International Supply Chain Day in Johannesburg / Expanding global service offer in contract logistics
On International Supply Chain Day, 19 April 2018, Röhlig-Grindrod Logistics, in partnership with the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC, opened the doors of its newly launched offices and warehouse in Johannesburg. One hundred and fifty visitors from multiple industries were taken on a trip into the world of logistics, which was then followed by a talk by Clayton Thomas, Director of Industrial Logistic Systems, about "The Warehouse of the Future".
The new warehouse is Röhlig-Grindrod’s flagship in South Africa and is underpinned by several smaller facilities throughout the country. Launched in 2017, the Johannesburg warehouse is a state-of-the-art facility featuring 21,000 sqm of floor space and offering capacity for 27,300 pallets. Ross Marlton, General Manager Contract Logistics at Röhlig-Grindrod, said: “We provide a complete solution to our customers, combining our infrastructure with the world’s leading warehouse management system technology. We recognise that our customers have unique and dynamic businesses and we strive to find solutions to meet their needs.”
Röhlig-Grindrod’s Johannesburg warehouse forms part of Röhlig’s global contract logistics business unit. Harald Schefft, Director Global Contract Logistics at Röhlig, said: “Our contract logistics team develops concepts tailored to our customers’ requirements and coordinates their implementation worldwide. We strive to help reduce customers’ costs and thereby make a positive impact on the overall performance of their logistics activities.”
Röhlig provides its customers with a global network of currently about 25 warehousing facilities worldwide, offering a total of 300,000 sqm. As Harald Schefft goes on to explain, “We are constantly expanding our global contract logistics footprint. Driven by the growing e-commerce business and its demand for short lead times, the global contract logistics market is experiencing strong growth. We are adapting our global profile to these market requirements.”
Röhlig-Grindrod is a formidable player and trusted name in the worldwide logistics industry. Our extensive global network and strategic partnerships with reputable carriers ensures our customers’ cargo is delivered safely, securely, on time, and to any destination. We offer multi-modal solutions encompassing air, sea, road and rail. Furthermore, we support all warehousing, insurance, customs clearing, compliance, supply chain, contract and project logistics needs throughout Africa and across the globe.
We are a ‘Proudly South African’ company with 57.5% black ownership and a Level 2 B-BBEE certification. Our history dates back over 150 years, and we are constantly evolving and innovating to ensure that cost-effectiveness and efficiency are delivered to our customers as consistently as their cargo.
Contributor: Lia Lopes, Marketing & Communications Officer, Rohlig-Grindrod