IMPERIAL acquires a juicy stake in Western Cape fruit transporter
IMPERIAL Logistics, a global leader in logistics and supply chain management, has acquired a 70% stake in Le Grange Transport. This Tulbagh-based business has been operating since 1988, serving mainly the Western Cape fruit industry and operating between the Cape Town Harbour and Ceres areas.
With 51 vehicles capable of moving loads ranging in size from tri-axle to super-interlink, and a well established client base in the region, this acquisition is in line with the Group's strategy to grow its business in the Western Cape container market, explains IMPERIAL Cargo managing director Christo Theron. "Le Grange Transport is an excellent fit for IMPERIAL Logistics," he adds. "We share the same values, including a commitment to quality service, people development and excellence, and a performance-driven culture pervades both companies. This new venture is set to become an important player in the Western Cape."
Le Grange Transport has 100 employees operating out of offices in Tulbagh, which lies in the heart of the region's fruit industry. "This marks the beginning of an exciting new era for our organisation, and we are proud to be associated with the IMPERIAL Logistics brand," comments Le Grange managing director Dickie Webb. He adds that this development gives the company access to the resources needed to grow the business and "take it to the next level".
Le Grange Transport will report via IMPERIAL Cargo into IMPERIAL Logistics' Transport & Warehousing division.
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IMPERIAL Logistics entered the South African logistics and transport market in 1975 with a small fleet of light commercial vehicles, which were principally rented to clients and utilised to distribute food and fresh produce to restaurants.- more....