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UKCA Vs CE Marking: What’s the Difference?

Product marking is crucial for retaining market access, adhering to local legal requirements and...

How To Design and Install a Structural Machine Base

Using a well-made structural machine base versus a substandard base can be a matter of life or...

What Is Construction Design Management (CDM) and Why Is It Important?

When you’re undertaking a complex construction project, worker safety should be your number one...

Importing Capital Equipment: Complying with UKCA Marking

Many manufacturers require the importation of mechanical, electrical, and electronic manufacturing...

What To Ask Your Capital Equipment Relocation Partner Before Starting a Project

Planning a complex capital equipment relocation and looking for the right partner to support the...

What are the SEMI Packing Standards?

How a semiconductor tool is packed directly influences its long-term performance, longevity and...

4 Expert Tips for Export Packing Semiconductor Equipment

We’ve worked with complex, business-critical semiconductor equipment since 1991. And in that time,...

How to Achieve UKCA Compliance in 5 Steps

Are you a manufacturer looking to supply a product, equipment or piece of machinery to markets in...

How Air Skates Are Supporting the Way We Handle Precision Movement

Whether you’re transporting high-value equipment within a cleanroom environment, positioning...

UKCA Marking: Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations Guide

The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations are health and safety requirements that relate to...

UKCA Marking: Electromagnetic Compatibility Regulations Guide

The Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Regulations ensure that electrical and electronic equipment...

UKCA Marking: Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations Guide

For companies selling or supplying electrical equipment to the UK market, compliance withthe...

Demand for Advanced Aseptic Technology: How Will Manufacturers Adapt?

Aseptic manufacturing – that is, the handling of sterile products and devices in a controlled and...

What is ISPM 15? And Who Does it Apply To?

The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Publication No. 15 are commonly known as...

The Emergence of IoT and AI in Fab Settings

Wafer fabrication does not welcome shutdowns. All it takes is a problem with one semiconductor...

How IES FSEs Support Fabs to Keep Tools Running

Semiconductor fabs thrive on optimisation. From minimising downtime to increasing the lifespan of...

Global Semiconductor Funding Round-up - April 2023

The last few months have seen a surge of public funding in the semiconductor industry, as...

6 Things to Consider When Planning an Equipment Relocation Project

It doesn’t matter whether you’re only moving a single piece of equipment to a different area of...

What’s Next for the Semiconductor Industry?

From shortage to oversupply, and globalism to nationalism – the semiconductor industry is going...

High-Technology Equipment Decommissioning: How to Get it Right

Before you can move or pack high-technology equipment for relocation, you first need to...

An interview with our expert Brian Fletcher: The evolution of cleanrooms

Brian Fletcher, a semiconductor equipment specialist talks us through the evolution of cleanrooms

The 4Ps of moving pharmaceutical equipment

The pharmaceutical industry is growing and evolving. Consumer spending on pharmaceutical products...

How to Handle Freight Forwarding During a Supply Chain Crisis

We are currently experiencing a global supply chain crisis. Delays and shortages are causing a...

Tales From the Front Line: Our Most Satisfying Machine Moves

Since 1991, we’ve worked on a huge variety of engineering and logistics jobs - and can confidently...

Machinery movement insurance: Getting the right cover

Are you planning to move a piece of hi-tech equipment, a complete production line, or an entire...

IES Furthers Apprenticeship Scheme Commitment

We have decided to roll out the IES apprenticeship scheme, recruiting for two new roles that offer...

Do's and Don’ts of ISPM 15

ISPM 15 are the standards which provide criteria for regulating wood as a packaging material.

How to Rig Machinery

Rigging is an integral part of equipment moves – in fact, without rigging there would be no...

Everything you need to know about ISPM15 and heat treated export packing solutions

ISPM15 standards provide the criteria for wood used as packaging material. They are intended to...

UKCA Marking FAQs

UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) is the required certification for products, equipment and machinery...

How to Meet the Unique Requirements for Military Packaging

A memorable machinery installation

IES's Flexibility Allows Us to Continue Supporting Customers

The COVID-19 virus outbreak which we are currently dealing with has thrown many routine business...

Export Packing: Discover Our Custom Made Crates

IES offers a range of export packing and crate making services which you can take advantage of,...

Why to Use an End-to-End Provider for Machine Relocation

An ‘end-to-end’ provider means the supplier of a solution which encompasses an operation from start...

