LOOK INTO LOGISTICS FROM OUR VIEWPOINT
Fast moving, forward thinking
At IMPERIAL Logistics, ‘fast moving, forward thinking' describes our vision to succeed. To be a leading, integrated logistics and supply chain management company that operates in the context of a global economy.
We believe that logistics and supply chain processes enable or disable a country’s expansion and growth and thereby, its global competitiveness. In fact, according to the 2010 World Bank Report, titled ‘Connecting to Compete: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy’, improving logistics performance has become an important policy objective in recent years, because logistics has a major impact on economic activity. Better logistics performance is strongly associated with trade expansion, export diversification, the ability to attract foreign direct investment and economic growth.
IMPERIAL Logistics considers the broader socio-economic developmental perspective throughout each of its logistics solutions. As a brand, we are committed to cost effectiveness, quality service, people development and business excellence. We aim to demonstrate and live by a performance-driven culture, communicate transparently and exhibit a strong heritage of social responsibility. As a prudent risk taker, financial responsibility and capital efficiency is critical, as we maintain an entrepreneurial code of behaviour. Support and loyalty to colleagues, our member and sister companies drive ‘The IMPERIAL way’.
EXPAND YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN REACH
Streamlining supply chain management across borders
IMPERIAL Logistics is truly global in its reach, which extends from Europe to India, the USA and Far East. Together with our expansive African footprint, our international reach is a critical factor that enables us to determine the correct operating model and build a compelling business case for each customer.
We deliver inter-modal logistics and supply chain solutions, leveraging the optimal transportation mode to deliver in line with our customers’ specific needs. From barge driven delivery down Germany’s Rhine River to inland water shipping connections from Cologne, Düsseldorf and Duisburg to Antwerp and Rotterdam – across continents to rail and road connections between Cape Town and Mazabuka, Zambia – we deliver timeously and cost-effectively.
Across South Africa and Europe alone, IMPERIAL Logistics handles and transports over 110 000 000 tons annually. Internationally, we operate in excess of 6 000 vehicles, and have access to around 3 000 sub-contractors with total storage capacity of more than 2 240 000 m² and under cover warehouse capacity of approximately 1 500 000 m². Additional facts on our scope of business are provided here.
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Entrenched logistics and supply chain management experience
IMPERIAL Logistics’ leadership team is well-versed in the field of logistics and supply chain management, with our leaders offering over 300 years of experience – a base of logistics intelligence that is channeled back into the broader industry through representation on the following Boards:
- The Supply Chain Council (SCC)
- SAPICS, the Association for Operations Management of Southern Africa
- Road Freight Association of SA (RFA)
The IMPERIAL Logistics Board members and structure can be viewed here.
OUTSOURCE TO A LOGISTICS GIANT
We are IMPERIAL Logistics
IMPERIAL Logistics Southern Africa is a multi-branded business, managed on a decentralised basis. Member companies are categorised into five key divisions. Through this approach, we ensure that we optimise the benefits, scale and synergies that are derived from large businesses, while retaining agility, customer focus and an entrepreneurial flair that often characterises smaller businesses.
IMPERIAL Logistics International comprises of four business units, each focused on delivering customised logistics solutions to address requirements in specific market sectors.