Trafimar recruits Cristian Matiella

Trafimar Relocation Services in Mexico has announced the hiring of Cristian Matiella Ramirez as Branch Manager of Trafimar Relocation Services, Queretaro effective July 2019 Cristian will focus on the national Sales in the so-called Bajio Area in Mexico which is located between San Luis Potosi, Queretaro and Leon.

His name is also well known on the international side of the moving industry.

E-Mail: c.matiella@trafimarrelo.com.mx

Juergen Tellman joins Trafimar

Juergen Tellman has joined Trafimar Relocation Services in Mexico.

He started a new role as COO in June and will be responsible to streamline the current flow of international and domestic moves in Trafimar.

Juergen, who brings more than 30 years of experience, started his career in Germany and over the last 4 years worked for an US based company in Germany/USA and Mexico.
¨It is amazing to see the Salespower Trafimar has obtained over the years, locally with multinational clients and internationally with the Agents.¨ The Industry is changing and we need to assure our high level standards and customer services to make the difference.

E-Mail: j.tellmann@trafimar.com.mx

Is Global Mobility in Fashion?

According to a recent study by Sterling Lexicon, the answer to this question is a resounding yes. They recently engaged with a number of organisations in the luxury goods sector to better understand which Global Mobility (GM) trends and issues are currently impacting their companies and mobility programmes. Here’s their press release…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Representing global fashion houses, upcoming brands and high-end retailers, we identified a range of topics weighing on the minds of GM professionals working in this specific industry. And while our original premise was to identify common sector- specific themes, we concluded that many of the challenges faced by GM professionals are universal to all areas of the global economy. Nevertheless, we’ve carefully curated our Summer 2019 Collection in the following literary catwalk for your edification.

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OMNI Recognises its leading members

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has recognised the achievements of its leading shippers with its annual tonnage awards presented at the network’s conference in Seville. Each year OMNI presents its prestigious tonnage awards to those member companies that shipped the most within the network and those that most increased their cooperation with other group members.

The OMNI ‘Improvers’ tonnage awards are split into three categories to give all members, large and small, the opportunity of taking home the silverware. In 2019 the Gold awards in each category went to Aspire Mobility, Denmark; Sterling, United Kingdom; and Metropolitan Transports in Brazil that also celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Silver wards went to Asian Tigers Mobility, Philippines; Yamatane Corporation, Japan and G-Inter, Brazil. Bronze award winners were Asian Tigers Mobility, Thailand; New Zealand Van Lines, New Zealand; an Asian Tigers
Mobility Hong Kong.
Both Metropolitan Transportes and New Zealand Van Lines have won OMNI Improvers awards two years running: that’s very difficult to achieve as the companies were building from an award-winning position.

In addition, OMNI awards Regional Gold Sales Awards to the top shipper in each region. These were presented as follows: Metropolitan Transportes, Brazil – Central and South America; Stuttaford Van Lines, South Africa – Africa and Middle East; Graebel Movers International, USA – North America; Asian Tigers, Singapore – Asia; Alfa Quality Moving, Sweden – Europe; and Kent Relocation Services – Australasia.

Graebel Movers International also received the Platinum Award for the top member worldwide.

“I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all our award-winning members,” said Ian Waters, OMNI General Manager. “Tonnage exchange is a very important feature of OMNI membership and it is heartening to see that, despite a global downturn in shipping volumes, the cooperation and trust between our members remains strong.”

The Schunck Group turns 100 and launches brand campaign

The SCHUNCK GROUP, one of the leading industrial insurance brokers in Germany, celebrated its centenary on 19 June 2019 and launched a new promotional campaign.

SCHUNCK. Make it easy
SCHUNCK. ‘Make it easy’ was conceived together with communications agency Cyrano as part of a brand development. The campaign targets both internal and external target groups and communicates the maxim of the SCHUNCK GROUP ‘We make the complex insurance business understandable for customers and their world easier’.

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Graebel expands Mobility Strategy service

Graebel has expanded its consulting service that helps Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies imagine and introduce a tailored mobility strategy designed entirely around their business needs.

