Planes Companies Receives Commitment to Excellence Gold Award at Cartus 2012 Global Network Conference

WEST CHESTER, Ohio—Planes Companies was honored for outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation’s 2012 Global Network Conference held October 7–9 in Washington, D.C. Cartus Global Network is Cartus’ industry-leading worldwide service provider network. Each year, Cartus recognizes the companies and individuals in the Network who have provided extraordinary service to its customers and clients worldwide.

Planes Companies was awarded the Global Network Commitment to Excellence Gold Award for its exceptional service results. This award recognizes a supplier’s measurable commitment to excellence and is presented to Global Network service providers who have distinguished themselves by achieving critical performance metrics.

“Service providers such as Planes routinely go above and beyond for our customers and our company, while at the same time demonstrating unparalleled dedication and performance,” said Traci Morris, Cartus executive vice president, global operations and supply chain management. “As a vital extension of the Cartus team, our Global Network providers help minimize the stress that our customers feel when they are faced with important life decisions such as relocating. This award acknowledges the superior quality and professionalism that we have come to value from our service providers.”

Planes Companies established a move management process, “Right Way, Right Time,” which is the concept of managing the move process and eliminating traditional service failures common in the moving industry. Their core business of move management is supported daily through the quality process, encompassing all departments of the organization.

“An invitation to join Cartus’ Global Network is a high honor because the program’s criteria and performance standards are so rigorous,” said Jeff Ankenbauer, Senior Vice President Planes Companies. “We fully endorse Cartus’ dedication to providing high-quality service and are grateful to have received this prestigious designation, which further enhances our commitment to world-class service.”

About Cartus
Cartus provides trusted guidance to organizations of all types and sizes that require global relocation solutions. In 2011, Cartus served over 70 percent of the Fortune 50. We provide service in more than 165 countries, applying our more than half century of experience to help our clients with their mobility, outsourcing, consulting, and language and intercultural training needs. Cartus is part of Realogy Corporation—a global provider of real estate and relocation services. To find out how our greater experience, reach, and hands-on guidance can help your company, visit www.cartus.com and www.pitchengine.com/cartus; read our blog at www.cartusblog.com; or click www.realogy.com for more information.

About Planes Companies
Planes Companies is a nationally recognized leader in the relocation and transportation industry, offering comprehensive services including household, office moving, furniture installation, asset management, and logistics. Planes was founded in 1921 by the grandfather of CEO John Planes, and has locations in Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Dayton and Chicago. More information can be found on the company's web site at www.planescompanies.com.