We are super excited to share with you all that after an uncertain and rigorous 1 and a half year, we have announced our Promotions for 2020-21.
The past one year has been very tough time for everyone and our team at PMR have put in tremendous hardwork not only during the pandemic; but also over the years where our team collectively came together to execute seamless moving experiences for our clients. Everyday we are extremely grateful for such an amazing and hardworking team, and it is only through their efforts that PMR is what it is today.
We wish all the best to everyone for their future!
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We are extremely proud to share with you all that PMR was recently felicitated at the “Rise to the Challenge Awards 2021” by WeConnect International in the Transportation & Logistics sector award category. The award category was sponsored by United Parcel Service (UPS). This award aimed to acknowledge and recognise companies/ initiatives who were resilient and agile in their business operations and supported people amidst the pandemic times through their innovative business services.
The past two years have been transitional for the Indian relocation industry. Everything came to a standstill; leaving people to question their fate of working in a heavily impacted industry. The logistics industry is dependent on a lot of external factors and hence, desperate times needed a well-thought innovation strategy to sail through uncertain times.
Being a MSME, we have always ensured that our core focus revolves around been innovative, available for our clients and staying relevant in the business. Being traditionally from a family of mover it was very unlike for us to explore other alternatives such as laptop and desktop movement to ensure business continuity and work from home. However, learning and exploring new avenues amidst the standstill became the only alternative to bounce back much faster. Which is why we were approached by most of our corporate clients to help them with packing and transporting laptops and desktops to the remotest of location in India amidst the lockdown. Our team (PMR’s COVID Warriors) not only got together to support us but also enhanced their skills to ensure safe deliveries of laptop and desktop movements.
Amidst the 2nd wave of the pandemic, our teams once again got together to support both individuals and organisations with our PRO-Bono logistic support. We partnered with two leading NGO, The Robinhood Army and GiveIndia in a collective mission to support both individual and healthcare facilities with warehousing and transporting necessary medical and essentials such as oxygen concentrators, cylinders, hospital beds and medical machines in a bid to help people survive the dire situation.
Our agile and resilient vision to sustain and ride on their difficult tides has led PMR to stay relevant. Despite the odds PMR emerged as an organisation which grew, took care of all its employees, customers and many individuals and NGO’s alike and stayed functional during the year and a half.
The year 2020 posed as a wake-up call for a lot of us. To thrive in this decade, it was crucial that people and companies had to leave behind their traditional way of operating businesses and develop resilience to withstand the unpredictable threat and change in the industry to emerge as strong winners in these new dynamics. Our CEO Ms. Aakanksha Bhargava is volunteering with the IAM Leadership board and it has been an enriching experience for her. To be able to work in synergies with various industry dignitaries to create a well-balanced ecosystem is a pure job. We have grown as an Industry and now thriving as a community to build a holistic platform which encourages holistic growth and development of not only our members but further extend it to the DNAs of their organisations.
For PMR, the year 2021 has been a transitioning year which led us to explore various business opportunities which could not have been tapped in the traditional business functioning. Slowly and steadily our team readapted to the ‘new normal’ and extended a hand of hope to people who were distressed given the COVID scenario. Together as India battled against the second wave of the corona virus our teams got together to support people. Till now we have come across many situations where our customers have lost their near and dear ones amidst the moving process and their belongings had to be packed and moved. We have also extended our service line-up by tying up with two recognised NGO’s, GiveIndia and Robinhood Army and supporting them with logistic needs with respect to food distribution and medical essential distribution such as oxygen concentrators, cylinder and other essentials. We came together with healthcare companies to provide them with logistic assistance for transporting heavy medical machinery and essentials.
Indian moving and relocation company, PM Relocations welcomes Mr. Sumit Bawa as Director (Logistics & Supply Chain) into the PMR family.
Sumit has been instrumental in scaling-up several start-ups and transport firms in the country and brings over 10 years of enriched experience of business development, strategic account management and bolstering business growth in the logistics & transportation sector. He is an ardent pet lover and football fanatic, and his humour and people skills are an additional asset for the company especially during the COVID era when nurturing individuals and teams are a crucial concern.
