Watkins Kent Removals & Storage, in both Launceston and Hobart, is a full-service removals and secure storage company that delivers superior customer service at affordable rates, providing successful stress-free moves… for peace of mind.
Watkins Kent Removals & Storage was proudly established in 2014 following the acquisition of the 70-year family run, Tasmanian owned, Watkins Removals and Storage by the 70-year family run, Victorian owned national Kent Relocation Group.
Now as an integral part of the Kent Removals & Storage national branch network, Watkins Kent will continue to honour its proud Tasmanian heritage while being able to better service its customers locally, domestically and internationally for the best value in the state.
In over 70 years, Kent Removals & Storage has successfully moved over a million happy Australians around the corner, across the country, and around the globe.
Established in 1944, Kent has a reputation for excellence, with professional, attentive, caring, customer service at the heart of everything we do.
Today, Kent is the largest family-owned moving, and secure storage company in Australia, employing more than 500 people. We have a national network of branches, and numerous international affiliations, extending our operations all across the world.
Our commitment to quality, environment, safety and customer satisfaction have earned our national operations the highest accreditation's for the international moving industry, as well as countless customer service excellence awards.
It is no surprise then that Watkins Removals, with its customer-centric values and long-standing family heritage, aligned so well with the values of Kent.
Founded by Claude Watkins more 70 years ago, Watkins prided itself on helping Tasmanians move locally, interstate, and overseas. Established in 1943, Watkins Removals and Storage was a family run, Tasmanian owned and operated business that began as a one-man operation.
With customer service excellence always at the heart of the business, Watkins quickly became the largest locally owned removalist company in Tasmania. In 2004, the Watkins family retired from the moving industry, and Greg Johnston purchased the successful business.
Watkins Kent is committed to building on the already considerable strengths of Watkins, and growing within the Tasmanian market. Tasmanian residents now have full access to Kent’s national branch network, international reach, and comprehensive service offering.