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Did you know you can now relocate to and from select European countries and Mexico, start to finish, with Atlas International?
Since first partnering with Fox Moving & Storage in the U.K., Atlas International has signed licensing agreements with quality moving companies in Spain, Mexico, Benelux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg), Switzerland, and Germany. The partnerships grant licensees the exclusive rights to represent the Atlas International brand in their countries.
"Our agreements ensure that customers moving to and from these countries have access to Atlas quality and value throughout," says Atlas International Vice President of Operations Laura Hatton. "This supports our continuing effort to become the forwarder of choice for international moves."
The most recent agreement extends the Atlas presence into Germany with partner Express-Transport-Shipping-Agency, GmbH, or E.T.S.A..
"Our relationship with Atlas International goes back to the early 1990s, when it acquired American Red Ball and American Vanpac," says Woody Zobel, Agency Relations, E.T.S.A. "Our association with those two carriers goes back to 1970. It seems natural for us to become a part of the Atlas family of agents."
Woody says the Atlas brand provides a distinct sales advantage with U.S. corporate customers. It also levels the playing field when competing with U.S. moving companies trying to market in Europe.
"Two entities well known for quality and business ethics have joined forces to provide a more comprehensive door-to- door moving service, under a single name and point of responsibility," says Woody. "It's a win-win-win — for customers, for Atlas, and for us."
"It is exciting to enter into a partnership with Atlas International," says Angels Gallardo, International Director USA at Inter S&R, representing Atlas in Spain. "We share a common commitment to service excellence, and I'm confident that our customer's experience will be enhanced by our affiliation with Atlas."
In December, Atlas signed agreements with Dijkshoorn Euromovers (Rotterdam Port), Bernardt & Staalman (Amsterdam), and Gebr. van den Eijnden (Eindhoven). These partners provide quality service for customers throughout the Benelux countries. Dijkshoorn Euromovers' prime location at Rotterdam Port, the "Gateway to the European Continent," provides excellent access in the region and beyond.
"Via our joint venture with the Swiss company Kehrli & Oeler, we bring Switzerland closer to the Port," says Denis Zonneveld, Managing Director of Dijkshoorn Euromovers. "We are excited to share our established structures with our Atlas partners, and we are proud to carry their flag."
Atlas inked its first licensing agreement in 2008 with Fox Moving & Storage in the UK. The company has been an aggressive marketer of the Atlas brand. Recently, it put into service the first van outside the U.S. or Canada to carry the Atlas identity.
"We first forged links with Atlas International at the IAM convention in Hawaii in 2003," recalls Fox Managing Director Paul Fox. "A good working relationship grew, then took a quantum leap in 2009 when we purchased the Atlas-owned Vanpac in Southampton."
Paul adds that, under the leadership of Business Development Director Stephen Denning, Fox's international division has grown to account for 50 percent of the company's income.
"We're committed to the success of our partnerships," says Atlas International Vice President and General Manager Jim Gaw. "This includes the success of Atlas Van Lines agents in the U.S. and Canada. High-quality partnerships only enhance their ability to provide global continuity for customers."
Fox Moving & Storage UK introduces the first Atlas van outside the U.S. and Canada. It will make its continental European debut in April when it travels to the Atlas International agents meeting in Barcelona.