Factory Relocation during the Pandemic

Customer safety has always been a priority at AIS EURELO, but with the ongoing pandemic, it’s more important than ever – especially when taking our factory relocation service into account. In this blog, we aim to answer some FAQs to ensure your total peace of mind whether your business needs national or international factory relocation services.

Can we still undertake a relocation or removal project during the pandemic?

In short, yes. While the economy has undoubtedly taken a hit due to COVID-19, business hasn’t come to a total standstill – take the automotive industry shift to electric vehicles, which has seen demand increase for vehicle manufacturing across Europe. As we have specialist experience in this sector, it’s a particularly good time to engage with our services thanks to our breadth of pan-European infrastructure and capabilities.

It’s not just the automotive sector that benefits, either. We offer our support to a number of sectors with their heavy machinery relocation , during COVID-19 and outside of the pandemic, including:

  • Warehousing and general logistics
  • Petrochemicals
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power
  • And more…

It’s always worth asking us directly how we can help your business with a factory relocation.

How are we keeping our clients and operatives safe throughout a relocation project?

Factory relocation health and safety is at the heart of our services, particularly when international heavy machinery relocation is involved, which requires the utmost care and attention to ensure a smooth and safe process. During the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, our additional health and safety procedures include:

  • Ongoing situation monitoring and frequent risk assessment. This includes the monitoring and assessment of our internal processes, team, and the move itself, but also incorporating continuity planning. This planning is based on up-to-date UK and EU guidelines according to the day-to-day level of pandemic uncertainty and threat.
  • Increased stock levels to ensure machinery parts are still available in the event that there is distribution interference.
  • Utilising the Cloud and remote working to ensure our team can provide our usual outstanding customer support throughout a factory relocation process.

We always go above and beyond Government guidelines, including total sanitisation, mask-wearing at all times and social distancing where possible. No matter the scale of the factory relocation, nor the severity of the pandemic, we endeavour to put your mind at ease and keep you up-to-date at every step.

Which of AIS EURELO’s services are still operational during the pandemic?

All our services are operational as the pandemic continues – the only difference is that our stringent health and safety procedures are supported by all the more stringent COVID-19-secure procedures as additional protection for your staff and business.

Get in touch with AIS EURELO.

AIS EURELO provides international turnkey solutions for a myriad of businesses throughout the pandemic and beyond. For an experienced team with the professionalism and capabilities you require for continued smooth operation, please get in touch with us to discuss your heavy machinery relocation today.


Preparing for the New Year – Christmas Shutdown Maintenance & Installations

The Christmas traditions we celebrate at home may vary across Europe but there’s one thing all European countries have in common: the Christmas shutdown period is a time for maintenance shutdowns and machinery installations. For the team at AIS Eurelo, that means it’s a very busy time indeed. We’re already working with customers to help them planning for this critical period.

At AIS Eurelo, we support customers across a huge variety of industrial and commercial sectors to help them maximise the value of planned downtime during the Christmas shutdown. This is the most important maintenance period for many operators. Often this means disconnecting assets to enable maintenance, machinery removal to allow work to be carried out on the building or heavy machinery installation to replace redundant assets or adjust process capabilities.

Our role is not just providing the specialist equipment and on-site expertise to carry out projects, including technical and complex lifts and all mechanical and electrical requirements. It’s also to help our customers to plan their project, ensuring their objectives are met and the value of their Christmas shutdown is fully realised.

Machinery Installation During the Christmas Shutdown

Machinery installation is always a focus for the Christmas shutdown. This year, planning machinery installation for this period has never been more critical. Following the upheaval and altered commercial landscape prompted by the pandemic in 2020, many operators are implementing projects to diversify, enhance productivity or increase capacity by installing new equipment or replacing existing machinery.

Our experienced team works with clients to plan their machinery installation projects. They develop a method statement and risk assessment in advance and understanding the technical and operational requirements of the project. This may include diversions or upgrades to mechanical and electrical services, preparation of foundations and footings, floor preparations and positioning checks and drilling and preparation of floor fixings.

It is also not uncommon for temporary modifications to be needed to the building to enable access for machinery installation. Once again, this needs to be factored into the schedule for the machinery installation project and there is potential for this essential preparation work to be carried out in advance of the shutdown while the facility remains operational.

Another key area of planning for machinery installation during the Christmas shutdown is arranging the logistics and the resources required for the installation programme. As this is a key time for maintenance and logistics, booking transport and ensuring the right personnel with the skills and experience needed are available are essential elements of a successful project.

Whatever Your Christmas Shutdown Needs, We Can Help

Whether you’re planning a machinery installation project or have other heavy machinery disconnection, lifting, moving or mechanical and electrical needs, our team can provide a critical path, aligned to your deadline and operational requirements.

As we look ahead to 2021, it’s clear that there is more uncertainty ahead. This means that businesses may need to think beyond their usual Christmas shutdown routines and use the time to optimise their assets, both operationally and commercially. At AIS Eurelo, our experienced team, fleet of specialist equipment and Europe-wide capabilities are here to help you make the most of your Christmas shutdown. Begin the year ahead ready to maximise your potential.