Stuttaford Van Lines

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65 Bofors Circle Goodwood, Cape Town 7475

As Southern Africa’s oldest removals and storage company, Stuttaford Van Lines has been moving families and businesses for over a century and a half.


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Stuttaford Van Lines, with its reputation for quality service and innovation, is a household name in Southern Africa. Our extensive network of branches and sales offices, supported by our Group fleet of 598 vehicles, enables Stuttaford Van Lines to undertake and maintain any large relocation program, locally, nationally and internationally.

Often hailed as the Rolls Royce of removals companies, Stuttaford Van Lines has earned its reputation by moving everything from priceless antiques, difficult and fragile consignments to undertaking massive relocation projects involving 800 families at a time. For 160 years, Stuttaford Van Lines has successfully handled many thousands of moves.

Stuttaford Van Lines’ prestigious portfolio includes:
• 598 vehicles, the largest fleet in Southern Africa
• 40,000 square meters of storage capacity
• 14 branches and numerous sales offices spanning the tip of the continent
• 160 years of accumulated experience
• Unsurpassed quality, guaranteed by FAIM accreditation
• A founding member and award-winning member of OMNI
• Clientele featuring Coca Cola, Siemens and Ernst & Young
• A commitment to Corporate Social Responsibilities and environmental sustainability initiatives

In 1857, three years after landing in Cape Town, Samson Rickard Stuttaford started trading as Stuttaford Van Lines, Drapers. Stuttaford Van Lines developed into the most progressive department store in South Africa and very soon opened its first warehouse for the transport and storage of its customers’ purchases. Around 1905, Stuttaford Van Lines Cape Town imported the first horse-drawn furniture ‘pantechnicon’ from London. In 1909, the first electric van was purchased and used for town deliveries.

Over 158 years later, Stuttaford Van Lines is still one of the oldest, yet most innovative South African companies, setting service standards both in South Africa and in the international removals industry.

Stuttaford Van Lines provides an advanced array of services for the national or international relocation of personal and household effects, including:

Transport of Vehicles: Whether you are moving your car, boat or motorcycle across SA or across the world, Stuttaford Van Lines can arrange for its safe and legal transportation. Nationally, vehicles are transported by specialist auto-carriers while international shipments make use of steel containers.

The vehicle must be delivered to our warehouse with less than a quarter of a tank of petrol. Covers are used on all vehicles whilst stored in our warehouse and also put on blocks.
As per the vehicle removal, we use a flat base carrier and whilst in storage, the vehicle battery is disconnected and kept in the vehicle tressel.

International Removals: Complete door-to-door international removals via land, air or sea.

Local and Long Distance Removals: With South Africa’s largest fleet at our disposal, we are able to perform regular cross-border and inter-city transfers at premier speed.

Sea and Air Freight: Stuttaford Van Lines is an experienced international sea freight and airfreight forwarder, providing consolidated shipments and customs services to and from Southern Africa. Due to the large volume of consignments transported by Stuttaford Van Lines annually, we are able to negotiate competitive tariffs.

Crating: The in-house crating division assembles all crates with precision and craftsmanship. Crates are utilised for the ultimate protection of fragile items such as pianos, statues or glass tops. Crates also secure the contents when shipping containers are not completely full.

Packing: Stuttaford Van Lines believes innovation in business-critical functions is essential. Our custom-designed packing procedures surpass the industry’s most stringent quality procedures.

Fine Art Packing: Premium packing materials such as wooden crates, foam chips and quality cushion paper are used to protect your priceless items. Our innovative procedures are recognized by some of the most prominent auctioneers and galleries in Southern Africa.

Warehousing/Storage: Stuttaford Van Lines offers both long and short term storage. State-of-the-art security and fire-protection systems are implemented to protect goods in storage, and regular pest control measures are taken to prevent vermin.

Office Removals: Stuttaford Van Lines has a specialist division dedicated to the professional removal of storage of office furniture and effects. Operating as the well-known Sandton Office Removals in Gauteng, this service is also offered by our other branches.

Pet Transfer: Our pet relocation consultation service guarantees the safe and comfortable transportation of pets. We strongly advise that inoculations are kept up-to-date, and the record card and/or certificates are kept in a safe place, and not packed away with the client’s belongings.


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