Pretoria-based FMCG manufacturer Amka has awarded a contract for its integrated logistics services to TFD Network Africa, an Imperial Logistics Group company.
Customer services director Friedel Spies states that TFD's 35 years' experience in providing logistics services to various principals in the FMCG sector - with a focus mainly on ambient products - was a key factor in the company winning this five-year contract.
“TFD provides effective warehouse management, inventory management and distribution, supported by up-to-date IT systems and computerised procedures,” he explains.
This contract was won on tender, and Spies notes that Amka was looking for a cost-effective, integrated logistics solution, and a provider that could ensure service delivery and continuous improvement going forward.
“We look forward to working with Amka, to setting growth goals and helping to ensure sustainable business growth for the company,” he adds. The scope of the contract includes the management by TFD of Amka's finished goods warehouse, in Sunderland Ridge, as well as inbound and outbound transportation.”
Amka Products is a privately owned, family business that was founded in Pretoria West in the 1950s. It specialises in the manufacture and marketing of more than 600 products in the haircare, skincare, fashion and homecare categories. These are currently manufactured in four local Amka factories, and are distributed in South Africa and internationally. The company's leading brands include Clere, Sofn'Free, Sta So Fro, Easy Waves, Satiskin, Chemico, Perfect Choice, Playboy, Vinolia and Black Like Me.
Supply chain executive Paul Dallas says Amka is looking forward to working with TFD Network Africa, and to having the opportunity to leverage the logistics specialist's knowledge and expertise in the FMCG industry to achieve Amka's strategic objectives.
“We are totally committed to giving our customers and consumers the very best quality products and service possible by partnering with industry leaders locally and internationally,” he states.
TFD Network Africa
TFD Network Africa (TFD), a member of Imperial Logistics within its Consumer Products division, is an established southern African Lead Logistics Provider (LLP) that delivers solutions through partnerships that involve the management, optimisation and execution of inbound and outbound logistics, debtor's administration and pricing. A major player in the third-party ambient warehousing arena, TFD offers extensive experience in the FMCG market. With a heritage of 35 years in the industry, the team delivers effective warehouse management, inventory management and distribution, supported by appropriate IT systems and automated procedures to its blue chip clients. TFD services the full spectrum of retail trade outlets, as well as the wholesale trade in southern Africa. For more information, please visit www.tfd.co.za.
Imperial Logistics is a global logistics and supply chain leader that moves business and industry through innovation, inspiration and foresight. Through its established southern African and international divisions, Imperial Logistics' service delivery comprises fundamental logistics and end-to-end supply chain management solutions to blue chip customers in almost every industry. As a preferred logistics outsource provider, Imperial Logistics positions itself as an extension of its customers' businesses, building its customers' brands alongside its own. Imperial Logistics Southern Africa is a multi-branded business, categorised into six key divisions, namely Transport and Warehousing, Consumer Products, Specialised Freight, Integration Services, Africa and Bulk Commodity Services. Imperial Logistics International comprises five operating units, namely Panopa Logistik, Lehnkering, neska, Imperial Reederei and Brouwer Shipping. For further information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za.