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Why Should I Hire Professional Machinery Movers?

January 2021

The machinery that you use often accounts for some of your business’s most valuable assets. When you need to move it from one site to another or even within the same factory, it can be a significant undertaking. If you’re looking to save money, you might consider carrying out the job yourself or using a more generic moving service to help you. However, moving machinery should be undertaken by professional machinery movers, who have experience moving heavy machinery. Working with professional machine movers delivers a number of excellent benefits ensuring the move is as smooth as possible and limiting any damage to your expensive machine.

At Flegg, we can assist with a range of services, including delivery and installation of machinery for any factory move or medical relocation.


Ensuring high levels of safety is one of the key reasons to use professional machinery movers. Large, heavy pieces of equipment are difficult to move, and using people who are unqualified and inexperienced to do it greatly increases the risk of injury. Machine moving experts will carry out all of the necessary risk assessments and ensure that everything is done to minimise the chance of any accidents that lead to either injuries or damage to your machinery or other assets. Reportable accidents can also lead to significant delays to the project whilst investigations are conducted and remedial actions are put in place.

Essential Equipment

The right equipment is a must for moving machinery. If it’s not up to the job, it could lead to delays, higher costs, and some dangerous situations too. When you use professionals to move your machinery, you benefit from heavy machinery moving equipment that’s designed to get the job done. At Flegg, we use equipment ranging from counterbalance forklifts and hiab vehicle-mounted cranes to a hydraulic gantry system. We also have versalifts, air skates, ground moving tackle and lifting accessories, and bespoke equipment that’s built to meet a variety of needs. Our commercial vehicles have been customised to meet our customers’ requirements and move machinery safely and efficiently.

Experienced staff

Having operators to use the essential equipment is a must. Lifting equipment in the wrong hands can be very dangerous and lead to expensive problems and delays.

versalift with operator

Save Money

Using machine moving experts to move your machinery can be a smart financial move too. You might think that you could save money by using your own equipment or your own staff, but this could turn out to be more costly than you had planned. If anything goes wrong, you could be left paying for the cleanup, whether there’s an injury or damage to your equipment. Additionally, it’s important to have adequate levels of insurance in place to cover the activities required to handle your machinery. When you use a machinery moving service, you should expect your contractor to have the right amount of public and employers liability insurance and any other cover that you need to protect your equipment and your company in the event of something going wrong.

Timely Delivery

Having your machinery out of action can lead to loss of valuable production time. Whether delivering new machinery to a customer or moving your own machinery from one site to another, you don’t want there to be unnecessary delays. Professional moving companies are experienced with loading, unloading, and transporting machinery efficiently, so you don’t have to worry about it taking longer than necessary. With trained and experienced people on hand to move your machinery and all of the right equipment, you can be sure that the job will get done in a timely manner. Without professional help, even working out how to move everything can take longer than it needs to.

Specialised Services

Choosing to use professional machinery movers means that you benefit from the help of specialised services. You can access services that are designed to move equipment like yours and are delivered by experts who have huge amounts of experience. At Flegg, we have a specialised medical system relocation service that is designed to help with delivering healthcare equipment without causing any disruption to the delivery of healthcare. It’s specific needs like these that you may need to address when moving machinery and equipment, and the right service can help you to do it.

preparing equipment for relocation

At Flegg, we’re experts in moving heavy machinery and can help you with all of your machinery moving needs. Our range of services is designed to make moving heavy machinery a more straightforward task to tackle. We combine the best equipment and trained, experienced staff, to provide the best machinery moving services available. Contact us by calling 0845 458 4958 or emailing info@fleggprojects.co.uk to find out more. You can also request a call back on our contact page, and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

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