News

29
Nov

Mtec Shipping | New specialist vehicle for our inventory

This week we’ll be accepting delivery of the latest vehicle to join our inventory: the IVECO 440-570 heavy haulage tractor for abnormal and heavy loads. It is equipped with the latest environmental technology including emission standard control EUO 6, compliant with the Inner London Low emission zone. It also carries the latest safety standard specification for TFL cycle safety initiative, with side and rear camera system, cyclist sensor units and Red-Amber- Green traffic light warnings for cyclists and pedestrians, with proximity warning to driver and audible warning for cyclists on the busy London streets.Continue Reading…

27
Nov

Mtec Installations | Ai Weiwei @ Fundación PROA

Team Mtec recently headed to Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires to install Ai Weiwei’s ‘Forever Bicycles’ as part of his first major South American retrospective. The retrospective, curated by Marcello Dantas, includes a number of iconic installations, sculptures, photographs and videos exploring social, economic and political inconsistencies, themes commonly broached in Weiwei’s work.

The exhibition is part of a collaboration between the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center (CCBB), Fundación Proa and Ternium, Organización Techint and also includes a program of talks and activities during its duration.

Ai Weiwei @ Fundación Proa runs until the end Feb 2018, more details can be found at their website here

17
Nov

Mtec Installation | G. F. Watts @ The Royal Academy

Mtec have recently been tasked with the collection from Pangolin Editions of a new bronze cast of the iconic sculpture ‘Physical Energy’ by G. F. Watts. The fabrication and installation of the work marks a return to its original placing in the courtyard of the Royal Academy, London, 113 years after it was first in situ in 1904.Continue Reading…

06
Nov

Mtec Installations | Alina Szapocznikow @ Hepworth Wakefield

Our latest project as proud, ongoing sponsors and supporters of the Hepworth Wakefield took place in October with the opening of Alina Szapocznikow’s latest show, Human Landscapes. Mtec coordinated the transport for the import of the artworks, as well as the complex packing of these particularly fragile artworks. Our in-house casing specialists created an innovative floating base-crate specially conceived with the reactive and delicate nature of the artwork’s concrete medium in mind, designed to withstand vibrations and movement in transit which could lead to cracking and losses. In total we fabricated 27 new,  bespoke cases in our workshop which were used in  collections from more than 22 lenders spread between Poland, France, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Argentina and UK.Continue Reading…

17
Oct

Mtec Experts | Frederik Wils Mtec Belgium

This month we talk to Operations Manager, Frederik Wils, about his role and the facilities at Mtec Belgium in order to gain further insight into our latest outpost in Europe and the unique advantages open to our clients, colleagues and partners as a consequence.

Frederik, can you tell us more about your background and current role at Mtec Belgium?

‘I started working in air freight from a young age, firstly for the family business and subsequently at Brussels Airport as a freight forwarder. There I gained extensive experience with customs and freight forwarding, not just by air, but also sea and road transport too. By the time I moved on from Brussels Airport, and began working for a specialist art handling and transportation company, I was responsible for all air exports. Continue Reading…

18
Sep

Mtec Installations | Folkstone Triennial

This year, Mtec’s #summerofsculpture, was topped with the crown jewel that is Folkestone Triennial. As our first time working on the project it was an honour to be involved with so many of the festival’s integral works; shipping, installing and project managing a number of the town’s main exhibits.

The Folkestone Triennial began in 2008 and has quickly established itself as one of the primary events in the Contemporary Art Calendar and this year saw works by Antony Gormley, Richard Woods, Michael Craig-Martin, Bob and Roberta Smith and Bill Woodrow included in the programme.

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28
Jul

Sculpture in the City 2015

After working with MTEC for over five years now one thing is for certain: everything will be fine when it comes to installing the sculptures. The team’s level of experience and ability is second to none and I feel confident speaking on behalf of myself and the Sculpture in the City project team when I say that we have never worked with a team with such extraordinary level of diligence and care. Put simply MTEC make the most extraordinary tasks appear easy.’

Stella Ioannou – Co-director, Sculpture in the City


The Square Mile contains some of London’s most iconic landmarks and thanks to a unique collaboration between the City of London, local businesses and the art world, each year it becomes enhanced with internationally renowned works of sculpture which serve to form an exhibition within the urban environment.

Mtec have had the honour of being involved in Sculpture in the City over the last five years, not only as art installers and transporters, but also as patrons of the project.

This year we have enjoyed making the most of our new social media platforms to converse with our partners on the project, and share media, not only during the install and but also of the finished project.

We’d love to see your images of the works you may come across, on your way to work or out and about, just be sure to tag us (@mtec0 and @sculpturecity ) or use the hashtag #sculptureinthecity

Sculpture in the City runs from Jun 30, 2015 – Jun 30, 2016. You can download a map of artworks here.

24
Jul

New Truck adds green credentials to our fleet

Meet one of our Brand New vehicles, not only does it have a state of the Art Crane with 23 meter reach, the engine it is EURO VI  Low emissions compliant.

At Mtec we’ve always paid close attention to improving our Carbon Footprint wherever possible, as an early  adopter of EURO VI Low emission vehicles  in 2013, Mtec is well placed for the future with the first of four new vehicles arriving in the fleet this year at EURO VI bringing our total count of environmental vehicles to 14. All of Mtec’s new Vehicles are CLOCS compliant with Left Turn  warning systems and rear view side camera’s to protect growing platoons of London Cyclists on busy City Streets.

We hope to continue to reduce Mtec’s footprint and keep working towards a fleet that is both meaner and greener.

29
Jun

A day in the life of a Project Manager

Here at Mtec we have built a reputation as experts among our field when it comes to shipping. However, we wanted to give you an insight into the scope of the work that we do, and what better way to do that than follow one of our experienced Project Managers for the day?

So we sent our project manager, Paul Embleton, out for a day’s work with a camera in-hand and had him fill us in on his travels:

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13
May

Mtec at the 56th Venice International Art Biennale

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This year has proved to be an exciting one for Mtec at the 56th Venice International Art Biennale. We’ve been involved in packing, shipping and installing a great range of work, each presenting their own unique challenges, in multiple sites across Venice. It has been a pleasure working with some of the art world’s most esteemed galleries, institutions and artists in the run up to the preview weekend, and we hope to repeat that success working together at future installations and Biennales to come.

Here are our highlights of this year’s preview weekend and insight into Mtec‘s involvement.
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03
Apr
02
Apr

A quick note from me

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Mtec began over 30 years ago with a single delivery from Hackney to Cork Street. Today we move, install and protect artworks worldwide.

It’s been an incredible journey.

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Mar
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24
Mar

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery

The new paintings by Anish Kapoor showing at Lisson Gallery use silicone and resin to create thick surface layers in a kind of hybrid between painting and sculpture. Installed by Mtec.

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, 25 March – 9 May 2015

01
Mar

Antony Gormley, Second Body, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pantin

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After completing a 3 week installation of Antony Gormley’s latest exhibition in Paris, the team are proud, relieved and very dirty…

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