DACHSER South Africa is known for an innovative approach to logistics. A partnership with a project engineering company that provides transformers to the mining sector, once again highlights the company’s commitment to finding streamlined solutions for the most challenging logistics requirements.
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.
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.”
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.
As a logistics provider in Africa, DACHSER South Africa (SA) needs to transport a wide variety of goods to a range of remote and underdeveloped destinations that can be challenging from a border control, customs and infrastructure perspective. Forty years of experience and a solid network comes in to play when dealing with African destinations, says DACHSER SA managing director Detlev Duve.
DACHSER South Africa will be exhibiting at Electra Mining Africa 2014, where the industry leaders in mining, industrial, engineering and related industries will showcase products, services, machinery and equipment. It is effectively four shows in one, and includes a Transport Expo where exhibitors will reveal cutting-edge products and services in the trucking, transport and logistics industries.
Austria-based Rosenbauer supplies tailor-made, state of-the-art technology to airports throughout the globe. Sophisticated project logistics are essential for this purpose and DACHSER ensures that Panther fire-fighting vehicles reach their global destinations from Rosenbauer production bases in Austria and the USA. Since 2008, over 2,000 fire trucks have been successfully shipped to their designated homes. In a first for the South African business, DACHSER South Africa recently delivered a total order of 10 units of Rosenbauer 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 Panther firefighting vehicles for Rosenbauer’s client ACSA to major airports nationwide.
The ability to offer end-to-end logistics solutions is fast becoming a prerequisite in South Africa as companies compete in the global market. According to Detlev Duve, managing director at Dachser South Africa, with only a handful of companies within South Africa able to offer a complete end-to-end supply chain solution, much effort has gone into their business to ensure the company is one of these players. “The distribution portion of the business has been one of the focal points for the last three years,” says Duve. “This has allowed us to grow our business extensively. “
Kempten, June 27, 2013. As of July 1, Burkhard Eling (42) will be taking over the Finance, Legal, and Tax (FLT) Department at logistics provider DACHSER. He succeeds Professor Dr. Dieter Truxius, who will remain a member of the company’s management until he retires at the end of the year.
The South African logistics industry is experiencing a severe shortage of skills to effectively respond to the demands of global logistics. Areas that are critical and short of skills need to be identified and mechanisms need to be devised to develop the necessary skills base to respond to the challenges, according to Detlev Duve, Managing Director of Dachser South Africa.
Kempten, Munich. 20 March 2013. DACHSER closed the 2012 financial year with new record highs in terms of overall revenue and staff numbers. Revenue growth nevertheless slowed to 3.7 percent. DACHSER has set initial growth impulses for 2013 with the acquisitions of the Spanish logistics providers Azkar and Transunion. Including revenues from these acquisitions and expected organic growth, DACHSER aims to surpass the 5-billion-euro revenue threshold for the first time in the current fiscal year.
Kempten, 23 January 2013. On 1 January the internationally operating logistics provider, DACHSER, acquired 100 percent of the shares in the joint venture DACHSER Netherlands Air & Sea Logistics B.V. established in 2008.
Kempten/Valencia, 17.01.2013. Effective retroactively from the beginning of the year, the internationally operating logistics provider, DACHSER, has acquired the Spanish air and sea freight forwarder Transunion S. A. subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. The company employs a staff of 235. In addition to nine offices in Spain the company is also represented in Turkey, Argentina, Peru and Mexico.
Kempten/Madrid, 12 December 2012. Effective 15 January 2013 subject to the approval of the anti-trust authorities the internationally operating logistics provider DACHSER is to acquire the Spanish logistics provider, Azkar S.A. DACHSER has held a 10 percent stake in its Iberian logistics partner since 2008.
Kempten/Port Elizabeth, 15 November 2012. DACHSER South Africa, the local organization of the internationally operating logistics provider, recently opened a fourth branch office in Port Elizabeth, extending an established network of South African offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
Kempten/Ho Chi Minh City. 8 October 2012. DACHSER is continuing to pursue its worldwide expansion course and at the beginning of October established a joint venture in Vietnam. Majority shareholder is DACHSER Far East Ltd. in Hong Kong.