New Name, Same Great Service: Omni Technologies

February 2020 IES is bringing its highly successful equipment partnership business, Omni...

Harri is Learning More as an Engineering Apprentice

After leaving school, Harri Green started a full-time college course. But a few months later he...

Cross-Training and Beyond – Building Employee Experience

When you consider the wide range of services that IES offers its clients, you may think we have...

Why Quality Export Packing is Vital For International Trading

Global trade is the lifeblood of a growing number of companies. According to a 2023 report from the...

The Power of Apprenticeships

School leavers are often inundated with options for their future. Should they choose higher...

Bespoke Packaging for Large Machinery: Breaking Down the Build

IES has almost three decades’ worth of experience in packing and shipping machinery, ranging from...

Who’s Who in Your Factory Relocation Project?

Relocating a factory is a bit like building a machine; all the cogs need to fit and work together....

Our 6-Step Process for Equipment Transport

Transporting complex, high-technology equipment is no easy feat—regardless of whether you’re an OEM...

Specialist Engineer Brian Fletcher’s 5 Expert Tips for Factory De-installations

Factory de-installations are never simple. But they’re a lot easier when you do them right.

Packing High-Technology Equipment: An Expert’s Guide

It doesn’t matter if you’re moving a piece of high-technology equipment 20 miles across towns or...

Factory Relocation: Method Statements and Risk Assessments

Relocating an entire factory is no small feat. Much like the workings of the factory itself, it...

Customs and International Transfer for Factory Relocations

Factory relocations are large and complex. There are a considerable number of moving parts which...

How to Carry Out a Full Site Survey for Your Manufacturing Facility Relocation

Whether you’re consolidating your operations, expanding, downsizing, or simply wanting to be closer...

Electromagnetic Conformity (EMC) Directive Guide

The EMC Directive - officially named Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2014/30/EU of...

Semiconductor Equipment and Process Training from IES

IES offers a variety of courses that cover a wide range of topics central to the semiconductor...

Low Voltage Directive Guide

The Low Voltage Directive – officially named Directive 2014/35/EU of the European Parliament and of...

Machinery Directive Guide

The Machinery Directive – officially named Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of...

EMF in Manufacturing Environments: Why it Matters

If you operate a manufacturing site that uses high current or high voltage applications,...

IES and National Apprenticeship Week

Now in our 27th year, IES has been in operation for longer than National Apprenticeship Week (NAW),...

When Do I Need PUWER?

Health and safety is awash with acronyms; so much so that it can be easy to get confused sometimes....

Meet the Team: Barry Tomkins’ Lessons from a Long Semiconductor Career

For some of us, a reminder of the long and successful career we’ve had might be an accolade, award...

Benefits of a Field Service Engineer

IES offers clients support from a large pool of highly experienced personnel such as field service...

CoCom regulations and installations signed off with vodka

Brian Fletcher’s career in microelectronics Brian Fletcher is one of IES’s key international...

Export Packing Essentials: Key Considerations

With over 30 years of experience in projects of all shapes and sizes, for clients representing...

Christian's 8 Top Tips for a Smooth Equipment Move

Changing the use of space in a factory or relocating to a new building causes production downtime....

IES in Focus: Contract Manufacturing

Contract equipment manufacturing (alternatively referred to as contract Build, outsourced...

IES Supports R&D at University of Bristol

The great research and development work carried out by scientists at the University of Bristol’s...

Service in Focus: EMF Testing

EMF service overview The Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Directive 2013/35/EU sets out employers' EMF...

Service in Focus: Export Packing

Department Overview Our Export Packing division was established in 2000 with the aim of providing a...

5 Key Areas for Smooth Packing Process

At IES we have been involved with equipment and machinery packing in many industries for over 20...

How to Build a Wooden Crate

We’re often asked how we go about putting a bespoke packing case together and how long it takes. On...

6 Simple Steps to CE Marking

A large number of importers and manufacturers do not fully understand the application of, or the...

What products need CE marking?

The CE mark was introduced to show that a product complies with the appropriate directives and...

FAQs about CE Marking

Why CE marking? For many products, equipment and machinery sold or supplied to the European Union,...

Wooden Packaging: Legal Considerations for Export and Import

Do your sensitive items require export packing? There are many pieces of legislation associated...