Titled Art for the Arch, the black-tie affair raised funds through the auction of works donated by esteemed South African, Namibian, Zimbabwean and UK artists. As a partner in the event, the French Embassy of South Africa called on the French-owned AGS Group to ship the pieces from Johannesburg to the foundation’s Cape Town headquarters, … Continued
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Against a backdrop of sand dunes, the International Sahara Festival celebrated its 54th edition from 25 to 28 December 2021. Set in the town of Douz, on the edge of the Sahara, it is a celebration of the Mrazigs, a nomadic desert tribe synonymous with the Arab-Berber cultures in Tunisia. The festival began in 1910 … Continued
How did you come to work for AGS? After completing my studies in business administration, accounting, and finance in London in 2009, I started working in SMEs, doing auditing and accounting. When I returned to Guinea-Bissau in 2017, I wanted to take on both an operational and managerial role. I submitted my CV to a … Continued
The preservation and promotion of our heritage is the number one mission of the MOBILITAS Group’s heritage division. On the occasion of a masterclass, organised at the end of November, Alain Taïeb, Laurent Onainty and Gaël Hamon reminded us of this during a journey to the heart of the often unknown and hitherto unexploited treasures of French heritage.
“Fresh out of university, I read The Millennial Project, by Marshall T. Savage. The first chapter proposes self-sufficient floating islands to house the growing global population, and I was fascinated by the idea,” he remembers. “It started me on a career focused on self-contained sustainability.” But, as Jon soon realised, ensuring sustainable supplies of water, … Continued
Tahiti in May, Côte d’Ivoire in September, in the space of a few months the MOBILITAS Group has begun to develop its international heritage division, the group’s new strategic target. The expansion further diversifies our global service offering and complements our other strategic activities, namely removals, records management, and relocation. The heritage division brings together … Continued
The challenges of working for a family-owned company may differ from the challenges at other companies. Therefore, the needs of employees are also different. This was the starting point that led to the creation of the ALETIA training organisation (Alliance des ETI Agiles). Six family-owned and operated French companies wanted to offer their employees training … Continued
According to Kristal Parcon, head of the awards committee, winning an award this year was “no mean feat”. Launched in 1989, the Go Global awards recognise organisations that drive the global economy through innovation, technology, and strategy. The panel of judges, made up of international business leaders, received more than 6,146 applications in total from … Continued
Hanoi is known to be very welcoming of foreigners and benefits greatly from its geographical location and proximity to China. The city is overtaking Bangkok, Singapore, and Hong Kong, which have become too expensive for many. It also provides direct access to all regions of the country and is increasingly establishing itself as an economic … Continued
Arkhênum, one of the leaders in heritage digitisation in Europe, has reached a new milestone. Based in Bordeaux since 1999, the company is now heading for the international market. It recently opened new permanent preservation and digitisation centres in Geneva and Berlin. “Our wish is to better serve heritage wherever it is,” says Laurent Onainty. … Continued
After receiving the Légion d’Honneur in 2019, this accolade from IAM is another acknowledgement of Joëlle Castro’s unique career. Beyond her professional activities, which led her to hold numerous positions within the family-owned MOBILITAS Group and to be a member of its board of directors since 2016, she is above all a woman dedicated to … Continued
When we talk about the largest city in the world, it is important to be specific: the largest by surface area or the largest by number of inhabitants? While Eeyou Istchee James Bay (Canada) seems to be the winner in terms of surface area, covering no less than 335,818 km2, Tokyo wins in terms of … Continued
This distinction is an achievement for the Executive Relocations’ team, who for more than 30 years has managed employees’ domestic and global mobility on behalf of companies worldwide. In France, Executive Relocations benefits from a local network of 10 regional offices with over 200 expert consultants. Internationally, a network of 300 certified partners across 55 … Continued
For more than a century, the southwest county has hosted the Cheese-Rolling Festival, a unique competition set atop Cooper’s Hill, in Gloucerstershire, that attracts thousands of spectators. The principle is simple: on the last Monday in May, a wheel of six-month-old Double Gloucester, 30cm in diameter and weighing almost four kilos, is rolled from the summit. … Continued
Since 2017, the French Government has placed disability among the top priorities of its five-year term. Many non-profit organisations are taking action to assist people with disabilities. Among them, Handi Defis, a Guadeloupean organisation that supports the disabled and changes preconceptions by challenging stereotypes.
Electronic records management is not to be confused with an IT management solution, nor a computer backup; it is a records management solution. Indeed, digital records management preserves the legal value of digital files, from their creation until the end of their retention period. Far from data storage or backups, electronic records management is an … Continued
Guillaume Dehem was one of the first graduates to work for AGS in Africa as part of the VIE program, short for “Volontariat International en Entreprise” a French international internship programme. Since then, the AGS Ivory Coast manager has taken on many challenges on the continent.
