Helping Metropolitan maintain its edge

Fabricio Bertoldo from Metropolitan Transports in Brazil, explains how the company’s membership of OMNI has helped it through difficult times in the past and helps it plan for a successful future.

Metropolitan Transports, has been one of the top international households goods movers in Latin America since it started in 1969, over 50 years ago. Along the way its main objective was to offer quality services and to aggregate value to its clients for its top tier multinational customers. It also diversified its business to become a leader in the record storage business, information technology management (Business Process Outsourcing and Business Process Management) and relocation. It has operations in the USA and throughout Brazil including major centres in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba. This allows the group to cross sell, share its fix costs and enhance investment capabilities.

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UniMove Rotterdam joins Gosselin Group

In an agreement signed on December 29, 2021 by Gosselin Group CEO Marc Smet and the founding co-owners of UniMove bv, Gosselin has agreed to acquire 100% of UniMove’s share capital; the business will operate from its existing Rotterdam premises and trade alongside Gosselin’s existing Dutch moving branch.

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Chris Mackley to take over as General Manager of OMNI


Chris Mackley, from the UK, has been announced as the new General Manager for OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International). Chris started working with OMNI at the beginning of January. He will work alongside Ian Waters, the current General Manager, until Ian leaves the organisation following the OMNI annual conference planned to take place in Marseille, France, in April. This will ensure a smooth handover of the management of the organisation.

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Saenah Song promoted to CEO at Asian Tigers Korea

Asian Tigers Korea has announced the promotion of Saenah Song to the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Saenah began her career with Asian Tigers in 2003 and has served in various leadership roles in the operations, business development and agent relations within the company over the past 18 years. “Accepting this new role is both humbling and a privilege,” she said. “I take comfort in knowing that Joseph has already accomplished the hard part and laid down a solid foundation from which to build on for the future. The mission for all our team members remains the same as day one, to continue serving our clients, colleagues, agents and partners with the utmost care and professionalism.”

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Radhika Gorsia joins Aires

Aires in Pittsburgh, USA, has announced that Radhika Gorsia, GMS, has joined the company as an Account Executive in the EMEA region. In her role, Gorsia will be responsible for growing and developing Aires’ regional sales and focusing on collaboration and communication to create partnerships and ensure client satisfaction.

“We are excited to have Radhika join Aires,” said Pam Dunleavy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “She brings a welcomed enthusiasm to the marketplace as we continue to expand in the EMEA region.”

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Aires wins ethics award for the third time

Aires in Pittsburgh, USA has announced that it has been awarded the Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania for the third time. Aires received the award in a presentation ceremony conducted at the company’s headquarters and attended by Better Business Bureau representatives.

“We are excited to receive the Torch Award for the third time,” said Jeff Wangler, Aires President. “Aires is committed to doing the right thing in all aspects of our business, and we are thankful to the Better Business Bureau for again recognising this commitment to our people, service partners, clients and their employees. I am most proud that an organisation whose sole goal is to assure that companies are honest, ethical and good citizens in business have chosen us for this award.”

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Mudanzas Mundiales welcomes Alfonso Obón Dent

We would like to introduce Alfonso Obón Dent, Mudanzas Mundiales Group new Sales & Business
Development Manager for the Mobility Division. Alfonso joins Mudanzas Mundiales Group as a part of an on-going improvement process. He brings a wide knowledge and experience in marketing and  commercial management with a successful trajectory in leadership roles in the areas of sales, marketing, distribution, and sales operations.

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Graebel Companies, Inc. Raises the Bar on Mobile Employee Experience with Exceptional Experience Journey Map

launched an interactive Mobile Employee Experience Journey Map that focuses on creating exceptional experiences for clients and their employees. The new online tool will help mobility managers better understand that relocation is more than just a physical move from point A to point B, and instead includes moments before, during and after that impact the mobile employee experience and ultimately, broader business objectives.

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Verhuizingen Meys becomes part of the Gosselin Group

Marc Smet (CEO of Gosselin Group) and Erik Meys (CEO of Verhuizingen Meys) reached an agreement in principle for the acquisition of Verhuizingen Meys and Meys Vastgoed based in Brasschaat by the Gosselin Group (Deurne). The employees and assets will be acquired by Gosselin and will fall under the Gosselin Group’s international moves division.

