The Supply Chain Africa division delivers an end-to-end supply chain solution through the integration of its multiple business units. Its services include supply chain optimisation, consulting, technology, procurement, third-party distribution, transport, multi-temperature controlled product distribution, bulk raw material transportation, warehousing, inbound and outbound freight forwarding, customs clearing, import and export consolidation, international airfreight services and bonded cross-border transport. Supply Chain Africa has diversified its service offering to include, among other things, brand management and integrated distribution to the national convenience market. The business combines the skills of a team with more than 20 years of supply chain experience with assets such as the Super Park distribution hub and world-class technology to drive efficiencies for clients within a multidisciplinary environment. For example, it is able to aggregate loads across customers and manage backhaul capacity to optimise route networks and reduce supply chain system costs.
The African Logistics business consists of the Group’s sub-Saharan African transport interests, operating primarily between South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, DRC and Mozambique. Over 70% of its volumes come from commodity-related transport. It moves mining equipment and supplies north to the Zambian and DRC copper belt and transports mining products south for export. The balance of the volumes comes from transporting agricultural products and aids for governments and multinational NGOs.