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Commercial relocation arguably needs more detailed planning than any other type of move. You have many more considerations which will rely on your workforce, plant and any other types of work equipment moved in an efficient and cost-effective effective manner.
Below we will go over some points you may want to consider when looking into the process of commercial relocation and moving plants and industrial machinery.
Like most detailed processes, you need to start with a careful plan of action. This will arguably take in all the features of project management, in all areas of the business. Just like moving home, you will quickly realise you're far more things to move and consider than you first thought.
If you have a workforce, arguably you will have more hands on deck to help with moving certain things, but large specialist equipment usually needs specialist help to move, which will mean bringing in third-party contractors. You need to weigh up if this is the best way forward and if your move budget allows this.
This is the same for planning your move. You may wish to do all planning yourself or outsource. Outsourcing the move completely will mean a third-party company whose dedicated to this task, should be able to provide you with all areas of the move you need, from planning the move to the final relocation.
You'll have to weigh up the pros and cons of each route, which will usually come down to your budget and how effective and efficient you want the move to be.
Even the smallest of offices use a variety of equipment which needs to be carefully transported to a new location.
If you run a business that has lots of expensive equipment, plant or machinery, you need to perform more careful planning to make sure this is moved in the correct manner and setup in the new location as if it had never been moved in the first place.
There are machinery relocation specialists who can take on all these tasks for you, to save you the headache of all the planning and moving, but you need to weigh up if this is the best way forward for you.
If your move is to another part of the country, or even another country, you will have to hire specialists who can take over this task and do it efficiently for you.
The best place to start is to get some initial pricing for the move of all your equipment. Make a rough list of all your major considerations, then contact some machinery relocation specialists to get a rough pricing. This will give you good starting point for which is the best route to follow.
Just like any move, you should expect some downtime in your business as everything is transported and organised.
You have to make plans for this downtime, including obvious things like letting all your customers know what you will be doing, keeping your schedule going on as normal if possible and making the move as smooth as possible.
Home or business moves are stressful at the best of times, so you need to make sure all aspects of the move goes smoothly as possible.
Make sure all services and utilities in your new premises are up and working at least a week before you move in. You also need to make sure that after each bit of equipment or plant is moved, it is thoroughly checked to make sure it is running as efficiently as possible. Like above, it is up to you if you want to do this task in-house or outsource to a specialist company.
Usually, a relocation specialist in your business sector should have the skills in-house to do this for you. Your budget and move plans should dictated this is the best way forward.
Commercial moves can be an intricate and detailed process, which needs to be planned thoroughly. If you carefully plan each step and make sure it is executed correctly, you should be able to move in a seamless way with little downtime to your business and business workflow.
John Green has been working as a machinery relocationspecialist for over ten years. He works mostly in the planning and implementation of plant moves and specialist equipment.