25 Oct


Johannesburg, 25 October 2013

Imperial Managed Logistics – part of the Imperial Logistics group – has been awarded a three-year contract for primary distribution services by JSE-listed Tiger Brands.

The contract will see the company transporting 46 000 loads per year for the FMCG group.

Elaborating on the scope of the contract, Imperial Managed Logistics’ Joint Managing Director, Johan Truter, explains that it focuses on all primary transport activities, including full load finished goods movement from factory to warehouse, distribution centre or direct customer deliveries for Tiger Brands’ Consumer and Grains Divisions. It will see Imperial Managed Logistics handling Tiger brands goods ranging from grain, groceries, snacks and beverages to baby care, personal care and home care brands, across brands that include Jungle, All Gold, Crosse & Blackwell, Ingram’s and Purity. “The contract encompasses all the activities associated with the planning, execution, management, reporting and IT required for the provision of primary freight logistics management services as a consolidated solution,” Truter adds.

Imperial’s proven capabilities in network (IT) integration and its national order visibility linking capacities contributed to the company securing this contract, he states. “Our track record in operations consolidation to improve decision making, as well as our operational representation at key sites, also helped us seal the deal.” Imperial Managed Logistics’ winning solution for Tiger Brands includes a world-class central operations command centre, to meet the client’s need for centralised planning, reporting and visibility of their network.

The company won this contract in a closed tender. “We are delighted to have been selected as Tiger Brands’ single primary freight transport management partner, and look forward to a mutually rewarding partnership,” Truter concludes.

About Imperial Logistics

With extensive operations throughout Europe and Africa, Imperial Logistics is uniquely placed to partner companies in leveraging the value inherent in their supply chains. By positioning ourselves as an extension of a clients’ business – building our clients’ brands alongside our own – we are co-collaborators in unlocking the competitive advantage contained in complex and dynamic logistics environments. Our own differentiators lie in a combination of an extensive resource base of transportation, warehousing and distribution operations and best-of-breed integrative process and technology solutions.  We apply our pre-eminent supply chain management skills to manage operational processes across end-to-end value chains on behalf of our clients.  As a multi-branded business, we are in a position to optimise the benefits, scale and synergies that are derived from large businesses, while retaining agility, customer focus and an entrepreneurial flair that characterises smaller businesses.  We recognise that our clients’ requirements are unique and customise our service offerings accordingly, whilst leveraging our experience to benefit each client.

For more information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za

About Imperial Managed Logistics

Imperial Managed Logistics was established in 2013 following the consolidation of two companies in the Imperial Logistics stable – BROCO and Cargo Africa. The name of the new business, Imperial Managed Logistics, builds on the strength of the Imperial name and tells more about the service and products we offer – managed logistics. Imperial Managed Logistics resides in the Consumer Products division, which provides integrated supply chain solutions to a wide range of FMCG and retail companies. This division distributes to top-end, mid-market and smaller retail environments, and also offers express food distribution, selling and merchandising services.

For more information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za


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