Transportation services are needed in almost all the industries of South Africa. Various goods, raw materials, and finished products need to be moved from one place to another. Below are some of the companies that need transport services in South Africa.
Transport is an important aspect of crop production that enables the delivery of agricultural resources to a farmer. Transport in general, is a burning factor of post-harvest crop management. Every harvested crop requires transportation, either straight from the field to the market, or to the packing house and storage. Some of the Agribusiness companies are listed below;
Illovo Sugar operates in all areas of sugar production, from growing sugar cane to milling, refining, and packaging sugar it also manufactures downstream by-products.
Oceana group has Interests in fishing, cold storage and shipping.
This company operates integrated farming facilities that produce, process and market broiler chickens under the “Rainbow,” “Farmer Brown” and “Bonny Bird” labels. It also produces animal feed through Epol (Pty) Limited.
Wine Farmers and Producers
There is a large number of grape farmers and wine producers that will benefit from a trucking business. Some of the top wine farmers include;
- Hartenberg Wine Estate
- Richard Hilton Vineyards
- Restless River Wines
- De Westhoffs Estate
- Abingdon Wine Estate
Small scale farmers
In addition to the above companies there are plenty of other farmers in South Africa that grow grains, horticulture crops, fruits and berries and other livestock farmers who may need out transport services. Some of these farmers are not registered and their scale of operation varies.
Transport services are essential when it comes to construction in South Africa. Materials such as cement, roofing, bars, bricks, and other inputs need to be moved to every construction site. All the supplies need to be purchased and moved on time. Each material needs to be loaded, handled, and transported differently. The transportation of construction materials is something that cannot be understated. Some of the top construction companies that may need transport services are summarised below.
WBHO Construction (Pty) Ltd
This is one of South Africa’s leading construction company dealing with building construction, civil engineering and roads and earth works services.
Also a top construction company with a focus on infrastructure development and it operates across Africa.
Concor is a diversified infrastructure and services construction company, that specialises in the infrastructure, building, mining and property development sectors.
Lube construction is an integrated construction, development and management company that also provides infrastructure and property development in South Africa.
Also one of the largest independent construction and engineering companies in southern Africa. The construction company provides pipeline construction, trench less technology construction, township roads and infrastructure development, general roads and earthworks, concrete structures, crushing and screening operations to name a few.
A leading provider of Social Housing that was formed in 1997. Motheo construction has delivered about 1.5% of all the social housing developed in South Africa.
A top South African company in infrastructure, energy, resources, and the real estate sector. They specialise in project development, investment, construction, operations and maintenance plus they manufacture and supply construction products.
An international infrastructure and resources company in construction, steel, engineering, manufacturing, mining sectors and in public infrastructure and water treatment.
Stefanutti Stocks is one of South Africa’s largest multidisciplinary construction company. It is one of the few companies in South Africa able to deliver a range of infrastructure development projects to across diverse sectors.
Murray and Roberts Construction
A leading multinational engineering and construction company. They provide project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions.
Efficiency and safety in transporting minerals from a mine is crucial. This is even more important when a processing plant is far from the mine. Some of the mining companies that may require our transportation services are summarised below;
Anglo American is one of the largest producers of platinum in the world. The mining company is one of the major producers of nickel, diamonds, metallurgical and thermal coal, copper, and iron ore. They have operations in London, United Kingdom, North America, Australasia, South America, Europe, in addition to South Africa.
BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa Proprietary Limited
BHP Billiton is the owner and operator of collieries in Mpumalanga province as well as KwaZulu Natal province in the country.
Rio Tinto is a British-Australian multinational mining company with headquarters in London. The mining company extracts a variety of minerals including aluminium, diamonds, bauxite, molybdenum, copper, uranium, coal, and iron ore, among others.
Kumba Iron Ore Ltd
Kumba Iron Ore focuses on exploring, beneficiating, marketing as well as the sales of iron ore to the international market plus the mining company is also involved in heavy minerals.
Sibanye-Stillwater is one of the biggest gold mining companies in the country and also the third largest company that produces palladium and platinum.
