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Stronger together: Packimpex acquires Brussels-based Bright Expats

by Packimpex on 4 February 2021

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A bright future for the Belgian relocation sector

Packimpex, the leading destination services and corporate housing provider in Switzerland, Germany and Belgium, is further strengthening its market position by acquiring Bright Expats SRL in Brussels, Belgium.
The current Bright Expats team, under the leadership of Eléonore van Rijckevorsel, will continue to deliver high-quality destination and immigration services, with a strong local and personal touch, to their customer base. Additionally, now that they have become part of the Packimpex Group, Bright Expats will be able to offer an extended range of services, including corporate housing and furniture rental. They will also be able to leverage numerous resources and technologies from within Packimpex to further enhance the customer experience.
“We had been looking for a culturally sensitive strategic partner in order to grow our business without compromising on quality, and one who also understood the need to strengthen and expand customer relationships. Bright Expats will now be able to comprehensively respond to the increasing customer demands for technology and legal compliance while maintaining our focus on quality and high-touch personal service. It is my firm belief that customers, partners and employees of Bright Expats will benefit from this integration into the Packimpex Group,” said Eléonore van Rijckevorsel, Managing Director of Bright Expats SRL.
Commenting on the acquisition, Packimpex CEO Damian Aebischer said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our market position by integrating this highly skilled and experienced team of relocation professionals into the Packimpex Group. Our companies share the same values, as we are both fully dedicated to quality and we put customers and employees at the centre of everything we do. We are convinced that, together, we will be able to better respond to market demands and further enhance the experience of our existing and future customers in Belgium.”

About Packimpex
Founded in 1977, Packimpex employs over 150 people and has twelve offices across Switzerland, Germany and Belgium. As one of the market leaders in Europe, the company tailors innovative and sustainable relocation solutions to the needs of international companies and transferees. Packimpex offers a full range of destination services, temporary living services, corporate apartment management, visa and immigration services, and the coordination of household goods moves.

About Bright Expats
Founded in 2013, Bright Expats provides relocation and immigration services throughout Belgium. The team have strong values of care and high levels of professionalism, and together have combined subject matter expertise, deep experience of expat needs, and considerable understanding of the complexities faced by HR and mobility professionals.