Bawa will be spearheading the supply chain vertical and aims to scale-up the ‘Pet Moving’, ‘Hospitality’ and other verticals for PMR. “Sumit has always been our biggest cheer leader and having seen the company grow all these years, his passion and love for the brand is unmatchable! Welcoming and introducing him formally to my people and industry is such an immense pleasure. Together we envision to explore new avenues and build PMR as the preferred choice for Mobility Support in the country”, says Aakanksha Bhargava, CEO (PMR).
“I have always been a part of PMR’s ecosystem from afar. Their passion and growth journey has always resonated with me. I see myself bolstering growth and innovation for the transport wing as well as exploring new and exciting business verticals for the company. My core focus would revolve around managing and improving the performance matrix and finding partners with whom we can explore synergies for collective growth and establishing the hospitality wing.” FF
PMR is immensely proud to share that our efforts have been recognised by leading media journals and newspapers in the country.
In midst of the crisis situation in India, PMR has been supporting and conducting Pro Bono activities for many individuals and NGO’s. Everyone at PMR is relentlessly working for the cause and has joined hands to uplift and support whoever we can.
This pandemic has led to logistics playing a very important role to support people. To ensure that emergency medical and essential services are not affected, and the public do not suffer, PMR team has opened their services for free to healthcare companies, hospitals, pharmacies, and individuals who are in urgent need of logistical support or require moving-and-packing services for essential items. Our pan-India services are helping with transporting oxygen concentrators, medical supplies, hospital beds, medical heavy equipment and machinery and any essential items.
Some of the links to our key coverages are below.
1. Outlook India: https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/pm-relocations-offers-free-logistics-for-transporting-oxygen-other-medical-supplies/2073457
2. The Hindu: https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/pm-relocations-offers-free-logistics-for-transporting-oxygen-other-medical-supplies/article34440373.ece
3. Business World: http://www.businessworld.in/article/PM-Relocations-Offers-Free-Logistics-For-Transporting-Oxygen-Other-Medical-Supplies/29-04-2021-388143/
4. SME Street: https://smestreet.in/msmenews/pmr-extends-logistics-commitment-for-covid-relief-work/
5. Yahoo News: https://in.news.yahoo.com/pm-relocations-offers-free-logistics-105129858.html?guccounter=1
PMR believes that our women squad is no less than any men, even if this industry is said to be male-dominated. So, this year, we celebrated International Women’s Day in a very unique way. Although it was just another day of recognizing our strong-willed and tenacious women at work, we made sure that we didn’t leave anyone behind.
To make this day even more special, we presented them with a unique gift. We understand that to work in the relocation industry, our strong females might have to be rigid to get work done with precision. However, there is no doubt that they have always been nurturing individuals from the inside.
So, on this 8th March 2021, we surprised our female employees at the workplace with a plant and personalized note attached to it. Nurturing as they are born to be, these women have been fostering our company’s vision for so long, working hard day and night to take our organization to greater heights. With this gift in these strong-willed women’s hands, we are sure they will nurture this plant as the vision of the company and contribute to making the surroundings even greener and blooming in the coming years.
However, this was a women-centric day. We at PMR believe that to achieve mutual goals, an equilibrium between employees should be maintained. And hence, we didn’t leave our male employees behind. To make this day even special, our youngest mover, Samaira, went ahead and brought smiles on our male squad at PMR with her sweet little gesture. Watch the video and catch all the fun-filled and memorable moments of the day.
PMR is a proud member of Harmony Relocation Network. Harmony is a global network of locally owned relocation companies, upholding strong family values through generations of heritage. Harmony is a network of committed partners, brought together in one truly global and solid infrastructure with cutting edge technology, an ISO-tested quality system and leading sustainability criteria. Our membership allows us to provide single source accountability and co-ordination of global door to door services with local members worldwide, serving more than 180 countries spanning six continents. Harmony provides a broad range of pre-assignment, transportation and destination services to help guide private individuals or executives throughout their journey, from beginning to end. Wherever your next opportunity takes you, our network will provide a consistent high standard of service enhanced with robust local knowledge.
