Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mobilitas-AGS inaugurates its biggest multimodal logistics platform in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 23, 2017/ -- The Mobilitas-AGS group’s new multimodal logistics platform in Gauteng province, South Africa (www.MobilitasAfrica54.com) has officially been delivered. The facility is built on a 90,000 m2 site near the O.R. Tambo International Airport, the largest on the African continent. The Gauteng logistics hub’s goal is to improve Mobilitas-AGS’ services delivered to its clients, increase its competitiveness and support the growth of its activities across Africa.

The site is as a key international platform for the operations of each Mobilitas-AGS group brand, including the Laser Transport Group, the South African leader in logistics. It comprises four warehouses devoted to archive storage and document digitisation, with 150 km of archiving capacity, fine art storage and management and a bonded warehouse.

The site is also equipped with two special areas: one storage area for wine and another for sensitive products.

The Mobilitas-AGS group has invested 260 million rand (around EUR 18 million) in the construction and outfitting of the first tranche of the logistics site. “The inauguration of the logistics complex is an important step for the continuing development of Mobilitas-AGS activities in Africa. Moreover, because of its ultra-modern design, a complex such as the one we have just inaugurated improves the competitiveness of our businesses in southern Africa”, says Alain Taïeb, Chairman of Mobilitas-AGS’ Supervisory Board.

Infrastructures are a major issue for private-sector actors in Africa. Businesses can see their competitiveness reduced by 40% by inadequate logistical infrastructures. This situation increases the costs of goods by 30% to 40% when they are traded in Africa. By optimising the logistics chain, Mobilitas-AGS is meeting the market's needs, which is a strategic development pillar.

The Gauteng logistics complex is in line with Mobilitas-AGS global strategy aiming at building multimodal logistics infrastructures. Similar projects have been completed over the last few years in France and Germany, and others are planned in Africa. Thus, Mobilitas-AGS continues to demonstrate its ability to implement major international projects.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Mobilitas Africa.

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About the Mobilitas group:
Created in Paris in 1974 under the brand AGS, the group was originally specialised in removal services for individuals and businesses in the Paris region. Today, Mobilitas is one of the leaders in international mobility (relocation, executive support) and physical and digital archiving.
The Mobilitas group has 4,325 employees in 94 countries around the world.
Although its African strategy only began in 1993, the Mobilitas group is now established in all 54 African countries and today has 2,807 employees on the continent.

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