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Our Accreditations


FAIM Accreditation, the Quality Standard for International Moving

Pickfords Removals is proudly a member of the Federation of International Furniture Removers (FIDI) global alliance, and FAIM accredited.

The FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM) programme is unique in the international moving industry for its quality assurance. By moving with a FAIM mover, you are assured peace of mind that every aspect of your move is of guaranteed quality.

To obtain FIDI-FAIM certification, a company has to undergo an extensive audit. The certification resulting from the FIDI-FAIM compliance procedure/audit is valid for two years before another compliance procedure is required. Pickfords is a FAIM accredited company.

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Pickfords Removals, as an international removal company and a professional mover, is also part of several international moving associations, including:

FIDI: Fédération Internationale des Déménageurs Internationaux / International Federation of International Movers

FIDI is the largest global alliance of independent quality international removal companies. With its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, FIDI works in line with its mission and vision to provide high quality, value-adding service to its affiliates and to offer customers a portal to an alliance of quality movers.

To date, the FIDI alliance comprises over 500 international removal companies of which Pickfords is a member, accredited by the FIDI Accredited International Mover standard (FAIM).

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PMA: Professional Movers Association

The Professional Movers’ Association (PMA), previously known as the South African Furniture Removers and Warehousemen’s Association (SAFWA), was founded in 1959.

Today the PMA represents a guarantee of superior service, quality and peace of mind. PMA membership is also conditional upon prescribed professional standards and a code of ethics.

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SAIMA: South African International Movers Association

The SAIMA is the national member association in South Africa for the Federation of International Furniture Removers (FIDI).

Through its membership of FIDI, members of the SAIMA enjoy agency relationships with other FIDI members worldwide. This ensures that destination services are performed with the same high quality standards and expertise, as expected from a professional mover.

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IAM: International Association of Movers

IAM is a global association of movers and forwarders, committed to providing customers with the highest level of service available. Their worldwide membership consists of over 2 000 companies – of which Pickfords is one – from more than 170 countries.

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