During 2005 we were contracted to remove the major semiconductor equipment from NEC, Livingston following the closure of the production plant.
Millions of pounds of equipment was removed including Chillers, Compressors, Air Dryers, vacuum Pumps, RO Plants, Air Handlers, Steppers and general workshop equipment including Lathes and milling machines. These items were decommissioned, removed, packaged and then shipped to worldwide locations.
We were also asked to return some months later to work and remove equipment on behalf of the principal contractor, Crown House Engineering.
This project was commissioned by a Russian sweet Company and involved the full documentation, photography, decommissioning, removal, labelling, packaging and shipping to Russia via the clients supplied transport, of an Easter egg production Line.
There were many challenges as the production of Terry’s Orange was still in production so the removal had to be completed with minimal disruption and dust suppression. In addition we had to work alongside the production personnel of Kraft and therefore strict Health and Safety procedures had to be put in force and agreed by the senior management.
With our strong partnership with Dovebid Auctions we were contracted to remove a large amount of equipment on behalf of Dovebid Clients. The equipment included Chillers, Air handlers, Air Dryers, Compressors, curing oven, racking, furniture, machine shop equipment and small laboratory equipment. All items were decommissioned, removed, packaged and shipped throughout the UK and to worldwide locations.
The Senior Management asked us to remove additional equipment on behalf of Duracell direct and due to our strong links with International buyers we were able to sell the items making the removal a positive solution for the P&G Group by clearing the site and also giving a return.
As an approved supplier with the Dovebid group we are regularly travelling all over the UK and Europe to handle the removal of all sorts of equipment from single small laboratory items to massive tool presses weighing tens of tons.
Such is our relationship and reputation that they regularly call on us when clients have a problem or need advice.
Once again a large range of varying equipment was removed from this production plant in Chesterfield. A great deal of the equipment was used in the production of Chocolate which gave some sticky challenges to the men who cursed me on many an occasion.
Any equipment which is sold by Cadbury is always well sought after and commands good prices, however the removal costs have to be very competitive and we always ensure the client gets the best value for money.
This was project was approx 24 man weeks and involved special crash decks being built to get the items out from an old building with no access.
Several cranes were used on the job, and were utilised to load the large items into containers and Flat-racks for shipping to South America and Russia.