“The EMO Trans
organization proudly announces our new exclusive global co-operation partnership
with Bidvest International Logistics (BIL) in South Africa that commences in early 2020,” Jo Frigger, CEO of EMO Trans told FlyingTypers as a blockbuster deal between BIL and EMO was announced
Monday November 4.
“EMO Trans, founded 1965 in Stuttgart with a network
of 250 offices in 120 countries has worked with Sebenza in South Africa
since 1995,” Mr. Frigger said.
“Sebenza is now integrated into Bidvest International
“EMO Trans and Bidvest International Logistics are strategically
positioned for further growth and will continue to provide superior and
innovative services to our customers everywhere.” Mr. Frigger declared.
Bidvest Moves To EMO From Panalpina
What makes this announcement even more dramatic is Bidvest
Panalpina Logistics (BPL) is splitting from DSV/Panalpina after 46 years
of commercial partnership and will in future trade as Bidvest International
Logistics, effective early 2020, once all regulatory changes have been
Pride of South Africa
“Bidvest International Logistics, a proudly South African
Company is owned by The Bidvest Group Ltd. (Bidvest-89%) and The Makana
Investment Corporation (Pty) Ltd. (MIC-11%),” a spokesman for Bidvest
“Bidvest and MIC have been partners for the past 20
years, underscoring Bidvest’s commitment to the transformation and
the empowerment of South Africans.”
The late President Nelson Mandela established Makana Investment
Corp. to look after the families of former political (apartheid) prisoners.
“Bidvest is proud to join forces with EMO Trans Global
Logistics as its global forwarding network partner.
“Through this exclusive agency partnership, Bidvest
International Logistics’ global reach will extend to 335 network
offices in over 140 countries.
“The customer centric focus and global service offering
of EMO Trans has made them the perfect choice for BIL,” Bidvest
EMO Proven South African Service
“EMO Trans and MIC’s operating business, Sebenza
Forwarding, have worked together for the past 20 years, bringing world
class service to the South African market. “Through this relationship,
EMO Trans has developed an in-depth understanding of the South African
landscape,” Bidvest assured.
“BIL is strategically positioned for further growth
and will continue to provide superior and innovative service to its customers.
“Our company provides end-to-end supply-chain solutions
across a number of different industries and offers international import
and export services, using road, sea and air.
Taking South Africa Cargo Upward
“Bidvest and its new global partner, EMO Trans are poised
now more than ever before, to take business to new places by delivering
the world as your trusted partner,” the company said.