Art On The Move - CFA UK Updates Fleet with Cutting-Edge TechnologyMarch 3, 2014
Providing clients with security and peace of mind is a top priority for Crown Fine Art, which is why the logistics company has invested in a new collection of state-of-the-art vehicles. The three transportation trucks supplement the existing fleet and have been specially adapted with enhanced security and locking features to support the specialist work Crown Fine Art undertakes.
The fleet of Renault Midlum trucks includes a tailor-made solution to accessing restricted height, historical buildings and a 16 tonne box vehicle with an internal height of 308cms; one of the highest trucks available in the UK. With many collections housed in unusual locations and comprising large artworks and sculptures, the additional vehicles allow Crown to accommodate its clients' varied requirements. Furthermore, the carefully selected vehicles offer seating for up to seven people in air conditioned cabs, on-board wifi and spacious surroundings, providing a comfortable travelling environment for couriers accompanying their consignment.
The trucks are all fitted with air-ride suspension to guarantee the smoothest possible journey for the vulnerable artworks as they are transported to their new destination. They also feature the quietest, greenest climate control system available on the market to maintain the perfect ambient environment for the duration of the trip. Each journey is monitored and logged via satellite tracking systems and clients are able to log in to a secure Crown Fine Art website allowing them to follow their consignment’s road trip via the remote 'live' CCTV system. Other features include full length tail-lifts to make loading and unloading easier.
David Preston, General Manager, Crown Fine Art said: “We’re delighted with our new trucks. Their high specification and special features enhance the delicate and often difficult work we undertake and our clients can take comfort in the fact that we have some of the most modern and bespoke vehicles available to transport their precious art works.”