Moving an object as cumbersome as it is delicate, such as a piano, is often part of the fighter’s journey. Disassembling the instrument, packing the different parts properly to ensure their safety, and then reassembling everything once on site, the task is difficult. All this requires perfect coordination and great care. All this know-how is available at Aux Porteurs. https://www.auxporteurs.com/
At Aux Porteurs, we regularly work with professional musicians to transport their instruments during concerts or as part of a move. We are well aware of the difficulties that a mission of this size creates. Our know-how, combined with our many years of experience, enables us to provide our customers with solutions adapted to each situation. We can now provide piano transport, not only in the Ile-de-France region, but also throughout France and internationally, particularly in the Basque Country.
Thanks to a perfect mastery of the techniques specific to our profession and our love of a job well done, we are now a reference for the removal of a piano and other delicate objects, both for individuals and professionals. On behalf of one of our clients, we moved a piano to the Basque Country. This client contacted us following the recommendation of their daughter’s music school. We have already collaborated several times with this school to transport their musical instruments through Paris.
These customers had already had a bad experience with carriers during a previous move in the Paris suburbs. To give them confidence, we explained our procedure to them. We are aware that musical instruments, and pianos in particular, are heavy and fragile. To be able to handle them without damaging them, it is necessary to “tame” the instrument. It is necessary to take its measurements, but also those of the spaces where it will have to pass.
When conditions really require it, our team can dismantle the piano to ensure its safe transport. This delicate step should not be done in any way or with any tool. Special screwdrivers and pliers must be used. Our team can also carry out the destructuring of the piano according to the rules of the art. She starts by opening the top cover of the piano. Depending on the model, this opening can be made to the front or from the right side. Once this is done, our team moves the top and front to access the mechanics. It then continues with the removal of the soundboard and keyboard.
Once disassembly has been carried out, if necessary of course, the team protects the piano and uses handling straps to be able to lift it without damaging it. Like disassembly, lifting is a delicate step that requires great dexterity. Members of the transport team must work in perfect harmony to avoid accidents. Familiar with this work, our team can overcome obstacles without any problems. When the crane technician loses the visual, the rest of the team can guide him to avoid antennas, windows, etc. that can block his way.
Nous ne sécurisons pas seulement l’appareil à transporter. Notre équipe se charge aussi de sécuriser le trajet. En fonction de la configuration des lieux, nous pouvons demander une autorisation pour bloquer une partie de la rue afin de faciliter la manipulation de la grue, par exemple. La sécurisation est aussi assurée tout au long du transport. Nous mettons le piano dans un camion spécialement aménagé pour transporter les instruments lourds et fragiles en toute sécurité. Il sera protégé des chocs qui ne manqueront pas de se produire sur la route qui conduit au Pays Basque.
We do not only secure the device to be transported. Our team also takes care of securing the journey. Depending on the configuration of the premises, we may request permission to block part of the street in order to facilitate the handling of the crane, for example. Security is also ensured throughout the transport. We put the piano in a specially equipped truck to transport heavy and fragile instruments safely. It will be protected from the shocks that are bound to occur on the road leading to the Basque Country.
When studying the feasibility of the move, we took care to assess the risks that may arise when the piano is delivered to its new home. We checked the obstacles that may arise and took measurements of the windows to be able to determine in advance what steps need to be taken to ensure that the instrument passes without damage. Our team was not caught off guard when the time came. If the piano has been reassembled, the team will reassemble it.
For 20 years now, we have been working in the Paris region to transport heavy and fragile objects. We are always delighted to see the smiles of our customers when they see that their precious objects have been given all the necessary care and have not received any damage during the trip. This client did not only entrust us with his piano. He also took the opportunity to entrust us with certain works of art and other fragile objects that he particularly values and that he did not want to see damaged by amateur movers or friends. Thus, with the piano, we transported for the family, to Bilbao, a marble table, some statues and other heavy objects as well as another musical instrument just as fragile as the piano, the harp.
At Aux Porteurs, we are specialized in heavy handling, but we also have the necessary know-how to take care of the most delicate and fragile objects during their transport. Every month, we pack, store and transport unique pieces on behalf of individuals or prestigious partners such as museums or art galleries. Our team perfectly masters all handling techniques to deliver the most fragile or imposing structures safely to their destination. Depending on the configuration of the site, we use a crane truck, a mini spider crane or simply a manual port. The vehicles we use for transport have been specially designed to meet the strict requirements for the preservation of works of art, which are often unique pieces.
Our know-how is recognized by all. In addition to individuals, we have prestigious references in our address book. Several renowned establishments, ranging from museums to the army, concert halls and laboratories, regularly trust us to transport their heavy and fragile objects.