Trojan-Mek: a solid history of heavy machine moves

Trojan-Mek Limited was established in 2004. The company was founded by co-directors Leighton Price and Colin Watkins, to deliver specialist machine moving and factory relocation services to the UK manufacturing and engineering industries.

With a combined experience of over 40 years’ in machinery installations and plant relocation, factory decommissioning and removals, HIAB transport and haulage, Leighton and Colin set out to create a ‘one-stop-shop’ that would truly meet individual customer needs and specific project requirements – a Total Industrial Relocation Solution.

Today, from its South Wales base, Trojan-Mek provides professional, technical expertise alongside a complete range of machinery and factory moving, machine installations, plant and heavy equipment relocation, HIAB hire and heavy haulage services  – from single heavy item moves, industrial lifting and manual handling,  through to complete production line decommissioning and turnkey project management.

Milestones & Achievements

Trojan-Mek Limited established in Maesteg, South Wales, to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for bespoke Total Movement Solutions to UK manufactures and engineers.

First major factory decommissioning project carried out by Trojan-Mek at the LG Phillips Displays manufacturing plant, Newport, South Wales.

The firm wins turnkey project contract with leading radiator manufacturer, QRL Radiator Group (formerly Quinn Radiators), to install new production equipment at its state of the art facility in Newport, South Wales.

Trojan-Mek is recognised for its achievements to date, being officially ranked in Wales’ Fast Growth 50 – promoting the development of business growth in Wales.

The firm undertakes its first major overseas machinery relocation project, decommissioning, transporting and installing a sophisticated aerosol canning line from a manufacturing site in Port Talbot, to a production facility in Bilbao, Spain.

Business developments and new sector opportunities see Trojan-Mek recognise specialist HIAB hire and heavy haulage as a service in its own right and begin formalising plans to grow this as a this key business service.

The company celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary and also becomes a member of the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Trojan-Mek increases its plant machinery transport services with the addition of a new 80ton extendable, step-frame low loader trailer.

The firm acquires a new transport yard at Village Farm Industrial Estate, Pyle, and relocates its head office to the new M4 corridor premises. Trojan-Mek is also awarded SafeContractor Accreditation.

2019 sees Trojan-Mek celebrating its 15 year anniversary. The firm continues to invest in its fleet and personnel, as well as improving on all aspects of health and safety.