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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

NIS Welcome New Operations Director

NIS are delighted to confirm that Gary Ward has joined the executive board as our new Operations Director. Having worked in the sector for over 30 years, Gary is one of the industry’s leading project delivery professionals, most recently working for Cavendish as Projects Programme Manager as part of the Magnox Team. 

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