Stryker Case Study


March 2015

Internation roller bearings and bushings manufacture and distribution


Relocation of warehouse and office from Preston to Mount Waverley over one week period including dismantle, move and reconfiguration of warehouse shelving with 24/7 stock dispatch capability. High level of coordination and cooperation needed between all parties to deliver move with reconfiguration and stocktake completed within tight timeframe.

Warehouse prep – pack warehouse stock and relocate/reconfigure warehouse shelving system

Sequential pack of stock into 180 ABR stock trolleys, replicating existing shelving/location layout allowing ABR relocation of warehouse shelving with reconfigured layout (around 50% new shelf locations). ABR stock trolley shelves labelled with individual item number/shelf location coordinates to allow fast, accurate move, unpack and full stocktake within 3 day period while maintaining 24/7 despatch capability (with 30 minute emergency turnaround). Two sets of “emergency stock” prepared to ensure full availability during transit time from Preston to Mount Waverley.

Warehouse relocation – relocate stock, warehouse equipment and cold room fridges, freezers and contents.

Stock trolleys sequentially relocated to destination staging area for re-shelving and then stocktake with stock pick and despatch operations continuing throughout. Warehouse equipment move coordinated around technician decommission/recommission activities and timeframes. Cool room equipment and contents prepped and moved well within recommended conditions and timeframes.

A move methodology without ABR stock trolleys would not have achieved the key move outcomes of a tight move timeframe while ensuring stock remained in sequential order during all stages and was easily and immediately accessible.

Office move – 30 staff relocation and remove excess furniture

ABR boxes used for desk contents and ABR file trolleys used for filing, samples and supplies. Effectively a “bookcase on wheels”, ABR file trolleys greatly reduced disruption to daily business activities during packing/unpacking compared to using only boxes or crates. With the 24/7 nature of the business and reduced storage space at the new location, packing/unpacking was able to proceed in an orderly manner when staff had time instead of desperately searching for items in stacks of boxes/crates.

ABR computer trolleys meant that IT staff dealing with tight spaces and timeframes could easily stage computers in office areas without cluttering desks etc. before being ready to re-connect them.

Excess items were prepped and transferred to auction with proceeds directly to Stryker. This minimises disposal costs and the environmental impact associated with the disposal of excess furniture and business assets.


  • 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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