Continental Europe's first full-service global relocation firm signs
- PME Group Associates, continental Europe's first
full-service global relocation consulting firm, signed a purchase
agreement this week to become a subsidiary of Primacy Relocation, a
leading US-based provider of full-service relocation and global
assignment management services. The new subsidiary operates under the
names Primacy Switzerland and Primacy Deutschland. With offices in
Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Neuchâtel, Zurich and Munich, the new
company will significantly extend Primacy's reach in Europe. Primacy
announced in March the opening of its London office.
"These new Primacy companies are the second step in Primacy
Relocation's on-the-ground expansion in Europe, delivering services
in key locations for our customers," said Matt Spinolo, Primacy's
CEO. "In becoming part of Primacy, the former PME Group operations
will have access to truly global resources and industry-leading
technology while providing irreplaceable local experience, access and
knowledge of Switzerland, Germany and Europe as a whole."
PME Group's 45 employees will all be retained.
Led by Managing Director Anne-Claude Lambelet (PME's founder)
Primacy's European destination services now include pre-move
orientation, visa/work permit administration, home finding,
settling-in services, language training, cross-cultural training,
household goods move management, career partner assistance, ongoing
destination support and furniture rental.
Policy and program services include strategic relocation project
planning, site studies and selection, benchmarking, and HR
consulting, backed with knowledge of local rules and practices.
Management services include group move management, employee and
client communication, reporting systems, insurance, property
management, expatriate expense management, and repatriation
assistance, as well as taxation, compensation, and benefits
"The creation of Primacy Switzerland and Primacy Deutschland
represents a fusion of the best relocation programs and practices
from both Europe and the United States," Lambelet said.
Lambelet, who is also a shareholding partner in Primacy
Switzerland/Deutschland, is a true pioneer in the European Relocation
industry. Born a French expatriate in North Vietnam, her own
relocations have spanned three continents. She used this experience
and lessons learned in counseling other multi-national couples to
build the largest woman-owned European Relocation firm.
"Her work with some of the world's leading companies helped hone
the unique combination of fiscal management, service sensibility, and
logistical coordination that makes Lambelet and her track record
unique," Spinolo added.
Primacy Relocation is a full-service relocation provider,
addressing both U.S.-based and global needs for companies around the
world. Primacy offers the full range of global relocation and
assignment management services, providing turnkey support in home
sales, destination services, household goods move management, program
administration, and international assignment support. In addition to
its Memphis headquarters Primacy has offices in Dallas, Sacramento,
Omaha, Chicago and Los Angeles, as well as Singapore, London, Geneva,
Lausanne, Basel, Neuchâtel, Zurich and Munich. Primacy is online (in
eight languages) at www.primacy.com
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Anne-Claude Lambelet, Primacy
Gary Bridgman, Inferno