History of Business

Horizon is a wholly-owned entity of Imperial since 2009. Our strategy is to work with brand owners providing informed market intelligence and access to consumers through our extensive in-country network. On-the-ground expertise, resource, capability and geographic spread mean that we are uniquely placed to mitigate and manage the distinctive risk and complexity of the African continent.

Horizon is part of the Imperial CIC Group, with sister companies operating in the SADC region as follows:

CIC Namibia (Namibia), Global Holdings (Botswana), Fine Pharmaceuticals (Botswana), OTI Group (Mozambique and Swaziland), Horizon (Zambia), LSC (Namibia and Botswana) and Warpack (Malawi).

Core business

Horizon Distributors Ltd operates within the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry and has agency agreements with local and international blue-chip manufacturers. The company provides a full route-to-market solution for its clients in Zambia. Horizon has one main facility in Zambia with the capability for countrywide distribution.

Service offering

Horizon specialises in:

  • Procurement
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution
  • Sales
  • Stock Responsibility

Marketing and trade promotions are outsourced to reliable business partners.

Key strengths

  • Warehouse space of 6,000 m2 offering dry and temperature-controlled storage capabilities.
  • The use of advanced information technology
  • A market leader in the industry
  • Strong and well-established distribution channels
  • A strong outsourced fleet of vehicles across the network.

Key Clients

Horizon caters to a range of premium clients including but not limited to:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Sanulac
  • Namib Mills
  • RCL
  • Goosebumps
  • Japanese Tobacco Industry

Geographical representation

Horizon has a single operational warehouse in Lusaka, offering countrywide distribution.