How to pack a ... Steinway & Sons grand piano?

Packing of a Steinway & Sons grand piano for air freight.

Deufol was asked to pack a Steinway & Sons grand piano for export by air freight. The piano had to arrive on the other side of the world in perfect condition. 

A very careful packing process and a sturdy, very protective export packaging was required.

Step 1: inventory and measurement

The DEUFOL team started by measuring the grand piano and all its individual parts. This enabled us to design and produce a single box in which everything would fit.

Measurement for packaging grand piano for air freight

Step 2: fixation on the transport skid

We drew and constructed a wooden floor on which the piano could be safely placed and fixed, and which could be lifted and transported by a forklift truck.

We carefully lifted the piano onto the skid. And we fixed it with screws.

Fixing grand piano on wooden skid for air transport
Protective packaging of grand piano for export by air freight

Step 3: protective packaging

We applied 3 layers of protection around the piano and the loose parts:

  • Shock absorbing packing foam against scratches and vibrations.
  • Stretch film against dirt, moisture, dust and scratches.
  • The wooden case as protection against impact during transport and handling. And allowing the piano to be handled easily and safely.

Step 4: the wooden box. With extra protection. Easy to reopen.

  • We produced the wooden ISPM 15 certified box. Including the necessary markings.
  • We assembled the plywood walls, adding extra wooden reinforcements and protective foam.
  • We placed the remaining loose piano parts in the box, and added the necessary shock protection.
  • We mounted the lid on the box.

Everything was mounted with screws and a lock. This way, the box can be opened easily and safely at destination. And then closed again and used again!

Protective packaging of grand piano for export by air freightWooden ISPM 15 case for export of piano by air freight.Wooden ISPM 15 case for export of piano by air freight.

The Steinway & Sons grand piano: safely packed for air freight!

Thanks to the Deufol Brussels Airport packing crew. Thanks to our customer Piano Hanlet!

Do you have a unique object to pack? Then be sure to contact us!

Call us: +32 (0)3 488 21 92

Mail us: belgium@deufol.com




How to pack a ... Steinway & Sons grand piano?

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