Logistics - Overview

In line with the group's strategic intent to simplify its portfolio of businesses, the creation from 1 July 2016 of one Logistics division – Imperial Logistics – will enable better coordination of relationships and opportunities with counterparties, and further clarify the growth strategy and capital deployment in existing businesses and acquisitions.

With 71% of operating profit generated outside South Africa in 2016, the new structure affirms Logistics as a large global business led by one board, one CEO and one management team.

For the 2017 financial year, Imperial Logistics will report segmentally on three sub-divisions:

  • Logistics South Africa
  • Logistics Africa Region
  • Logistics International

LOGISTICS SOUTH AFRICA

Leading logistics provider across the entire supply chain.

  • Freight & transport

    FREIGHT & TRANSPORT

    • Dedicated fleets.
    • Specialised vehicles.
    • Specialised vehicles.
    • Commodity tipper trucks.
    • Regional flow management.
  • Managed logistics

    MANAGED LOGISTICS

    • Continuous flow management.
    • Inter-modal solutions.
    • International freight forwarding and logistics.
    • Commodity tipper trucks.
    • Demand-driven logistics
  • Warehousing & distribution

    WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION

    • Product focused capabilities.
    • Single and multiprincipal.
    • Palletised and picking.
    • Consolidation.
    • Convenience and informal market deliveries.
    • Rental fleet.
    • Stockpile management.
  • Demand-driven route-to-market fulfilment

    DEMAND-DRIVEN ROUTE-TO-MARKET FULFILMENT

    • Agency and distributorships.
    • Sales and merchandising.
    • Brand activation.
    • Trade intelligence.
    • Traditional market development.
  • Supply chain integration

    SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION

    • Advisory services.
    • Technology services.
    • People enablement.
    • Process outsourcing.

WE CREATE VALUE THROUGH:

  • Improving clients’ competitiveness, as evidenced by the retention of long-term relationships and ongoing service innovation.
  • Scale, expertise and technology to provide high-value logistics services that lower total cost and offer superior reliability for clients.
  • Continued reliable service delivery and innovation to support client retention, expansion and new client engagement.
  • End-to-end service offering that provides tangible value-add to clients through a fully integrated supply chain.
  • Organisational agility and a commitment to corporate responsibility.
Logistics

 

LOGISTICS AFRICA REGION

Distributor of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals in Southern, East and West Africa

  • Supply chain integration

    SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION

    • Advisory services.
    • Technology services.
    • People enablement.
    • Process outsourcing.
  • Managed logistics & freight

    MANAGED LOGISTICS & FREIGHT

    • Continuous flow management.
    • Inter-modal solutions.
    • International logistics.
    • Demand-driven logistics.
  • Warehousing & distribution

    WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION

    • Palletised storage and handling.
    • Single and multiprincipal.
    • Palletised and picking.
    • Ambient, temperature controlled and Medicines Control Council specifications.
    • Consolidation.
  • Route-to-market solutions

    ROUTE-TO-MARKET SOLUTIONS

    • Agency and distributorships.
    • Cash management on behalf of principals.
    • Sales and merchandising.
    • Trade intelligence.
    • Traditional market development.
  • Brand activation

    BRAND ACTIVATION

    • Customised market understanding and intelligence.
    • Advertising and promotion management.
    • Experiential marketing.
    • Digital bridge.

WE CREATE VALUE THROUGH:

  • A unique distributor approach based on the needs of emerging markets, supported by acquisitions and local partnerships, and benefiting from exclusive relationships with principals.
  • Ability to grow consumer and pharmaceutical brands by bringing products to market in a trading environment where logistics are challenging, and sales and marketing channels are relatively underdeveloped and complex.
  • Attractiveness to multinationals of end-to-end integrated route-tomarket solutions across African markets.

LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL

Leading positions in inland shipping, chemical and industrial contract logistics.

  • Transport solutions

    TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS

    Inland shipping, road and express freight with dedicated fleet and equipment in target industries.

  • Supply chain solutions

    SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS

    Leading provider of procurement logistics, manufacturing logistics, contract manufacturing, warehousing, outbound logistics and reverse logistics in selected industries.

  • Industry enterprise

    INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

    Expertise and experience in the automotive, machinery and equipment, steel, retail and consumer goods sectors.


WE CREATE VALUE THROUGH:

  • A strong position in demanding industries such as chemicals and automotive, and our ability to manage complex services and processes to the highest quality standards.
  • Our ability to reproduce high-quality offerings in new industries and markets.
  • An integrated portfolio of services across clients’ supply chains.
  • Well-established, long-term client partnerships as a basis for entering new markets.