The strengths of AIS Vanguard lie within the capability of our experienced people and the direct support of the wider AIS group capability:

AIS Vanguard Capability


  • Multi-disciplined engineering capability
  • Mechanical Engineering: Machine disassembly, fitting, optical levelling and centre lining
  • Electrical Engineering: Power & Field wiring, control panel installation
  • Technical Lifting: Simple & Complex lifting, installation and removals
  • Experience and skills
  • Enabling consistency of standards employed and a high level to control of works authority
  • Management Approach
  • Dedicated Project Management capability for full turn-key operations
  • Experienced in CDM Management and QESH compliance

Ainscough Industrial Services offers mechanical services to assist with; the decommission, disconnection and dismantlement of machinery on-site, and the rebuild, alignment, leveling, reconnection and re-commission the machinery at a different location. As a leading industry expert regarding the relocation of heavy equipment, from single machinery to the transportation of entire factories.


Our experience covers various industry sectors including: food & beverage, manufacturing, utilities, heavy industry, renewables, port & offshore and infrastructure.Knowing that effective communication is key to a successful project, we assign a highly skilled team to a project, this same team remains with that project from start to finish, wherever it takes them. This ensures that the team are able to fully understand the requirements of the contract, and are in the best position to develop the most effective handling methods and processes to ensure a successful and safe completion.


Throughout the staged process we arrange regular site meetings, provide written action plans and ensure all timings and installation schedules are achieved; whilst undergoing vigourous health & safety and environmental assessments. We are considered by our OEM and first tier clients as one of Europes’s leading experts in factory/machinery relocation and installation services in addition to our technical lifting expertise. It is this experience and expertise that allows us to confidently tackle almost any type of installation project from a single production machine , to a multi city, Europe wide mechanical infrastructure programme. We pride ourselves on our flexibility to deliver factory, plant and equipment relocation, commissioning, decommissioning, dismantling, heavy/technical lifting, transportation and asset management solutions.


Our team of skilled engineers and technicians is backed by a highly experienced and dedicated team of engineering specialists. We operate and maintain a fleet of wholly owned plant, including heavy goods vehicles, a range of specialist cranes, fork lift trucks and hydraulic lifting equipment capable of lifting more than 450 tonnes. With a comprehensive network of branches throughout the UK we are able to provide a quality service on a personalised local basis for contracts of all sizes and complexities, and covering clients from the smallest up to multi-nationals. This makes us a leading company in the UK and Europe.Through our additional services we can create a tailor-made solution for you.


These additional services include consultancy, full project management and the facility to fulfill Planning Supervisor / Principal Contractor Roles on CDM sites, through to the turnkey projects that include full Mechanical & Electrical services and decommissioning and re-commissioning of equipment.