Crown Worldwide Group

Crown Worldwide Group, headquartered in Hong Kong, was established in 1965 and is currently located in 276 locations in 53 countries.

The Group is made up of several divisions – Crown World Mobility, Crown Relocations, Crown Records Management, Crown Fine Art, Crown Logistics and Crown Wine Cellars.

Crown’s story began over five decades ago, from humble beginnings, when Jim Thompson started the company and our first ever shipment set sail in Japan.

Since then we’ve grown into an extraordinary global business that has helped millions of families relocate their lives throughout the world. We’ve supported company assignments, transported priceless art collections and kept vast amounts of company data and records safe.


Crown World Mobility

Crown World Mobility provides global mobility management for businesses, offering services that are supported by a unique international network of offices and experienced people.

The division first emerged in 1997, when the Mobility Services were added to our Crown Relocations business. Soon, every operation had at least one employee offering orientation packages and other mobility services alongside traditional move logistics.

In 2001, Global Mobility Services was launched as a separate brand within the Crown Worldwide Group, offering companies a suite of services to support their relocating employees’ moves around the world.

The Crown World Mobility brand we know today was launched in 2012. New service offerings were developed for intercultural training, language training and partner support. Practices were formed to include immigration services and compensation administration services – all led by people who continued the tradition of putting customer service at the heart of the business.

Timeline

1965


Crown Worldwide Group is born in Yokohama, Japan.

 

1970-1972


Expansion into Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hawaii and the Philippines. Acquisition of Dean Forwarding from Colombia Export Packers.

 

1976


First expansion outside of the Pacific Rim in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

1987-1989


Further expansion in Hong Kong, plus into the U.K., the Netherlands and Belgium, by purchasing Scotpac.

1997


Crown Relocations opens a Mobility Services division.

1998-1999


Branches open in India, Russia and across South and Central America. Acquisition of Lavanchy means growth into Switzerland, France and Italy.

2001


Global Mobility Services launches as a separate brand.

2007-2009


Branches open in Tanzania and Nigeria. A new Ultracenter facility opens in Beijing, China.

2012


Crown World Mobility brand is launched.

2013


Crown World Mobility introduces Perspectives, a series of white papers that share insight and showcase Crown World Mobility’s expertise.

2015


Crown celebrates its 50th anniversary. Jim Thompson with the Mayor of Yokohama, where it all began.

2018


Crown World Mobility acquires TIME Relocation and establishes the Lump Sum Management Tool.

2018


Crown World Mobility launches fresh branding and a new website.