GCM Services were commissioned by Metsa Wood to carefully dismantle and load a high value Hundegger CNC Joinery Machine onto transport for onward export to Finland. The equipment value was in the region of £400,000 and situated directly below the eaves of the factory unit which prohibited access for an overhead crane lift.  

The main steel robotic section weighed 13 tonnes, spanned 12m in length with the component weights being distributed unevenly across the span of the main section.

Location:  Earls Road, Grangemouth

Client:  Metsa Wood 

Duration:  1 day


Our project was resourced and controlled from our Head Office in Falkirk, deploying to site a full time site manager, dismantling personnel and machine operatives.

Following approval of a detailed lifting study, preparatory works were carried out to disassemble all ancillary components. Due to the specific site constraints, the lifting plan was designed to utilise 3 counterbalance forklift trucks. Fully supervised and synchronised lifting was required to safely ensure completion onto forward transport.

Services Provided:

  • Dismantling
  • Complex Lifting 


The project was completed on programme, within budget, without incident or injury and to the satisfaction of the HSE, Environment Agency and our client.