Preliminary summarised results
for the year ended 30 June 2020

At a glance

Imperial is an African and European-focused provider of integrated market access and logistics solutions. With a focus on five key industries – healthcare, consumer, automotive, chemicals and industrial – we take our clients’ products to some of the fastest growing and most challenging markets in the world. Ranked among the top 30 global logistics providers and listed on the JSE in South Africa, we seek out and leverage new technology to deliver innovative, end-to-end solutions. Through our significant African footprint and international expertise, and with the support of our 25 000 people, Imperial’s purpose is to connect Africa and the world – and to improve people’s lives with access to quality products and services.



  • We are transforming Imperial from a regional portfolio of businesses to an integrated, end-to-end market access and logistics business
  • Our strategic intent is to become the ‘Gateway to Africa’ – transforming from an asset heavy, 3PL logistics player to an innovative, asset right business
  • Key differentiators:
    • ability to build this business in some of the most challenging markets in Africa
    • ability to develop leading positions as a strategic market access and logistics partner to multinational principals and clients
  • Grow both organically and through strategic acquisitions in Africa and selected markets
  • A business of scale
  • Unlock increasing value for our clients, principals, shareholders and other stakeholders


Connecting Africa and the world and improving people’s lives with access to quality products and services.



Operate as ‘One Imperial’, offering unique end-to-end solutions


People are our greatest asset


Extensive Africa footprint – serving as a gateway to Africa


International footprint and expertise


Go digital, be digital, enable digital


Integrating environmental, social and governance practices

"The past year has been extraordinary and challenging – and as individuals and a business we have faced unprecedented circumstances. Despite challenging trading conditions – exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic – Imperial increased revenue from continuing operations, generated strong free cash flow, maintained a strong balance sheet, effectively managed costs and recorded signifi cant progress against its strategy."