Why You Should Hire a Professional Business Relocation Company
At one time or another in our lives we’ve all called up a buddy or two and paid them in beer and pizza to help us move. Sure they grumbled, and maybe a few things got broken, but at the end of the day you all had some laughs and the job got done.
Fast forward to today, and now you have the responsibility of moving millions of dollars of equipment to a new location. And while relocating a retail or manufacturing facility is a lot more complicated than moving a couch, you still need friends you can count on.
We’re the Friends that Help You Move (Your Business)
There are hundreds of reasons you should choose a professional relocation company, and not just hire some guys and a truck. From cost assessment, planning, insuring and permitting – to minimizing operational interruption – the relocation professionals at CMS make facility relocation a smooth, efficient, virtually turnkey process.
Listed below are six important factors that make CMS your company’s “best friend” when it’s time to move your plant, restaurant or retail operation.
(1.) Identification and Traceability
We put a plan in place to ensure all of your identification and traceability requirements will be maintained before, during, and after the move.
This includes a complete inventory and condition check of your property (and any customer property in your possession) that is maintained and tracked during the moving process. This eliminates loss, damage or misplacement of your equipment, products, materials, parts, tooling, and more.
(2.) Secure Records & QMS Document Moving
We create a plan for moving all of your records and QMS documents. We can also assist you in preparing them for reissue at your new facility, reflecting the changes in your distribution plan that will result due to the relocation.
Your company’s records and data storage will be relocated to the new facility in a secure manner to ensure that no important documents are lost in transit.
(3.) Product Preservation during Transit
We preserve the current condition of any products being moved, including any and all products with a shelf life and/or refrigeration needs. Products with a shelf life are relocated in a manner that ensures that first product in is the first product out. And our large fleet of specialized trucks and trailers – including freezer and refrigeration units – ensure climate controlled transport whenever necessary.
(4.) Calibrated Equipment is Transported with Care
We understand calibrated equipment, and how to pack and transport it in a way that keeps the equipment within its operational tolerance.
Once we deliver and setup calibrated equipment at the new facility, we thoroughly inspect and recalibrate it before its first use, as an added measure of protection.
(5.) Testing Equipment Before and after the Move
If you are a manufacturer, we have your team make a test piece on every production machine that is moved. This is then compared to a new test piece made upon relocation, to verify that the machines are in the same good working order after the move. This ensures that there are no surprise problems with any equipment before you go into full production mode at the new facility.
(6.) Turnkey IT Relocation
Few relocation companies offer our level of expertise in turnkey IT migration. CMS will work with your IT department and internet services providers to execute a flawless IT and data center move.
In addition to carefully packing and moving delicate computer hardware and peripherals, CMS can help arrange all IT disconnect and reconnect services. Additionally, all data cabling is installed and tested before we arrive to setup the network and other equipment.
We also coordinate secure backups of your company’s data storage with your IT department, in case of unforeseen loss, damage or disaster during the move.
Business Relocation Company Kalamazoo
CMS’s comprehensive, turnkey commercial and industrial moving and business relocation services can handle every aspect of your move from start to finish – minimizing interruptions, reducing stress and getting your organization back to work as quickly as possible.
We provide state-of-the-art business relocation services for offices, retail, restaurants, and manufacturing facilities in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing and across Southwest Michigan.
Call CMS when you need a “friend” to help you move!