Manufacturing Plant Relocation & Equipment Installation

Manufacturing Plant Relocation & Equipment Installation

SPX APV is a leading supplier of process engineering and automation solutions for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. When APV had to undertake a major three-month European manufacturing factory relocation and integration, they needed a special relocation and logistics partner with a proven understanding of the problems attached to moving complex machinery to several locations within a critical time frame.

The project involved the movement of 1000 m/t of specialised manufacturing equipment in a relocation that involved the UK, Denmark, Poland and Germany within the three months allowed.

Our project controllers, each with local-language fluency, were assigned on-site to plan and execute equipment moves with key SPX APV personnel. Next, highly skilled IES engineers decommissioned machinery, implemented H&S assessments, appointed specialist subcontractors and disposed of chemicals and obsolete equipment. We then managed the re-installation and testing of equipment at the receiving sites, ensuring full compliance with EEC Safety Directives at all times.


The project involved:

  • Complete management
  • Process documentation
  • Decommissioning
  • Dismantling
  • Rigging
  • Packing
  • Shipping
  • Installation
  • Commissioning and testing
  • CE Testing


Speaking after the successful completion of the project on-time and to budget, John Greaves, the SPX APV Integration Program Manager said: “The complexity of the integration project called for an experienced relocation company that was fully capable of genuine international operations…I have no reservations in recommending IES to your potential customers for factory relocations.”

This represents the type of relocation project that has made IES a market leader in the aircraft manufacturing industry, automotive, food and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries – for clients as diverse as Airbus, Cadbury, GE and Rolls-Royce.

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Defence and Aerospace

Working with and providing services to companies such as Rolls Royce, Thales and Scott Aerospace gives us credibility and demonstrates the level of our expertise in both aerospace and defence generally.