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On Tuesday evening this week, DACHSER South Africa was named the ‘Freight and Logistics Company of the Year’ at the 9th Transport Africa Awards 2016. The Transport Africa Awards are designed to recognise companies who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and have continually set standards of excellence. The awards have become the blue chip mark of success for the African transport and infrastructure sector.
Logistics companies could be seen as the key service-providers within the retail and manufacturing supply chains across the world. As consumer demand increases, innovative products and services are being rapidly developed, and must be just as swiftly released into the market. This means that significantly more is required of logistics companies than a simple pick-up and drop-off. Logistics companies must understand product specifications, be cognizant of supply-and-demand, and pre-empt challenges inherent in storing and moving goods across geographical distances.
On 25 February 2015, DACHSER South Africa celebrated the official launch and roof wetting of the company’s new head office, sales and logistics centre including an extended multi-user warehouse facility in Pomona, Kempton Park.
E-commerce, the electronic trade of goods and services, is reshaping the world of logistics and forcing logistics providers to step up, says Detlev Duve, Managing Director of DACHSER South Africa. “E-commerce entrepreneurs require a logistics partner that understands this new dimension of logistics and can provide end-to-end services.”


In recent years the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has embarked on a risk-based approach to managing and enforcing customs compliance, with the aim of being able to spend more time and resources in high-risk areas and on high-risk clients. For this approach to work, SARS has identified trusted SARS clients (importers and exporters) with the required systems and controls in place to ensure a high level of compliance. These trusted SARS clients have been given a preferred trader accreditation.
DACHSER South Africa was recently trusted to deliver a large printing press and finishing equipment from Goldkronach in Germany to a client in the Western Cape under tight time constraints. Due to its large size and weight, the transfer of the printing press had to be carefully planned and managed.
DACHSER South Africa (SA) was approached by a locally-based cinema company to move an entire cinema set-up from South Africa to Zimbabwe. Adding to its diverse portfolio, DACHSER undertook a ground-breaking project to transport the cinema equipment from South Africa to Zimbabwe, resulting in the establishment of a world-class cinema in that country.
From a formidable domestic contender to a major international player: when companies grow beyond their national borders, new thinking, future-oriented positioning, and a clear focus on customers’ needs is required.


We are present in the most important procurement and sales markets of the world. The DACHSER network is the basis for a smooth supply chain of globally operating companies.
The DACHSER warehouses are a core component of our integral supply chain solutions and are utilized above all in the context of our DACHSER contract logistics.
The DACHSER transit terminals are a key success factor for the quality of logistics services.
To provide us with the ability to evaluate our logistics services in detail, DACHSER has installed a comprehensive system for quality assurance and quality management.
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