King Machinery Moving

Over 25 Years Experience, Delivering Safe,

Efficient & Professional Moving Solutions

Why choose us for your move?

Knowledge / Experience:

  • KMS has over 25 years experience in the machinery moving industry.
  • We have a team of skilled, experienced machinery moving operatives.
  • Our employees carry out extensive training with LEEA and Lloyds British.
  • The team and company has essential accreditations & qualifications.
  • Our company background and history has been built on successful moving projects.
  • Our team has huge knowledge of the different job types and equipment used for each.

Safety, Efficiency & Flexibility:

  • Safety is absolutely key to our company and is at the forefront of each individual job.
  • We unquestionably take no chances and have a no-nonsense, accident free approach to each job.
  • We are fully insured and offer peace of mind to clients through our safe approach. Our specialised insurance cover can be clearly presented to each client before a quotation.
  • Without compromising safety, we aim to be efficient, completing jobs as quickly & as safety allows.
  • We work during shut-down weeks, holidays and aim to be flexible as our clients schedules change.
  • We understand machines being out of production for companies can be costly, so we aim to minimise downtime for the client; meeting deadlines & shipping schedules.


  • Our team are punctual, value our on-site appearance and work in a professional, competent manner.
  • We have an outstanding range of professional, specialised moving equipment including AirSkates and Forklifts/Pick & Carry cranes, to properly complete our moving services.
  • Our insurances and all relevant paperwork such as method statements, risk assessments and our teams’ safety/training records will be all presented in a professional manner before a job.

Clients who recommend us:

The right solution for you...

Currently King Machinery Moving offers six different Moving Solutions. To help you decide which service is best suited to your move, we have created the following easy to follow guide: Below we have listed our Moving Solutions. In each of these 6 sections, you will find a short description, followed by 3 categories to help you pick the right service. These are:
Relevant Industry:

We have found that most industries use similar Moving Services. In each of our Moving Solutions, we have listed what are the relevant industries using that service today.

Relevant Machine Type:

From our experience, we understand which Moving Solution applies to each type of machinery / equipment. In this category, we have listed the most common "Machine Type's" which we found use each service.

Relevant Testimonials:

Still unsure which type of service you need or has your industry / machine type not been listed? In Category 3 you can read what actual clients have said about each moving service after we have completed their moves.

Machinery Moving Solutions

Jacking & Skating of Machinery/Equipment

This is our basic service with our team simply jacking and skating machines into place, however the more difficult jobs require our team to use specialised AirSkates to complete the move. This service is often combined with another service (usually Machine Transportation/Relocation) and will most likely need the use of a forklift also.

Relevant Industry: ALL (We have different equipment for some industries but the service is common across them all)

Relevant Machinery Type: Any machine/equipment which can’t be lifted/picked directly by a forklift or crane.

“We used King Machinery Moving’s Jacking & Skating service to install our new Press Brake and Guillotine. We cannot recommend their services highly enough, PJ and the team went out of their way to accommodate us and the whole operation was carried out safely, professionally and at the highest standard. We will be using KMS for any similar projects in future.” Mark Byrne, Equine Engineering, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

In-House Machinery Moving

This service is ideal for clients looking to relocate machinery/equipment within the same premises, site or factory. Typically, we find established companies making on-site changes (even moving machines from one building to another) regularly using this service.

Relevant Industry: Manufacturing, Production, Electronics, Pharma, Medical, IT

Relevant Machinery Type: Production Lines, Manufacturing/Production Machinery

“We have being using the services of King Machinery Moving for many years. Any In-House Machinery Moving contract work we carry out for clients requires detailed pre-planning and methodology. In this regard they have anyways been very professional along with being very efficient and reliable in carrying out the actual work in a safe manner which is vital to us. We would highly recommend them”  David Conroy, Director – MJ Conroy, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo

Specialised Moving & Installation

Ideal service for clients who have what they would consider “Specialised” “High Value” or “High Insurance” equipment, which usually is combined with our crating/packing service to protect the sensitive cargo.
It is common for us to use specialised equipment such as Portable Air Moving Systems and Electric Cranes as we often carry out work in cleanroom situations.

