DSV has combined its Gauteng operations in South Africa with a new, centralised facility. According to the company, the facility is the largest logistics centre in Africa. The logistics centre includes approximately 130,000 sq m of buildings, a 79,000 sq m logistics warehouse, a 41,000 sq m of cross-dock facility and 10,000 sq m of office space. It includes solutions such as a sorter that can handle 12,000 packages every single hour.
DSV’s Air & Sea, Road Solutions and Shared Services divisions will be situated in the new logistics centre. Other units such as Healthcare, Mounties and Solutions will continue operating at their current facilities.
DSV has stated that it is committed to strengthening the logistics infrastructure in South Africa, in the hope of benefiting both its customers and the wider South African society. CEO of DSV Africa Keith Peinaar commented: “The inauguration of DSV Park Gauteng once again underlines DSV’s strong commitment to South Africa and our will to grow the business in the region. DSV Park Gauteng consolidates several smaller offices and warehouses around Johannesburg into one large, modern logistics centre.”
DSV stated that innovation, sustainability and employee safety were key to the design of the buildings. It added that the implementation of biometrics, solar power, translucent roof sheeting, recycling stations, LED motion lighting, boreholes and water filtration systems ensure its alignment with DSV’s global strategy of achieving sustainable operations and reducing its impact on the environment.
In the hope of further improving national infrastructure in South Africa, DSV is also building a consolidating logistics centre in the Western Cape. This site will be located near the Cape Town International Airport and will be close to the harbour and industrial and commercial hubs.
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