How we allocate capital
The group strives to create long-term value for stakeholders though strategic clarity, financial discipline, operational excellence and strictly defined capital allocation principles.
We will release capital and sharpen executive focus, by disposing of non-core, strategically misaligned, underperforming or low return on effort assets.
We will invest capital in South Africa to maintain the quality of our assets and our market leadership in our logistics and motor vehicles businesses.
We will invest capital in the African Regions primarily to achieve our 2020 objective for the revenue and profits generated in that region to equal that of our South African logistics business, and secondarily to expand our vehicles and related businesses in the region.
We will invest the cash generated from operations and divestments to grow our businesses beyond the continent, but with an emphasis on logistics.
The development and sustainability of Imperial will be underpinned by our investment in human capital and information systems.
The big picture
Evolves from point services to the integrated management of transportation, warehousing and delivery operations on behalf of clients – thus acting as the lead logistics provider managing multiple supply chain functions.
|International freight management|
|Value-add logistics solutions (lead logistics provider)|
Integrates clients’ logistics functions into their end-to-end supply chain to reduce their time-to-market, improve their customer service and mitigate risk.
|Supply chain advisory|
|Supply chain technology|
|Supply chain management solutions|
Provides access to end-consumers through taking ownership of product inventory and provides integrated logistics and sales services.
|Sourcing and Procurement|
Distributor and retailer of vehicles and related products and services in Southern Africa and selected international markets.
|Vehicle and parts import|
|Vehicle dealerships – independent and owned|
|Distributorships in African countries|
|Part distribution – resellers/ specialised workshops|
|Car rental outlets (Europcar and Tempest)|
Provides services across all segments of the vehicle value chain for a range of the world’s most respected vehicle brands, with an integrated offering that includes motor related financial products and services.
|Passenger and commercial vehicles|
|Aftermarket parts, servicing and repairs|
|Service and warranty plans|
|Fleet management services/VAPS|