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Imperial supports SANParks’ honorary rangers
Issued by: Imperial Logistics  
[Johannesburg, 17 January 2014]

With an unacceptably high number of white and black rhinos poached each year in southern Africa, Imperial Retail Logistics has pledged to fight to save this ‘dying breed' in a practical way.

A member company of Imperial Logistics, IRL has pledged its support to SANParks' Rangers, particularly as they work on the front line of combating rhino poaching in South Africa. The company's latest act of support is the donation of 500 food hampers to the Kruger National Park honorary rangers and their families.

"This donation is a token of appreciation to the honorary rangers and SANParks for the critical role they play in nature conservation for coming generations," said Friedel Spies, Commercial Director from Imperial Retail Logistics.

"During our team's visit to the Kruger Park in August last year, we got to grips with the massive effort that is needed to protect the Rhino population," explained Spies. "We decided to contribute by donating food hampers to the families of those who work so passionately and as volunteers in this field."

The past year was a difficult one for the rangers who battle poaching on the front line, bearing the brunt of the onslaught of heavily armed and highly skilled rhino poachers, he added, noting that 99% of the field rangers are from previously disadvantaged individuals.

"As Imperial, we are proud to be associated with this important initiative and salute all the individuals who are making a difference in the conservation and the protection for the rhino population in South Africa. We thank all our customers and suppliers who helped make this venture possible," concludes Spies.

The hampers, valued at R620 000, were funded in conjunction with customers and suppliers of Imperial Retail Logistics and includes: AMKA Products, Branded Solutions, Caraway Foods, Cerebos Salt Products, Colgate Palmville, Costas Candles, Energizer Schick, Famous Brands, Ferrero Ithemba, Foodcorp, Future Life, General Mills, Lil- Lets, Mars Consumer Products, Miami Canners, Mondelez South Africa, Montagu Foods, Nampak Tissue, Natela South Africa, Packo, Pioneer Foods, Pouyoukas Foods, Supermax, Tiger Consumer Brands, Tongaat Hulett Sugar, Val Grand Products, Wings Group, Goscor, Chep,Turnkey Interiors, Carl Mining Contracts, Improvon Properties, LSC Group and Snippets.


Imperial Retail Logistics

Imperial Retail Logistics was previously known as TFD Network Africa. The company was renamed following the acquisition of RTT Essentials and the FMCG portion of Imperial Distribution. With almost 100 years of specialist expertise in logistics and supply chain management for the retail industry, the company is well positioned to become southern Africa's foremost lead logistics provider (LLP), developing and delivering appropriate solutions through partnerships with customers. It operates in the Consumer Division of Imperial Logistics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Imperial Holdings. For more information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za.

Imperial Logistics

With extensive operations throughout Europe and Africa, Imperial Logistics is uniquely placed to partner companies in leveraging the value inherent in their supply chains. By positioning itself as an extension of a client's business – building its clients' brands alongside its own – the company is a co-collaborator in unlocking the competitive advantage contained in complex and dynamic logistics environments. Imperial Logistics' own differentiators lie in a combination of an extensive resource base of transportation, warehousing and distribution operations and best-of-breed integrative process and technology solutions. It applies its pre-eminent supply chain management skills to manage operational processes across end-to-end value chains on behalf of its clients. As a multi-branded business, Imperial Logistics is in a position to optimise the benefits, scale and synergies that are derived from large businesses, while retaining agility, customer focus and an entrepreneurial flair that characterises smaller businesses. It recognises that its clients' requirements are unique, and customises its service offerings accordingly, while leveraging its experience to benefit each client. For more information, please visit www.imperiallogistics.co.za.

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