AGS Nantes managed a complicated and unprecedented customer request: shipping four vehicles from Bolivia back to France after the pandemic forced their adventurous owners to return home. The complex operation lasted one year. We look back at the facts.
Bastille Day, is celebrated each year in Kenya. To mark the occasion, AGS Kenya, together with the French Embassy, the French Chamber and several other French-owned companies gifted hampers of French products to various Kenyan partners and public institutions to celebrate the French-Kenyan relationship.
Keeping your documents in paper format or opting for digitisation is a choice that many companies must make before entrusting their documents to a specialised company. But the choice can be less radical: opting for a mixed solution.
In mid-April, the AGS Marseille team faced an unprecedented challenge: a swarm of invading bees. Aware of the plight of these insects the world over, the team went out of their way to save them, and with great success.
In his five years living in the country, Marc Guyonnaud has never faced a situation like this. The head of AGS Myanmar and his teams had to deal with the covid pandemic in 2020 and, since February 2021, with a local climate marked by significant tension and violence. In these circumstances, the teams have managed … Continued
In Kuala Lumpur, Cyril Quenneville, the head of AGS Malaysia, is leading numerous initiatives to get closer to expatriate families and turn AGS into a key local player.
By investing in the start-up Diginove, the Mobilitas Group reinforces its offer in the field of document processing and pledges to make this
French geospatial data management jewel shine internationally.
What makes the races unusual is that the camels are mounted with robots and controlled remotely by their herders.
The word digitisation might be of very recent origin; it is nonetheless becoming more and more essential to the management of information and records.
Across the Caribbean, February and March mark the beginning of Carnival festivities.
It is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment the two words fell in place together, but as early as 1780, they appear in Old French in the work published by the French mathematician Alexis-Jean-Pierre Paucton, Métrologie ou Traité des mesures, poids et monnaies (Treatise of Measures, Weights and Coinage).
We honour the memories of three charismatic entrepreneurs and FRIENDS of our industry and thank them for their guidance.
The ability to retrieve a filed document at any given moment is a challenge for every business. To help your company streamline this process, companies like AGS Records Management offer to optimise the management of your stored documents.
The French Public Investment Bank (BPI) and Business France on 9 February 2021 launched an accelerator programme aimed at promoting the development of 25 French SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) in Africa.
These days, indexing is the act of cataloguing and labelling the individual units of an archival collection, but the word first held a very different meaning.
The Mobilitas Group has further developed its physical and electronic document management division with the acquisition of Pro Archives Systems, a leading French physical and electronic document management enterprise with 27 secure storage sites, 15 of which are approved for the preservation of public records
Hong Kong: a moving moment. Our team honours retiring Master Packer for 36 years of service
AGS Vietnam gives it their all
In what is fast becoming an AGS Vietnam tradition, Branch Manager Kevin Hamilton again participated in the annual Saigon Children Charity Cycle Adventure (CCA) in 2020. The race was his fourth since he first entered the competition in 2017. The participants raised a record USD 117 000 for the cause during the 2020 event. … Continued
At a time when customers expect ever greater speed and responsiveness, companies need to be able to respond with agility. Retrieving an archive should not be difficult and should not affect the productivity of the company. It is therefore in companies’ best interest to archive their documents and do so in a well-considered manner.
The group intends to consolidate its position as a major mobility player in the country with the opening of new sites and the expansion of its physical and digital document archiving activities.
Giving young people a chance has always been part of the AGS DNA, one of the brands of the Mobilitas Group’s removals business.
Beginning 1 January 2021, Brexit will trigger many changes in immigration and mobility between the European Union and the United Kingdom. To make it easier for foreign workers to travel and settle across the Channel, they can already apply for visas now.
Made famous in French by the poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert, the word “inventory” has long been used by literature and law. Now it covers very different meanings in different fields.
Moving is a big step in life, both personally and logistically. People even continue to move during COVID, only the approach requires a bit of extra planning and preparation. Removals for individuals and businesses are still allowed. For example, the French government even permitted removals during the lockdown of 30 October 2020, considering them to … Continued
When AGS Togo driver Lambert retired after 24 years of unbroken service, it was the first going away party Branch Manager Emilie Ducert had had to organise in a long time
Work is almost complete on the new records management centre commissioned by the AGS Group for construction just outside the Rwandan capital, Kigali.
As son and grandson of the founders of the MOBILITAS Group, Alain Taïeb and his nephew, Cédric Castro, were invited to speak at the latest Family Business Network (FBN) event, held virtually on 17 September 2020
Digitisation can give new life to archives that once lay dormant on shelves
AGS Records Management has teamed up with a non-profit to support children and upskill women from disadvantaged backgrounds.
