Dachser expands its network in South Africa

DACHSER125Kempten/Port Elizabeth, 15 November 2012. Dachser South Africa, the local organization of the internationally operating logistics provider, recently opened a fourth branch office in Port Elizabeth, extending an established network of South African offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

“This office has been in the pipeline for some time, driven by expanding opportunities in the Eastern Cape,” says Detlev Duve, managing director of Dachser South Africa. According to Duve, Dachser plans to harness the opportunities brought by the continuous growth in the logistics industry in the Eastern Cape since the inception of the Port of Ngqura, also known as Coega.

“It was important to us to offer our customers in particular in the automotive industry a transport solution and a connection to our global logistics network from Port Elizabeth to the rest of South Africa,” Thomas Reuter, managing director Dachser Air & Sea Logistics, explains.

Harold Thomas has been appointed manager of the Port Elizabeth branch office. With over 30 years of experience in the freight industry, Thomas will lead a team of highly skilled staff recruited from the Port Elizabeth area. “Dachser South Africa is committed to employing and training local staff. Job creation is and will continue to be important to us particularly given the high level of unemployment in the region,” says Duve.

About Dachser:

In 2011, the internationally operating logistics provider, Dachser (www.dachser.com), generated total revenue of EUR 4.3 billion. 21,000 staff working in 315 profit centres worldwide handled 49.3 million consignments weighing a total of 37.1 million tonnes.

For more information about Dachser visit http://www.dachser.com.

SOURCE: Submitted by ISIS Communications

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