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From their office in Kiev, a team of six employees serves a country that has a population four times that of Belgium and is nearly as large as France. “We can guarantee customers a safe, fast and carefree process, even for the most complex moving projects,” according to managing director Vlad Vasylenko.
Gosselin Mobility is also one of the trendsetting companies in the sector in Ukraine. “If you look at the number of moves we handle per year, we are definitely in the top three in Ukraine,” according to Vlad. “A large part of our portfolio consists of complex and delicate jobs. This is no coincidence; our team has a total of 55 years of experience and very specialized expertise.”
Just like the other Gosselin branches, the Ukraine office has an intricate network at its disposal for arranging moves to every possible country. During the summer period, the Ukraine team’s focus is on families. Outside of this season, its main business involves corporate and diplomatic projects. “There are quite a few embassies and international organizations with offices in Ukraine,” Vlad continues, “and we are the exclusive provider for some of them.”
Kiev as a major junction
The team in Ukraine serves the entire country from the capital of Kiev, and this territory runs from the Black Sea to Belarus, and from Slovakia to Russia. The office is located at an expansive site with warehouses and a customs office. “It has good connections to the most important motorways and railway lines, and the airport is only twenty minutes from here,” Vlad explains. “We also have all the loading and unloading equipment we need, even for exceptional transport projects.”
The office is staffed by four employees: managing director Vlad, an operations manager, a customs manager and a financial director. They work at the site together with a team manager, a regular truck driver and a list of reliable regular subcontractors. Vlad: “We have been part of Gosselin for 20 years now. This is a major advantage in our international sector. We can offer in-house and integrated services all over the world. Our customers don’t have to worry; we take care of everything from A to Z.”
In recent years, the European Union signed various cooperation treaties with Ukraine. According to Vlad, the impact of these is slowly making its way into many aspects of life. “You no longer need a visa to travel between the EU and Ukraine, for example. This stimulates tourism and trade from Europe. It’s all been fairly slow so far, but maybe I’m just impatient. In our business, you are in contact with people all over the world, and this is one of the best parts of the job for me. Almost all of my contacts who have been living in Ukraine for a while have a positive view of our country. We are all building a stronger economy, step by step.”
Gosselin is a leading provider of international moving and relocation services. Our clients are multinationals, relocation management companies, expats, diplomats, military personnel and private persons. Gosselin has 56 offices in 34 countries and has a strong presence in Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Gosselin has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1930 and employs 830 co-workers that generate more than 300 million euro in turnover.