Relevant Industry: Pharma, Medical, Chemical, Engineering, Aerospace, IT, sometimes Manufacturing/Production

Relevant Machinery Type: Cleanroom Machinery, Medical Device Production Machinery, Sensitive Machinery, Data Chillers, IT Servers, Pharmaceutical Production Machinery

King Machinery Moving have performed several sensitive machinery installations for us for a major Pharma client over the past number of years. We have always found them to offer a highly professional, safe and efficient service. Their staff are highly skilled, co-operative and flexible. Their equipment is always of top quality with documentation & certification always completed to the highest standards, and I would not hesitate to recommend them highly. Conor Brennan, Project Manager, Erba Engineering Co. Ltd

Industrial Moving & Installation

This service is generally used by Mechanical/Electrical Contractors or Engineering companies on behalf of theclient when construction/site work is being carried out.
It can also be used by a client making changes themselves and project managing the site work, so we will work directly with them. Machinery moved with this service is usually Abnormal, Oversized & Awkward.

Relevant Industry: Engineering, Construction, Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Mechanical/Electrical Contracting, sometimes Manufacturing/Production

Relevant Machinery Type: Air Handling Units (AHU’s) & Heater, Boilers, Power Generation Equipment (E.g. Engines), Data Centre Chillers, Compressors, Sheet Metal Machinery

“King Mechanical Services recently demonstrated their technical expertise on a power generation installation project with a large client. They delivered a first-class bespoke solution throughout the project from the preliminary site visits to the completion of the works” Mark Goodwin – CES Energy

Rigging & Transportation Services

This service is used for either loading or offloading machinery (sometimes both) where almost always a crane is required to lift machinery onto/off the organised transport, before installation or relocation. We organise the Crane Hire & Transport Service with the client.

Relevant Industry: Sheet Metal, Engineering, Manufacturing/ Production, Chemical, Pharma, Construction, Mechanical/ Electrical Contracting

Relevant Machinery Type: Any (Usually the machinery is heavy, abnormal, oversized and awkward).

“King Machinery Moving have provided Rigging & Transport Services for automated assembly line moves with weights in excess of 12 Tonnes for us. They also co-ordinated tool crating and shipping logistics and at all times have provided a competent, professional and flexible service” David Robinson, Celestica

Machine Transportation/Relocation Services

This service suits those looking to relocate machinery/equipment (for example from Dublin to Galway) where we simply load it onto transport, secure it and then transport it to its next destination. Often, we are required to unload the machinery/ equipment at the final destination and install it for our client. This service usually requires only a forklift to load the machine and is regularly combined with our Jacking & Skating service (Option 1) to remove/install the machinery before/after transportation.

Relevant Industry: ALL Industries

Relevant Machinery Type: ALL (Anything from production machinery to office equipment)

“We have used King Machinery Moving to Transport Machinery from one premises to another for a client on several occasions. The team always comes prepared and organises everything from forklifts to transport in a professional, safe and efficient manner. With a recent client, KMS Jacked & Skated the machinery outside, loaded and secured it properly before transporting it to another destination and unloading and installing it for the client safely. We would highly recommend their services” Colin Black, MTT (Machine Tool Technologies), Limerick

Additional Services

Here is a list of the additional services we offer which are combined with our Moving Solutions

Crating & Packing

We work with an expert affiliate of ours to provide quality services such as:

  • Timber Machine Crating
  • Tool Crating
  • Wrapping & Packaging
  • Vacuum Packing & more

This ensures that your machinery/equipment is safely transported without any damage.

Storage Solutions

We have a private, secure warehousing facility solely for the purpose of storing our clients’ machinery prior to or during a move. This can be used both short term & long term and King Machinery Moving will pick, deliver and install the machine via the warehouse if necessary.

Clients generally use this service for the following:

  • A new machine arrives but the client is not ready to install it
  • An old/removed machine is awaiting transit/sale or even needs to be stripped before scrap
  • Engineers belonging to the client need to work on the machine externally before transit/reinstallation

Export/Logistics Services

We provide specialist transportation services for machines/equipment which needs to be exported from Ireland, usually due to the sale of a machine or factory relocation. Our team on the ground carefully load and pack the machinery/ equipment in the required way usually in containers or crates, while our project managers liaise with the transport company and work with our clients to organise the shipping and freight forwarding aspect of the move.

