Indonesia Expat

6 Great Services to Help Expats Move to Their New Home

The process of moving to a new place can be exciting, but it can also be a great hassle – especially as an expatriate trying to adjust to a foreign country.

It can be overwhelming looking for help, not knowing where to begin or which services to tap. The easiest and cheaper alternative would be hiring a truck usually found on the side of the road with a sign that says ‘disewa’ (for rent/hire) where you’ll approach the driver and negotiate. However, the thought of entrusting valuables to random strangers can be a concern for some.

This daunting task shouldn’t hinder you from starting anew. Here we’ve listed some of Indonesia’s most trustworthy and efficient moving services such as to make your relocation as seamless as possible.

  1. Santa Fe Relocation Services

Santa Fe Relocation Services offers moving, relocation, real estate and visa and immigration services for individuals and companies moving to Indonesia and around the world. If you’re thinking of moving to the archipelago, a member of their team will gladly assist when it comes to relocating to Indonesia.

Local moving services include full packing, local transport, delivery, full unpacking and removal of debris at the new residence. An eco-friendly company, Santa Fe uses reusable materials for local removals over short distances. They use fresh plastic bins, cotton blankets and form-fitted strong-wrap, all of which provide excellent protection and help reduce waste.

For international moving, the team can coordinate all aspects of your overseas move, including the pre-move survey, quotation, confirmation, protection coverage, packing, freight, customs clearance, delivery and storage if needed.

Location: PT. Santa Fe Indonusa JL. Karanggan Muda Raya No.59 Gunung Putri 16961 Bogor, Indonesia
Contact details: +(62-21) 2961 2990 | [email protected]

  1. Asian Tigers Lane Moving & Storage

Since opening for business in 1985, Asian Tigers remains one of the most preferred international movers in Indonesia. They are one of only two companies in the country to hold the prestigious FAIM (FIDI Accredited International Mover) accreditation. Their mission is to provide quality and superior service by devoting full energy and attention to helping families move.

For home moving, their team will conduct a pre-move survey and a Move Management Specialist will meet with you to discuss requirements. To make sure your belongings are safe, their warehouse in Taman Tekno, BSD, is an extremely secure environment and flood-free zone.

Moreover, Asian Tigers maintains a high level of quality control in all departments, both through highly trained staff and a sophisticated, customised computer system that links all offices and aspects of the company’s operations.

Location: Kawasan Industri Gudang Taman Tekno Blok C, No. 2, Sektor XI, Bumi Serpong Damai Jakarta 15314, Indonesia

Contact details: +(62-21) 756 1999 | [email protected]

  1. DB Schenker

Want a smooth and efficient relocation? DB Schenker can help help you with that. DB Schenker relocation services handle everything from the planning stage to the organisation process down to ensuring that the completion is according to schedule.

They operate at 800 locations around the world with approximately 20,000 employees. Being one of the pioneers in the air freight industry, DB Schenker is considered a leader in innovative air freight concepts.

With extensive service expertise as an integrated logistics services provider, DB Schenker solves all the logistics surrounding your move. They handle disassembly, packing, transport and ready-to-use reassembly.

Contact details: Ovilia Faratika (Manager Special Traffic
Indonesia) | [email protected] | +62 818 844 777

  1. Crown Relocations

According to IndoIndians, Crown’s ‘Move Management’ system and ‘One Point of Coordination’ structure simplifies the moving process by providing an informed and responsive service.

The Jakarta team is dedicated to giving clients the personal care and attention needed to make relocation a success. A personal Move Manager will guide you through the whole process, taking the time to understand all requirements. They will complete a survey of your home to establish what items you’ll be moving and their fully-trained packing team will safely pack and ship everything.

Crown also has a unique password-protected online tracking system to give clients real-time access to the status of items and to ensure the safety of  belongings.

Location: Taman Tekno Block D/20 BSD +Bumi Serpong Damai Tangerang 15314 Indonesia
Contact details: +62 21 7588 2338 | [email protected]

  1. Allied Pickfords

For almost 400 years, the name Allied Pickfords has been synonymous with high quality home moving services. With advanced shipping and transportation methods, it has grown to become one of the largest and most respected providers of moving services, handling over 50,000 domestic and international moves every year.

You will be assigned a personal move coordinator who will oversee the entire process – from planning to unpacking. The coordinator will serve as the single source for answers to important questions and guidance at each step of the move.

All Move Consultants are assigned an iPad so that precise and thorough inventories of your possessions can be recorded in order to provide the organization with an accurate cost of move.

You will also gain access to GlobalCom, their state-of-the-art online tracking system where you can monitor the status of your move, review critical dates including survey, pickup, port departure and arrival, customs clearance and delivery – 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Locations and contact details: See online

  1. AGS Four Winds International Movers

Committed to quality service, AGS has always aimed to ensure client satisfaction since launching 36 years ago. AGS Group heavily invests in staff training, from the packers to the office workforce and management.

The manufacture and purchase of all packing material is centralised in France, South Africa and Hong Kong. Then the material is exported to all locations where the Group operates.

AGS also continues to be innovative. An example would be their new smaller container which combines flexibility, greater security and better efficiency in order to improve your move.

Aside from domestic and international removals, they offer other services such as storage facilities, office move, corporate relocation services, moving vehicles, all-risk insurance, online services, and records management.

Locations and contact details: See here

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