About UniGroup Worldwide Moving

UniGroup Worldwide Moving delivers expert international moving services in more than 160 countries around the world. Built on the heritage of the U.S.’ largest and most experienced moving companies – Mayflower and United Van Lines – UniGroup Worldwide Moving provides your employees the unique benefits of a common voice, a consistent standard of quality and unsurpassed local knowledge on a global scale.


Quick Facts

  • Privately held company
  • Founded in 1947
  • Vehicles Worldwide: 17,700
  • Warehouse Space Worldwide: 39 Million sq. ft.
  • Annual International Shipments: 48,000
  • Countries Moved to Annually: 184
  • Would Use Again: 95%

Our History

1920s: Mayflower and United Van Lines offer alternatives to America’s railroads for moving customers’ belongings across the country. These companies develop uniform performance standards for a rapidly emerging group of independent movers eager to join the United and Mayflower networks, and quickly gain recognition for providing safe “door-to-door” pickup and delivery.

1960s: United Van Lines International and Mayflower International form to support America’s government and military relocation activities throughout the world.

1988: UniGroup, Inc. forms, consolidating and leveraging back office support functions for all of the operating companies.

1996: UniGroup consolidates the two international operating companies to create one of the world’s largest specialized moving and freight forwarding companies, UniGroup Worldwide, Inc.

2001: UniGroup Worldwide enters a joint venture with Netherlands-based UTS International, Europe’s premier move management firm, forming UniGroup Worldwide UTS.

2007: UniGroup Worldwide acquires moving and storage facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

2011: UniGroup Worldwide opens its London service center to support the growing corporate client base in United Kingdom.

2012: UniGroup Worldwide opens an office location in Japan, strengthening our service delivery capability in the Pacific Rim.

2013: UniGroup Worldwide UTS transitions to UniGroup Worldwide, reflecting a broader mission and the addition of new services and technology solutions.

2014: UniGroup acquires London-based Sterling Relocation to expand both its relocation management services and its global footprint.