Welcome to Britannia Southern (Spain)

Take advantage of our local knowledge & experience in removals and storage on the Costa del Sol. We offer a wide range of services with options to suit every budget. Please browse our user friendly website to find out who we are and what we do!

Removals

Whether you’re moving near or far, Britannia Southern is your best choice for Local removals along the Costa del Sol, Regional removals throughout Andalucia, Spain & Portugal moves, European and International removals. From part loads to dedicated trucks. We also offer an economic pallet transport with online tracking for smaller consignments and a reliable courier service for single items.

Storage

There is plenty of space for your valued possessions in our modern fully containerised warehouse located in Mijas Costa (Malaga), equipped with 24 hours security and remote video surveillance. We provide short and long term storage for both small and large consignments. For your peace of mind we also offer insurance cover (fire, flooding & theft) while your goods remain in storage.

Shipping

We've been in the business of importing and exporting household goods and personal effects for over forty years. Organizing shipments to & from countries such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, South Africa and the United States has allowed us to acquire invaluable knowledge and expertise in the complex world that is international shipping.

ABOUT US

Britannia Southern depot in Mijas Costa

Britannia Southern is the trading name of Mudanzas Britania S.L., a Spanish limited company based in Mijas Costa (Malaga). This family run business founded by the late Andrew Riley has been established on the Costa del Sol since 1978 and provides a wide range of services such as local, national and European removals, Man and Van, Spain to UK removals, local distribution, pallet transport, containerised storage, mobile storage, air freight, courier service for single items, overseas shipping (FCL, LCL & Groupage), customs clearance, import assistance, export packing and trade assistance.

MEET THE TEAM

Stephen Riley

STEPHEN RILEY

Manager

Anne Riley

ANNE RILEY

Client Services

Gez Mouloudi

Gez Mouloudi

Move Coordinator

Agata Osorio

Agata Osorio

Book-keeper

BEFORE YOU MOVE…

We invite all of our potential customers to discuss their moving requirements with us in a relaxed atmosphere, to inspect the warehouse and vehicles and to check out the range of packing materials we stock. However, other companies may not be as forthcoming when it comes to promoting their business address and this speaks for itself. Don't arrange everything over the telephone or you could be in for a nasty surprise.
Quotations ensure that prospective clients know exactly what they're going to pay for their removal, rather like ordering a meal from the menu at a restaurant. Once a pre-move survey has been carried out, the estimator will be able to determine the volume of the consignment, the manpower required to complete the move, the amount of packaging necessary and the most appropriate vehicles for the job. Most companies offer this service to potential clients without obligation and free of charge within their area.
If you're undertaking a long distance move or your goods are to be stored, you must insist on a written inventory. This is your receipt from the mover and an important document if any items should be missing or arrive damaged. In addition to this all items must be individually labelled with the client's name along with an item number.
To fully understand what's "free" in the trade, prospective clients must be aware of the small print not always visible in advertising campaigns:
  • Free Storage: This normally refers to the interim storage period starting from the day the goods are collected from the client's residence until the departure date of the next available truck for onward delivery. Most companies will offer up to two weeks free storage.
  • Free Packing: Quality packing materials along with the time needed to carefully wrap and pack full households significantly contribute to the overall cost of a move and should not be ignored. What is offered for free? the labour? the materials? both? How is the furniture going to be wrapped? with blankets? with thin bubble wrap? with laminated bubble wrap? How strong are the boxes? Are there different sized boxes?
  • Free Insurance: If a company offers you free insurance it will certainly only be "in transit insurance". This won't cover you for breakages, damages or missing items during loading and unloading. Only reputable companies are able to provide an "all risk" cover subject to the client completing a proposal form. Insurance is calculated as a percentage of the declared value of the goods and is never "free".
  • Free Estimates / Advice: Moving companies will provide free quotations in writing to potential customers who are able to supply enough information, but not all will carry out on site surveys.
  • Free Collection / Delivery: Ensure your quote is for a "door to door" service. Many clients are enticed by ads offering cheap delivery rates but often these are for a basic "depot to depot" service, with extra handout charges.
Ensure you're dealing with a VAT registered company. Without a proper invoice you're leaving yourself open to abuse. It's a known fact that insurance claims won't be processed without proof of transport. No invoice = No proof = No claim. If you think you're getting a good deal by not paying the VAT think again. Unfortunately there a many "man and van" and smaller companies advertising in the local press that don't fulfill these requirements and cannot offer the same level of service of the more established and reputable companies. For instance national moving associations such as B.A.R. (UK) and Fedem (Spain) make sure their members adhere to strict codes of practice and this is always a guarantee for the consumer. Look out for the badge on the vehicles or in the advertisements.
Nowadays it's very easy and cheap to have a fancy website but you'll be amazed at the lengths some companies will go to attract potential customers like copying photos of vehicles and warehouses from other websites (often quite visibly altered), boasting depots and branches that don't physically exist, fake company names, etc. Basically an "anything goes" approach without any principles to attract client interest.

Britannia Group

Line-up of Britannia Movers International vehicles outside warehouse.

We are proud to be the appointed representative for the Britannia Movers International group in Andalusia since 2004. Britannia is the largest independent moving group in the United Kingdom and has over 40 local removal offices across the country, stretching from Aberdeen to Brighton.

PACKING MATERIALS

Selection of removal cartons and bubble wrap for sale in Fuengirola

You can find all types of packing materials at our depot: Standard cartons, book cartons, linen boxes, wardrobe cartons, picture boxes, cardboard sheets, laminated bubble wrap for furniture, clear bubble wrap for glass & china, foam edges, wrapping paper, mattress covers, rolls of tape, shrink wrap, etc.

BRITANNIA IN ACTION

Britannia crew discussing how to load removal truck
Britannia porter wrapping a coffee table in laminated bubble wrap
Britannia porter packing plates with paper and placing them into a removal carton
Uniformed Britannia porters carrying a sofa in protective cover
Two Britannia porters placing a polythene cover over a matress

WATCH OUR VIDEOS

Introduction to Britannia Movers International

Britannia Movers International Head Office