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Many of our customers operate 24/7 and our expert Bristol team is there to support them around the clock, all year round.

Get in touch to find out how we can tailor our lift and shift services in Bristol around your requirements on 0117 923 5555 and

Heavy Machinery Lifting Experts in Bristol and the South West

Heavy Machinery Lifting Bristol

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Lifting Relocation Bristol

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Machinery Removal Bristol

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Our AIS Vanguard Bristol team

Our team of industrial equipment movers in Bristol includes a wide range of lift and shift expertise and project management.

AIS Vanguard’s experienced lift and shift team can help you plan your project, from the most complex of factory relocation requirements through to any lift and shift services, with full CDM, risk assessment and safety management.

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    The AIS Vanguard Bristol Depot

    Our Bristol depot provides contract lifting solutions, factory relocationmachinery removals, factory strip out and machine installation services throughout the South West of England and South Wales, including the M4 corridor. Whatever your lift and shift requirements, we can help.

    Manufacturing contributes £15billion to the South West’s economy and AIS Vanguard are the heavy equipment movers and installation partners of choice for many of the industrial operators and high-tech businesses located in the Bristol city region.

    The area is home to many global players and innovative businesses across a wide range of sectors including aerospace, advanced engineering, marine, pharmaceuticals, biotech, food & beverage, green technologies, paper, and micro/nano technologies. AIS Vanguard’s expert lift and shift team in Bristol team understands the unique challenges and priorities of operators across all of these sectors and more, and can respond with tailored solutions.

    With our fleet of lifting equipment at the Bristol depot and the industrial services expertise within our Bristol team, AIS Vanguard provides specialist lifting services, heavy machinery removals and mechanical and electrical engineering across a varied customer base and a variety of demanding environments. In Bristol, AIS Vanguard are the industrial machinery movers that support some of the most important and fastest-growing UK economic clusters, including the high-tech and aerospace sectors.

    We’re proud to be part of a region of academic and research excellence in Bristol too. With four higher education institutions, including the University of Bristol – ranked 8th in the UK and 49th worldwide – the region is known for innovation and technical advances across established and emerging sectors, including nuclear and science-based disciplines.

    Case Studies

    Harbin Goodtime – Ford

    Working as the principal CDM contractor, AIS Vanguard delivered a £4.2m project for the removal of 83 heavy blanking & forming presses for export to China. With up to 80 operatives on site at any one time, the project utilised a variety of lift equipment from our in-house fleet, including a JS450 Hydraulic Gantry, a JS400 Hydraulic Gantry, a Versa Lift and a container reach stacker.


    AIS Vanguard have delivered a wide variety of projects for forklift truck manufacturer, Jungheinrich, over the years, including equipment installation, relocation and lifting. We usually deploy a 12t Valla crane, two plant operators and a lift supervisor to offload each new truck from Jungheinrich’s supplied transport, which is delivered in sections. We convey each truck into the factory, often through low headroom doorways, and proceed to fit the mast and ancillaries in a suitable area, provided by the client ahead of handover.

    KUKA Systems

    We provided match-marking, dismantling, loading and transporting, offloading, positioning and fixing, of a five-zone cell built by KUKA, followed by electrical and mechanical installation. The AIS Vanguard team included project managers and foreman, electricians, fitters, welders and rigging personnel, working efficiently to exacting standards.

    Rolls Royce Marine

    For Rolls Royce Marine, AIS Vanguard installed multiple precision engineering machines, including offloading, installation, services and containments, and commissioning, completing on time with zero incidents.

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