South African International Movers’ Association (SAIMA)
In the 1970s, the Professional Movers Association (PMA) recognised that its members needed assistance in cross-border and over-the-ocean removals. The result was the formation of SAIMA in 1975. SAIMA comprises two sections: a FIDI (Federation of International Furniture Movers) section which has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and a non-FIDI section.
FIDI section applicants undergo the most stringent certification process in the world of international household removals, and the FAIM (FIDI-Accredited International Mover) quality standard is the highest quality accolade in the industry. The non-FIDI section applications have to go through a local certification process called AMOSA (Accredited Movers of South Africa) which is independently audited.
SAIMA’s membership list comprises the foremost international moving companies in South Africa, while it is also the only international moving association in the country that is recognised worldwide. SAIMA members are committed to the highest quality standards.
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