|For the 17th consecutive year Graebel Earns Top Tonnage Honor for Sales Leadership at OMNI|
|May 19, 2011|
|(Aurora,COLO) – During the Overseas Movers Network International (OMNI) annual conference held earlier this month in Albufeira, Portugal Graebel Movers International, Inc. received the Platinum Award. This marks the 17th consecutive year that charter OMNI member, Graebel, has achieved the Platinum award for having booked the most shipment freight tonnage among the 128 OMNI members. Gordon Bell, president of OMNI presented this award to Jim Petzel, president of Graebel Movers International, Inc.
In 2010, among all OMNI members Graebel forwarded household goods shipments that exceeded 19 million tons, as compared to the next two highest forwarders that each managed just over 11 million tons. Graebel surpassed these two moving operations by forty two-percent during the twelve month period.
At the conference Petzel shared, “Last year was an exciting time at Graebel. We opened and within six months expanded our APAC center in Singapore. Our Singapore office and its expansion have mirrored the highly successful and rapid growth of our EMEA center in Prague, the Czech Republic. “
“Although the global economy has improved slowly, Graebel has witnessed nine consecutive months of double-digit growth. This double-digit growth has primarily come from our existing clients. In 2011, we anticipate that our Company’s records will be broken, as more than eighty new multi-year and high-volume global mobility clients contracted with Graebel in 2010. All six Graebel relocation and moving divisions are out-performing the prior year and year-to-date Graebel Movers International has grown its revenue by 36-percent. This is great news for Graebel and for our fellow OMNI members that provide high-quality on-the-ground services in over 150 countries.” Petzel concluded.
OMNI stands for the Overseas Moving Network International, a co-operative group of the world’s leading corporate international relocation and household goods removals companies. OMNI companies are market leaders in their own countries that have joined together to provide a network of excellence worldwide. To learn more visit: www.omnimoving.com
About Graebel Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Graebel is a relocation and moving company that provides global relocation and move management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, freight forwarding, and commercial office moving and workplace services. 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 World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and on-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries. Graebel centers are located throughout the U.S., and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. Graebel is a privately-held company that boasts a strong balance sheet, real-time technology for business intelligence reporting and employs an extensively background-screened and trained employee workforce worldwide. Clientele include respected firms in the Fortune 500 and the global 100. For two consecutive years, 2011 and 2010 Graebel has been ranked the number one relocation company in the ‘HRO Today’ Baker’s Dozen. Among its multiple industry-first innovations is the launch of the moving industry’s first relocation and move managements apps. To learn more visit: www.graebel.com
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