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Beck & Pollitzer has provided expert support in the automotive sector for generations. We even provided support in the 1900s, when the company was primarily an exhibition specialist!

This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from 1905. It shows a stand erected and decorated by Beck & Pollitzer for Elliott: an electrical instruments company (est. 1804) who were later known as the Elliott Brothers.

The stand displays a range of Elliott speedometers, which were considered pioneering work at the time. This range featured in many classic cars, including the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost (1908). As expected, the speedometers are now rare and rather valuable, available at auction for thousands a piece.​

Nowadays, Beck & Pollitzer Group provides a different kind of support to the automotive sector. We specialise in global industrial installation and machinery relocation services, and our clients range from top international manufacturers to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

  • Installation for London Underground

    Expansion of the Jubilee Line at Canary Wharf, London Underground This week’s ThrowbackThursday shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation from 1993. In the early 90s, the London Underground gained permission to expand its service in the Canary Wha…
  • Presses installations – Evening Telegraph

    Transportation and installation of series of print presses for the Evening Telegraph in the 1990s This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a Beck & Pollitzer installation for the Derby Evening Telegraph. The newspaper, which i…
  • Briggs Tank relocation

    Briggs Tank relocation project completed in 1993 by a dedicated heavy haulage division of Beck & Pollitzer This ThrowbackThursday is from 1993 and shows the relocation of a Briggs Tank at the Yoxall Bridge in Staffordshire, UK. During the 80s,…
  • Windsor Castle 1990s

    This week’s ThrowbackThursday is from the 1990s and shows a team of Beck & Pollitzer vehicles at Windsor Castle. Our team was part of a large-scale restoration collaboration after the castle — one of the homes of Queen Elizabeth II — suffered …
  • Transporting a carriage, Brighton Belle train

    Transporting a carriage from the famous ‘Brighton Belle’ train in 1976 Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is from 1976. It shows Beck & Pollitzer transporting the ‘Brighton Belle’, a UK train that ran from Victoria Station in London to Brighton on the…