29 Jul Office Removals
12 Reasons Why Elliott Afrovan Is the Ultimate Office Removals Company
Those who think that relocating a business is as simple as picking a couple of boxes and transporting it to the new site are sorely mistaken. Do not fall into this trap. Office relocations are complicated and intricate projects that have to be approached with great care and attention.
Not only do you have to orchestrate the packing and unpacking of your office content, but you also have to manage all the people in your team, arrange the office furniture removals, manage your IT systems, communicate the necessary changes to your clients and stakeholders, and find a way to do all of this while keeping the disruption to your business to an absolute minimum.
At Elliott Afrovan, we understand these challenges – and how to navigate through them – very well. This is why we have designed our entire business around the art of hassle-free office removals, ensuring that we have all the required capabilities to address every aspect of the relocation, allowing you to focus on what is most important: running your business.
This is not merely talk. We also walk the walk, as is evident by the quality and range of services we offer. Take a look at 12 outstanding reasons why you should partner with Elliott Afrovan for office relocations:
1. We Know the Drill
Office removals is a specialised service that requires expert planning and experienced hands to execute the plan flawlessly. Elliott Afrovan boasts more than 20 years of experience in the office removals industry, during which time we have helped many companies large and small relocate successfully. Some of our more well-known corporate clients include Barloworld, Netcare, Sasol, Nestlé, Old Mutual, Nedbank, and Honda. We have also assisted a number of government institutions, embassies, and education facilities, such as Wits University, UNISA, the Norwegian embassy, and Eskom. In fact, we recommend you download our reference list and confirm the standard of our service first-hand.
2. The Service of A Dedicated Project Manager
One of the most important deciding factors that determines the success of office relocation is the quality of the planning. And proper planning cannot happen in the absence of expert knowledge and great communication. This is why we assign a dedicated Central Contact Project Manager to your office relocation to coordinate all the necessary tasks, to make sure all your requirements are met, to provide your team with guidance as required, and to establish a single point of communication between your team and Elliott Afrovan. This last point is essential, as this eliminates the risk of miscommunication or lost messages.
3. Efficient Office Furniture Removals
Physically speaking, furniture removals are often the largest single task of an office relocation. There are many aspects that need to be taken into consideration, and our expert furniture removals team are on it like nobody’s business. This includes the dismantling of furniture where necessary, planning the optimal pathways to remove the furniture from the building, loading and transporting the furniture to its new location, offloading the furniture and distributing it at your new premises in line with the office space planning guide, as well as assembling of furniture where necessary.
4. Professional Packing and Unpacking
Getting members of staff to pack boxes before the big move might seem like a practical idea, but it is certainly not the most effective plan. You are paying them a set rate to perform their assigned tasks. If they are busy packing boxes, not only are they not doing the tasks they are meant to do, but you are also paying them a premium rate to pack boxes, while not being productive in terms of running the business. Our expert team is fast and efficient and is also capable of specialised packing methods. Have physical files that require sequential packing and unpacking? No problem? We will sort you out so that your team is ready to hit the ground running on the other side.
5. Safe and Secure IT Relocation
For the majority of offices, their IT system is the lifeline of their business. And IT systems are notoriously fragile and sensitive. The team of Office and IT Relocation Project Managers at Elliott Afrovan are highly experienced in organising and facilitating IT system relocations. They will work closely with the IT manager or relevant contact person to plan the move to the finest details, and to ensure that it is executed according to your specific requirements. In addition, our vehicles are equipped with the necessary features to transport your IT hardware safely and securely, to deliver it to your destination in perfect condition.
6. We Do Our Own Rigging
Rigging is a process of preparing a system of lifting or rolling equipment that is necessary to move large, heavy, or awkwardly shaped objects that are too heavy to carry, or that has to be removed from a level that is not on the ground floor, especially if there is not a sufficient lift or stairwell in the building to accommodate the removal of the object. Instead of having to contract the services of a different service provider, Elliott Afrovan has the necessary skills to perform rigging tasks ourselves.
7. We Relocate Safes
Moving a safe (or a couple of safes) is no game. In fact, one of the characteristics of a good safe is that it is specifically not easy to move. Because of its extreme weight, it can be a dangerous task. Those who are not experts at it can easily hurt themselves or cause damage as they attempt to move it. That said, the relocation of safes is no problem for the experienced moving team at Elliott Afrovan and our specialised equipment.
8. We are Highly Skilled at Fine Art Relocation
If your office furniture removals include fine art, you can rest assured that you are in expert hands. Elliott Afrovan’s complete suite of fine art relocation services includes transportation and shipping, installation, packing, collection, and management. Our specialist crating department experts will design and build custom-made crates, and we can install everything from a single painting to a large travelling exhibition. Our specialised crews are trained to museum-standard for all art handling, and we are the only recognised member of ICEFAT in Southern Africa, an international network of fine art handling agents working together to provide the highest standards in the packing, transportation, and shipping of fine art and antiques.
9. We Have Our Own Specialised Fleet
The more parties are involved in an office relocation, the more complicated it becomes and the more risks there are of something going wrong or being miscommunicated. With Elliott Afrovan, you will not have to worry about us involving any third party for the use of specialised moving vehicles. We have our own fleet of vehicles, which are fit with air suspension and tail lifts to ensure safe transport. Our vehicles are also monitored via satellite.
10. Eco-Friendly Packaging Material
At Elliott Afrovan, we firmly believe that in today’s world, we all have to take responsibility and do our best to ensure a healthy future for our planet and for humankind. One of the ways that we contribute to the wellbeing of the environment is by minimising one of the biggest contributors to wastage during relocations: the packaging. Our Eco Boxes are totally reusable and have special numbered seals to ensure the security of all your possessions.
11. Specialised Storage Solutions
An often-forgotten requirement of office relocations is the need for storage space. Instead of you contracting yet another service provider, Elliott Afrovan has you covered in this regard as well. Our storage facilities offer strict security features, including biometric access control, electric fencing, and 24-hour security guard patrols. Our storage solutions include:
- Palletised storage for added protection of office furniture
- Non-containerised storage for extra-large or crated items
- Dedicated areas for storage of artworks, sculptures, and antiques
- Specialised storage for industrial equipment, machinery, and racking
- Carpet storage chambers
- Storage insurance
12. Insurance Without the Red Tape
We go to great lengths to ensure that your move is safe, secure, and always in good hands. However, no matter how careful one is, there is always a risk, no matter how small, that something could go wrong. If this were to happen, the loss should not be yours. We offer a range of insurance solutions at very competitive rates and are also one of the only office-relocation companies that offer insurance with a nil excess. In the unlikely event of a claim, our in-house insurance consultants will personally investigate and resolve your claims efficiently and quickly.
If you are planning an office relocation, start by contacting Elliott Afrovan. We will discuss your requirements with you in detail to provide you with a custom quote based on your specific needs.