Expansion, quality, and innovation for IMS-Brytor in Seattle

Jacques Monier, CEO of IMS-Brytor, has announced that the company’s new branch in Seattle is now fully operational. The new branch has also achieved FIDI Certification.

Juan Romero oversees the Seattle branch, in addition to those in Vancouver and Calgary. Robson Granero, as Business Development Director, will use his success in Florida and apply it to the Washington State.  Customers will be supported by move consultants Fabiana Costa and Geraldine Taboada.

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Patrick and Kelvin promoted at K C Dat

K C Dat in Singapore, trading as Asian Tigers Singapore, has announced the promotion of Patrick Goh and Kelvin Yap to the positions of Senior General Manager and General Manager respectively for moving services. Both Patrick and Kelvin have been working in business development for the company for almost 20 years. In their new roles, they will continue to oversee client relationships and all things moving services.

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AGM Group Announce the Acquisition of The Senior Move Partnership

AGM Relocation Ltd (AGM Group) has announced the acquisition of The Senior Move Partnership, a specialist senior relocation services provider based in the UK.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year The Senior Move Partnership provides high quality, sensitive, bespoke, specialist relocation services to the senior living sector. This acquisition sees AGM Group adding to its portfolio of market leading removal and relocation brands.

The Senior Move Partnership will further expand AGM Group’s service support nationwide and is a perfect fit to the group’s strategy to meet the diverse needs of their clients.

Effective from the acquisition:

  • The Senior Move Partnership will continue to operate throughout their existing network of partners within the UK.
  • Clients will have full access to The Senior Move Partnerships services and benefit from all AGM Group brands.
  • Service between The Senior Move Partnership and its clients will continue uninterrupted and will not be affected.

Russell Start, AGM Group CEO, commented: “We are excited about the prospect of The Senior Move Partnership brand integrating into the AGM Group of companies. This will allow us to expand our relocation services into an exciting new market and extend our service offerings across the brands. We look forward to welcoming The Senior Move Partnership to the AGM family as we continue to deliver great service and value to our customers, whatever their moving requirements.”

About The Senior Move Partnership
Formed in 2012 The Senior Move Partnership provide high quality, sensitive, bespoke, specialist relocation services to the senior living sector. The Senior Move Partnership have a network of Senior Move Managers across the UK working to ensure that a later life move is a positive experience.

Over the past ten years The Senior Move Partnership have been helping make life-changing moves happen for thousands of their clients. Supporting senior movers in all kinds of circumstances – from those moving down the street, to clients relocating to the other side of the country. The adaptability of their bespoke service they offer is one of the founding principles intrinsic to senior move management.

Photo: Russell Start

OMNI Sustainability Seminar: Number 5

The 23rd November 2022 saw the fifth in OMNI’s series of six sustainability seminars hosted by academic, consultant and trainer Johan de Kam.  Whereas the first four in the series looked at strategy, reducing waste, employee management and developing low carbon corporations, session five focussed on organisational culture and sustainability. The session was open to all OMNI and FIDI members.

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Suddath wins prestigious award in Florida

The Suddath Companies (TSC) in the USA was recently honoured for making significant global business contributions to northern Florida. The JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development division of JAX Chamber, selected TSC as the 2022 recipient of its International Company of the Year award.

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Asian Tigers helps with earthquake relief in Cianjur

Asian Tigers is working to help provide relief to the people of Cianjur, West Java, following a major earthquake in November last year.  Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it is on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Ocean basin. The shoe-shaped area stretches for 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles) and is the site of most of the world’s earthquakes.

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Legal Entity change for Asian Tigers in Indonesia

Bill Lloyd, Managing Director of Asian Tigers in Indonesia has advised that the legal name of the business has changed from PT Citra Air (trading as Asian Tigers Indonesia) to PT Citra Nusantara Logistik.  The change came into effect on 1st January 2023. The company will still trade as Asian Tigers Indonesia. This change in name comes as the result of the recently announced Management Buyout (MBO) agreement between Gerry Lane and Bill Lloyd.

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Interem in India joins OMNI


Freight Systems India, trading as Interem, has joined OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International).  Interem is a subsidiary of Freight Systems and, in practice, has been company’s household goods division in India for approaching 30 years.  Its sister company in Dubai is already an established member of the OMNI network.

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Tim Kutt joins Asian Tigers Taiwan as a sales and move consultant.

Before joining the Asian Tigers Group Tim spent six years working at a Hong Kong based IT company. In this role, his responsibilities included managing the development, implementation, sales, and marketing of web-based software and mobile apps for relocation and visa & immigration providers worldwide. Before his role in Hong Kong, Tim also worked in the IT department of a global relocation management company in North America.

