CROWN RELOCATIONS ACQUIRES OXFORD EXHIBITION SERVICES, LTD

 Date Of Issue:08/11/2010

 
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    CROWN RELOCATIONS ACQUIRES OXFORD EXHIBITION SERVICES, LTD

    LONDON, Aug. 11, 2010— Crown Relocations, a worldwide leader of global mobility, domestic and international transportation of household goods, and departure and destination services, has acquired Oxford Exhibition Services Ltd, a specialist fine art transportation company.

    Oxford Exhibition Services will benefit from the backing and investment that a global business like Crown Worldwide Group can provide. The deal will enable Crown Fine Arts to strengthen its service offering in the UK's fine art transportation and logistics market.

    Crown Fine Arts has been providing specialized fine arts packing and transportation services since 1989. Crown has an existing fine arts centre in London and operates from over 200 locations, worldwide, including New York, Paris, Milan, Dubai, Hong Kong and Beijing.

    Established in 1986, Oxford Exhibition Services works predominately for public art galleries and museums to arrange the installation, storage, packing, transport and international shipping of art and antiquities. The company has locations in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and London.

    Michael Festenstein, director for Oxford Exhibition Services said: "Our clients include many of the world's most prestigious museums, heritage institutions, commercial art galleries, corporations, private individuals and art handling agents. We also have some of the most experienced specialist staff in the business and a network of reputable contacts and agents around the world. We are excited about the opportunities for growth and development that our association with Crown Worldwide presents."

    Barry Koolen, Crown Worldwide Group's Regional Managing Director for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia said, "The fine art market is very specialized, with clients demanding a high level of expertise and appreciation. Oxford Exhibition Services is well established, with excellent credentials and a first-class customer list consisting of internationally renowned museums and institutes. We're pleased the highly experienced existing team will be staying onboard, so continuity of service for all customers is assured."

    Crown Worldwide and Oxford Exhibition Services are both dedicated to providing excellent customer service and quality coupled with a personal approach to projects and a passion for their work; so, culturally the companies are ideally matched.


    Crown Relocations
    Crown Relocations' (
    crownrelo.com) services include expense management, policy consulting and program administration, online tracking tools, storage, transit protection, home and school search, intercultural services, and domestic and international transportation of household goods. We provide services for corporations, diplomats and private customers. Crown Relocations operates from over 180 locations in 55 countries. Crown's other divisions include Crown Fine Arts, Crown Records Management, Crown Logistics and Crown Wine Cellars. Crown was established in 1965 and is a privately held company with global headquarters in Hong Kong.

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    GLOBAL & AMERICAS:
    Natalie Graveney
    Crown Relocations
    1401 Summit Ave, Suite 10
    Plano, Texas 75074, USA
    Telephone: 1 972 422-4288
    E-mail:
    ngraveney@crownworldwide.com

    ASIA-PACIFIC:
    Susanne Osterholm
    Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd.
    MassMutual Tower, 38 Gloucester Road,
    Suite 2001, Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Telephone: 852 2528 6111
    E-mail:
    sosterholm@crownworldwide.com

    EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA:
    Marco Dilenge
    Crown Worldwide
    Wolf-Heidenheim-Strasse 12
    Frankfurt, D-60489, Germany
    Telephone: 49 69 1539-4000
    E-mail:
    mdilenge@crownworldwide.com