THE HISTORY OF GIL STAUFFER
Specialization and the guarantee of service
GIL STAUFFER is a Spanish company which was founded in 1905. With more than a hundred years of experience, it is the most acclaimed company in the world of removals both nationally and internationally and boasts a prestigious reputation not just in Spain but also out with.
For more than a century the company’s services have been used by successive generations of clients who continue to place their trust in the security which it position as leader affords.
Always a pioneering company which sought to make itself indispensable in its sector, in the 1950s GIL STAUFFER designed the only vehicle in Spain capable of transporting a single mass of 200 tonnes.
It was also a pioneer in the use of the TECO (Container Express Train) system invented by RENFE (Spanish National Railways) more than 70 years ago. Presently the majority of freight movements within peninsular Spain are by means of this system and all GIL STAUFFER’s branches are equipped with container lorries and lifts capable of handling containers.
The process of establishing branches throughout Spain began in the 50s with the setting up of offices in the principal cities. This development lead to a constant growth and continuous renovation of all sectors of the company such that new sections were created specializing in industrial packaging, transportation of works of art, air freight, storage and distribution of stock, etc.
GIL STAUFFER has been present in the international arena for more than forty years fetching from and carrying to the farthest reaches of the world either by means of its extensive professional affiliations or as a result of its agreements with the most important international companies which it also solely represents in Spain.
GIL STAUFFER participates actively and regularly in the principal world congresses within its professional ambit, giving the benefit of its experience. In this way it maintains constantly aware of changing nature of the market through exchange of technology and information.
The GIL STAUFFER Group consists of branches spread throughout Spain, and the inauguration of its centres in Brussels, Coimbra, Lisbon, London, Moscow and Parisrespectively, is a sample in the process of international expansion
The specialist ability of market leader renouned for quality of service has converted GIL STAUFFER into the number one company in its sector.
PERSONNEL AND TECHNICAL RESOURCES
Always ahead of the market
GIL STAUFFER puts at its clients’ disposal a team made up of highly qualifiedprofessionals who are fully aware of the importance of service quality.
Throughout the years GIL STAUFFER has invested time and effort maintaining the level of training of its personnel to meet the incessantly increasing demands of the market. To this end it has in place specialized training programs within the technical sphere, and, periodically, undertakes revision and retraining programs. Furthermore, all the international department’s personnel have a high level of English, as well as being able to attend to their clients needs in other languages such as French, German, Italian, etc.
The company’s fleet of vehicles is constantly being updated and is made up of the following types of vehicles.
- Upholstered Lorries
- Open-topped Lorries
- Tractor lorries
- Upholstered half-trailers
- Open-topped half-trailers
- Open-topped half-trailers equipped with pneumatic suspension and hoist
- Half-trailers for container transport
- Half-trailers for general use (gondola type)
- Forklift vehicles of diverse types
- Pollution free electric vehicles for use within storage areas
- Diesel vehicles with simple hoists for loading and unloading of containers
- Heavy diesel vehicles for moving ISO containers
- Small vans
- Delivery vans
- Buses and minibuses for personnel transport
- Cars for sales department and service inspectors
- Movable cranes
- Lorries fitted with crane hoists
- Fibre glass containers of 42 m3 (23”) capacity
- 20” I.S.O containers
- 40” I.S.O containers
The Traffic and Logistics departments respectively oversee the planning and the coordination of the fleet’s movements and assign to each project the personnel, the vehicles and the protective wrappings necessary for each job.
INSURANCE AND AFTER SALES SERVICE
GIL STAUFFER’s pledge is our clients’ greatest guarantee
GIL STAUFFER offers a complete service of insuranceagainst all kinds of damage that may inevitable occur within its clients’ office or home, offering coverage to all the company’s departments.
GIL STAUFFER also offers very competitive coverageagainst possible risks arising from transportation or handling, from the point of origen to the final destination if requested in writing by the client and detailing the estimated value of the goods transported.
Notwithstanding the fact that GIL STAUFFER’sguarantee of service is the best available on the market, the after-sales service is designed to attend to whatever type of incident which might possibly occur.
In any case every client will be asked to complete a quality control questionnaire and express their positive and negative impression with regard to the service. This is very important because the comments of our clients are the best source of information for maintaining our standard of service.