VIP Trakway sails into Venice

LION are no strangers to confidential projects, so when we were asked to provide access solutions for a high profile VIP event, we discreetly set to work planning the operation.

Customer Name

Massive Productions



Products Used

Lion Panel

Following the usual non-disclosure agreement, we were briefed on the project which was to take place on the docks of Venice. LION are a European operation, so we were able to plan the logistics using local stock. Due to the lack of roads into this particular part of the city, we deployed a nearby crew to deliver the Trakway via cargo ferry into Venice.

The first challenge was to get the 40 tonne HGV, trailer and panels onto a flatbed ferry. Hindered by an uneven entry ramp due to the tide level, the trailer was carefully reversed on board, but to protect the dockside at the venue, the lorry was turned around and boarded forwards to allow the installation of the first trakway panel before any vehicles disembarked.

Working with the event crews, LION worked into the night to construct the roadway and a temporary platform to level a slipway and provide access of heavy equipment into the ancient venetian venue. LION work on many confidential projects, both in the UK and abroad for Celebrities, Entrepreneurs and the Film and TV industry.

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The Lion panel is our premier aluminium trakway systems. This award-winning system has a higher level of grip than any other panel on the market. The system has been certified and independently tested in Germany for strength and capability.

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