IMPERIAL Acquires a juicy stake in Western Cape Fruit Transporter
IMPERIAL Logistics, a global leader in logistics and supply chain management, has acquired a 70% stake in Le Grange Transport. This Tulbagh-based business has been operating since 1988, serving mainly the Western Cape fruit industry and operating between the Cape Town Harbour and Ceres areas.
With 51 vehicles capable of moving loads ranging in size from tri-axle to super-interlink, and a well established client base in the region, this acquisition is in line with the Group's strategy to grow its business in the Western Cape container market, explains IMPERIAL Cargo managing director Christo Theron. “Le Grange Transport is an excellent fit for IMPERIAL Logistics,” he adds. “We share the same values, including a commitment to quality service, people development and excellence, and a performance-driven culture pervades both companies. This new venture is set to become an important player in the Western Cape.”
Le Grange Transport has 100 employees operating out of offices in Tulbagh, which lies in the heart of the region's fruit industry. “This marks the beginning of an exciting new era for our organisation, and we are proud to be associated with the IMPERIAL Logistics brand,” comments Le Grange managing director Dickie Webb. He adds that this development gives the company access to the resources needed to grow the business and “take it to the next level”.
Le Grange Transport will report via IMPERIAL Cargo into IMPERIAL Logistics' Transport & Warehousing division.
About IMPERIAL Logistics
IMPERIAL Logistics is a global logistics and supply chain leader that moves business and industry through innovation, inspiration and foresight. Through its established Southern African and International divisions, IMPERIAL Logistics’ service delivery comprises fundamental logistics and end-to-end supply chain management solutions to blue chip customers in almost every industry. As a preferred logistics outsource provider, IMPERIAL Logistics positions itself as an extension of its customer’s business, building its customer’s brand alongside its own. IMPERIAL Logistics Southern Africa is a multi-branded business, categorised into six key divisions, namely Transport and Warehousing, Consumer Products, Specialised Freight, Integration Services, Africa and Bulk Commodity Services. IMPERIAL Logistics International comprises five operating units, namely Panopa Logistik, Lehnkering, neska, IMPERIAL Reederei and Brouwer Shipping. For more information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za.
About IMPERIAL Cargo
In addition to IMPERIAL Cargo, the IMPERIAL Cargo Group comprises four synergistic operating companies, namely IMPERIAL Cargo Namibia, Atlantis, Dekson Transport and National Transport Services. IMPERIAL Cargo provides line haul and local transportation and warehousing across South Africa and Namibia, including cross border transportation to Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. The company also handles containers in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It has established expertise in transport broking, consolidation inter-modal transport and supply chain management. IMPERIAL Cargo also has access to a number of support service companies that offer integrated IT solutions, anti-hijacking and tracking services. For further information, please visit http://www.imperialcargowesterncape.co.za/.
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