Plant & Machinery Transport

At Finch of Bookham, we are plant and machinery transport specialists and have been providing transportation services across the UK and Internationally for almost 100 years. Our dedication to machinery lifting and moving means we will always use the safest and most appropriate method to complete your lifting and rigging operations.

Specialists in Plant & Machine Transportation

At Finch of Bookham, our fleet of vehicles is fully equipped to handle any heavy machinery transport. We offer various machine transport options to ensure your machinery gets to its destination safely and on time.

We specialise in providing high-quality and professional plant and machinery transport services to companies across the UK and Internationally. From planning to transportation, our service covers industrial machine transport across all scales, from short distances to hundreds of miles, and includes:

  • Relocating machines
  • Factory expansions
  • International machinery transport
  • Altering production lines
  • Decommissioning plants


As a lifting specialist, all staff members must carry out extensive training in manual handling tasks. Each team member possesses a minimum of a CPCS slingers/signaller and forklift qualification, so you can rest assured that your equipment is safe.


Planning is paramount to your project’s success. We pride ourselves on extensive preparation to achieve the smoothest possible operation.


Established in 1924, we are a family business with nearly 100 years of expert experience in the transport and lifting services industry.

Specialist Tools

Our vast range of lifting and rigging equipment includes a comprehensive range of capabilities and sizes to meet your project’s needs.

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Our Plant & Machinery Transport Service

With our extensive experience, we understand that using the right machinery for your transport operation is imperative to a successful move, and we pride ourselves on providing a safe and efficient transportation solution.

We begin with a full site inspection to assess and review the project’s complete requirements and confirm that all heavy machinery can be safely transported to its new destination using the vehicles in our fleet. We consider all health and safety aspects and can advise on any abnormal loads or equipment needing specialist moving care, such as traffic regulation orders, obtaining this for you.

Following the site visit, we will produce a transportation plan for the project. When it comes to the day of transport, we will provide a fully qualified team and well-maintained vehicles to ensure your equipment is moved safely and professionally to provide expert plant and machinery transport across the UK and Internationally.

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We like making sure our work is tailored towards your needs. Once we understand the scope of work we can provide an estimate bespoke to your project and budget. 

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What Equipment Can Be Transported?

We have experience in transporting a range of small to large plant and machinery equipment. We can handle machinery of various sizes to ensure their safe and timely delivery. This includes:

  • Bulldozers
  • Cranes
  • Excavators, diggers, dozers & dumpers
  • Booms & scissor lifts
  • Forklift trucks
  • Military vehicles
  • Tractors & farm equipment
  • Compressors, pumps & generators
  • Forestry equipment
  • Drilling & piling rigs
  • Factory machinery, manufacturing plant and production lines
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What Can Be Included in our Plant & Machinery Transport Service?

  • Detailed survey of your lifting operation, including onsite inspection and risk analysis.
  • A site-specific job plan, step-by-step method statement and RAMS risk assessment and management to fulfil your legal requirements.
  • Fully trained and qualified lifting team with years of experience with all cranes and lifting equipment.
  • Wide range of transportation vehicles and specialist machine moving equipment.
  • Safe and efficient heavy machinery handling by trained and qualified professionals and drivers.
  • Packaging to ensure safe shipping and damage prevention.
  • All documentation, including customs clearance, if necessary.
  • Liaison with the relevant authorities for road closure and traffic management needs.
  • All valid permits.
  • Full insurance.

Recent Work

We take on a all types of work, from small residential jobs to lifting commercial air conditioning units 10 floors up into buildings…

Frequently Asked Questions