IMPERIAL Logistics, a global leader in logistics and supply chain management, has acquired a majority stake in Kings Transport. This load consolidation business, with its 80-year track record, strengthens the ability of IMPERIAL Logistics to service customers that move less than full truck loads from source to market.
Moving loads that range in size from 500kg to 32 tons, Kings Transport services a diverse range of customers from blue-chip brands to home-based businesses. "Kings is a great fit for the Group," says Marius Swanepoel, Chief Executive Officer of IMPERIAL Logistics. "Their ethics are deeply rooted, they focus on people development and they are passionate about delivering value to customers."
The company also contributes in terms of IMPERIAL Logistics' intense focus on its green logistics evolution, he says. "King's eco consciousness extends to its operations, which includes a fleet of vehicles that conform to the lowest possible emission standards," he explains.
Kings has 225 employees who work across five branches nationally. Wendy Goetze, the Managing Director of Kings Transport says "our employees share a passion to give customers the best possible service." The head office is based in the Western Cape, with branches located in Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth. The company offers its services to outlying areas with the help of "long standing and reliable third parties".
"We are proud to join this leading global logistics and supply chain management Group. By becoming a member of the IMPERIAL family, we are able to strengthen our value proposition by offering our customers an end-to-end logistics solution," concludes Goetze.