The FORS is an accreditation scheme encompassing safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations – with ever more clients making it a condition of business.
It evidences that the company is setting the standard in the international fine art logistics sector and enables clients to readily distinguish Crown Fine Art’s commitment to driver and vehicle safety combined with environmentally responsible fuel and tyre usage.
Crown Fine Art’s global network of offices provides secure transportation, storage, installation and de-installation services to museums, galleries, auction houses and collectors across the world. It has always been renowned for keeping art and artefacts safe, both in storage and in transit and this accreditation reinforces its status as a safe pair of hands.
David Preston, General Manager at Crown Fine Art, said: “This accreditation is testament to the team’s dedication to providing an exemplary service to our clients. However, we will not be resting on our laurels. We will continue training, resourcing and reviewing processes in order to be an industry leader when it comes to driver and vehicle standards.”
It is not the first time the company has raised the bar within the sector. Earlier this year it became the first and only international fine art handling company to be awarded ISO 9001, 14000 and 27001:2013 as well as BS OHSAS 18001 standard certificates for its customer-focus, environmental, health and safety and information security credentials.
Last year Crown Fine Art also launched its new high-tech storage facility – Art Central – the newest and closest to central London.