Our History

The Vanguard name has been synonymous with heavy lifting and machinery installation since 1964. The current Vanguard VML Group was founded in 2001 to serve the local and national markets with a highly-skilled, technical and responsive approach to machine moving projects. Expansion in the UK and a growth in operations followed with the opening of sites well-placed to serve the Midlands, the North and Scotland, Wales, the M4 corridor and the West Country. Now with five depots across the UK, we aim to provide this high level of support and customer service to national clients and international projects.

Our heritage

We are known in the industry for our attitude towards complex projects and seemingly impossible problems. When we began as a specialist machine mover, we embraced these challenges and applied our core values to each project that we undertook: Skilled and careful project coordination, attention to detail, strict control from start to finish and visibility throughout. These core values are still present today and applied to each project. Global relocations or local "lift and shift" receive the same level of attention.

Strong Foundations

Vanguard VML Group is backed by a private equity partner called Stone Ventures. The investors are specialists in strategic growth of medium sized mature companies in niche sectors and give us the strong financial foundations to engage in large projects or projects of long duration for strategic growth and uninterrupted customer service and support.