22 May How to Choose the Most Suitable Office Moving Experts for Your Office Relocation
When moving a business from one place to another, it is important that it is done swiftly and effectively. Sometimes, business managers or business owners underestimate how complex and time consuming a move can be, and what levels of expertise are required. Finding office moving experts that are particularly well versed with carrying out certain types of specialised relocations can be a problem.
It is vital to the success of the relocation that the company that carries out the move is able to handle all the different aspects of your particular removal needs. No two removal companies are the same and they all offer their own range of benefits and disadvantages. It is therefore advised to choose very carefully when choosing the experts that will be suitable to move your particular business, especially when it comes to highly specialised business environments that involved complicated systems, technology or equipment.
Selecting Your Office Relocation Specialists
There are a few factors that have to be considered when looking for the office removals experts that will be best for your moves. Focus on the following:
- Know what you need
The first step would be to do a comprehensive site inspection to determine what needs to be moved, and where specialists will be needed. If heavy machinery is included in the move, you will need a company that is able to organise the transport and possibly the reinstallation of machinery at the new site. If highly sensitive equipment or assets have to be moved, ensure that they are able to safely pack, transport, delivery and install whatever is needed.
Often, complex technologies are involved, and if this is the case, you will need a removals company that is skilled in dealing with these types of environments and knows what to do to ensure that the relevant technology is dismantled and reassembled successfully, as quickly as possible. Often, the requirements are so specialised that an additional specialist has to be contracted to assist with the move, but removal specialists have their own teams of experts to deal with any relocation situation.
- Do research
While it is easy to find a relocation service on any search engine, you have to do some homework and perform a search that is thorough, in order to find the experts that can meet the demands of your particular relocation. Prioritise the suppliers that, on first glance, are able to meet these needs, and make a shortlist of three to five companies. It is also possible to ask for references from colleagues or peers in other companies that have similar removal needs to your own.
Once you have narrowed the list down, give them a call for a quote, and they should send out an assessor or project manager (or both) to perform a site inspection and assess the removal needs of your particular business environment. Also ask about the history of the company and the types of moves that they regularly carry out, and where possible, get your hands on some projects or case studies that they have been involved in to ensure that they are able to provide what you need.
- Check your budget
Budget is an important factor for all companies, but keep in mind that the cheapest option is not always the best. Consider the reputation, abilities, capabilities and resources that are provided in the quote, and determine whether the quote covers all the services that you may need. Often, business managers don’t need packaging services or technology experts, but when these are needed, it is good to have access to them at a cost-effective price.
What some companies provide in cost, others may make up for with additional services and guarantees. Choose one that suits your budget and your relocation needs! It is also vital to check if they are insured and whether you will need additional insurance, and to factor this into the final costs. Often, relocation specialists have insurance partners that provide good insurance rates for their clients, but you have to determine whether these insurance quotes are competitive and market related before committing.
Once you have located your service provider, it is time to get the ball rolling. At Elliott Afrovan, we will kick-start the process by providing you with a dedicated removal expert and project manager to take care of your entire move, from inception to end. We are particularly skilled at planning your moves in order to make it as stress free, quick, safe and secure as possible, and to get your employees back into productive mode again in their new location.
Give us a call today to find out more about our specialist office removal services!