Agility strengthens its position in Africa

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. Photo: Agility
Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics.
Photo: Agility

Leading global logistics provider Agility announced that it has formed a joint venture in South Africa with Super Group, the leader in South Africa’s supply chain and contract logistics market, after acquiring a minority stake in Super Group’s freight forwarding unit. Thus, the Polish branch of Agility expands range of freight forwarding services.

The new venture, SG Agility Proprietary Ltd, will offer local and multinational customers a range of logistics and supply chain solutions, including air freight, ocean freight, road freight, customs clearance, warehousing, and distribution. SG Agility will have more than 150 employees. Its head office is Johannesburg; branch offices are located in Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town. SG Agility will be led by Henk Theron, formerly CEO of Micor, Super Group’s freight forwarding business.

– South Africa is vital to our strategic growth and expansion in Africa – said Elias Monem, Agility’s CEO of Middle East & Africa. – It has well-developed financial, legal, communications and transport sectors, along with an open trade policy and a comparatively strong domestic market. The joint venture with Super Group is a sign of our commitment to both South Africa and the continent.

– Also, from the point of view of the Polish branch of Agility, this venture will be very important. New Partnership gives our customers access to freight forwarding and logistics services in the South African market – Karolina Gasińska-Byczkowska, Branch Manager Agility Logistics Polska, comments.

– On the other hand, Super Group’s employees experience and their widen knowledge of the local market add new value to Agility operations leading to further growth and development of its logistics and freight forwarding services.

Agility continues to expand its Africa footprint, with operations in Egypt, Algeria, Angola, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa providing logistics services across the continent, including warehousing, freight forwarding, customs clearance and project logistics. Agility’s Infrastructure group operates in Ghana, Rwanda, Libya, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Malawi and Mozambique, providing services that include warehousing and infrastructure construction, aviation and camp services.

Agility is a publicly traded company with more than $4.3 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs.

GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

Poland’s company Agility Logistics Sp. z o.o. has operated since 2008. Its major offices are located in Warsaw and Wroclaw. The first one specializes in sea and air freight while the second branch office deals with road freight and logistics services. The company offers global strategy for Less Container Load shipment (LCL) and connections for FCL (Full Container Load) cargos. In addition to freight forwarding services it also offers warehousing & distribution, cross-border trucking and customs clearance services.

In Poland it serves the Port of Gdansk and the Warsaw airport.

GL, rel (Agility)

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