Modern industrial practices require more sophisticated approaches to manufacture and plant management, so machinery moving is often a key element of factory project planning and implementation.
That is why Hird has developed a strong reputation for supporting clients with a flexible and cost effective machinery moving service, working closely with them to complete one-off machinery moving projects or provide a service over a long period of time.
Take the furniture industry, notably the manufacture of flat-pack or modular furniture, such as kitchens and bathrooms. With customer demand for customised products growing, and taste changing rapidly, furniture manufacturers need production processes that can be modified rapidly, which is where our machinery moving service comes in.
Hird Managing Director Phil Hird said:
“Production lines have to be modified more often, production systems have to be redesigned to take account of different furniture styles, so machinery moving services that can work efficiently within these exacting demands is vital. “We provide a machine moving service to a number of these kinds of companies. In some cases we supply just the machines they need, such as pick and carry cranes, powered access platforms, including cherry pickers and scissor lifts. In others, we also provide the skilled machinery moving teams.
“Because we work with many clients on these machinery moving projects over a number of years, we get to know how they work inside out, so our fully-trained and qualified machine moving operators can slot in and become an instant part of the team.”
Flexibility is also a keyword for the Hird machinery moving service. If a client just needs the right machines, like a compact crane, they are made available. If they want pick and carry cranes plus trained operators, they can be supplied.
Phil Hird said:
“We also provide a complete turnkey service, planning projects, providing the machinery moving machines and all other equipment, supplying the full team and overseeing the machine moving project, to the highest standards.”
As well as providing machinery moving services on one site, Hird can move machines and plants between sites, within the UK or internationally, including providing specialist transport.
Phil Hird said:
“In many cases, manufacturing is becoming more complex rather than simpler. Factory production teams are at the forefront of managing almost continuous machinery moving plans. Hird is right there, as part of the team, making it happen.”
To find out more about our nationwide machinery moving service, contact us via one of our regional operation centres.