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GRAEBEL OPENS EMEA CENTER IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

 

Graebel, Exclusive Mover to United Nations and Many Fortune 500 Clients Leads to Strategic Decision

 
Send questions, request for additional information to marcom@graebel.com

September 1, 2008

 

(Aurora, Colorado, USA)  -  William Graebel, CEO of the Graebel Companies, Inc., announced today that the organization opened a Graebel EMEA center in Prague, Czech Republic.  Staffed with international relocation veterans, the Graebel EMEA center will be the move management and global supplier management hub immediately for the Company’s globally active clients’ household goods moving services in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa region.

 

The Graebel EMEA center is located in the Regus Burzovni Palac, a modern A-class building in Prague’s historic Stock Exchange area.  Conveniently located, the Center is a 30-minute drive to the international airport.  Amenities for Graebel clients and staff include parking, modern conference rooms, and an elegant reception area.  

 

According to William Graebel, “Our executive staff considered fifty sites, and chose Prague for its experienced and multi-lingual relocation staffing pool.  Prague is a world-class city strategically located eight time zones ahead of our World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado, making it an ideal location, too.

 

The Graebel CEO continued, “As the exclusive mover for the United Nations, and leading globally active organizations, Graebel manages relocation services for literally thousands of families relocating to and from major cities like London, and Geneva, to remote and emerging regions around the globe, as well as to war torn countries like Sudan and Afghanistan.  With the vast majority and critical move consultation occurring just prior to the physical move, and during the packing stage, it was strategic to staff a dedicated and experienced customer service staff in the same time zone as our clients’ transferees.” 

 

“Because no single EMEA mover has the ability to self-pack and haul shipments in the EMEA region, our Prague office will employ the Graebel proven global supply chain Move Management® solution.  This award-winning real-time solution created by moving service experts over a decade ago matches every shipment by geography and with movers’ capabilities and with recent performance.  After each supplier is chosen Graebel tracks and audits the entire moving process including a supplier’s documentation accuracy and completeness for quality assurance. “   

 

“As a TRACE anti-bribery member, opening a Graebel office in Prague is strong evidence of our commitment and compliance to source competitive supplier bids and best in practice audit services.  Earlier this year, several other major Euro-movers were fined 32.7 million Euros by the European Commission for price fixing.  Our Graebel EMEA center will be a buffer or protective layer at once from unethical business practices for our clientele.  Graebel has a zero-tolerance for unethical practices, “stated Jim Petzel, Managing Director of Graebel Movers International, Inc., a division of the Graebel Companies. 

 

Petzel shared, “With rapidly growing move volumes in the EMEA region, our Prague center will monitor compliance to C-TPAT requirements; will evaluate and track suppliers’ warehousing standards to insure shipment security and protection, and will ensure the Graebel Movers’ International quality standards and requirements to ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001, and to the Fédération International des Déménageurs Internationaux (FIDI) FAIM guidelines are safeguarded. “

 

About Graebel

Graebel is a global relocation company that provides full relocation management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, international freight forwarding, move management and commercial workplace services. Integrated relocation divisions include Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The Graebel Companies, Inc. World Headquarters is located in Denver, Colorado, USA.  Founded in 1950, Graebel is a privately-owned, wholly-owned relocation company with proprietary technology, processes and employs an extensively background checked and trained workforce.   For more information about Graebel visit:   www.GRAEBEL.com

 

About TRACE

TRACE is a non-profit membership association that specializes in anti-bribery due diligence reviews and compliance training for international commercial intermediaries (sales agents and representatives, consultants, distributors, suppliers, etc.). TRACE member intermediaries are "pre-vetted" partners for multinational companies seeking to do business with entities that share their commitment to transparent business practices.  To learn more about this organization visit:  www.TRACEinternational.org
 

 

About Regus

Visit www.regus.cz for details how this organization lives up to its trademarked statement, “work without boundaries.” With 950 locations, in 400 cities, in 70 countries, only one call is needed to Regus to source worldwide commercial office space.

 

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