Move Management/Consultancy

We offer this service to some clients who are carrying out “small In-House” moving jobs themselves but need expertise to ensure it is done right. King Machinery Moving will provide a project manager and will also assist with method statements, risk assessments and the relevant paperwork. We can offer consultancy also for those planning to move machinery/equipment but need advice on the matter prior to making the big decision. We can also provide employees in the same way such as hiring “Riggers” to help our clients complete their own rigging services.

Fork Lift Hire

We work closely with a local affiliate to offer a range of forklifts which can be provided and delivered to our clients for both short term & long-term periods. Due to the combined range that King Machinery Moving and our affiliates have, we can offer an extensive range of forklifts from standard diesel to electric (ideal for cleanroom) and even specialised pick & carry cranes.

Specialised Moving Equipment List

Here is some of the equipment we use to complete each job

Lifting Jacks & Skates

King Machinery Moving has an exceptional collection of jacking and skating equipment that allows our team to handle up to 80 Tonnes. Jacks and skates allow us to easily lift your machinery/equipment and move it safely to an area where we can then pick it by forklift/crane. We also have specialised AirSkates which allow us to move within cleanrooms and complete seemingly impossible moves. We are constantly updating and replacing our range to ensure our equipment is at the highest standards.

Portable Air Movement Systems

We have a range of skates that work by using high air pressure to make the machine “hover”. These highly specialised skates allow us to move machinery/equipment in sensitive areas such as cleanrooms or factory production floors, minimising the use of tools and forklifts leaving no trace. By combining Portable Air Systems with an electric forklift with no emissions we can move heavy duty machinery without causing any damage to sensitive factory environments. Why not search Youtube to see them in action: Moving a 10 Tonne Machine (BY HAND!!)


King Machinery Moving has a long-established relationship with a local forklift specialist and other Irish moving companies so we have access to a large range of forklifts, versalifts, pick & carry cranes & more. Currently we have a range of heavy duty Diesel & Electric Forklifts which we use for those “tough, heavy” jobs, a specialised 4.5T High-Lift Electric Forklift for smaller moves and an Electric Pick & Carry Crane for those very difficult moves.

We also have an 8T Electric forklift for heavy indoor moves and a 7T Diesel Forklift for heavy outdoor moves.

Electric Pick & Carry Crane

This is without doubt our most specialised piece of equipment. It is low impact, clean, electric and compact. It has the ability to lift 12 Tonne where clients would normally require crane and forklift combinations, whilst being small enough to enter most areas. We also rent this piece of equipment to some clients who use it for problems such as machine maintenance & more.

Our Fleet

We are very proud of our fleet of truck & vans. Our team are self-sufficient on a moving job and will arrive at the clients’ facility prepared for all outcomes. Our truck has been rebuilt to carry our own forklifts, cranes and moving equipment whilst also fulfilling most of our clients’ machine transportation needs. Our highly qualified team will arrive with vans stocked with general lifting equipment and any specialised equipment we may need. Any additional services such as crane hire, machine crating or heavy haulage transportation/logistics will be organised through our affiliates for the client.

Contact Us

Please contact the relevant department below either by telephone, email or why not fill out the form below and a member of staff will be in contact with you shortly.


Testing, Inspection & Certification

Company name: King Mechanical Services (Tuam) Ltd

Address: Unit 47, N17 Business Park, Galway Road, Tuam, Co. Galway, H54 Y002
Phone: +353 (0)93 26300 (Press:1)

Lifting Equipment Sales

Company name: King Mechanical Services (Tuam) Ltd

Address: Unit 47, N17 Business Park, Galway Road, Tuam, Co. Galway, H54 Y002
Phone: +353 (0)93 26300 (Press:2) or +353 (0)87-7015731

Accounts Department

Company name: King Mechanical Services (Tuam) Ltd

Address: Unit 47, N17 Business Park, Galway Road, Tuam, Co. Galway, H54 Y002
Phone: +353 (0)93 26300 (Press:3)

Machinery Moving

Company name: King Moving Services Ltd t/a King Machinery Moving

Address: Cloonina, Tuam, Co. Galway, H54 NW96
Phone: +353 (0)86 2506706 or +353 (0)93 26300 (Press:4) or for accounts;