We are pleased to announce that as of September 8th 2022, Brandl Transport GmbH in Germany has been acquired by HIZKIA.

Mr. Otto Brandl: “I look back on a long, exciting, satisfying and above all very successful life as an art shipper working with artists, galleries, collectors and museums. After careful consideration, I have decided to hand over my company to Hizkia van Kralingen and his team. We share the same mentality and values. This gives me the confidence that my employees and my company are in good hands and that they will continue to have their place in the fine art logistics industry.”

At Brandl Fine Art we stand for a superb, enthusiastic, and personal service to customers in the fine art sector. The team is highly dedicated, experienced, and comes with a specific desire for the fulfilment of top services. A combined know-how of hundreds of years of experience stands for our corporate mission: customers first!

We want to reassure you that as a customer, nothing will change. The team you are familiar with will remain in place, and you can continue to count on the service you have come to expect from us.

Brandl Transport – Member of HIZKIA


A team of + 80 staff from various disciplines builds the base for our customers success: art packers, art riggers, art truck drivers, our inhouse crating shop team and logistics specialists with a defined focus. Such as the museum exhibition team, the special projects team, the art fairs team and the customs operations team.

Our team is experienced in working in Germany but as well  in other countries:  the art fairs team is on site in Basel, Paris, Miami, Singapore and various other destinations when our customer arrive at their booth. The museum team is on site, always, when customer projects are installed or dismantled for return to lenders. No matter where this takes place.


We offer our  road transport services to any destination in Germany and Europe. As a registered customs broker we are connected to the European Communities transborder ATLAS-System. We  do  perform customs clearance in any city and  at any airport in Germany, temporary or final. We are partnering with fine agents throughout Europe on the same topic. We also have an AEO status.
AEO stand for  Authrorised  Economic Operator. The AEO concept is based on the Customs-to-Business partnership introduced by the World Customs Organisation (WCO). Traders who voluntarily meet a wide range of criteria work in close cooperation with customs authorities to assure the common objective of supply chain security and are entitled to enjoy benefits throughout the EU.

Our bond  insurance coverage for bonded customs operations is among the highest in central Europe. For exhibitions or single artworks in transit we offer bonded warehouse space which come close to the status of  freeports in  Switzerland, including the possibility for art dealers  to expose their artwork to customers in our bonded environment. If you prefer a freeport art storage facility in Zurich, we also offer this via our partner company Cosmotrans AG.


Internationally we have a standing relationship with prime  Fine Art Agents. We are member of ICEFAT, and we cooperate through this network  as well as with many ARTIM member companies.

Whilst traditionally our intercontinental customer base is mainly located in the Americas with a focus on  the USA, we have over the last 3 years also developed strong services to Asia, especially to China. Our reference list provides information about such projects.