Heavy Machinery Relocation

AIS Vanguard is one of the UK’s leading providers of heavy machinery relocation and installation. Our full turnkey service, led by our highly skilled and experienced team, ensures we maintain a professional and smooth transition during relocation projects – even when production needs to be continued during the process.

Changes in manufacturing demand can result in the need for heavy machinery relocation services as part of a partial or complete factory relocation.

We understand that factory removal and relocation can cause a major disruption to production timescales. Our team of skilled engineers ensure our projects are accurately planned; providing our clients with a detailed scope of works demonstrating how each phase of the project will progress as well as estimated timescales and projects particulars such as estimated downtime. At AIS Vanguard, we understand lost time results in less output. We will operate out of hours and across weekends where required to ensure each phases’ deadline is met and to ensure downtime is kept to a minimum.

Our Project Manager will be supported by a fully trained engineering team which is made up of SSSTS trained foremen, riggers, HGV Class 1 & 2 drivers, crane operators and electrical & mechanical engineering specialists. AIS Vanguard also employ a team fully certified slinger signallers, banksmen and appointed persons to provide competent supervision when carrying out the moving and lifting of heavy machinery and equipment.

New and prospective clients often ask, “What do I need to consider when planning this factory relocation?”, so with this in mind we’ve written up the key points that will be discussed during the initial telephone consultation. From these points, we’ll be able to gain a full understanding of the client requirements and create an efficient plan for the project in-hand.

Contact us today for your free project consultation.

Key Sectors

At AIS Vanguard, we know that different industries have different needs and our skilled team are committed to meeting our clients’ needs. So, which sectors do we usually provide our services to?

Because the industries we serve demand the uppermost excellence, our mechanical services are designed to assist in a range of ways. We can offer the movement of single machinery tools, to maintenance, dismantling, relocation, and reinstallation. We even offer complete replacement and the full removal of manufacturing equipment thanks to our specialist lifting equipment.

Our full turnkey service offering includes:

  • Dedicated project manager
  • Health and safety documents including; method statement, risk assessments, lift plans, personnel training records and equipment certs
  • Regular site visits to assess project requirements
  • CDM/health and safety management
  • Disconnection of services and dismantling of machinery
  • Match marking
  • Machinery loading to transport
  • Storage (where required)
  • Machine transportation
  • Floor preparation including core drilling
  • Offloading and positioning
  • Aligning and levelling
  • Reconnection of main services
  • Export, packing and shipping services

We can complete complex lifts in problematic areas such as confined spaces or premises struggling with limited access, restricted floor bearings and overhead obstructions, allowing the production of specialist equipment to continue without delay. We build our solution around your problem, every time.

AIS Vanguard is the perfect choice for any heavy machine removal or relocation. Whether it’s a single machine removal or an entire factory relocation, we are happy to help.

Enquire Today

If you would like to enquire on how we can help you with your project, then call us on

01257 441111