Graebel’s Mobility Strategy Service responds to the needs of global mobility professionals who want to elevate their roles and programmes. In fact, Graebel Global Mobility Summit research found mobility professionals today spend 80% of their time on reactive tasks such as managing administration and transactional or service issues. However, they want to set goals, measure ROI and enhance relationships.
That’s why Graebel expanded its Mobility Strategy service, to deliver an even more comprehensive suite of practical tools and collaborative practices, along with its proven expertise, to help mobility professionals demonstrate the full value of their programme with a direct connection to their company’s business goals.

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Six new companies accepted into the OMNI network

OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) has recently announced that it has accepted six new probational members into the network as they have achieved the high standards required for membership. The new members are:

  • Kings International Removers (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Gerson Relocations, London, UK
  • Freeline Movers, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • M. Dyer & Sons, Inc., Hawaii, USA
  • Clover International C.A., Caracas, Venezuela
  • Vinelli & Scotto, Milan, Italy

As Probationers the six companies are required to fulfil their obligations of membership for a period of two years before being accepted as Guarantors of the OMNI network.

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Gerson Relocation thanks Graham Green for 40 years of service

Showing appreciation to our employees is an important part of who we are. This week we want to thank Graham Green and to recognise his 40 years of service with us. Retaining and developing talented employees is important to any business, so we wanted to recognise everything that you have achieved so far. Thanks Graham!

Graham is the fourth employee to have reached this milestone at our company.

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Delays to UK Transfer of Residence (ToR)

OMNI Would like to thank Gerson Relocation for providing the following update…

 

We have received reports of delays in relation to the processing of ToR applications by UK Customs (HMRC) on household goods shipments into the UK.

In the build up to the summer peak period, Gerson Relocation is advising clients and overseas partners of
these potential delays and the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of incurring additional charges.

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Graebel Companies, Inc. Expands Mobility Strategy Service

Mobility professionals can tap Graebel’s expertise, collaboration and hands-on tools to elevate their role and programs

Denver, Colo. (June 3, 2019) – Graebel Companies, Inc., a leading provider of talent and workplace mobility solutions, today expanded its consulting service that helps Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies imagine and introduce a tailored mobility strategy designed entirely around their business needs.

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OMNI talks business in Seville

Seville in south-west Spain was the venue for the 2019 OMNI conference.

Despite the inclemency of the weather (very unusual for Andalusia in springtime), the friendship between the delegates was as warm as ever. The venue
was the Alfonso XIII hotel, a short amble from the city centre, the Guadalquivir river, the Seville University and the old tobacco factory that was the inspiration for the opera Carmen.

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Jacob Rasmussen rejoins Aspire Mobility Group A/S

Aspire Mobility Group in Denmark has announced the appointment of Jacob Rasmussen as Director of Moving Services.

The announcement marks Jacob’s return to the Aspire Mobility Group having left the company in 2011 to work for a major international competitor. Jacob takes over the role from Sara Lyrum who has recently been appointed Group Director following the retirement of Gunnar Moeskjaer.

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Sara Lyrum takes over from Gunnar Moeskjaer at Aspire Mobility Group

Sara Lyrum has taken over as Group Director for Aspire Mobility Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, following the retirement of Gunnar Moeskjaer after over 30 years in the moving industry.

Gunnar started his moving career with Santa Fe in Hong Kong in 1988, he moved to Singapore with the company in 1993 before returning to his native Denmark in 2000 to join moving company Bach & Salicath. Two years later the company bought Mobeltransport Danmark which rebranded its international moving and relocation division in 2013: Aspire Mobility Group.

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Suddath: Driving Innovation for 100 Years

Global Leader in Moving, Relocation and Logistics Celebrates Centennial

A century ago, Carl Suddath had little more than a dream when he bought a failed moving company
to start up his own business. Armed with a couple of small trucks, two mules and a cart, Suddath saw
opportunity in a 7,000-square-foot warehouse. Today, The Suddath Companies celebrates its 100th anniversary as a transformed company that is driving change and innovation across the moving, mobility and logistics industries.

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