Graebel Movers International has won the Platinum award for the most tonnage shipped through the OMNI network during 2017. The US relocation management company has been the leading shipper in OMNI for many years outstripping all other member companies by a significant margin.
The OMNI tonnage awards are made every year at the annual conference, this year held in Palm Beach, Florida. The awards are split into two distinct groups: the Regional Gold Sales Awards, presented to the leading shipper in each of six geographical regions; and the improvers awards presented to companies in three categories that have increased their tonnage through the network compared with the previous year.
The winners of the Improvers Awards traditionally change every year as it is very difficult for any company to increase its tonnage through the network sufficiently to win its category two years running. However, Stuttaford Van Lines in South Africa, were an exception in 2018 having taken awards in three consecutive years.
The Regional Awards, by comparison, are more predictable however 2018 was again unusual as the winners in each category were the same as in 2017:
- Central & South American Region – G-INTER, Brazil
- Africa & Middle East Region – Elliott Mobility, South Africa
- North American region – Graebel Movers International, USA
- Asian Region – Asian Tigers Mobility, Singapore
- European Region – Grospiron International, France
- Australian Region – Kent Relocation services, Australia
In accepting the Platinum Award on behalf of Graebel, Dale Collins reiterated the importance of the Dow Jones Risk and Compliance tool that is now compulsory for every OMNI member to access. He said that it was essential for Graebel to ensure that its partners around the world were doing everything possible to operate ethically. The demand was coming from Graebel’s corporate clients and he believes the Dow Jones tool to be the best available on the market. “In choosing and selecting our partners in the future it’s going to be more important that compliance is demonstrated and evidenced and I think the Dow Jones tool is absolutely essential to make that a reality,” he said.