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Moving from London, removal company recommendations

Hi,
Any recommendations on removal/shipping companies to move our house contents over to Zurich from London? I have had quotes from Pickfords, Robinsons and Britannia Ryans.....has anyone used any of these companies?
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

We used one of the Britannia's in the Midlands and they were excellent.
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

we used one of the Britannia's when we moved from UK to Lux, from Lux to CH we used Team Allied which I think also operate in the UK, at least in Lux I don't know about the rest they have a slightly different operating model, they only send the driver with the truck and use local crews to pack and unpack.
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

Just dont use a company called Reeds!
You get what you pay for at the end of the day, we went for what seemed a reasonably priced removal company compared to some of the extortionate quotes we got from the others.
They broke things, lost things and scuffed up our floor in our new apartment.
Look at as many reviews as possible for each company!
Good luck!
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

We had a dreadful time with Allied Pickfords. They ruined lots of things, put stickers on all our furniture, including the antique ones and they didn't follow our instructions.

Used Robinsons for another international move a couple of years ago and they were excellent.
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

We are about to use Santa Fe, offices in UK and Zurich. Obviously havent used them yet, but sales pitch and prices were fantastic
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

We have used, at various times over the past four years, Pickfords, Interdean and Whites to bring furniture over from Scotland.

Pickfords did our main move.....they were the most expensive company quoted at the time, but Alstom was paying so money no object. The move itself was great...Aberdeen to Brugg in two days and we had no breakages. I would agree with a previous poster though....they LOVE their stickers, and they are a pain to get off furniture.
Interdean was next for a smaller move, and I found them really pro-active when it came to keeping in contact.
White did an even smaller move, and again we had no problem with them at all.

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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

We used Crown Relocations for Edinburgh to Basel and they were fantastic. It may depend on the crew you get on the day but the 2 guys we had worked like troopers - were polite, perfectionists and very helpful. They definitely made what could have been a stressful move very easy.

I also used them to send a small container back to America from Scotland - things I wanted to give to my nieces and didn't have room to store in Switzerland. Because I wasn't accompanying the goods it wasn't a straightforward shipment and they handled all the paperwork as efficiently as they did the shipping.
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

I know someone who had a huge problem with Crown were something went wrong and getting an insurance payout took ages and they were very unhelpful.

I used atlantic relocation and thought they were great, although it all went smoothly so they weren't really tested!
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

My husband works in the moving industry and he says Robinsons are the best in terms of quality and service of the three that you mention. If you want to consider using a Swiss based company (they all speak excellent English) you could consider Keller Swiss Group (www.kellerswissgroup.com) who have an office in Zurich.
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

we used Interdean ( Santa Fe in UAE) they were excellent and they were perfect with our stuff, the follow up was great and they came atleast 3 times after finishing the jobs to do knick knacks for me with no extra charge, the only thing that I was not happy about that they used a lot of paper to wrap our stuff and they could have really saved some more space if so much of paper was not used! but on the whole Ill use them again if I have to move somewhere else
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we used Interdean ( Santa Fe in UAE) they were excellent and they were perfect with our stuff, the follow up was great and they came atleast 3 times after finishing the jobs to do knick knacks for me with no extra charge, the only thing that I was not happy about that they used a lot of paper to wrap our stuff and they could have really saved some more space if so much of paper was not used! but on the whole Ill use them again if I have to move somewhere else
We also used Interdean to ship our stuff from Boston to Zurich, and they were very very good. We got everything door-to-door in about 3 weeks, with very little damage (I think one cup broke, and one piece of glass for a frame), but the guys who came to unpack/install everything made quick notes of everything including taking pictures of the damages and reporting it immediately. Very courteous and respectful from the manager down to the movers! And everyone spoke English, which was a big relief for me.

Would definitely recommend them!
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

We are awaiting our move on Monday and we are being moved by Packimpex (as the organiser) and GB Liners as the actual movers. It's a corporate move, so we didn't have a choice. I found these reviews which have put my mind at rest a bit http://www.reviewcentre.com/Removal-...eviews_1666684

Hope your move goes well and I'll report back when we have Internet and all our stuff has been moved in.
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

http://www.lukerbros.co.uk/

Weekly service (part loads possible), cheapest quote I got and they did a good job with no breakages and polite friendly staff.
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

We used White and Company! They were absolutely outstanding and I would highly recommend them, we moved over here with 45 cms of snow and minus 17 degrees in December!!!!!!! Plus we negotiated the price with them too! also dont take any removal companies insurance, but use a Broker, call Maria Hatfield at GSI COMMERCIAL SERVICES for a quotation for goods in transit insurance, mention my name Tina Baker, we saved several hundred pounds with this option and cover was far more extensive than that offered by any of the removal firms. FYI we have moved 9 times and WHITE & CO. were by far the very best service we've ever experienced. Good luck
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

We used Movecorp to move some furniture and boxes. It was about 40 boxes total. They did a good job, but it took double the time they originally said.
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

We are in the process of using EMS (Elite Moving Services) based in London.
So far so good - shipment booked to arrive in 2 week
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Re: Moving from London, removal company recommendations

Hello I am looking to bring a piano from Küsnacht/ZH to London anytime form now on. I was wondering if it was worth getting in touch with the company who is about to do the move with you? If you think so, could you give me their contact number?
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