We at PM Relocations (PMR) - a proud FIDI Affiliate and a preferred moving partner of Graebel; recently celebrated our 35 years of existence with all staff and packers at the Gurgaon branch. Unlike every year, this year was indeed different; however, the enthusiasm and zeal for touching such a milestone weren't any less. All our branches celebrated the birthday at their respective places and made this day even more special and unforgettable.
Furthermore, the company's veterans who have recently completed more than a decade were also awarded on this event. PMR is humbled and grateful for the dedication and hard work of these gems, who have been pivotal in the growth of the organization and believed in our vision.
The entire PMR House sparkled with joy at this event, with every team member rejoicing and sending all the love through the virtual medium. Touching such a milestone seems like a new beginning after the unprecedented series of events that happened last year. It was an inexplicable feeling to witness the growth of the company, setting new benchmarks of success and customer satisfaction no matter the situation in one of the most challenging businesses in the world.
PMR would like to update you regarding the recent changes for the Import of Television sets under the baggage rules for air shipments. All television sets including colour, exceeding or within the size of 36cm, 54cm, 68 cm, 74 cm, 87 cm, 105 cm or liquid crystal display is restricted as per the latest notification from the Customs department.
This is based on the Notification received from the Ministry of Finance and letter from the Customs Department, which restricts the import of television sets whether LED or any other model for own or commercial use in the Baggage (Air Move). Priorly authorization to import TV under the air move baggage was free which is now converted to ‘Restricted’.
Incase any Pan-India air shipment is found with a TV, the same will be seized and the Customer will have to approach the DGFT for Clearance of the Cargo.
For further news and updates regarding custom information etc please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: We are waiting for final guidelines yet.
As per the new Indian government instructions the lockdown in the country is extended for 2 more weeks i.e., till May 17th 2020. However, certain relaxations have been offered by various state governments for various services, manufacturing and construction activities. The developments are as follows:
• In a bid to contain the spread of COVID19, each district in various states of India have been colour coded as (Red, Orange and Green) to identify the risk intensity in each location.
• Various containment zones are also marked. The locations along with all movements and activities are sealed in these zones.
• PMR is resuming its services partially in certain zones/ cities depending on the permissible areas.
• Both Import & Export Clearance have slowly begun at various ports and we will have more clarity in time to come. As of today, we are operational in the clearance of shipments in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad ports. The ports in Mumbai and Kolkata are still to restart Household clearances.
• We have resumed packing /origin services and deliveries /destination services in almost all parts of the county.
• Amidst the lockdown PMR continued to move healthcare items and also desktops and laptops to support business continuity for our esteemed clients.
• The Govt. has also allowed Intra-India state movement of goods.
• However, all train & Flight ( Both domestic & International) along with Public Transportation is put on Hold.
Keeping the scare of COVID19 in mind we have formulated the following directives to ensure the safety of our customers:
• We will be ensuring the limit of people in the home and this might lead to more days depending on the volume.
• Our crew will adhere to social distancing & hygiene practice at the client site during packing and delivery as per the WHO guidelines.
• The temperature of each of our crew members would be checked daily.
At PMR, we believe in our values of Care, Commitment, and Communication. These values have guided us since our inception, and we test all our actions against it because it will continue to be our guiding light in this pandemic. One thing we know about the crisis from our experience is that they all are different and yet they all end. The speed and quality of our crisis management will determine our collective future.
You are our family and we are in this together.
Stay Healthy and Stay Safe!
In continuation to the already imposed lockdown till May 3rd, 2020 the following directives have been laid out by the Government of India and the Ministry of Home Affairs to allow inter-state and intra-state transport movement and loading/ unloading of goods/ cargo. It is believed that the customs will start its operations and resume its import and export services from April 20th, 2020.
With respect to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the following relief can be noted:
1. Operations of Airports and related facilities for air transport for cargo movement, relief and evacuation
2. Operations of Seaports and Inland Container Depots (ICDS) for cargo transport, including authorized custom clearing and forwarding agents.
3. Operations of Land Ports for cross land border transportation of essential goods, including petroleum products and LPG food products, medical supplies.
