One of the most challenging relocations we handled recently was that of a family of three moving from Shanghai in China to Zug in Switzerland. At first glance, this family’s relocation looked fairly easy – the only obvious challenge was the fact that the Rotkreuz-Zug region is notoriously hard to find a home in because of its low taxes.
However, things were far more complicated than they seemed.
In cases like these, the main concern of our relocation consultants is to minimise the stress and the amount of information coming our clients’ way. In any relocation, there are so many variables that need to be kept in balance that our clients are often overwhelmed. But with careful planning, loads of experience and mountains of local knowledge, our amazing consultants always make it seem like a complex Asia to Europe relocation is a walk in the park.
Because we wanted to minimise the stress of our clients, we have in time developed a close knit network of key suppliers of relocation services. In cases like this one, working with a single relocation partner that can provide all the services you need makes all the difference.
In this China to Europe relocation example, we were mandated by our client to handle the following services: Immigration, Home-Finding, Settling-in Support, coordination of the International household goods Move, and Temporary Housing – everything the family needed for a safe and stress-free intercontinental relocation.
Here at Packimpex we have a holistic approach to relocation. This means our customers have a single point of contact. They don’t need to juggle shipping providers, real estate agents, school applications, or transportation. Everything is done for them, within predictable budgets and timeframes.
One of the most important roles a relocation consultant plays is that of a counsellor and adviser on what to expect at your destination.
In this case, our relocation consultant got started with managing the family’s expectations:
This relocation may seem out of the ordinary, but in fact, our Europe-wide network of relocation consultants handle similar requests daily.
After 45+ years in this industry, we know that relocation is not just about immigration, transportation, home-finding and shipping. It’s about people. When people move, lives change.
A lot of human and cultural sensitivity is needed for every relocation. This is why we like to say that our relocation consultants are something between high-end organisational talents, and personal counsellors and therapists, supporting our clients with both the practical and the emotional aspects of their transition at every step of the way.
Do you want to learn more about how Packimpex can support you or your company? We’d love to tell you about how we work and what you can expect once you book a relocation project with us.