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Graebel Launches new Education Hub

Graebel Companies, Inc. today launched its new talent mobility web experience. The interactive online space serves as a community and educational hub for learning and self-education where visitors will gain insights on talent mobility and learn more about Graebel’s strategic support for corporate global mobility programs and mobile employees.

“The new web experience was designed with the entire global mobility community in mind; anyone and everyone can find something of value on it,” said Bill Graebel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Graebel Companies, Inc. “Our goal was to create a global mobility gathering place, one that aims to educate and inform through engaging pages, worthwhile content and a personalized experience for everyone, whether they’re new to the industry or a veteran.”

Graebel is committed to people-first mobility, which puts people at the heart of every interaction by taking the time to understand clearly and to care deeply about what matters most to them, so that they can ultimately grow purposefully. This people-first approach is reflected throughout the site, as back-end technology creates tailored and exceptional experiences with each visit, just like Graebel team members provide with every human interaction.

Important new features include:
  • Comprehensive Mobility Program Health Assessment: A free, all-inclusive assessment with downloadable results for users to identify the current state of their talent mobility program and find areas where they may be able to improve.
  • Immersive Exceptional Experience Journey Map: An engaging online experience that takes users through exceptional moments of the relocation process with Graebel.
  • Personalized Insights Section: The redesigned Insights section will provide the same valuable content and information, but now will be tailored to what each visitor is most interested in, suggesting content specific to their needs.
  • Enhanced Workplace Mobility SiteThis creates a dedicated site for workplace relocation projects.
  • User-Friendly Chatbot: This non-invasive, friendly guide gives visitors the option of a frictionless, more personable way to connect, which will offer to answer people’s questions and quickly direct them to contacts or useful resources on the site.

Canal Movers and Logistics celebrates 20 years of success

Panama’s largest international moving company, Canal Movers and Logistics Corp., celebrated its 20 th anniversary in August with a special Mass to give thanks for the company’s success followed by refreshments for all its employees.

Canal Movers was founded in 2001 by Walter and Analisa Laffitte and has grown from a humble start-up business with three individuals working in a small office, into the highly respected international company it is today.

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Martina Burke joins Gerson Relocation as Head of Operations

Gerson Relocation is pleased to announce the appointment of Martina Burke as Head of Operations.

Martina has a proven track record within the international removals and relocation industry making her the ideal candidate to help drive the continued expansion of Gerson Relocation. Her wealth of  experience with working with agents and managing operations, plus exceptional attention to detail, will help to ensure that our customers receive the best quality customer service.

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Italian port workers strike over Covid “Green Pass”

From Friday 15th October the Green Pass – a certificate showing that people have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from covid-19 – will be compulsory for all workers, in both the public and private sectors, in a move affecting around 23 million people

Port workers in Trieste and Genoa plan to stage indefinite blocking protests at both ports from October 15th. The purpose of this action is to press the Italian Government to quit the rule to make the Green Pass mandatory for all workers in Italy from October 15th.

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Brytor open new branch in Halifax

Brytor are pleased to announce the opening of their new branch in Halifax, Eastern Canada to meet the growing demands of their customers.

Contact details for the new branch are:
130 John Savage Avenue, Darmouth, Nova Scotia
Phone: 1-902-707-4460

With this new location for office and warehouse, Brytor have expanded the reach of theirr services in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Congratulations to everyone at Brytor.

Robinsons Relocation Ltd – A Clarification…

Following the recent announcement that UK moving company Bournes has acquired Robinsons of Aylesbury,  OMNI would like to clarify that Robinsons of Aylesbury is a completely separate company to OMNI member company Robinsons Relocation Ltd, and there has never been any connection or association with Robinsons Relocation Ltd.

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Connectivity problems at Ward Van Lines

OMNI have been advised that Ward Van Lines are experiencing some connectivity problems which is affecting their ability to respond by phone and email.

They are hoping to have this resolved as soon as possible, and thank you in advance for your patience.