Moving even the smallest business overseas can be a mammoth undertaking. Careful planning is essential to prevent unnecessary stress. Hiring a third party to organize the entire operation takes the heat off. It also allows the business to carry on their operations, without affecting productivity. Allied International is the international corporate relocation team you need for a seamless relocation.
PLANNING YOUR INTERNATIONAL RELOCATION
It is only when you sit down and start to make a list of things you need to do, does the full enormity of the task ahead hit home. Relocating your business is not just about moving office furnishings and equipment, but your employees as well. If items become damaged, they can be replaced. A company that is careless with its employees however, will find it difficult to thrive. This is further complicated by having a massive move on the horizon. And we are not just talking about the employees, but also their families, including partners, children, and pets.
An office desk will sit just as happily in Chicago as it does in Paris. With real people, moving abroad can be fraught with stress at work and at home. If your employees do not acclimate to their new location, it can make them and their families unhappy, which will likely be detrimental to company productivity and may increase your downtime. Helping to find people the right home for them, and filling it with their own things, can make all the difference to an overseas transition.
For a CEO to show that they are competent and caring, the relocation of their business needs to go smoothly. Fail with the move, and you put undue stress on employees at a time when the stakes are high, and when they just travelled halfway around the world for you.
Allied International has been successfully relocating companies for over 130 years. We have the resources and expertise to transfer your company to an overseas location with the minimum of cost and inconvenience to you and your employees. We have built a solid reputation as a truly professional service. The reason we have been so successful is because we tailor individual relocation solutions to the companies that hire us. This allows us to keep costs down by providing the most innovative and efficient relocation solutions.
Reasons for Hiring Allied International
By hiring us to handle your move abroad, you transform this process of planning, organizing and dealing with different local and foreign agencies, into a single move coordinator with Allied International.
We will provide you with an accurate, comprehensive quotation customized to your company and your new destination. We take the time to study your company and its plans, in order to understand exactly what needs to be done and how to facilitate a productive transition.
We can relocate you to Canada, the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australasia, or Oceania. Note that every country has different immigration requirements, customs laws, and cultures.
A quotation from us also includes comprehensive transit insurance. We manage all expenses throughout, helping to safeguard against financially damaging contingencies.
Here is what is included in all our customized international corporate relocation solutions:
Whether your employees decide to rent or buy a new home, Allied International can assist with property searches. We can provide each employee with a shortlist of prospective homes that meet the needs of their family. This enables them to settle in as quickly as possible. We can also:
- Undertake negotiations on their behalf
- Arrange viewings
- Find temporary accommodation
- Handle tenancy agreements
- Advise them of the best schools in the area
Our expert teams of movers are trained to follow the most time-efficient loading and unloading processes. Large, bulky items are no problem to our specialist moving teams, which includes vehicles. Each team has a leader to supervise the operation which ensures that every part of your international relocation is carried out efficiently, and to high professional standards.
We offer door-to-door relocation which entails; packing, loading, moving, unloading, and unpacking services. Moves are carefully planned beforehand, ensuring that the relocation process is taken out of your employee’s hands, all while they are updated on progress throughout. After unpacking and placing furniture and equipment at the new destination, we clear away all packaging and debris.
Whether the mode of transport is via land, sea, or air we can provide the best relocation solution for your company. We will also handle customs clearance, including processing all the relevant documentation.
We will also secure long-term and short-term storage facilities in the destination country if required.
Additionally, Allied International uses two patented moving techniques that are not available to any other moving company.
Our spider crane enables filing cabinets to be moved without removing the contents of their drawers. The spider crane lifts office furniture using large hydraulic suction cups, and sets it on steel dollies. These are then loaded onto the removal truck and taken to port.
We also place pneumatic air bags inside desk drawers. When fully inflated they prevent drawer contents flying out during the move.
Both methods save time and money by preventing loss or damage to paper files and small office equipment.
We take great care in moving all pets as well, by ensuring they are properly provided for during their journey and handled humanely when loaded. If required by the destination company, we can book them into appropriate quarantine facilities. We appreciate that a family’s four-legged friend can help ease the transition to a new country, especially for children. We make sure they are treated well and that they arrive safely.
Our plan is to reduce your form filling to a minimum so that you can use the time to acclimatize to your new country. We will assist you with the following:
- Applying for work permits and visas
- Setting up new utility accounts, e.g., power and phone
- Arranging new bank accounts
- Broadband and TV
- Obtaining a driving license
Starting out in a new country, one perhaps at the other end of the world, is an incredible opportunity that is both frightening and amazing. At Allied International, we are here to help you in any way we can. We are able to offer guidance on overcoming language barriers and recommend cultural training. We are not only here to help your employees settle into their new life, but we offer support for partners and children too. Let us help you with healthcare, shopping and leisure facilities, schools and play groups, or even buying a new car.
Allied International can offer a corporate relocation package to suit your company, no matter its size. Let us ease the stress of moving your company abroad by handling the logistics and taking care of your employees, so you can focus on what is important, running your business.