Launch of Ziegler South Africa.
We are pleased to inform of a further development on the South African logistics landscape with the launch on May 1st 2012, of Ziegler South Africa.
The Ziegler network had expanded its footprint in South Africa by investing in March 2010 in a very well reputed logistics provider : Logisticor. Logisticor was established in 2000 and maintains 3 offices in South Africa : Johannesburg (Joburg) (main and head office), Durban (harbor) and Beit Bridge (border to Zimbabwe) which is the service route for 70% of the roadfreight cargo into Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr Sean Moore is the founder who brought his dynamism to the company and remains at the head of Ziegler South Africa as CEO.
Apart from the name change, there will be no change to the current team, apart from the appointment of a new managing director Mr Paul Lawrence (49), a well-known industry personality who brings several decades of experience.
With this appointment, Mr Sean Moore will focus on key account sales and business development, this resource is considered very valuable for the local brand.
A few of immediate advantages for Logisticor of being Ziegler South Africa include :
- an immediate and larger set of resources at their disposal, not to mention years of experience;
- access to the Ziegler Network including the 11 important Simba offices in China
- immediate access to IT infrastructure
- immediate access to route developments managers who make regular trips to South Africa
After Morocco and Tunisia where Ziegler has its own offices through Ziegler Maroc (Casablanca) and Ziegler Tunisia (Tunis and Tunis Airport) , it is a new step of our development in Africa.