Dachser South Africa has been named Freight and Logistics Company of the Year at the ninth Transport Africa Awards 2016. The awards are designed to recognise companies which have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to set standards of excellence.

Dachser South Africa’s Managing Director, Detlev Duve, receives the Transport Africa award for Freight and Logistics Company of the Year

This year, a number of companies from 16 countries throughout the continent were nominated for the various award categories. Five finalists were selected in the Freight and Logistics Company of the Year category. It was the first time that Dachser South Africa had entered. The company’s managing director, Detlev Duve, says: “We’re very proud to receive this honour in a group of strong contenders.”

Dachser has been operating in South Africa and on the African continent for 38 years, with local offices in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Fostering a strong and extended regional network has been critical to the company’s growth.

Dachser’s corporate philosophy is to nurture a collective core that connects staff. Employees refer to this as the Dachser DNA. Duve says: “I believe that in a constantly evolving marketplace, the ability for everyone in the company to really work together towards achieving our company’s vision is what sets us apart. It encourages our customers to trust us as highly capable and reliable long-term partners.”

The company actively seeks innovative solutions to meet the particular requirements of each client. This is especially relevant given that Dascher has a diverse client base ranging from suppliers of frontline healthcare equipment – which requires continued onsite calibration – to the providers of large-scale heavy technical equipment such as elevators and escalators.