Petr Procházka guides you through one of the most stressful events in your life: moving
“Even though Gosselin are quite the experts at it, moving is never a piece of cake,” explains Petr Procházka. A veteran expat himself, he has worked and lived abroad many times. “Taking all your stuff and making the transition to a completely different place can be a huge hassle. Moving involves a lot of stress, time and money. With everything else you have going on, the last thing you want to deal with is inefficient moving services. This is where I come in and save the day! Quite literally sometimes (laughs), because I do show up at people’s doors. Clients in Prague can always book a pre-move survey, free of charge. Determining the volume of the goods is key for a swift-moving process.”
What if I want to move abroad with just two suitcases and a TV?
“Our main clientèle are corporations, top executives and diplomats that move entire households across the border, sometimes including vehicles, instruments or goods subject to specific customs regulations. We also take pride in handling fragile objects: in March, we will move artworks by Goya from Madrid to Prague. This has been Gosselin’s focus since 1992 when the company first set foot in Prague.”
“However, we also have solutions for people who travel lightly, which we consider to be volumes of around two cubic meters or less. The Czech economy is booming, the global market is expanding and the mobility of people coming in and out of Prague is evolving right along with these trends. There are definitely more suitcase expats now than there said 10 or 15 years ago.”
Where did you learn the moving trade?
“I have been a move coordinator for moves originating in Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. And I worked as a sales & operations manager for a Spanish moving company back in the day. I was living and working in Spain then. I still speak Spanish fluently today as my wife is from Málaga and our two kids are born and bred in Spain. I have also been a tour guide in Central Asia for seven years, and I guess this also adds to my experience of managing logistical questions and helping people when they are on the move.”
What, in your opinion, makes Gosselin so special?
“Gosselin is a family-owned business and that homey feeling permeates everything we do. We know that household goods aren’t just objects, but valuable and sentimental pieces that all help make a house a home. The way we pack and unpack the goods shows how dedicated we are to providing a smooth transition. From preparation to settling in, Gosselin is always there to make sure you have all the help you need during every step of the moving process.”
Petr Procházka is Gosselin’s country representative for Czechia
Gosselin is a leading provider of international moving and destination 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 is a division of the Gosselin Group that has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1930 and employs a staff of 800 that generates more than 300 million Euros in sales.