Versa Lift
      ... experts in machinery relocation
  Phone: 01706 366529

  Mobile: 07966 199750

  Fax: 01706 628688


David Turner had been interested in lorries since school age and, as a teenager, helped his father in his farming and scrap metal businesses. Seeing an opportunity in the removal and disposal of machinery, David started his own business in Heywood near Rochdale, Greater Manchester, in 1965 at the tender age of 21, winching up to 3 tonnes onto the back of a tipper truck. At the time, Britain was manufacturing a large portion of the world’s heavy engineering machinery and so the machine dismantling and machine moving business soon took off.

In 1992, David’s son, Lee, began to work for the company, developing a wide range of skills and a lively interest in the business. Lee soon recognised that the Company would have to diversify to take advantage of changes in the market place.

In 2000, Lee began to take a major role in developing the scope of business operations and has successfully grown the business to what it is today – a highly skilled project team with a broad portfolio of machine relocation services and direct access to a wide range of specialised machine removal and machine installation equipment. The company now has a wealth of experience in a wide range of public and private sector industries. Many of its customers use its services on a regular basis.


We have experience in handling machinery, plant and equipment of k-tonnes individual weight and projects of £m in value involving:-

  • Engineering machine tools
  • Bailers
  • Steam turbine engines
  • Diesel engines
  • Steel bridges
  • Aircraft structures
  • CHPs (Combined Heating and Power)
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Goliath Cranes
  • Plastic presses
  • Rolling presses