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Kent Services

Kent Services specialises in the design and manufacture of dedicated packaging systems and has a reputation for providing high quality, museum standard containers, available via lease or purchase, for the safe and secure transportation of 2 and 3 dimensional art objects worldwide. We have over 20 years experience of providing a first class service to many of the UK’s leading museums, galleries and private collections.

Our Container Leasing Service provides customers with ready access to a large stock of high performance, re-usable containers in a variety of sizes, types and styles, designed to provide protection against the mechanical and climatic hazards experienced during transit. Types include:

  • Ultra-lightweight ‘Hand Carry’ cases – for both 2 & 3 dimensional objects
  • Slotted containers – for prints & drawings
  • High-performance Transit containers – for paintings & heavier 3 dimensional objects

The Leasing Service is managed to ensure that the most appropriate type and style of container(s) is selected and individually fitted out by our technicians with insulation and cushioning materials to meet the weight, fragility, profile and dimensions of the objects (s) being packed. We liaise closely with our customers throughout – undertaking site visits whenever necessary. We can deliver directly to the customer (or Agent) as required and collect on completion of the leasing period, overcoming the difficulties of in-house storage and potential cost of container disposal.

Using manufacturing techniques proven in scientific and environmental investigations originally undertaken in the defence industry, our containers are designed for multi-use and built for durability, reducing the need for repetitive manufacture and resultant waste of materials.

In addition to our containers/T-frames, we also operate a ‘Small Quantity Service’ where a variety of packing materials can be purchased.
Kent Services – The best case for the worst case
Delivered in an economical, sustainable and convenient way.

To mark the completion of 21 successful years of our Container Leasing Service we have recently signed up as a Corporate Partner of Tree Appeal – an environmental organisation that promotes and facilitates the planting of trees and the creation of wildlife habitats throughout the UK – We will be donating trees on an annual basis, linked directly to the quantity of containers leased by our customers, thereby helping to offset any new timber that we use for new stock.
DfT approved Regulated Agent No 763 (Air Cargo Security)
Member of the UK Wood Packaging Material-Marking Programme (FCO462)
Fully approved to supply containers that are compliant with ISPM 15 Phytosanitary measures.

Kent Services Limited
Unit 1
Sheet Glass Road
ME11 5JS

Tel: 01795 660812
Fax: 01795 669906

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