ID Logistics South Africa, part of the global French contract logistics company, is making headway in the chilled distribution market. It established its comprehensive and national network infrastructure to optimise Danone’s Southern African supply chain in 2012.
Benefiting from a comprehensive network in South Africa, ID Logistics recently launched a new service aimed at offering industrial firms and farmers the opportunity to ship a fewer number of pallets (less than a truck load) from point A to point B throughout the country.
‘With Deneys Swiss Dairies, we’ve proven our ability, a phone call away, to collect small loads directly from a farm and deliver in the country between 24 to 72 hours through our network. Quality of service including end-to-end cold chain and challenging lead-time was met from first shipments,’ says Etienne Juillard, ID Logistics’ managing director.
‘Deneys, which is stringent regarding the integrity of its products, was very satisfied and within a month, they awarded us with the secondary distribution to the final stores in additional regions and intend to use more of our footprint to develop its sales,’ he adds.
ID Logistics has a fully operational national footprint including regional distribution centres and an extensive secondary distribution network, together with managing Danone factory warehouse in Boksburg.
The company offers end-to-end logistics services, such as warehousing, primary transportation and secondary distribution for fresh/chilled, ambient, food and non-food goods. Their core activities include picking, inventory management and operational flow optimisation.