In the scheme of life’s stressful events, moving home would rank somewhere near the top, right? If you’re about to move to Hong Kong or packing your bags to head home, you’ll need a good moving company to help you to stay calm amidst all those cardboard boxes! Even for relocation to a different house or apartment in HK, moving companies can be an essential aid. We take a look at a few of the best in Hong Kong.
Taking a holistic approach to the moving process, Crown Relocations does everything it can to assist your move, from research at the outset, to all the bells and whistles of the relocation process, and helping with settling in at the other end. As such, it offers a comprehensive suite of services to support relocating individuals, families and employees in Hong Kong, and in 200 locations across almost 50 countries worldwide.
Crown’s approach to your physical move itself is best described as meticulous and high tech. So, a digital inventory system is used to track items from start to finish; everything packed at your home is colour-coded and can be monitored via an online “move hub”; and your belongings are delivered, lifted and placed precisely where you want them at your new home. The company also offers the following “bigger picture” services, amongst others.
- Home search
- Immigration services
- Pet relocation
- School search
- Wine and fine-art moving logistics
- Destination settling-in
- Language training
Crown also has a whole bunch of great ideas to help make your relocation smoother. The moving company calls these its “Relocation Hacks”, and you can find them online at crownrelo.com. Here’s one we’re keeping in mind for next time:
“Take photos on your smartphone of everything before you pack up. When you arrive, these images will help you quickly arrange your new rooms in a familiar way. Also if you chose to book an unpacking service they will have a reference to work from.”
Asian Tigers Group
Asian Tigers Group is a global relocation service that provides bespoke moving solutions and a comprehensive end-to-end service that’s dedicated to ensuring your transfer is smooth and stress-free. And that’s the case whether you’re moving within Asia, across continents, or just locally in Hong Kong.
A word from the team
“More than 16,000 families relocate with us each year, building on the wealth of experience that Asian Tigers Group has to offer. We have offices in 14 territories, more than 1,400 dedicated professionals, and a global network of moving and relocation companies giving you unparalleled access to the top movers in the world. Asian Tigers is also a favourite of major corporations, with more than 400 of the Fortune Global 500 companies looking to us for their moving, relocation and mobility needs.”
Sanelo – customised end-to-end mobility services
Relocation may bring you new opportunities, but it also takes you out of your comfort zone. That’s why the Sanelo team highly recommends getting professional help, no matter the distance or size of move. With 130 years of experience under its belt, Sanelo specialises in providing customised end-to-end mobility services for both local and international moves. From packing and moving, to unpacking and settling in, they have a team of experts who can offer support at any hour of the day. In addition, essential services like storage, immigration and cultural training are also part of the company’s full-service package.
A customer’s thoughts
“My husband and I lived in Asia for almost 30 years and relocated frequently. Some of our moves went well, others unfortunately not. For our recent move to Italy, we chose Sanelo.
Our consultant Fahmy made it so easy with his detailed surveying, quick response and pleasant personality. The moving crew was also the fastest, most organised and most diligent we’ve ever experienced. Daily reviews were done, and no matter how many times we adjusted our packing list, the team leader would rearrange everything immediately with a smile. Roads in Italy are difficult to access, and we were worried, but the team did detailed location scouting via Google Maps. An hour before the container arrived, a small truck has double-checked our location. In less than two hours, all 139 of our boxes were unloaded and stored.
We never thought that moving could be so joyful. Our next move will definitely be with Sanelo!”
– Karin and Josef Dolp, German and Austrian
For more information, call 2574 6204 or visit the Sanelo website.
With 60 years of relocation and other services under its belt, plus a presence in Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore and Japan – not to mention globally in 180 countries – UniGroup Asia can provide a smooth move, whether it’s locally in Hong Kong, internationally, or from one office address to another.
There are three pillars to the UniGroup approach: they aim to be easy to do business with, to lead through quality, and to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Driven by this, the team will manage every aspect of your move, from packing to transport, clearing customs, and moving pets and vehicles too. For those settling into a new country, there are relocation programs to help get you oriented, find the right home, and choose a school for the kids.
Other offerings include short- and long-term storage, project management solutions for offices and more – all done with an eco-conscious approach.
UniGroup Asia, Unit 3123, 31/F, Metroplaza Tower 1, 223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
Other moving companies in Hong Kong
Allied Hong Kong
Formerly known as Allied Pickfords, this company handles something like 50,000 international moves every year. The Hong Kong office has employees of eight different nationalities, reflecting its global outlook, while its moving and packing services are available for domestic and international relocations alike. There’s a wide range of other moving services catering to all your moving needs, too.
2736 6032 | allied.com/hk
Operating in Hong Kong for more than 40 years, moving company Asian Express aims to facilitate stress-free moves from start to finish. The company began by specialising in high-quality packing and shipping of furniture and antiques, before expanding to clients with every kind of moving need, from coming and going to Hong Kong, to domestic moves, office moves, storage facilities and more.
2893 1000 | aemovers.com.hk
Santa Fe Relocation
With offices in HK and almost 50 countries around the world, Santa Fe is all about stress-free moving. That includes packing, shipping, delivering and unpacking your precious items, with myriad other services too. The company is a member of the International Association of Movers (IAM), the FIDI alliance of movers, and the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainability project.
2574 6204 | santaferelo.com
Established in 2010, SwiftRelo has grown to become one of the leading providers of international and domestic moves into and out of Hong Kong and Macau. Whether you’re looking to move a few boxes or your full apartment, the emphasis is on not only great service but a great price too. The company is part of the Harmony Relocation Network.
2363 4008 | swiftrelo.com
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