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With over 30 years' experience of design, manufacture, test, installation and commissioning of mechanical handling and integrated equipment to the Nuclear and other high technology industries; NIS has the knowledge and skills to deliver the most complex of challenges.


Our handling experience includes anything from precision conveyance of small, delicate items up to large bulk items e.g. 32tonne shield door. Projects may contain bespoke or off the shelf items all integrated to provide a manual handling solution. Our service ranges from modifications and upgrades of existing systems to complete turnkey assignments.

Mechanical Handling Technologies Include:

  • Robotics
  • Bogies
  • Heat Shielding
  • Vision systems
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
  • Fieldbus
  • Pneumatic Technology
  • Hydraulic Technology
  • Instrumentation

This combined with our in-house design, manufacture and testing facilities offers an unparalleled service to our clients. It also allows us to take into account not only the requirements of the process but also the needs of the operators and the maintenance technicians.

As we are involved in a number of market sectors including Nuclear, Security, Food, Aerospace, Medical we have the benefit of cross fertilization of ideas across the design team, leading to practical fit-for-purpose designs which are not constrained by any one sector.

We are one of only a few companies in the UK who can offer both Nuclear SQEP design and manufacturing resource on one site.

Having various facilities including a 20m test tower, 17m high bay, 12m medium bay and our main workshop we have over 5000m² floor space available to tackle most size (inc. weight) requirements.

Click here to download more information on our shield doors and hatches.

Latest updates

Sellafield Awards NIS Ltd 10 Year £25m Personal Access Doors Framework

NIS Ltd are celebrating after successfully securing a 10 years framework contract from Sellafield Ltd as part of their strategic Category Management procurement programme.  The framework agreement, with a value of up to £25m, will see NIS fulfil all of Sellafield’s requirements for the manufacture and supply of Personal Access Doors. 

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