AGS Tanzania and AGS Germany teamed up to transport an unusual and unique cargo from Tanzania to Germany.
The retention of company records is not a choice, it’s a requirement. Throughout the world, governments require corporations to keep their accounting records for specified periods, in some cases up to 10 years, but that’s only half the story. Whether or not a company is required by law to retain documents, the ability to retrieve … Continued
We offer our deep support and solidarity to you and your family during these unusual times. At AGS, the health and safety of our colleagues, our clients, our partners and the communities we live in have always been a priority. As governments around the world put measures in place to contain this global health crisis, … Continued
Victor Roussel, a Volontaire International en Entreprise (international corporate volunteer) at AGS Douala in Cameroon, won the Performance and Integration category of the Grand Prix VIE Award for Central Africa on 26 November 2019. The Awards ceremony was held at the Consul General’s residence in Douala. (picture : From left to right: Pascal Louchelart, Vice-Chairman of … Continued
AGS Morocco was selected by the Foundation for Development of the Contemporary African Culture (FDCCA) to transport artworks as part of a travelling exhibition of contemporary art across the African continent. AGS Morocco was selected by the Foundation for Development of the Contemporary African Culture (FDCCA) to transport artworks as part of a travelling exhibition … Continued
Victor Roussel, a VIE, Volontaire International en Entreprise (International Corporate Volunteer) at AGS Douala, together with other VIEs in Cameroon, completed the half-marathon of the Douala International Marathon on 27 October 2019. The VIE programme enables young French graduates to go on a professional assignment in French companies and organisations around the world. The mission … Continued
As part of the exhibition “The black model, from Géricault to Picasso”, AGS Guadeloupe was tasked to take charge of the transportation of works of art from the airport to the Memorial ACTe. The Caribbean Centre for Expression and Remembrance of Trafficking and Slavery (Memorial ACTe) in Guadeloupe is welcoming an awe-inspiring exhibition dedicated to … Continued
Ten members of AGS Paris teamed up to compete in the Paris 10K road race in the heart of the French capital. A team from AGS Paris took part in the 9th Paris 10K on Sunday, 9 June 2019. Sponsored by Adidas for the second year in a row, this ten-kilometre race takes place right … Continued
The AGS Polish branch installed an inflatable truck for the delight of children at this year’s French high school party in Warsaw. AGS Warsaw participated in the year-end party of the French Lycée of Warsaw, under a beautiful early summer sun. The party, which took place on 29 June 2019, is a very popular … Continued
AGS Paris supports associations that help families of children with rare diseases as part of its partnership with the French military Cross-country Championship. As a partner of the French military, AGS Paris recently participated in the Cross-country Championship which took place at the Beynes Camp in Yvelines. The event gathered the 250 best … Continued
More than thirty AGS Paris staff members, supported by branch managers from the French Overseas Territories, were present at the Foire de Paris 2019. AGS Paris has once again risen to the occasion and represented the group at this year’s Foire de Paris. This major European exhibition celebrated its 14th year and was held at … Continued
Steve Jordan interviews Jöelle Castro, France’s newest Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. On 22 October, Jöelle Castro, Director of Mobilitas, the group that embraces such iconic industry names as AGS, Stuttafords and Pelichet, was presented with the award Chevalier of the Legion of Honour by the French government. I was keen to learn … Continued
Pickfords Port Elizabeth is proud to be one of the main partners of a new campaign to collect everyday essentials in aid of the poor and marginalised in the city. The campaign, which is organised by Love Story, a local relief organisation, will take place over the next four months. Established in 2012, … Continued
In a recent article published in The Mover Magazine, MOBILITAS Group Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Alain Taïeb discussed the group’s continued focus on asset acquisition, price competition and the competition of online companies. MOBILITAS started as a small moving company named AGS in 1974 and has since grown to become one of the … Continued
Over the last few years, the outsourcing of physical and digital archiving has been trending. What are the reasons behind the enthusiasm shown by public and private entities?
Samuel Mergui, the international manager for records management in the Mobilitas Group, enlightens us.
After Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, AGS is preparing itself for the deployment of its project in Laos. Thus, by covering the entire Indochinese peninsula, AGS will be the sole service provider in South East Asia to offer unrivalled relocation and record storage services for private individuals and companies. The group is currently booming.
Present in the continent’s 54 countries since 2016, the group has invested in, recruited, trained and developed, country after country, region after region, speciality after speciality.
A removal company at the beginning, Mobilitas is pursuing its objectives and is investing today for tomorrow in its new activities, relocation and physical and digital storage of documents and archives.