Imperial Logistics

Our strategy

One Imperial Logistics

Imperial Logistics aspires to be an internationally acclaimed Tier One provider of outsourced value-add logistics, supply chain management and route-to-market solutions - customised to ensure relevance and competitiveness of our clients in the industries and geographies in which we participate.

Our aspirations
Grow sustainable revenue
through focused organic growth in each region, complemented by strategic acquisitions (within defined parameters).
Achieve targeted returns
through profitable partnerships with clients in selected industries, generating targeted risk-adjusted returns on invested capital.
Improve competitiveness
by investing in people, processes, digitisation and innovation, and leveraging operational excellence across different businesses.
Our corporate strategies to turn our vision into a reality
  • Deliver truly client-centric solutions.
  • Build credibility among global clients.
  • Prove industry expertise in selected markets.
Asset rightness
  • Maximise agility by reducing asset intensity.
  • Partner for flexibility, capacity and efficient scale.
  • Align asset investments with secured revenue.
Flawless execution
  • Deliver superior service excellence that adds value.
  • Boost client confidence to cultivate long-term loyalty.
  • Foster collaborative interdependence with clients.
Local relevance
  • Maximise value for clients across different markets.
  • Understand unique complexities and requirements.
  • Leverage local ownership and partnerships.
Offer fully integrated solutions
  • International Freight Management
  • Expand into select geographies and industries
  • Integral partner of choice to clients
By delivering our regional strategic initiatives
South Africa
  • Retain and expand contracts
  • Enhance B-BBEE credentials
  • Exit unviable contracts and operations

Retain and expand contracts with existing clients through customisation, innovation and service excellence.

Enhance B-BBEE credentials through a major black ownership transaction, accelerated employment equity, and enterprise and supplier development, to protect market leadership.

Exit unviable contracts and operations, consolidate property and rationalise assets in line with contract commitments.

African Regions
  • Leverage unique ability to provide brand owners with access to fragmented markets
  • Expand managed solutions offerings
  • Apply proprietary market aggregation model

Leverage unique ability to provide brand owners with access to fragmented markets through integrated solutions, unrivalled scale and multi-regional distribution.

Expand managed solutions offerings by leveraging South African capabilities to secure sustainable competitive advantage in an underdeveloped 3PL market.

Apply proprietary market aggregation model to become the single strategic partner to multinational clients.

  • Leverage specialised capabilities
  • Seek opportunities to expand
  • Strong focus on improved returns

Leverage specialised capabilities to strengthen client relationships in specific market sectors, underpinned by a differentiated approach to digitalisation and innovation.

Seek opportunities to expand specialist capabilities into developing markets in Europe and Asia.

Strong focus on improved returns through business and contract rationalisation, capability alignment and reduced asset intensity.

Supported by our enabling initiatives

Drive growth in priority industries by combining capabilities, client relationships and competitive advantages.
Develop International Freight Management capability to extend integrated solutions offering and geographic reach.
Implement common framework for managing human capital aligned to international best practice.
Pragmatic approach to digitisation and innovation to support operational excellence and client-led innovation.