News

16
Jan

Mtec News | Happy New Year!

We’re half way through January and 2018 is already flying by. Here at Mtec HQ we are looking forward to the year ahead and the innovative developments we already have in the pipeline, specifically with our Artfair and Gallery Services teams. We are also excited to announce that we will be opening an additional warehouse complex 11 miles from the centre of Cambridge taking our total warehouse capacity to 160,000 sq ft in the UK with an additional 15,000 sq ft internationally.

Our growing team of specialised artfair technicians and registrars will be attending 7 art fairs and servicing a further 11 in 2018. We will be working at the fairs as well as various satellite projects and exhibitions, this also includes the utilisation of our bespoke viewing facilities. We are able to work alongside our clients in the planning, preparation, transport and installation of works, assisting with FCL and LCL sea and air freights and Customs formalities. If you have an enquiry regarding your art fair requirements for this year please get in touch.

During 2017 we have also expanded our dedicated Gallery Services team, drawing on over 25 years of experience working with major galleries and museums around the globe. We have created a standalone department and facility which will provide our clients with exciting and unique possibilities throughout the coming year. Our London warehouse, where the team are based, is proud to house the largest dedicated fine-art viewing rooms in the UK and we are looking forward to working on some groundbreaking installations and exhibitions this year.

We pride ourselves on working with our clients and colleagues on some of the most challenging and complex jobs in the industry, if you have an installation, shipment or project which you would like to ask us about please drop us an email (info@mtecfreightgroup.com) or call our Ware offices (+44 [0] 1920 461 800) and one of our project managers will contact you as soon as possible.

Throughout the month we will be going into further detail about plans in these departments on our news page so make sure you are following us on social media or check in on our blog.

We hope that 2018 is set to be as successful, exciting and rewarding as 2017 and look forward to working with you over the coming months.

Here’s to a productive 2018 for all!

 

14
Dec

Mtec Installations | Jenny Holzer @ Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Perhaps one of the most challenging installations of 2017 is now complete. After 3 months of 13 hour days, our team of 8 specialist technicians returned from Abu Dhabi having installed Jenny Holzer’s monumental commission ‘For Louvre Abu Dhabi’.

The artwork, comprises of 328 panels, with a combined weight of over 118 tonnes and requires an extreme level of accuracy in installation; Continue Reading…

29
Aug

MA-CO Italia announced as official transport and logistics partner of Florence Biennale

We are extremely proud to announce that our sister company, MA-CO ITALIA,  has been selected as official partner of the 2015 Florence Biennale:‘X Florence Biennale: art and the polis’.

The Biennale will take place in the heart of Florence, at the Fortezza da Basso, from October 17th to 25th, 2015.

MA-CO Italia will be in supporting artists from across the world with our expertise in art handlingcustoms clearanceexport formalities and fine art transport together with storage during the Biennale and packing services where requiredas well as our more traditional role of installation. We will be installing a range of works from small photographs to large sculptures in a range of spaces both inside and out the venue.

MA-CO was founded in 2013 as a direct result of demand for Mtec’s services within Venice. We have always had a strong reputation in the city as an art handler due to our extensive knowledge when it comes to art installation and logistics within Venice generally. Following the closure of our suppliers, there became a real need for our company to have a base in Italy to negotiate the very unique transport issues faced when moving and installing art into Venice; thus MA-CO Italia was founded.

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20
Aug

@Mtec0 – social media update

Earlier this year we relaunched and rebranded our website and started keeping you updated across a host of social media platforms. We hope that you have enjoyed seeing some of the projects we have been working on from a different perspective and also, if you are one of our partners or clients, have noticed our support when it comes to sharing important news or events.

If you have yet to follow us on any of our social media accounts please use the buttons in the sidebar to take a look at our streams, and like our content.

In addition, if we are working on a project with you and you would like us to use a particular #hashtag or tag any of your accounts, then please let us know so that we can help bolster any social media campaign you may have in place through our own, regularly updated, accounts.

For now, we’re going to leave you with our top art installation #hashtags and perhaps you’ll be inspired to use one next time we work together:

#bigcranefriday – Need we say more? Big Cranes… on a Friday
#mtectoolsofthetrade – 
A great insight into the kit we use
#wrapitpackittapeitmoveit – 
Job done:great for showchanges
#arthandling – 
A great hashtag used by art installers around the globe

30
Jul

FORS Accreditation

Early this summer we were audited by FORS (Fleet Operator recognition scheme) and achieved our FORS Bronze accreditation.

FORS is voluntary and open to any company operating a fleet including vans, lorries, mini-buses and coaches.

The FORS process of accreditation and continuous improvements make sound business sense, and give our clients peace of mind, that not only do we take compliance seriously, but that we have a strong commitment to high standards of road safety and accident reduction.

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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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31
Mar