The South African Imperial Holdings Limited is integrating the business operations of its logistics divisions, which had previously operated largely independently of one another, under a single “Imperial Logistics” brand. 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.
“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.
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.”