DSV inaugurates the largest integrated logistics center in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – DSV, a Danish transport and logistics company, has inaugurated the new Gauteng headquarters in South Africa, DSV Park Gauteng, which is Africa’s largest integrated logistics centre.

With this centralised facility, DSV will be able to provide more seamless service to customers who are an integral part of creating a strengthened and more efficient logistics network in South Africa.

DSV has consolidated its Gauteng operations in South Africa into a new, centralised facility which is the largest of its kind in Africa, situated near O.R. Tambo International Airport between Johannesburg and Pretoria and with easy access to the East and West Rand.

The logistics centre consists of approximately 130,000 square metres of buildings and covers supply chain solutions from first to last-mile controlled and managed under one roof by DSV.

The new DSV logistics centre is officially being inaugurated at a virtual ceremony.

The ceremony host and CEO of DSV Africa, Keith Pienaar, said: “The inauguration of DSV Park Gauteng once again underlines DSV’s strong commitment to South Africa and our will to grow the business in the region. DSV Park Gauteng consolidates several smaller offices and warehouses around Johannesburg into one large, modern logistics centre.”

The sprawling complex houses a logistics warehouse of 79,000 square metres, a cross-dock facility of 41,000 square metres and office space of 10,000 square metres.

DSV’s divisions Air & Sea, Road solutions as well as the Shared Services function will inhabit the new logistics centre while other specific units such as Healthcare and parts of Mounties and Solutions will continue out of their current specialised facilities.

“With DSV Park Gauteng, DSV has developed a large-scale modern logistics centre which captures the essence of our consolidation strategy to create larger and more efficient facilities, enabling us to have many of our business units together under one single roof.”

“We have packed the new DSV facility with solutions such as an innovative sorter that can handle 13,000 packages every single hour. Throughout the whole building process, we have also utilised our global experience to construct buildings where sustainability and resource optimisation have been fundamental in all processes,” said Brian Almind Winther, EVP and head of group Property, DSV.

To further improve the infrastructure nationally in South Africa, DSV is also building a consolidating logistics centre in the Western Cape called DSV Park Cape Town.

This site will be located near the Cape Town International Airport, and close to the harbour and industrial and commercial hubs.

Additional reporting by Logistics Update Africa

 

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