Machine Moving

We specialise in machine moving, providing a full service inclusive of decommissioning, dismantling...

Relocation & Installation

Fully serviced & experienced in-house teams to execute complete relocation plans, on-site projects...

Turnkey Solutions

Project management of machine moving and auxiliary M & E services, on time and on budget guaranteed.

Vanguard VML - The Machine Moving Specialists

VML Group specialise in machine installation, machine removal and machine moving.

Our industry experience and customer-focused approach ensure we deliver a complete range of machinery logistics regardless of the scale of project or client's technical specifications.

Services include relocating machinery, specialist transportation, lifting and installing precision and heavy industrial machinery and plant equipment.

With in-house teams of electrical engineers, project managers, skilled tradesmen and mechanical engineers, we can provide a turnkey solution for complex projects nationally and internationally.

Machine Moving Specialists Team

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We are Based throughout the country. Contact our friendly sales team today.

Our Industry Sectors

We service a wide range of industry sectors including food & beverage, automotive, paper & packaging, plastics, metals, chemicals, power generation and pharmaceuticals.

We have the expertise and resources to deliver your project safely, securely, on time and on budget.


Vanguard was chosen to be the preferred contractor for all machinery movements and relocation services plus extensive electrical installation for a UK-based major cable and plastic extension line company. Vanguard’s scope of work included: • Disconnection from mains power • Match-mark of machine parts • Dismantlement of all equipment • Uplift and load to transport

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Packaging Sector

Vanguard was engaged by one of the world’s largest manufacturers of corrugated board for specialist packaging. Our client needed full turnkey support for a complete process line installation. We provided advice, engineering solutions (mechanical and electrical), skilled labour and planning support. The project required specialised lifting equipment, project management and health & safety management for

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Chemical Sector – Pipework Services

Vanguard worked for a large blue chip chemical plant in Scotland. The project entailed the installation of a new cooling system including a cooling radiator and heat exchanger. Our pipework team installed 80mm stainless steel cooling pipework from the radiator to the heat exchanger. Further 80mm stainless steel pipework was installed from the load lines

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Major Soup Manufacturer Food Processing Plant

One of the UK’s leading food producers engaged VML Group to assist with their internal machinery moves as part of their strategic production enhancements. Scope of work: •   Supply all suitably qualified mechanical and electrical labour •   Supply of all required lifting tackle and equipment •   Dismantle all equipment in preparation of packing into shipping

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Automotive Supplier and OEM

A Tier 1 Category supplier & OEM to the European Automotive manufacturing sector engaged Vanguard VML to work extensively with them at a UK main engine build plant. Vanguard supplied all skilled mechanical and electrical labour, lifting plant, equipment and tools for offloading, positioning, fitting of ancillary parts, alignment and connection to power and pipework

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Our Latest News

Machinery Relocation – Another Complete Factory Relocation Successfully Engineered

Vanguard’s South West and Wales site engineers have completed a project which has lasted eight

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VML Apprenticeship

Vanguard welcomes a new generation!

Delighted to share with our customers the news of our new Apprentice, Ronnie Turkington. Ronnie

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