Brooks Forging Factory Relocation Case Study

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Who are Brooks Forgings?

Brooks Forgings, established in 1960, is a leading manufacturer of forged and machined components. Primarily specialising in Upset Forging, Drop Forging, Hand Forging and Machining. Their on-site facilities include, 14 Hot Forging Cells, CAD/CAM, Tool Making, Die Sinking, Machining and Tensile / Destructive Testing. Inside the Brooks Forgings newly acquired 45,000 sq ft manufacturing site, in Stourbridge following the relocation by Silver Knight Ltd.

What have we done for Brooks Forgings?

Silver Knight Haulage & Machineries Ltd has been working with Brooks Forgings Ltd since 2009. We have provided several services with the main focus concentrating on transport and installation of new machines to Brooks Forgings newly acquired 45,000 sq ft manufacturing site, in Stourbridge. Completed projects include:
  • Disassembly, transportation and installation of a 200 Ton Bentley Power Press, removed from Cerro EMS ltd in 2009.
  • Relocation of Brooks manufacturing site in Cradley Heath. This involved the removal, transportation and installation of 14 upset forging machines, 12 forging presses, lathes, CNC machines and other miscellaneous heavy plant equipment.
  • Removal, transportation and installation of several Flash Butt welders, removed from B&G Williams in 2010.
  • Relocation of a 2nd forging site acquired from Parker Hannifin’s forging facility in Halesowen. This included transport and reinstallation of a Banning GOA 1250 Pneumatic Hammer, Model C Automated Horizontal Impacter System, Tosca automated shot blast machine and several Induction heater cells.
Loading various small presses onto a transporter for relocation to their new warehouse.

What Brooks Forgings Limited say about us…

“We’ve used Silver Knight since 2009. During this short period, their knowledge and expertise have been very valuable, and flawless, during the projects they’ve undertaken for Brooks Forgings Limited. Silver Knight will always be our first choice for removing and transporting heavy plant machinery. They offer efficiency and flexibility at very competitive prices.” Steve Brooks, Managing Director
Brooks forging Testimonial

Our Services

Factory Relocation

Factory Relocation Service

We are able to move any type of machinery, big or small we will cater to all your needs for moving from location to another. We provide all the equipment ourselves and have a skilled number of operatives to carry out the job in a safe and timely manner.

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Versa Lift 25/35

Forklift Moving Service

We offer a complete range of services to exporters including UK haulage, warehousing for consolidation of contract cargo export packing, container loading, container blocking/securing, marine insurance, consular work, engineering certificates and shipping to worldwide destinations.

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Continental Moving Service

Continental Machinery Moving Service

We can offer a service abroad in any location. We have worked around the globe we are 'not' just a UK company. We can organise shipping, containerisation, packing service and installation of machinery wherever you may be.

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Machinery Haulage, Relocation, Transport & Moving Service

Machinery Haulage, Relocation, Transport & Moving Service

We can provide the transportation of any machinery, big or small and out of gauge. We can basically move you from your old location/premises and move you to your new location/premises. We can also provide just transportation for your machinery if you chose. For example, if you require your machine to be collected and delivered with no intervention this is also a service we provide.

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Equipment, and Heavy Equipment Moving & Haulage Service

Equipment, and Heavy Equipment Moving & Haulage Service

We offer a heavy haulage transport section. This includes wide loads, out of gauge and long vehicle convoys. We provide escort vehicles as part of the service, and we can also sort the logistics of your move so you don't have to and this includes liaising with local police authorities where possible and government agencies on your behalf. We have a wealth of experience with successfully moving everything from small CNC machines to 150 tonne Press Crowns and everything in between.

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Moving Equipment Hire Service

Moving Equipment Hire Service

We have a number of Versa lifts, Including a 25/35, 40,60 and 60/80 along with many other pieces of equipment available for immediate hire both on short term and long term contracts. These can come with a fully qualified driver which removes the stress from yourselves when moving and relocating the most of difficult of machinery or can be supplied on their own for your operators to operate. Our machines are fully certified, and we can deliver day or night as we are a 24-hour hire and transport service.

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Shipping Container Packing Service

Shipping Container Packing Service

We can offer a service on securely and safely loading your machinery into containers using blocks and straps, that you require moving to any destination around the world. This includes loading multiple variations of containers including end loaders, open tops, flat racks. Photographs and full documentation provided.

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Secure storage

Secure Warehousing Storage Service

We can offer a Secure Warehousing Storage Service which is secured by CCTV, fully alarmed, with on-site rest facilities. Our premises can come fully heated to provide protection for your goods. Silver Knight has Goods In Trust insurance, which ensures goods up to £1 million.

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About Our Services

Alongside our primary handling equipment services, we also offer Machinery dismantling, lifting equipment, lifting jacks, factory clearance and complete clean up, transporting heavy plant, removal of equipment from the site, machine hire service, UK and worldwide haulage, full documentation service, provide movement orders for abnormal loads, liaison with police and road network authorities, importing and exporting of machinery, container loading, open top containers and end loaders transport, full risk assessment and method statements, complete project management, and 24-hour call out.

We offer a comprehensive door-to-door service for machine installation. There’s no job too big or too small. Our services include machinery collections, including machinery auctions, dismantling, reconstruction, project installation, machines containerised and packing service; this is global. We have international movements. We provide various services, including heavy haulage, transportation of long loads, handling out-of-gauge loads, forklift and versa hire, mega lift operations, iron fairy crane hire, machine disposal service, and short and long-term storage facilities. In addition, we offer a trailer repair and modification service. We also undertake on-site fabrication services. We carry out site visits upon request.

Safe Contractor Approved

Safe Contractor Approved