The logistics division at IMPERIAL continues to grow

25.08.2016 – Duisburg. The logistics division (Logistics Africa and Logistics International) belonging to the South African parent company, IMPERIAL Holdings Limited, concluded the 2015/2016 financial year, which ended on 30 June 2016, with operating profits amounting to ZAR 2.54 billion (equivalent* of EUR 159 million); this item matched the figures in the previous year. Turnover in the logistics division rose by 9 percent to ZAR 47.91 billion (EUR 3 billion).

Including the Vehicles division, IMPERIAL Holdings Limited was able to increase the Group’s turnover by 8 percent to ZAR 119 billion (EUR 7.4 billion) and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) by 3 percent to ZAR 6.4 billion (EUR 400 million). The logistics division therefore contributed 39 percent to the total turnover figure and 38 percent to the Group’s EBIT.

IMPERIAL Logistics International achieved turnover of EUR 1.3 billion (EUR 1.4 billion in the previous year) and generated earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounting to EUR 63 million (EUR 70 million in the previous year) with an operating margin of 4.8 percent. The turnover and earnings figures, which were lower than those in the previous year, were mainly due to the sale of holdings, principally the neska Group. Adjusted for company sales and acquisitions, IMPERIAL Logistics International was able to achieve organic growth in turnover of four percent. As a result, IMPERIAL Logistics International met its organic growth targets during the last financial year. 

*1 EUR = 16 ZAR

IMPERIAL Logistics International
As a wholly owned subsidiary of the South African company IMPERIAL Holdings Limited, IMPERIAL Logistics International is responsible for coordinating and managing all the international logistics business of IMPERIAL Holdings Limited outside Africa. The varied portfolio of services at IMPERIAL Logistics International, which has its headquarters in Duisburg, is separated into two divisions: the Group pools all its transport services in the Shipping, Road and Express Freight business units in the IMPERIAL Transport Solutions division. The IMPERIAL Supply Chain Solutions division covers all the services in the contract logistics, contract manufacturing and warehousing sectors for the Automotive, Industrial, Retail and Chemicals business units. Working together, both divisions provide a full and transparent range of services from one source along the complete supply chain. Beyond its pure logistics services, IMPERIAL Logistics International has also become established as a process consultant for third parties, a fleet manager for outside car fleets and a provider of insurance services related to particular sectors. IMPERIAL Logistics International employs more than 8,300 people and, including the new acquisition, Palletways, generates turnover amounting to EUR 1.4 billion at 170 business locations.

Contact details:
IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG
Dr. Rembert Horstmann
Head of Marketing
Tel. +49 203 3188-7555

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