On 1 August, Scan Global Logistics (SGL) opened a new office in Johannesburg. The new office will strengthen SGL’s position as one of the players within Aid & Relief and create a basis for further expansion regionally on the African continent.
Scan Global Logistics already has extensive business to and from South Africa and aims for significant growth in the coming years. By opening the new office, handpicked new employees have already been hired, and recognising the company’s ambitions to grow and expand, more job openings are expected heeding the call from the President of the Republic of South Africa on local employment creation and foreign investment to develop the South African economy.
Newly appointed General Manager for South Africa, Jerome James, comments on customer advantages of setting up business in South Africa:
“By establishing our own operation under our own brand, both new and existing customers will benefit from our proven ability to find the ideal, and when needed, entrepreneurial transport solutions. Customers will gain direct access to our global network, and not least our best-in-class local know-how and experience. Not only for South Africa but the entire region.”
“The new office is strategically placed in the business area of Sandton, Johannesburg to be close to many of our major customers. Scan Global Logistics will offer a full suite of services and solutions from day one within air, ocean, customs brokerage, warehousing, and domestic and cross-border trucking.”
Unique offering within the Aid & Relief segment
Today, SGL controls significant Aid & Relief volumes that are in transit through South Africa. By taking complete control of their setup in South Africa, they expect the Aid & Relief service offerings to become even stronger in the coming years, adding to the defined ambition of becoming the undisputed leading player within this segment.
Allan Melgaard, Global CEO, SGL, expands on the significance of adding South Africa to the global SGL network:
“For more than 45 years, SGL has provided solutions to the vast majority of UN organizations as well as other global NGOs. By entering South Africa, we are following our growth strategy to expand through acquisitions and greenfield openings. More importantly, it supports our everyday aim to provide first-class service to our customers uncomplicating their supply chains in a constantly challenging market environment.“