DSV has inaugurated its Gauteng HQ in South Africa, Africa’s largest integrated logistics centre. DSV Park Gauteng is situated near OR Tambo International Airport between Johannesburg and Pretoria and with easy access to the East and West Rand. The logistics centre consists of 130,000sq m of buildings and covers supply chain solutions from first to last mile controlled and managed under one roof.
The sprawling complex includes a logistics warehouse of 79,000sq m, a cross-dock facility of 41,000sq m² and office space. DSV’s Air & Sea, Road, Solutions and Shared Services divisions function will locate at the new centre while other specific units such as Healthcare and parts of Mounties and Solutions will continue out of their current specialised facilities.
Executive vice-president and head of group property, Brian Almind Winther, said: “With DSV Park Gauteng, DSV has developed a large-scale modern logistics centre which captures the essence of our consolidation strategy to create larger and more efficient facilities, enabling us to have many of our business units together under one single roof.
“We have packed the new DSV facility with solutions such as an innovative sorter that can handle 13,000 packages every single hour. Throughout the whole building process, we have also utilised our global experience to construct buildings where sustainability and resource optimisation have been fundamental in all processes.”
DSV worked closely with contractors and the local community to ensure they were included in the development of DSV Park Gauteng. The company partnered with accredited training service providers to provide various skills training courses to 117 candidates.
DSV is also building a consolidated logistics centre in the Western Cape. DSV Park Cape Town will be near the international airport, and close to the port and industrial and commercial hubs.