How Professionals Go About Successful Plant Relocation

November 23, 2021


Muhjir Shajahan

There are many reasons why businesses consider relocating their plants or facilities. Moving to a new location can call for easier access to resources and materials, fewer commutes, and so much more. Whatever the case may be, you want to ensure that you hire a professional that goes about this complex and exhausting process the right way. We outline the steps that a professional should take in order to manifest successful plant relocation. 

Create a Layout of the New Facility 

Creating a quick draft of the new facility allows the staff and business team to familiarize themselves with the designated locations that are assigned for specific materials and equipment. This can help save time and provide clarity. 

Review the Equipment, Materials, and Parts to be Relocated

This point in relocation is the best time to determine whether or not a team wants to relocate all of your equipment, refurbish them, or scrap. You might make these revelations during the process, but you can save extra time and energy by taking an in-depth look at your inventory before moving any of the equipment. 

Develop a Schedule 

Limiting downtime is crucial for a facility. This often means staggering and working around the relocation process so that there is machinery still operating even during the transition. It’s important to understand that this step in the process will vary for every business. 

Put Together the Required Packaging

Some machinery and equipment require special packaging and handling. It could be especially helpful to gather boxes, crates, and elements that will help sustain the condition of the equipment ahead of time. No one wants to welcome their new facility with dismantled and damaged materials. 

Create Work Instructions 

If you have assigned teams or groups amongst your staff to handle specific duties throughout your plant relocation, it might be best to create and distribute clear instructions so that everyone stays in the know. These instructions may be best if they describe exactly how and when each piece should be packaged and how it should be loaded. 

Log All Parts and Materials 

Finally, before starting the actual work of packaging and relocation, a professional will somehow log and track where the inventory stands and if it has successfully made its way from point A to point B. Logging materials helps with keeping track of commutes and staying organized. 

Choose Southwestern Industrial to Help You Relocate Your Facility, Today

Here at Southwestern Industrial, we handle your equipment and facility with the patience and materials necessary. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you make the transition to a new worksite with ease.