CIC Namibia

History of Business 

CIC (Pty) Ltd was established in May 1946 in Namibia. The company began as JJ van Zyl (Pty) Limited as a sales distribution agency in Windhoek. In 1963, after nearly 20 years in business, the company’s name changed to Indo Atlantic and became the single largest grocery agency business within Namibia.

In June 1984 management affected a buyout of operations and the company became known as Commercial Investment Corporation (Pty) Ltd, which is today known as CIC (Pty) Ltd. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength: trading divisions were established and the company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2007. CIC grew into a true multi‐national Southern African corporate and became part of Imperial in 2010.

CIC is a parent company to a group of businesses that operate in the SADC region. They are: Global Holdings (Botswana), Fine Pharmaceuticals (Botswana), the OTI Group (Mozambique and Swaziland), Horizon (Zambia), LSC (Namibia and Botswana) and Warpack (Malawi).

Core business

CIC Namibia 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. CIC has eight facilities throughout Namibia which allow for countrywide warehousing and distribution.

Service offering

CIC specialises in:

  • Procurement
  • Warehousing
  • Distribution
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Trade Promotors (Pty) Ltd, which offers strategic marketing and creative concepts solutions for Namibian companies, was recently established.

Key strengths

  • The largest warehouse in Namibia which provides superior bulk storage
  • Nearly 70 years’ worth of experience in the industry
  • The largest FMCG company in Namibia
  • The use of advanced information technology
  • A market leader in the industry
  • Strong and well-established distribution channels
  • Specialised marketing company with extensive experience in the Namibian market
  • An outsourced fleet of 46 vehicles across the network.

Key Clients

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

  • British American Tobacco
  • Tiger Brands
  • Simba
  • Foodcorp
  • Colgate
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Amka
  • Reckitts

Geographical representation

CIC has branches in Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Keetmanshoop, Ondangwa and Tsumeb.

Head office

CIC Namibia

Cnr Iscor & Splingen Street,
Northern Industrial Area,
Windhoek
Namibia

Phone +264 61 285 5801
http://www.cic.com.na

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