Other Mining Companies That Require Transportation Services
- South African Coal Mining Holdings Ltd
- African Rainbow Minerals
- Becker Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd
- Anvil Mining Investment Company South Africa (Pty) Ltd
- Savuka Gold Mine
- Palabora Mining Company
Manufacturing companies require transport services for a variety of reasons such as the movement of raw materials as well as the distribution of the manufactured products. Transportation plays a crucial role in this industry. Some of the manufacturing companies that need transport services are summarised below;
A manufacture, processer, and distributer of food products. Other activities include milling and baking, of confectioneries, general foods, edible oils, and derivatives.
A manufacture, processer, marketer and distributer of branded consumer products in the food, beverage and fashion categories.
Pionee Foods manufactures a wide range of cereals and juice products.
Dairy product processer, manufacturer and marketer.
Manufactures food products from sugar cane, other activities include raw sugar milling and refining, and specialty starches and sweeteners; bio-fuel production and electricity co-generation.
A producer of rigid plastic packaging and cling film and a recycler of recovered paper and plastic. Collects recyclable material from various places such as schools, churches, communities, housing complexes, offices and an extensive network of agents and dealers.
Plastic film manufacturer, Gundle plastics manufacture a large range of both printed and plain packaging materials. The company as factories in almost every province of South Africa.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company South Africa
Cocal cola is one of the world’s largest beverage company, that offers over 500 brands to people in more than 200 countries.
South African Breweries
SAB miller is a global brewery company with operations in both developed and emerging markets such as Eastern Europe, China and India. It is one of the world’s largest brewers, with brewing interests and distribution across six continents.
A manufacture, and installer, and repairs mobile and industrial hydraulic solutions.
Stalcar manufactures stainless steel, aluminium and carbon.
Wholesalers and distributors require transport services for distributing their products and services to their customers. Some of the popular wholesaler and distributors who can benefit from transportation services are summarised below;
Dev Land Cash and Carry
Dev Land Cash and Carry is a distributor of bulk food products throughout Southern Africa. It is a fast-moving consumer goods wholesaler that supplies food products to many outlets across South Africa.
A wholesaler that imports, packs and distributes a wide range of food products. Some of the products include tea, coffee, cheese, cream, snacks, crisp breads, soya drinks, deli products, and dairy alternatives. The company distributes around South Africa and its neighbouring countries.
Plain Bulk T-Shirts
Plain Bulk T-Shirts is a t-shirts, golf shirts, hoodies and sweat tops wholesaler in South Africa. The company makes high-quality shirts in different colours at incredibly low prices and sells them to a variety of retail outlets.
This wholesaler provides a wide range of clothing products such as shirts, tops, blouses, jackets, pants, trousers, skirts and formal clothing. They specialise in creating uniforms, promotional clothes, work wear, chef wear, medical wear, corporate clothing, hospitality clothing as well as other fashion clothing.
South Africa’s large supermarket chains and retailors require transport services to move their products from their various suppliers to the retail outlets. These products can range from household items, fruits and vegetables and electrical goods and accessories which all need to be handled differently. Some of the top retailors that may need transport services are summarised below.
The Dutch supermarket chain is a multinational retail chain and franchise brand with an estimated 12,500 stores in 42 countries. Spar can be found in most parts of Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania. It is headquartered in Amsterdam.
Pick n Pay
Also a large international supermarket chain in the country, Pick n Pay can also be found in other regions of South Africa such as Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Namibia, and Mauritius.
Woolworths Holdings Limited
Woolworths is a South African chain of retail stores and one of the biggest in the country.
A South African firm that owns local supermarket brands such as Game, Makro, Builder’s Warehouse and CBW. Massmart is also the second-largest distributor of consumer goods in Africa.
Food Lovers Market
Food Lover’s Market is a supermarket chain operating franchised grocery stores and convenience stores all over Southern Africa.
Shoprite group of companies is one of Africa’s largest food retailer operating more than 2 000 stores in 15 countries across Africa.