DDK provide solutions for entire factory relocations - Nationally and Internationally.
DDK Machine Movers have the experience and resources required to allow for competitive factory relocation quotes based on a dependable time scale. We always plan our larger factory relocations side by side with the client, ensuring they are fully aware of operations and are in control with DDK acting as an advisory.
We follow a six point process to ensure your factory move goes to plan.
DDK will organise a consultation at your premises to introduce our project manager and meet your team and the people involved and run through your requirements. We will asses any complexities involved in the project and go through the general scope involved - including any export or import requirements.
Following on from our initial consultation we will sit down and plan your move. We will assist with the creation of an asset list and detail exactly what needs to be moved and when. We will work side by side with your project manager to ensure your needs are met in the most cost effective way, with minimal production down time.
We will work out how many engineers DDK will need to supply, how many trucks, what specialist equipment is required, shipping times. We go into a lot of detail during planning to ensure your move goes smoothly and stress free.
We will then forward our proposal and cost for your review.
On acceptance we will forward Risk and Method statements and all copies of certification for all equipment which will be used.
3. Lift and Relocate
When you provide us with an order we will set a date for day one. This will involve our team arriving on site and begin carefully loading your machinery to our transport.
We will deliver to your new site and offload and position the assets exactly where you want them, when you want them.
We are flexible if you need to make a change to your plan and we will always do our best to assist with what is important to you.
We have storage options available if required during the relocation.
When your machinery is in place we will bolt down, align, and recommission where necessary any electrical and mechanical components to get your machinery working in a turn key package.
Upon completion of the project, DDK will talk with you to ensure all agreed aspects of the project have been delivered. The machinery will be inspected, and if satisfactory, you will sign of a successful delivery.
DDK pride ourselves on our large portfolio of managed projects with well established names from a number of countries serving a variety of industries. View some case studies of successful projects below:
When relocating factories DDK Machine Movers always take into account machine down time, as well as the most cost effective and production effective way of relocating ensuring the move is on budget and on time.
To make the factory relocation as smooth as possible DDK can provide a “turn key” complete door to door service, for any size factory which includes:
Full Quotation with break-down of costs. and detailed planning.
Electrical & Mechanical decommission of all Machinery & Accessories
Removal of Machinery & Accessories
Loading of all equipment to Transport/Containters
Transport/Shipping to address
Unloading of Equipment and Siting
Electrical & Mechanical recommission
All Import/Export requirements
Full legal documentation (Health & Safety, Risk & Method statements etc) required
DDK understand flexibility is essential and can provide any of these factory relocation services individually.
Important Steps to Follow for an Factory Relocation
Moving a factory is a complex affair, sometimes requiring months of planning and a careful budget planning. It’s not a task to be taken on lightly – the move will be most successful if you think through the process and get help from experienced machine moving and factory relocation specialists.
Curious to learn more about factory relocation in the U.K? Here are some important steps to follow:
Select your factory relocation company carefully. Ensure they have the equipment, labour, craneage, and bandwidth to undertake and successfully complete your project.
Create a plan and timeline. Work backwards from the startup date and use a timeline to determine the optimal order for disconnection, disassembling, prepping, crating, and moving. Consider machine downtime and the effect this has on production.
Create a detailed inventory checklist. Know exactly what has to be moved and what can be left behind or moved at a later date.
Create a map of the new location showing where everything will go. Knowing where large and small items are going to go will help the moving company more effectively strategise the move.
Talk to utility providers about the move. How and when should certain utilities be disconnected before the move begins? And how and when should certain utilities be connected and ready to go when you arrive at the new location?
Talk to your factory relocation company to gain additional insight. Is this your first move? Your chosen relocation partner should have already successfully completed many factory moves. Check in with them for insight and tips.
Organise a meeting with your factory relocation team, and draw up instructions for movers. Everyone involved in the move needs clear, complete instructions on what they need to do.
Think about the path you will take. Do doors need to come off the hinges? Do roller shutter doors need to be decommissioned? Does a roof need to be removed? Do transportation authorities need to be alerted if wide loads will go down the road? This is another place where your moving company can help out. Are you handling hazardous materials? Special precautions may be needed here, too – make sure your machine movers are ready and certified.
Perform the move and make sure to conduct post-move inspections. Whether you are moving all at once or in stages, go through your relocation plan and ensure that everything has been done and that all of your equipment made it to its new home safe and sound.
Looking for an experienced factory relocation specialist in the U.K?
DDK Machine Movers is among the country’s most experienced factory moving company, with experience in new machine installation, machine moving, versa lift hire, international machine moving, factory relocation, specialist transport, heavy haulage, crane hire, and more. With all that know-how, DDK Machine Movers is definitely the way to go for the automotive, aerospace, machine tools, metalwork, plastic and rubber, printing, and food and drink industries looking for a turnkey factory relocation package.
Factory Relocation Case Study
DDK assisted part of a larger factory relocation from Europe to the USA. Our services included, removing, packing for transport, and loading to a vessel for onwards transport to USA
Factory Relocation Case Study 2: Relocation of 25 Machines into World Skills Exhibition
DDK Machine Movers Ltd were contracted to arrange the collection, transport, and on site relocation of 25 brand new CNC's for our customer on site at World Skills Exhibition.
A client came to us with a need to relocate a large part of their factory to India. We were tasked with organising the turn key package including loading, transport and creating export documents.