The time may come when you notice your manufacturing business has outgrown your facility. This may mean a facility expansion or new construction to improve infrastructure or modify production areas. Perhaps even a complete plant relocation will be necessary. In any of these events, it is crucial to ensure the safe relocation of your valuable production machinery. Whether you’re transporting existing or brand new industrial equipment, it is important to select an experienced heavy equipment mover for the job so that your industrial machinery is safely transported, relocated, and installed.
There are many reasons why moving and rigging heavy equipment can be complex and may often present extra challenges for any business. Facilities are complex structures that contain many intricate systems, moving parts, and heavy machinery. Moving any of these parts without proper planning or expertise can be disastrous. In order to prepare for facility relocation, new facility construction or retrofitting, there are many issues to consider. The following potential issues are examples of situations to be aware of:
- Modifications: New equipment and conveyor configurations may need on-site modifications for full installation even in new machinery installations.
- Customization: Established manufacturing facilities may be challenged when consolidating existing equipment from multiple locations due to needed customization and constraints in the existing building structure.
- Installation: Manufacturer differences in production equipment, conveyor connections, and system controls may create installation issues.
- Equipment damage: Damage to production equipment may occur during the dismantling phase if industrial equipment movers are not familiar with your business or do not have the required expertise.
- Delays: Equipment installations may be delayed if machine movers do not install equipment promptly, causing excessive downtime.
- Hidden fees: Some firms may charge hidden fees, such as extra travel costs, which can be avoided by selecting a firm with a proven track record for speed and successful installation.
Jacobs Transport will use the same level of care and expertise to relocate your production equipment short moves across town or longer moves across the country. No matter the distance of your move, we can provide complete design and installation of production systems from concept to optimum output. With the ability to adapt equipment to your new site or complete structural modifications to improve utilization of an existing facility, we ensure the most creative solutions for all industrial applications.
Jacobs Transport has a group of certified rigging, crane and forklift operators is fully trained to handle your equipment moves. Safety of the equipment and safety of all site personnel is always a top priority and carefully managed in every equipment move and installation.
Our years of equipment moving experience within industrial facilities has also trained us to look for the most cost-effective approach that will limit the impact to existing production areas and often requires the use of compact hoisting and rigging equipment. The ability to remove and install equipment within limited aisle and building clearance not only saves manufacturing downtime, it also significantly decreases the overall project costs by reducing the amount of building and existing equipment modifications necessary to gain access for the new equipment.
Jacobs Transport is committed to servicing your industries specialized transportation needs. We are specialists in the field of moving delicate, over-sized and challenging items both nationally and across border. Utilizing state of the art technology and employing highly skilled industry professional personnel has allowed Jacobs Transport to tackle some of the largest projects our country has ever seen, such as the movement equipment for the SABC during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
We are industry leaders in the field of machine moving and rigging, having surfaced various sectors over the years, we are able to guarantee the safety and integrity of your equipment. We ensure that all of our abnormal load transportation jobs are conducted in an efficient and legal manor, ensuring the safety of others on the road as well as the safety of our own staff and your machine equipment!
Since 1999, Jacobs Transport has been revolutionizing the large goods transportation industry, we are dedicated to delivering our services in a timeously and professional manner each time. Jacobs Transport offers our clients a complete service of machinery rigging and machine movement operations across a vast range of various industries. We can take on any scale of projects, from disassembly, to reassembly, as well as the transportation required in-between!
Each and every industry has its own range of industry specific machinery that may require the skills of a machinery moving and rigging company, no job is too large for us here at Jacobs Transport and we will be able to assist your next machine move with ease!
These are some of our machinery rigging & transport services that we have to offer at Jacobs Transport:
- Machinery Moving
- Machinery Rigging
- Relocation Services
- Crane Services
- Heavy Machinery Hauling
- Logistic Services
- Packing and Crating
Our aim at Jacobs Transport is to offer a value service to our clients, we are multi versed and can attend to any industries requirements. We are a team of trained professionals and will be able to cater to all of your large machinery moving requirements as well as any and all machinery rigging requirements. Be sure that your next move and or rig, is in the hands of the industry professionals!
Call Jacobs Transport today for all of your long haul or short haul requirements!