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Yokohama System Mover joins the OMNI network

Yokohama System Mover has been accepted as a Probationer member of OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) at the organisation’s recent Annual General Meeting.  This means that the company takes its position as the third member company in Japan alongside Asian Tigers and Yamatane Overseas Moving.

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OMNI comes top in sustainability at the EMMAs

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has announced that it has become the winner of this year’s Best Global Mobility Sustainability Initiative of the Year award at the EMMA awards for the EMEA region, presented by the Forum for Expatriate Management.  The award was given jointly to OMNI and Johan de Kam, trainer, academic and consultant who has been presenting a series of Sustainability Workshops to OMNI and FIDI members throughout 2022. The award was announced at a black-tie ceremony held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on Wednesday 2 November.

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Alfa Quality Moving becomes Alfa Mobility – a guiding light for customers and staff

Alfa Quality Moving has today (26 October 2022) announced its change of name to Alfa Mobility, to more accurately reflect the company’s wide range of services. This parent brand will include three operational brands – Alfa Moving, Alfa Relocation and Alfa Immigration – to manage their specific sectors.

As part of the new branding the company’s logo, which previously included a stylised Greek letter ‘a’, has been changed to include a star graphic depicting Polaris, The North Star, also conveniently known as Alpha Ursea Minoris. This fixed point above the northern pole has been a trusted guide for travellers for millennia and is the perfect image to convey Alfa’s mission: to guide people and give them peace of mind on their journey.

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Asian Tigers transitions in Indonesia

On 13 October 2022, Gerry Lane, founder and owner of Asian Tigers Indonesia, signed a Management Buyout (MBO) agreement with Bill Lloyd, long-term Managing Director of the company. The agreement will become effective from 1 January 2023 and the gradual buyout will commence from that date.  Bill has earned a solid reputation both with customers and with our many industry friends and partners.

Gerry commented, “With Bill’s track record over the past 19 years, I am confident that our standards and emphasis on quality will be well maintained into the foreseeable future,” said Gerry.

OMNI wishes Bill every success in this new and exciting stage of his career.

Photo: Bill Lloyd (left) with Gerry Lane

Remembering Steve Lewis

The family of Steve Lewis would like to invite his industry friends to join them in Cardiff on Friday 21st October to celebrate his life.  If it is not possible for you to travel to Cardiff, we hope to arrange a live link, or a recording of the celebration.  Please RSVP to pcollins@voerman.com by Friday 14th October indicating if you would like to attend or would like access to the link/recording.

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HM Queen Elizabeth 1926 – 2022.

The management and Board of OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) wishes to express their profound sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  Throughout her reign of over 70 years, she commanded absolute respect whilst showing kindness, compassion and understanding to everyone she met. In so many nations around the world she was known simply as The Queen and was held in unique esteem wherever she went. No other head of state has ever, or probably will ever, be treated with such justified admiration the world over. Our sympathy and thoughts go out to her family at this difficult time. We retain, however, the certainty that the British monarchy, as the second Elizabethan Age passes, will remain as a beacon to guide its people, and others across the globe, as it has done in the past.

God save King Charles III. 

Steve Lewis dies aged 56

The Voerman Group has announced, with great sadness and disbelief, the passing of Steve Lewis, a dear friend and colleague, who died yesterday (30 August). Steve was 56 years old.

Steve joined the Voerman Group in 2015 after a long career in the international moving industry working for some of the leading global companies. Throughout his career at Voerman, he managed strategic clients, trained the team, and mentored young talent. He set up the Voerman presence in Asia with Asian Mobility Services and was working to grow the talent in the area as well.

The company said that Steve will be remembered for his commitment to the industry, his sense of humour, his warm personality, and the way he could tell stories. “His loss leaves a tremendous void and he would want us live life in the spirit that he lived life,” the announcement said.  “Our thoughts are with his sisters, his family members and all his many friends around the world.”

Roeland Delfgaauw joins Mudanzas Gou in Mexico

Roeland Delfgaauw joins Gou in Mexico

The Gou Group has announced the appointment of Roeland Delfgaauw as its Commercial Director. Roeland brings 25 years of experience in the moving industry and is a familiar face to many as he frequently attended many industry conferences and has been a PAIMA Board member. Roeland will be responsible for overlooking all sales for the Group and will report to Patrick Ohara and Eduardo Gou.

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Graebel launches new DEI consulting service

Entrenched in global cultures and charged with enabling a highly engaged workforce, mobility professionals are ideally suited to inspire, guide and even lead organisation-wide DEI initiatives. That’s why Graebel Companies, Inc., has launched Graebel® DEI Consulting Services. With Graebel’s guidance, built from years of DEI mobility experience and its people-first philosophy, global mobility professionals can structure and level-up their DEI initiatives to empower a highly engaged workforce, drive bottom-line results, and produce lasting cultural change at a time when the workplace and company cultures are being challenged and redefined.

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