EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Two companies in the Atlas World Group family, Avail Resource Management and Atlas International, plus Atlas Van Lines' Accel service line were honored for outstanding performance by Cartus at its 2009 Global Network Conference held October 5 and 6 in Chicago, IL. Each year, Cartus recognizes companies and individuals in its network who have provided extraordinary service to its international customers and clients. The awards are based on achieving critical performance metrics.
Avail Resource Management, which offers start-to-finish household relocation services, won the Global Network Commitment to Excellence Gold Award, for outstanding service. Throughout a move, Avail coordinates shipping, communicates delivery dates, resolves scheduling issues, tracks shipments online and offers other support functions including pricing analysis, contract negotiation and the development and administration of proposal and bid processes.
Atlas International, which provides complete, personalized transportation services for Atlas agents and their customers around the globe, was awarded the Global Network Commitment to Excellence Silver Award for its exceptional service. Atlas brings its expertise in international relocations to corporate relocation professionals as well as to corporate expatriates, military service members, government personnel and their families.
Accel, Atlas Van Lines' full-service containerized shipping option, received the Global Network Commitment to Excellence Platinum Award, the highest award category, for exceptional service results. Earlier this year, Atlas acquired the assets of Smart Move Inc., created a new subsidiary named Smart Move Transportation LLC, and integrated the Accel service program into the new subsidiary. It gives consumers a number of shipping options, from self-service to full-service packing and loading.
"Our Global Network providers operate as indispensable extensions of the Cartus team. They help minimize the stress that our customers feel when they are faced with the life-altering decision to relocate," said Traci Morris, executive vice president, global operations and supply chain management at Cartus. "Service providers such as Atlas' Avail Resource Management, Atlas International and Accel routinely go the extra mile for our customers and our company while simultaneously performing at the highest levels of achievement. These awards acknowledge the unparalleled quality and professionalism that we have come to value from our service providers."
"Being invited to join Cartus' prestigious Global Network is an honor in and of itself, but we are even more honored that three of our business units have been singled out to receive Cartus' prestigious awards," said Glen Dunkerson, chairman and CEO of Atlas World Group. "These awards acknowledge and encourage Atlas' commitment to world-class service."
Cartus is the premier provider of global employee relocation and workforce development solutions serving the corporate, government, and affinity markets. Through its industry-leading mobility management outsourcing, consulting, and intercultural and language training, Cartus helps the mobile workforces of organizations of all sizes achieve success worldwide. With more than 50 years of experience, Cartus helps clients achieve cost reductions and enhance service performance to accomplish their organizational objectives. Cartus has been recognized globally for its premier service including the 2007 Relocation Provider of the Year by the Human Resources Outsourcing Association and named to the Global Outsourcing 100 List of Best Outsourcing Providers by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Cartus is part of Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services. Visit www.cartus.com and www.realogy.com for more information.
About Atlas Van Lines
Atlas Van Lines is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company that posted revenues of $908 million in 2008. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. More than 500 Atlas interstate agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate employee relocation and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art and new fixtures and furniture. Visit www.atlasworldgroup.com for more information on the company and Atlas agents.