Dachser opens fourth South Africa office
20 November 2012
Dachser South Africa, the local division of the global logistics service provider and
transport company, has opened a branch in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape
This is Dachser's fourth South African branch office, adding to locations in
Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
"This office has been in the pipeline for some time, driven by expanding opportunities in the Eastern Cape," managing director of Dachser South Africa, Detlev Duve, said in a statement last week.
Dachser plans to harness the opportunities brought by the continuous growth in the
logistics industry in the Eastern Cape since the inception of the Port of Ngqura,
approximately 20 kilometres northeast of Port Elizabeth at the mouth of the Coega
"It is important to us to offer our customers, particularly in the automotive industry,
a transport solution and a connection to our global logistics network from Port
the rest of South Africa," said managing director Dachser Air & Sea
Logistics, Thomas Reuter.
Harold Thomas has been appointed manager of the Port Elizabeth branch office. With
more than 30 years of experience in the freight industry, Thomas will lead a team of
highly skilled staff recruited from the Port Elizabeth area.
"Dachser South Africa is committed to employing and training local staff. Job creation
will continue to be important to us, especially given the high unemployment rate in
the region," Duve said.
Dachser was founded by Thomas Dachser in Kempten, Germany in 1930 as a haulage
company. It has since grown to include offices in the rest of Europe, Asia, the United
States, South America, as well as South Africa.