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About Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations

Keith Rhodes Machinery installations was established in 1982, the company started off withKeith himself with a Range Rover and a trailer full of kit, traveling all over the south west doing internal machine moves.  Soon after this he brought a Comma Commando which he fitted a 3t Hiab Crane to.

Approximately 3yrs later he brought a Dodge 16tonner and fitted a 5ton atlas crane, within the this year he then brought the first of many forklifts, the next major investment of the company was a DAF 6 wheeler which he had a 26TM Fassi fitted to it.

At the time this was one of the biggest crane mounted vehicles in the south West of England. The year of 1985 was the start of a working relationship with Walls Ice Cream. 1986 was when the decision was made to purchase an Iron Fairy, the first of many crane to come and go over the years.

1987 saw the first articulated lorry introduced to the fleet, it had a trailer coupled to it with a 30tm de-mountable crane. Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations ltd would grow in relation the fleet equipment and customer cliental. We provide Services to very high profile customers with in the industry since the early days. Our cliental continues to increase along with Keith Rhodes machinery installations reputation as a leading machine moving company.

The Early Years

Keith Rhodes Machinery installations ltd under takes work in all types of movements with in various industries, from working within the aviation industry, Drinks companies running their own bottling plants to nuclear sites though out the country. 2014 saw Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations ltd to Purchase the first Hoist 25/35 to come into the UK and 3rd off the production line in Chicago. This forklift is a direct competitor of the versa lift.

Who Are Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations

Our Company Mission

Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations Ltd an experienced and well respected industrial machine moving company, specialising in machinery installations, machinery removals and the relocation of industrial plant & machinery, throughout the UK and the EU. We aim to provide a consistent, quality machine moving service through fully qualified, competent & experienced in-house personnel.

The aim of Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations Ltd. is to provide a solid foundation for undertaking any machine move. We will use our expertise and knowledge of the industry to continually maintain and improve this & build on key principles of competency, quality, professionalism and reliability. As such we provide:

· Project Managers to oversee the project from beginning to end
· Technical Draughtsmen
· Health & safety documentation and advice

Fully qualified and competent:

· Installation / Relocation Engineers
· Site Supervisors
· Appointed persons
· Riggers
· Mechanical Fitters

The Keith Rhodes Philosophy & Promise

All of the work undertaken by Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations Ltd is driven by the ability to undertake a specific task with the least amount or risk to employees, client’s personnel and the public both physically and legally.

We pride ourselves in our ability to not only get the job done on time and within budget but with the ability to complete the task without injury or damage to personnel, the environment or machinery.

No Project Too Small

At Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations Ltd we pride ourselves on our flexibility to be able to provide our range of services for all of our customers so no matter how small the job please contact us for a chat and let us see how we can help your business.

Industries We Have Worked In

General Engineering
Food Production
Oil Industry
Electrical and computer

Our Customers

We have a large portfolio of customers from varying sectors of manufacturing. These range from large government organisations down to small individual machine moves for a customer with a limited budget.

Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations have moved thousands of machines for many customers, these range from small palletised 50kg machines to large 80T lathes. We have worked for a couple of the largest companies within the UK and currently have many ongoing contracts with them.

Here at Keith Rhodes Machinery Installations Ltd our main aims when engaging with customers is to ensure a professional, polite and personal experience is had from initial quote through to job completion.

Key Customer Contacts

Keith Rhodes

Keith Rhodes

Managing Director

Keith has worked in the industry for approximately 25 years. He started the business and is still involved in its day to day running. Keith undertakes most of the site visits and still attends site to carry out jobs. Keith is actively involved in ensuring all personnel are suitably trained and competent.

Ian Franklin

Ian Franklin


Ian has worked solely for Keith Rhodes for the past 20 years. He has built his way up from apprentice to a senior position through his hard work, dedication and his willingness to learn. Ian has a vast amount of knowledge with regard to moving all types of machines.
Gary Holley

Gary Holley

Health & Safety

Gary Holley has recently gained his Transport Manager CPC qualification and is looking to take on the role within the company starting in early February, 2015.
Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer

Operations Manager

Chris worked in the workshop and on site prior to moving into the office. He has a good knowledge of the job and can answer technical questions when needed. Chris is the point of contact in the office and is pivotal in the running of the workshop and working alongside the Transport Manager to ensure all plant and machinery is suitably maintained and inspected.

Natalie Van Rooyen

Natalie Van Rooyen

Operations Assistant

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