Our vehicles have been designed with safety in mind and are fitted with alarms, extra dead locks, tracking devices and fire fighting equipment. Tail lifts are fitted for the heavier loads up to 2000 Kgs and for added security. Internally, there are fitted padded rails for added protection, insulated bodies with independent temperature control and air ride suspension to reduce vibration and shock. On our long distance vehicles, sleeper compartments are fitted to insure the vehicle is manned 24 hours a day.
In the UK or internationally, from a single picture to an entire collection, in the home, office, exhibition, gallery, art fair or museum, we have a vast knowledge in hanging delicate, fragile textiles and mirrors, on a wide range of surfaces. We supply and fit various hanging systems and security fittings. For larger items with restricted access, we have full use of cranes, hoists and hiabs. We organise with the local council, dispensations and parking requirements where necessary.
Metropolitan offers storage to our clients on a flexible basis, long or short term. Climate controlled rooms are available for single items if preferred. Our premises are protected and monitored 24 hours a day with CCTV surveillance cameras, burglar and fire alarms, Police response is linked to the system. Our site has an independant security patrol who work together with Surrey Police, ANPR cameras are also active.
Metropolitan offers a door to door service, with customs cleared on consignments via air or sea. We can also deliver to the nearest port, should the client request it. We also offer a worldwide hand carry courier service for high value and precious items.
Metropolitan uses a wide range of materials and packing techniques for all goods, from single items to large consignments. This involves a variety of methods tailor made to each individual piece, ensuring safe transit. Custom made wooden cases are available to order at short notice. The majority of the materials that we use have been produced from recycled products.
We hold a comprehensive range of packing materials from various sized boxes, bubble wrap, acid free tissue, poly foam, polythene, polystyrene chips, tape and card. Short notice delivery is often available.
With climate change firmly embedded in our minds, Metropolitan ensures that all of our vehicles are of Euro standard low emitting engines. Recycling is another issue we are constantly observing and we try to re-use as many materials as possible.