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Nomad Moves Prestigious Oxford Laboratory

Equipment worth almost £700,000 becomes Nomad’s highest-value corporate move ever.

Moving EquipmentNomad International has completed the move of a research laboratory from Oxford to the Greek island of Crete this month.

When Powertrib, a leading consultancy in the field of tribology (the study of friction and lubrication) decided to relocate their laboratory to eastern Crete, they chose Nomad International for the move.

Removals to GreeceOriginally planning a dedicated Nomad vehicle for the journey, we calculated that we would be able to save the client a lot of money by allocating space on one of our regular vehicles instead.  Since the departure and arrival timings were suitable and sufficient space was available for to carefully load the delicate equipment, it made perfect sense to conduct the removal this way.

With an insurance value of almost £700,000 the equipment is the highest value consignment Nomad has moved to date.

The highly precise equipment had to be handled extremely carefully, and Nomad’s team were up to the task.  The most delicate instruments have their own travel cases so no special packing was required, but they needed to be handled with the utmost care and attention throughout the move.

Laboratory RemovalOn collection in Oxford we were able to get our state-of-the-art long distance removal truck right onto the site, with enough space to use the tail lift of another Nomad truck to carefully lift everything into place.

Crete is a different story of course, and we faced the all-too familiar problem of difficult access to the delivery location, which is in one of the most remote parts of the island (surely one of the most remote places in all of Europe).  Unfazed by the challenge, the Nomad team used a series of shuttle vans to carefully transport each item to its new home.

As usual, everything went well and the client was very pleased with the move.

If you are looking to transport delicate, unusual, antique or expensive items locally or overseas, Nomad is the ideal company to use.  We handle everything with the greatest care and professionalism.  Just give us a call or send us an email using the details at the top of this page, we are always happy to help.

Removals to Greece

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Nomad Tests Out New Truck at Peterborough Headquarters

Nomad International has taken delivery of the latest addition to its fleet, a top of the line DAF XF tractor unit for its international relocation work.  After running it in for a few months on local UK work, the truck is ready for international removals, and Nomad took it out for a drive and some photos on a beautiful day at its Peterborough headquarters last weekend.

BAR Removals PeterboroughThe Euro 6 truck is one of the cleanest and most fuel-efficient on the road, in keeping with Nomad’s commitment to continuous improvement in carbon footprint and environmental preservation.  Fitted with technology such as adaptive cruise control, an advanced emergency braking system and an electronic vehicle stability control (VSC) system, it is also one of the safest vehicles on the road.  Five cameras provide the driver with additional visibility all around the cab and continuously relay their data to the cloud, aiding not only safety but security.

Removals PeterboroughThe truck is designed for long distance transport, which makes it ideal for Nomad’s European removal work, especially the long journeys to and from Greece.  It will pull one of Nomad’s specialised 3,300cft removal trailers with air-ride suspension.  These trailers, which are also fitted with extensive additional security features, are ideal for long distance European removals.  Their huge volume and flexible interior configuration allows the company to transport several whole house removals inside each trailer, allowing the company to offer cost-effective pricing despite the huge distances involved in each move.

This is the latest in Nomad’s growing fleet of specialist removal vehicles, with each one serving a specific purpose.  Based in Peterborough and serving the local area since 2003, Nomad provides the highest quality local and international removal and relocation services.

If you would like a quotation or just a quick chat about your moving or storage requirements, give the Nomad team a call on 01733 311 561 or send an email to [email protected].

Nomad Attains British Standard in Overseas Moving

Nomad International has been awarded British Standard BS8564 in Overseas Moving Services, following a detailed audit and inspection this year.

This standard is one of only two internationally-recognised Standards in international removals.  Only a small percentage of removal companies hold BS8564, which attests to the professional manner in which the company conducts international moves.

BS 8564The standard covers everything from the very start of the process (assessment and quotation), to the methods through which the removal is conducted (including the training of staff, the packing materials used, vehicles and modes of transport, inventory and storage systems), right through to the company’s own monitoring and improvement of its systems.  Only the highest calibre international removal companies can achieve the standard, and only a small percentage of companies UK-wide hold it.

As a specialist in international removals for many years, Nomad has long been considered one of the highest calibre operators, especially in its particular specialty of removals to and from Greece.  Nomad conducts removals locally and all over the world of course, and achieving this British Standard is a testament to the company’s commitment to quality of service and customer care.

If you would like a quotation or even if you only have some initial questions about your moving or storage needs, just call the Nomad team on 01733 311 561 or send us an email at [email protected].  We’re always happy to help.

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