Museums, galleries, private collectors and orchestras frequently call upon the specialist services of Royal De Gruijter and Co. One of our regular customers is the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, acknowledged to be among the finest in the world. No two customers have precisely the same requirements, but all demand that their artworks or instruments are handled with the greatest possible care and attention. This calls for a special approach within our organization.
Arranging the logistics for this type of transport is an art in itself. It calls for expertise in several specialist disciplines, from packing to transport, from insurance to customs formalities, and from storage to conservation. Installing artworks at their destination calls for yet another form of specialist knowledge. It takes many years to develop the necessary expertise in these areas. Royal De Gruijter & Co. has done so through close collaboration with our customers and with our extensive national and international network.
Our staff are specially trained to handle unusual and valuable objects. They always wear protective gloves, for example. They know precisely what type of protective packaging an artwork or instrument requires, which will depend in part on how it is to be transported (road, rail or air) and how long its journey will take. All items are transported in climate-controlled conditions at all times, even when going to the other side of the world. The latest track-and-trace systems allow you to monitor your consignment’s location at any given moment.