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.