Luckings as a company had initially been set up to service the specialist transportation and storage needs of Theatres and Touring Theatre productions. Over the years this expertise enabled the company to extend its specialist services to the Entertainment industry as a whole.
In spite of its presence across all the entertainment sectors, Luckings is still seen a dominant force in the Theatrical sector and to date for all the Theatre techies the word Luckings is synonymous with ‘Theatrical transport’.
Operating out of the west of London and Manchester Luckings is suitably positioned, in close proximity to the West end theatres and centrally located to all the touring venues.
No job is too big or too small and being a private specialist carrier Luckings has the ability to provide a personalised service for any sized job right from a single trailer show to a multi-trailer tour or a West end Load in /Load out.
On-time performance is critical to our service delivery. We understand the ramifications of delays and that costs can rack up quickly with crew having stood around when a truck does not turn up. In order to enhance reliability we adapt an optimum truck replacement policy ensuring we have young fleet all the time. Apart from having maintenance contracts with dealerships we also have an in house workshop with a fulltime workshop manager and fitters. This is further supported up by a comprehensive breakdown cover supplied by a reputable firm.
FILM AND TELEVISION
Luckings has been successfully servicing the logistical needs for the Film and Television sector for several years. Operating out of the west of London and Manchester, Luckings is suitably positioned, in close proximity to all the major studios servicing all transportation, storage and freight forwarding needs.
Being a private specialist carrier Luckings has the ability to provide a personalised service to any size production supplying right from a single van to several articulated trailers. We also regularly work with companies that supply production equipment to the Film & Television sector.
EVENTS AND EXHIBITION
Luckings has extensive experience in supplying logistical services to Exhibitions, Events and Conferences sector. From a single event to worldwide exhibitions, product presentations, marketing events and multi trailer road shows Luckings has the expertise to cater to any size event.
Operating out of the west of London and Manchester, Luckings has the capability to deliver the complete event logistics solution i.e. transportation, storage and freight forwarding needs for the Exhibitions, events and conferences sector.
Over the years we have built strong relationships with various global brands, corporates and events and exhibition organisers and suppliers. This is purely because of our proven record in delivering innovative & competitive solutions that enable our customers to run a more productive business.
From a single gig right through to a full blown multi trailer arena tour Luckings has the capability of handling any size production. We have the expertise in moving backline, staging, screens, rigging AV, pyrotechnics and other production equipment.
Operating out of the west of London and Manchester, Luckings is suitably positioned in close proximity to all the major venues, suppliers and rehearsal studios servicing all transportation, storage and freight forwarding needs for the Music sector.
With having delivered touring solutions for decades Luckings is able to offer the Rock and Roll sector a fresh approach and at very competitive rates. Luckings is one of the few hauliers which cater to the dedicated needs of this sector all over UK, Europe Russia, Turkey and North of Africa.
Being a private specialist carrier Luckings has the ability to provide a personalised service to any size production supplying right from a transit van to several trailers. We also regularly work with several companies that supply production equipment to the Rock & Roll and touring sector
We are able to offer you a variety of storage options in our four locations.
In our warehouses in Reading and Manchester which have a combined area of over 60,000 square feet your scenery and equipement can be stored safely and conveniantly for you to acess.
Our on site warehouse facilities
Specific storage areas are designated by show and client.
Small lock up units are available.
Trained warehouse staff.
We can also offer you specialised containers which can be dropped to your location for your conveniance or they can be loaded and then taken to one of the four sites in the UK for storage. These containers come in 20', 30', 40' and 45'
Container being dropped to site
Warehouse in Woodley
The ATA Carnet is an international customs document that permits duty-free temporary import of goods for up to one year. By presenting an ATA Carnet to foreign Customs, you pass duty free and tax free into a carnet country.
Armed with an ATA Carnet, salesmen, exhibitors and other business travellers can:
Make advance customs arrangements at predetermined cost.
Visit more than one country.
Use their ATA Carnet for several trips during its one-year validity.
Return to their home country with their goods and without having to account for Value Added Tax.
If you’re looking for the best logistics solutions in UK, call Luckings for price quotations and bookings!
After a tour is completed and you are revelling in the success (hopefully) there are still some issues that need to be addressed and one of these is what to do with the set. If you are going to use it again you will require storage and if not then disposal in an environmentally friendly way.
Luckings is a registered Waste Carrier (not many entertainment logistics companies are) to we are more than qualified to dispose of any unwanted sets in an environmentally friendly way or alternatively we can store it in safe and secure warehouse heated or otherwise.
So the next time your tour ends then give us a call and we can help, or even better engage us to manage your tour transportation and have it included in the package.