When the Taïeb family started AGS International Movers in 1974, little did they know that it would grow into one of the leaders of the industry that it is today.
The numbers speak for themselves; the Group now operates in more than 130 locations, servicing 92 countries around the world, offering safe, secure and reliable transportation of people’s personal effects from country to country. In fact, AGS is involved in moving more than 70,000 families’ household goods every year.
So what is the secret behind the company’s success? Central to the business model is retaining the strong family identity in what has become a vast network of international removals. Three generations of Taïebs have worked in the various echelons of the family business over the years.
Alain Taïeb is now the Chairman of the AGS Supervisory Board, having succeeded his father and founder, Isaac. His nephew, Cedric Castro and son of Joelle, daughter of the founder, is now heading the company as CEO. Keeping it in the family ranks high on their list of priorities.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that they have worked in the removal industry for 43 years, AGS has also accrued a wealth of knowledge, experience and contacts in the field. It’s thus no wonder that the Group has the biggest international removal network on the African continent. Their network now spans the entirety of Africa, having recently confirmed their arrival in the Seychelles and the business is only expected to grow as infrastructure continues to improve.
But they are by no means confined to Africa. They have also been making great strides in Europe, with their London offices becoming more and more active. AGS established themselves in the UK in 1991, and their business in the capital has flourished ever since.
AGS Movers London – a fully-owned subsidiary of the AGS Group – handles their UK work, and enjoys full access to the entire AGS network. Their growth in the UK is illustrated by the fact that they now deal with about 2,000 enquiries per year.,.
Despite this rapid expansion, AGS prides itself on retaining a conscience – both environmentally and ethically – in a world where more focus is placed on corporate social responsibility.
AGS has teamed up with NGO Planète Urgence and, as part of their commitment to offset their carbon footprint, they plant a tree for every international removal they complete. This is indicative of their desire to leave as small an environmental imprint in their wake, as possible. The initiative also offers their customers the chance to make a direct contribution in offsetting the carbon footprint left after each move.
With that level of commitment combined with their success, it is little wonder that AGS is at 43 years and counting.