4. Movement of staff and contractual labour for operations of railways, airports/ air carriers, seaports/ships/ vessels, land ports and ICDs is allowed on passes being issued by the local authority on the basis of authorizations issued by the respective designated authority of the railways, airports, seaports, land ports and ICDS
PMR hopes to resume full scale custom clearance and deliveries from the 20th April, 2020 depending upon the issuance of curfew passes based on the area of delivery. We assure all our partners that our operations is and will be working in accordance to the WHO guidelines of maintaining social distancing and requisite hygiene measures.
All our teams pan India are available for Rates, Virtual Surveys and other Relevant Information.
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We hope you are all in the best of health and spirits during this unprecedented health crisis. As we continue to work through our daily challenges, we wanted to update you all that the lockdown in India extends till May 3rd, 2020.
• During this time PMR is operational and working closely on Laptop & Desktop packing & deliveries to ensure Business Continuity.
• We are yet to receive confirmation on clearances with respect to the shipments at the port.
• Some of the shipments stored at our warehouses throughout India are planned to be scheduled for delivery this week onwards to smoothen our business operations following the lockdown norms.
• Formal announcement with respect to the guidelines laid for business operations amidst the lockdown is awaited very soon.
• Further details pertaining to the relief of lockdown in certain regions is expected to be announced on April 20th , 2020.
• The relief in lockdown rules is expected to be done in non-hotspot zone and regions. We hope to continue our services in these regions post the formal announcement.
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In continuation to the already imposed lockdown till 31st March, Prime Minister Modi announced a complete 21-day lockdown in the entire nation. This complete lockdown is imposed in order to "Break the Coronavirus chain spread and to save India and its citizens”. During this lockdown, the entire country will be completely shut. All public transport and state/city borders are sealed in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country at the community level.
India has also suspended domestic and international flights considering the ongoing complete lockdown.
We are bound to shut down our operations for the next 21-days but we would like to assure you all that all the shipments packed are safely stored at our warehouses. We would not be able to execute any physical surveys, packings or deliveries during this period.
Our office staff is fully operational and working from home hence we would be available for video surveys, filling up RFP's, any urgent rate request, initiating new moves or any urgent update regarding new/ongoing shipments will be answered by the team on immediate basis.
Apart from this we shall keep you posted on further developments.
We hope to come out even more stronger and better out of this situation. Stay safe everyone!
This is to update you all that due to the online pass system for Chennai harbour (Port) entry from January 2020 it is mandatory to carry Aadhar Card and a Passport Size photo for all future consignees for clearance at the Port.
If the consignee doesn't furnish an Aadhar card there is no other option in the system to arrange for an entry pass. Hence, the shipments would be custom cleared via furnishing the Power of Attorney only at the Chennai Port.
We feel privileged to announce that our respected CEO – Ms. Aakanksha Bhargava has been conferred with the National Runner Up Award in the ‘Lady Transport Personality Category’ at the celebrated ‘Mahindra Transport Excellence Award 2018’ held on March 19, 2019 at the Ashok Hotel, New Delhi.
Mahindra & Mahindra Group - a multinational group based in Mumbai, India; is a global federation of companies that operates in key industries—agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defense, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel and commercial vehicles. Featured among the Forbes Global 2000, the Group is quite famous for its rugged and reliable automobiles.
“I am extremely delighted that relocations, which is so much more than just transport and shifting gets such wonderfully recognized at this platform. Received this honor on behalf of my dedicated team at PMR, and everyone who inspires and encourages me every day.” –adds Ms. Bhargava
Change is inevitable and necessary for the growth of any organization. Keeping this in mind, we constantly endeavor to invest in our resources in order to match the ever-changing industry requirements, and subsequently, progress towards delivering impeccable client experiences.
In this regard, we recently shifted our Mumbai Branch Office to a new and better location at Shivkrupa Industrial Estate, LBS Marg, Vikhroli West, Mumbai- 400083. Sprawling over an area of 800 square feet, this air-conditioned unit is equipped with avant-garde facilities, and is spacious enough to accommodate all the employees with separate workstations assigned to each one of them. The fire protection system and round-the-clock CCTV surveillance further safeguard the workspace. Moreover, the office’s proximity to Mumbai Airport, and National Highways, make it a perfect choice for the corporate set-up.