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The new company will offer local and multinational
customers a range of solutions

Agility to set up logistics JV in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, June 29, 2016

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has formed a joint venture (JV) in South Africa with Super Group, a Johannesburg-based supply chain management and transportation specialist, after acquiring a minority stake in its freight forwarding unit.

The new company, SG Agility Proprietary, will offer local and multinational customers a range of logistics and supply chain solutions, including air freight, ocean freight, road freight, customs clearance, warehousing, and distribution.

It will be led by Henk Theron, formerly CEO of Micor –Super Group’s freight forwarding business.

Super Group, listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange, is a leader in South Africa’s supply chain and contract logistics market.

Super Group’s Micor unit has been a global strategic partner for Agility since 2005.

On the new venture, Elias Monem, CEO of Agility Middle East and Africa (MEA), said: “South Africa is vital to our strategic growth and expansion in Africa. It has well-developed financial, legal, communications and transport sectors, along with an open trade policy and a comparatively strong domestic market.”

“The JV with Super Group is a sign of our commitment to both South Africa and the continent,” he stated.

SG Agility will have more than 150 employees, with its head office is Johannesburg, and the branch offices will be located in Port Elizabeth, Durban and Cape Town.
On his new role, Theron said: “Partnering with Agility gives our customers access to a leading international logistics provider with a strong global network and a legacy of proven performance.”

“Our team on the ground and experience in the market allow us to add value to Agility’s operations and further the growth and development of the logistics industry in sub-Saharan Africa,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service

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