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International Supply Chain Day in Johannesburg / Expanding global service offer in contract logistics

Johannesburg/Bremen. On the occasion of the International Supply Chain Day on 19 April 2018, Röhlig-Grindrod Logistics in partnership with the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC opened the doors of its newly launched offices and warehouse in Johannesburg. 150 visitors from multiple industries were taken on a trip into the world of logistics, which was then followed by a talk by Clayton Thomas, Director of ILS- Industrial Logistic Systems, about “The Warehouse of the Future”.

Johannesburg warehouse of Röhlig-Grindrod

The new Johannesburg warehouse is the centrepiece of Röhlig-Grindrod’s warehousing services in South Africa and is underpinned by a number of smaller facilities throughout the country. Launched in 2017, the Johannesburg warehouse is a state-of-the-art facility featuring 21,000 sqm of floor space and offering capacity for 27,300 pallets. Ross Marlton, General Manager Contract Logistics at Röhlig-Grindrod: “We provide a complete solution to our customers, combining our infrastructure with the world’s leading warehouse management system technology. We aim to treat our customers as the individual and dynamic businesses that they are.”

Global service offer of Röhlig Contract Logistics

Röhlig-Grindrod’s Johannesburg warehouse forms part of Röhlig’s global Contract Logistics business unit. Harald Schefft, Director Global Contract Logistics at Röhlig: “Our contract logistics team develops concepts tailored to our customers’ requirements and coordinates their implementation worldwide. We strive to help reduce customers’ costs and thereby make a positive impact on the overall performance of their logistics activities.”
Röhlig provides its customers with a global network of currently about 25 warehousing facilities worldwide, offering a total of 300,000 sqm. As Harald Schefft goes on to explain, “We are constantly expanding our global contract logistics footprint. Driven by the growing ecommerce business and its demand for short lead times, the global contract logistics market is experiencing strong growth. We are adapting our global profile to these market requirements.”


Röhlig-Grindrod is a formidable player and trusted name in the worldwide logistics industry. Our extensive global network and strategic partnerships with reputable carriers ensures our customers’ cargo is delivered safely, securely, on time, and to any destination. We offer multi-modal solutions encompassing air, sea, road and rail. Furthermore we support all warehousing, insurance, customs clearing, compliance, supply chain, contract and project logistics needs throughout Africa and across the globe.

We are a proudly South African company with 57.5% black ownership and a Level 2 B-BBEE certification. Our history dates back over 150 years, and we are constantly evolving and innovating to ensure that cost effectiveness and efficacy are delivered to our customers as consistently as their cargo.
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