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Nomad Moves Prestigious Oxford Laboratory to Crete

September 23rd, 2019 by

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

Nomad 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.

Originally 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.

Transporting delicate equipment to Greece

The international vehicle used for the journey was one of Nomad’s 3,300cft removal trailers with air-ride suspension, pulled by Nomad’s new Euro 6 DAF XF truck.  On collection in Oxford we were able to get this vehicle right onto the site, with enough space to use the tail lift of another Nomad truck to carefully lift everything into place.

Laboratory removal from Oxford to Greece

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.

Removals to remote locations in Greece

We had to park on a main road nearby and shuttle 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 to or from Greece, Nomad is the ideal company to use.  Just give us a call or send us an email to [email protected], we are always happy to help.

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