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Unique end-to-end solutions the catalyst for client competitiveness

At Imperial, we improve our clients’ competitiveness through customising our experience in outsourced value chain management.  Our diverse experience and expansive capabilities extend from procurement to brand activation, and include all the logistics services in between.  As a result, Imperial Logistics is the only company that can take materials and products from their original source - via manufacturing - to the end-consumer point of sale. “Get me there; sell my product; build my brand” is the way we describe our integrated, end-to-end value proposition.

Our strategy is fortified by our position as a leading distributor of FMCG, pharma, liquor, tobacco and general merchandise products - through which Imperial has the unique capability to “sell my product”.  The strategy is further augmented in the brand conscious African market by our brand activation services - the capability to “build my brand” which provide the ability to “pull’ products through the value chain to the end consumer.  We accordingly have a proud track record of building the brands of our consumer products and automotive principals.  

Imperial’s distributor capabilities, strengthened with order-to-cash and merchandising services, are combined with brand activation and promotion capabilities to offer demand-driven route-to-market solutions to leading consumer brand owners. With a focus on “feet on the ground”, we have the ability to add significant value to our clients’ brands - whilst contributing to employment creation, training and skills development across Africa. Read more...

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Imperial Logistics International

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As a one hundred percent subsidiary of the South African IMPERIAL Holdings Limited, IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG is responsible for coordination and control of all international logistics business of the IMPERIAL Holdings Group outside Africa. In addition, the company is represented at major locations in all parts of the globe. On the basis of this global network and professional concepts for maritime, air and overland transport as well as for storage and distribution, IMPERIAL Logistics International is able to offer industrial customers tailored logistics solutions. IMPERIAL Logistics International numbers among the leading logistics specialists in the steel, automotive and supplier industries, the chemical sector, the paper and pulp industry as well as mechanical and plant engineering. With its high technical standards and continuous investments the company meets all requirements for individually incorporating logistics services into the value chain of other enterprises, both now and in the future. The Group also includes the five leading logistics companies Imperial Shipping Group, LEHNKERING, PANOPA, neska and Brouwer Shipping along with their subsidiaries and associated companies that, within the Group, enable provision of a complete and broad range of services for global logistics business.

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IMPERIAL in the News

Imperial eyes Africa, South America
27 Feb 2014
OUTGOING Imperial Holdings CEO Hubert Brody says the group is "as entrepreneurial as ever" and has significant opportunities to grow in developing markets, including South America and Africa outside South Africa.

In Mr Brody’s last results presentation as CEO on Wednesday — before Massmart and Transaction Capital nonexecutive chairman Mark Lamberti takes over next week — he announced an acquisition in Nigeria, and the group’s entry into South America.

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Imperial first-half profit increases
26 Feb 2014
Johannesburg - Imperial Holdings, owner of South Africa’s biggest car dealership network, said first-half profit increased 10 percent as sales and operating margin at its logistics unit rose.
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Imperial taps Massmart founder as CEO
20 Feb 2014
Johannesburg - Imperial Holdings on Thursday named Massmart founder Mark Lamberti as its next chief executive, tapping a business veteran who built one of the dominant retailers in Africa's top economy
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