Three deciding factors for international removals
Article sponsored by AGS
The day you’ve been dreaming about is finally here: your chance to move to a new country! While you turn your dreams into reality, we’ll explain why choosing AGS to conduct the international removal of your home or office contents is so hassle-free.
We understand that removals can be the last thing on your mind during this exciting and busy period, but a few minutes spent choosing AGS as your removal company are well worthwhile. Our 95% customer satisfaction rate is proof of that!
You may already have heard that AGS is a leader in the removals industry, with 129 locations in 82 countries, but the three reasons this will benefit your removal aren’t always clear until you experience them first-hand.
1: AGS most likely already has branches on both ends of your removal!
AGS has carefully built strong branch networks in Europe, Africa, Asia and the French Overseas Territories: in both capital cities and in some of the remotest regions in the world.
For example, did you know that AGS has branches in 49 African countries, and is on-track to be the first privately-owned removals company with a physical presence in all 54 countries on the continent by 2016? Follow our Africa54 countdown by clicking here.
Our network in Asia is just as strong: AGS has no fewer than six branches across China and five across India, and additional branches in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam!
Even if one half of your removal happens to fall outside of an area where we have a physical branch, AGS has carefully selected partners across the world who adhere to our stringent quality standards.
2: Moving from AGS to AGS ensures a maximum of convenience for you!
Can you imagine how difficult it would be to arrange an international removal yourself, trying to juggle the payment and coordination of different branches in your origin and destination countries and ensuring they get paid what they need to in the correct currency, and having all the complex documentation they need?
With an AGS-to-AGS removal, this couldn’t be simpler. The AGS branch in your origin country will be your first point of contact, which starts with a consultant visiting you in your home to discuss your special requirements.
From here, you’ll receive a free quotation which includes all fees – covering shipping and storage costs, and services delivered by AGS’ origin and destination branches duties – presented in your local currency, which you can settle simultaneously with a single payment!
If that sounds like it might be expensive, don’t worry: we have several options that can reduce costs to meet your budget, which your friendly AGS consultant will discuss with you. You will also be advised on which government taxes and excise duties to include in your budget – an expense many people overlook.
As your shipment departs, a seamless handover to the AGS branch at your destination will occur, and they’ll stay in touch with you every step of the way. For more details on AGS’ international shipment procedures, click here.
3: With AGS, age is more than just a number!
Established in France in 1974, AGS is exceptionally proud of our over 40 years’ industry experience. Building off our intimate knowledge of countries’ specific requirements and challenges, we always deliver on Chairman’s promise of only the best quality of removal services – as accredited by independent industry bodies such as FIDI (the International Federation of International Movers).
We have invested significant resources into both physical infrastructure – such as secure warehouses and world-class vehicle fleets – and less visible focus areas, including meticulous staff training (recognised with a Gold Award by the FIDI Academy) and custom-made packing material that keep your valuables safe.
As a signatory of the UN Global Compact, AGS’ branches worldwide are committed to playing a positive developmental role in their local communities. We also have numerous environmental initiatives – such as planting one tree for every international removal booked with AGS.
Ok, I’m convinced … I want to move with AGS!
Great choice! One of the easiest ways to get started is to simply log a request for a free quotation on AGS’ website, by clicking here. Alternatively, if you have some specific questions you first need answered, contact your nearest AGS branch.