OMNI Spotlight on… JK Moving Services

Steve Jordan interviews Chuck Kuhn, from JK Moving Services in Sterling, Virginia—near Dulles Airport, to learn about the company he started at just 16 years of age that is now the largest independent moving company in North America. So, what were you doing when you were 16? Chuck Kuhn was starting a moving company.  I […]

OMNI Spotlight on… The Paxton Companies

Steve Jordan puts the spotlight on new OMNI Probationer member Paxton to learn more about the company’s long history in the international moving industry and why it joined the network. When Fredrick D. Paxton founded a furniture moving business in Washington D.C. way back in 1901 using mules and donkeys as the motive power, he […]

OMNI spotlight on… Freeline Movers

Freeline Movers – Leading the way in Pakistan Freeline Movers is OMNI’s new Probationer in Pakistan. Here, Steve Jordan talks to the owner, Alamgir Shah, about Business development, since he started it in 1988. It was April 10 1988, a memorable day in Pakistan’s history. Just before 10am, an army ammunition depot located in a densely-populated area […]

OMNI Spotlight on— Vinelli & Scotto

Vinelli & Scotto in Italy joined OMNI as a Probationer in 2019.  Here, Steve Jordan talks to joint owner Renata Busettini about the company run by herself and her sister Laura, and it’s somewhat unusual history. Vinelli & Scotto is an old company.  It was started in 1890 by Francesco Vinelli who soon joined forces […]

Bobby Bartle Promoted to the Role of General Counsel with Aires

Aires is pleased to announce the promotion of Bobby Bartle to the role of General Counsel. In this new role, he will lead the legal function at Aires by providing legal advice to the entire organization as well as key stakeholders and executives. Among other responsibilities, the position will focus on contract drafting and negotiation […]

OMNI spotlight on… Kings International

Kings International is the new Probationer member of OMNI in South Africa.  Steve Jordan interviewed Rolf Lamers, the company’s Managing Director in Cape Town, to find out a little more about the company’s past and present. Kings Transport was originally formed in Cape Town in 1923 by ‘Old Man’ King, as Rolf affectionately refers to […]

OMNI COVID-19 BULLETIN – The Philippines & Indonesia

Gerry Lane looks at the ways in which COVID-19 has affected his businesses and, perhaps, offers a little inspiration as the world changes. It is the beginning of November 2020 and Virginia and I are spending some time in Sydney, Australia.  The fact is that the Philippines, where we live most of the time, has […]

OMNI COVID-19 BULLETIN – USA

Joleen Lauffer, Executive Vice President at Aires in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, looks at the ways in which COVID-19 has affected her business and lessons for the future. We have around 600 people working at Aires, so when many of them started working from home early this year we had to work really hard to make […]

Nuss Relocations Australia achieves ISO27001 Certification

Nuss Relocations Australia is proud to announce that it has attained ISO27001 certification. An integral part of their commitment to the management of information security has been their successful attainment of ISO 27001 certification. This certification is the latest addition to their suite of ISO related achievements.

OMNI COVID-19 BULLETIN – South Africa

  Rolf Lamers of Kings International in Cape Town looks at the ways in which Covid-19 has affected his business and lessons for the future. It’s amazing how quickly us humans re-invent ourselves.  Only a few months ago we had never heard of Zoom, now most of us spend most of our days talking to […]

GERSON RELOCATION ANNOUNCE THE ACQUISITION OF DIJKSHOORN IN THE NETHERLANDS

Gerson Relocation Ltd is pleased to announce that it has acquired the business and assets of Dijkshoorn Euromovers B.V., a leading moving services provider based in the Netherlands. The acquisition of the Dijkshoorn business will expand Gerson Relocation’s European service and support capabilities, consistent with the company’s strategy to meet the needs of their clients and allow the […]

Suddath Named 2020 Best Moving Company and Best Place to Work

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Suddath®has won the titles of ‘Best Moving Company’ and ‘Best Place to Work’ in the 2020 Bold City Best competition, hosted by the Florida Times Union. Bold City Best is an annual competition that gives people in the Jacksonville community the opportunity to vote for their favorite local places, businesses and people.

OMNI COVID-19 BULLETIN – Sweden

Kenneth Egelrud from Alfa Quality Moving in Sweden looks at the ways in which Covid-19 has affected his business and lessons for the future. The Swedish government took a rather different approach to handling the Covid-19 crisis than most.  Rather than shut down completely it took a more light-handed attitude, advising people what to do […]

Suddath Earns Another Year of ISO 9001 Recertification

Suddath announced today that it was once again recognized for its excellence across the board with an ISO 9001 recertification, the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Suddath received high marks in a yearly audit required to maintain the certification based on a set of international quality management and assurance standards, which are based […]

OMNI World Series with Derrick Young of BGRS

On Thursday 8th October, OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) held the first of its World Series virtual meetings online. The purpose of the series of meetings, that OMNI intends to maintain at least until face-to-face meetings are again possible, is to bring members together for network updates and to further the educational aims of the organisation.

OMNI COVID-19 BULLETIN – AUSTRALIA

Steve Alves from Kent in Australia looks at the ways in which COVID-19 has affected his business and lessons for the future. We have 13 offices in 12 cities in Australia, each with different degrees of lockdown status. Victoria, of course, has suffered more than other states and, at the time of writing, is still […]

Suddath Announces Jira Sansom as General Manager Dallas

Suddath today announced Jira Sansom as the new general manager for its Dallas-Fort Worth branch. Sansom is a motivated leader with over 20 years of experience in operations and logistics. He joins Suddath with a wealth of distribution experience and leadership standards from some of the most well-known brands in the U.S. Before joining Suddath, […]