Department of Industry - Government of Australia

ABR Relocations is on the Dept. of Industry Relocation Management and Removalists Services Panel (SON2314621).

This is a multi-agency panel available to federal, state and local levels of the Australian Public Service and related agencies and organisations.

Details can be accessed via AusTender (the Australian Government Tender System) at

Relocation Case Studies

CSIRO Library Relocation from Clayton and Belmont to CanberraCSIRO Library Relocation from Clayton and Belmont to Canberra, June 2013

This project saw ABR engaged to pick and prepare the library collections for relocation to Canberra.  The key requirements of the library relocation project were to ensure the careful and safe packing of collections; maintenance of strict sequential integrity within boxes and on pallets; boxes and pallets clearly labelled and inventoried; and pallets were packed and wrapped to specification.

ABR was responsible for the supply of suitable and fit-for-purpose relocation materials, equipment and labour to complete the project.  ABR’s responsibility was to ensure that the collections could cope with the rigors of relocation transportation to Canberra and subsequent short and possibly long-term storage on pallets.  On delivery to final destination, clear and easy identification of the inventory was imperative for efficient and easy sequential re-shelving.  Approximately 150 pallets were prepared for relocation over an eight day period.

With sequential packing of library collections into non-returnable cardboard boxes; each box clearly labelled and stacked onto non-returnable standard 1200 x 1200 pallets with a total maximum height of 1200mm.  Boxes were stacked tightly and carefully to prevent the possibility of crushing with pallets being shrink-wrapped and taped to secure and waterproof the contents.  Pallets were clearly numbered and labelled, inventoried, inspected and transferred to storage areas to await relocation collection.

The Clayton Library collections, totalling 1,400 linear metres, were held in three separate locations including Bldg. 121 and Bldg. 207.  Library collections were packed into boxes in-situ and then consolidated at the Bushell’s store.  This stage was completed to scope, standard and well within the relocation project time-frames.

The Belmont Library collection of 500 linear metres in the Bldg. 6 first floor Library was packed into boxes for transfer by trolley and vehicle to Bldg. 28 for palletisation in preparation for relocation transportation.  Despite the ongoing breakdown of Bldg. 6 elevators significantly increasing transfer times, ABR completed this stage to scope and standard within the required relocation project time-frames.

Small teams of 2-4 people with sequential library packing experience worked directly under senior ABR operations supervisors to pack, label and palletise boxes for relocation.  The ABR supervisors were responsible for daily project planning, packing and inventory quality control, and resource allocation.

Graeme Gordon, the senior ABR supervisor, was in ongoing contact with CSIRO project manager and other nominated CSIRO personnel regarding daily operations and progress.  Lynne Dryden was responsible for overall relocation project management.

On providing a competitive quote, ABR was chosen for this project because of our library relocation experience, expertise and track-record of delivering successful relocation project outcomes for CSIRO.  Feedback both during and after the library relocation project indicated that expectations regarding high levels of project management and service delivery were fully met and the outcomes were more than satisfactory.


  • Amplifier

    ABR Relocations recently moved our company into new offices and the process was easy, problem-free and within a welcomed (and earlier than expected) timeframe. The staff were professional and friendly, the tapeless boxes were very convenient and overall, the relocation was painless for all staff. Thank you!

    Cathy Fowler – Office Manager
  • City of Greater Bendigo

    The City of Greater Bendigo engaged ABR Relocations after an exhaustive selection process…based on recommendations by other libraries, Public Records of Victoria, economic value and the ability to perform the relocation within our time frame.

    Jim Weymouth – Project Manager
  • Dahlsens Building Centres

    We recently contracted ABR to move our offices from Malvern East to Notting Hill. The price quoted was fair but more importantly the service was very good and the workers were friendly and obliging. ABR has delivered everything they promised and went out of their way to deliver the little extras we forgot. We highly recommend ABR to anyone needing to move.

    John Dahlsen, Chairman – JC Dahlsen PTY LTD
  • Department Of Human Services

    I was very impressed with the Tapeless Boxes™ that you use and they certainly are very durable, easy to pack, unpack and move around.They were the most polite & helpful removalists, that I, and others who were on site at the start of the move, have come across. The way in which you moved computers and equipment, and padded the door and stairways was very impressive and I believe with the information you provided us prior to the move enabled it all to go very well.

    Lorraine Hamilton, Office Manager
  • Marks & Clerk Australia

    We recently had occasion to use ABR Relocations following a relocation of the office. They were impressive from the outset. ABR were more than happy to coordinate the move with not only our staff, but also the company in charge of the fit out of our new office. On the day of the move they were a pleasure to work with and had a "can do" attitude. They also worked over the weekend to ensure that we would have a fresh start in our new office in the next week. Following the move ABR continued to assist us with a number of matters. Overall the whole removal process was made easy by the efficiency of ABR's staff and moving guide. We would not hesitate at all to recommend ABR for any removal needs.

    Glen Littlejohn, Office Manager
  • Monash University

    Can I please pass on our thanks to your team for the great job done in our move today in the VC’s office, which was absolutely seamless. Vanessa and I were impressed by the fact that despite it being in the middle of a working day, your team managed to get it done without any interruption to our work.

    Damien Farrell, Director – Government and External Relations
  • Motion & Control - NSK

    I am pleased to recommend the company, ABR Relocations.
    Shifting 2500 pallets of bulk stock and 10,000 boxes of stock from our 2 storey mezzanine structure was always going to be logistically challenging when coordinating with another contractor responsible for the disassemble and re-assembly of the existing racking system. With constant questioning from the ABR team, our confidence in their ability to get the job done was justified. Job completed in 15 days. Well done.

    Bruce Lees – Marketing and Sales Support Manager
  • Singleton Ogilvy & Mather

    With a merger there are so many variables and so many things that can go amiss, so many little details that need to be addressed and thought through. We needed a relocation company that covered all these areas and more. You came up trumps! From the very first contact your courteous and co-operative manner and style shone through, to the well thought out move and eventual relocation, your efficiency was second to none.

    Roger Clifton, Senior Management Partner
  • Tattersalls

    Your staff were the most co-operative I have had the pleasure of working with during many relocations undertaken by Tattersalls. The innovative methods employed by your company, certainly contributed to our staff having a minimum of loss of production. No computer equipment or property was damaged during the move, which I am sure was due to your methods. Due to the quality of services, your company has been appointed as Tattersalls’ preferred supplier for any future relocation work.

    Baxter Henderson, Purchasing & Property Manager
  • Tattersalls

    I think the most rewarding sight I have seen for a while was on the Monday morning following the first move.Seeing the whole office complex set up as if the occupants had been in residence the previous Friday, and then watching people starting work with intact desks and filing cabinets, phone and computers within half an hour of arriving at work.This is not only a big productivity issue, but also a big morale booster for all the staff involved. Busy, properly motivated people become quite annoyed when they have to perform unproductive tasks.The ABR methods reduced this to an absolute minimum.

    John Hoey, Project Manager
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