As a result, the logistics and supply chain activities of the International, South African and African Regions divisions will be amalgamated to form a single, global logistics business. Represented by a single brand and distinct logo going forward, this “one business, one brand” approach is key to the business’ aspirations to be the internationally acclaimed Tier One provider of outsourced value-add logistics, supply chain management and route-to-market solutions.
“We have a single-minded focus on delivering customised solutions that keep our clients competitive and relevant,” says Marius Swanepoel, CEO of the new global logistics organisation. “A single brand enables embodies this client centric thinking.”
Clients will benefit from the consolidation of the regional activities into one international logistics unit in many ways. Uniform IT and quality standards, for example, will be implemented around the globe, business processes will be accelerated and the transfer of expertise will be ensured beyond regional markets. “Strategic priorities such as flawless execution are more effectively enabled by such synergies,” explains Swanepoel.
There will be an increased focus on the collaboration and customisation core to the Imperial Logistics brand. Carsten Taucke, CEO of Imperial Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG., Duisburg, explains, “We’ll be better able to share knowledge and expertise from the traditional business units and transfer this to other countries as we grow together to form one global, clearly structured and integrated logistics and supply chain business.”