A complete range of fine art logistics, handling, installation and storage solutions
Reliable Mtec Fine Art services, we have a passion for delivery and ‘getting it right’ which is at the heart of what we do.
Mtec Fine Art Services
The nature of our work and Mtec Fine Art services has evolved, today involving more than the fundamental practice of logistics and installation. We’ve grown to provide our clients with extended fine art handling services, reducing the need and time for any wider assistance with customs, shipping, engineering to assist installs and display.
We offer our clients a vast range of bespoke services suited to their needs and requirements. Our industry leading Mtec Fine Art services and solutions to fine art handling makes us the perfect partner of choice for our clients, offering a complete package.
For more information or to make an enquiry, contact us directly.
We offer storage as a service to many clients and for many different needs. This can range from the preparation of events, to spacial needs, sales from auction, or storage for relocation. Whatever the length of period for storage or nature of the request, we ensure that the adequate packaging and crating is prepared for storage as well as considerate handling by our in-house team of experienced fine art technicians.
As part of the complete package that Mtec offer, our installation team can provide bespoke and tailored solutions to the delivery process. Depending on placement and location, installing artwork can often involve the input of our expert engineers, ensuring that security measures are in place and risk factors are ruled out when displaying or exhibiting.
Restoration Studio – Mtec Benelux
With the advancement and growth of Mtec Fine Art, our global services continue to expand with more services brought in-house.
For our clients across the world who are preserving and taking care of their art collection, preparing for exhibitions or for the sale of artwork, we offer our Conservation Studio services with Mtec Benelux.
For more information, get in contact with our Mtec Benelux team using the button below.
Our Bonded Warehouse authorises us to hold certain items depending on their classification under our authority for an unlimited time span, with VAT relief and Import Duty Suspension.
Temporary Admissions authorises us to hold items (again depending on classification) under our authority for up to 24 months, suspending VAT and duty charges prior to sale.
Inward processing Relief allows Mtec to hold certain items under our authority for up to six months, specifically for the completion of repairs.
‘Home Use’ is widely utilised by many of our customers, where all VAT and duty charges are paid with the format of customs control no longer in place.
Our reputation for the large and complex means lateral thinking is second nature. Shipping timelines can often be sensitive, whether travelling on land, by air, or sea, however, safety is always paramount. Utilising our in-house services, depth of knowledge and trusted network of international fine art partners, we strive to provide a seamless door-to-door approach of the highest standard.
Airfreight: Mtec are Air and Sea freight specialists, our Regulated Agent Status (DofT/CAA) allows Mtec to screen artworks in-house, collect from Known Consignors (such as museums) and deliver direct to airlines as “known cargo” for full airport supervision.
Road: For larger airfreight that is more time sensitive, valuable or oversized, the shipping team utilises our extensive and diverse fleet of fine art vehicles to deliver cargo to LGG, LUX, CDG and FRA airports at competitive prices. Mtec’s regular European shuttles consolidate shipments and ensures competitive prices and by sharing the space, it ensures lower carbon outputs. With branches in Belgium and Italy, Mtec is always in Europe and can pull on local partners to arrange full airport supervision upon arrival and departure.
Whether your artwork fits in a consolidated enclosed container for our regular trans-atlantic crossings, needs an out of gauge container or guaranteed underdeck RoRo vessel, Mtec’s industry leading end-to-end process works to reduce carbon emissions, with port supervisors offering additional assurances.
Structural calculation and design are a pre-requisite for any public body or exhibition organisers prior to inclusion of artwork for exhibition, our team can design and warrant an engineering package to protect and assist exhibitors and artist alike backed up by an extensive warranty.
Concrete Plinths and Foundation Fabrication
This has the advantage of minimising the time spent on site during installation of a concrete foundation or plinth and sculpture to a same day service, fabrication foundations and plinths on site would normally take several days which can be problematic during tight installation windows, our method allows for a surprise reveille for maximum affect.
The Mtec design and fabrication team can design foundations and plinths via CAD or from a data file or sketch to your own design.
Packing and Crating
Mtec have operated our own in house case fabrication workshop for over 20 years – based in a 5000sq ft purpose built facility our expert packing team fabricate travel frames and a range of packing cases built from the latest sustainable materials and renewable timber and water based adhesives and paint finishes, all timber material is ISPM15 compliant capable of protecting bio-diverse habitats and delicate eco systems to whichever destination our packing products may travel whilst keeping artwork fully protected.
All our packing cases are capable of re-purposing or recyclable, whichever design is required, Museum , commercial of single shipment versions.
Mtec also offer a timber case rental scheme for return shipments, fabricated from the same light weight durable materials. – Please contact our team for further details.
Mtec Viewing Rooms
Mtec offer a wide range of climate controlled viewing rooms at our facilities, rooms are equipped with high ceilings, white walls and polished concrete walls and extensive options for lighting with several gallery type solution as well as ambient light sources.
Ceiling heights vary up to 7m with load bearing up to 3500kgs for sculpture suspension.
All viewing rooms incorporate a private office space with high speed internet connection adjacent to the space, a comfortable foyer and friendly receptionist for further support.
Our expert art technicians are available to assist hanging and installation within the viewing room upon request.