About Us

Artful Logistics was formed from the Fine Art Division of Charles Hewitt Limited in 2009, when Andrew and Tim Hewitt transferred the general haulage operations of Charles Hewitt to the Swain Group in Rochester.

Formed in 1883,Charles Hewitt Ltd grew to become the South of England's premier specialist haulier, operating a wide fleet of special vehicles and trailers, including lorry loaders and forklifts.

Sculpture transport within the company had been evolving since the early nineties, when local sculptor Stephen Cox first used the company to move his granite sculptures. This grew steadily over the next twenty years, with an ever widening client base, encompassing many well known artists and institutions.

Extensive experience in moving delicate machinery and equipment has also been acquired, skills which transfer well to the movement of heavy and delicate sculpture.

It was decided that the main haulage operations needed to be part of a larger organisation and negotiations were concluded with R Swain & Sons Ltd, another family business with whom Charles Hewitt had been working for many years. Andrew Hewitt is retained as a consultant to the Swain Group and advises the Special Projects Division on technical aspects.

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