackle diverse machine relocation challenges. This enables us to offer efficient and safe solutions, even for complex or heavy machinery, no matter the sector or environment.

      Planning and Execution

      Thorough planning is at the heart of our machine movement process. Our team conducts meticulous site assessments, considering all variables and potential obstacles. This enables us to devise a well-organised execution plan, ensuring minimal disruption and timely completion. With meticulous attention to detail, we execute each project flawlessly.