Increased investment in Zambia
With a presence in Africa since 2007 (Angola), in the last two years Rangel has made strong advancement in the South African market, expanding its footprint with the opening of facilities in South Africa and Zambia, where it is already a reference for cross-border transport.
According to Tiago Pocinho, country manager for South Africa and Zambia, the company has invested heavily in its warehouse facilities in Zambia, “It is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and cross-docking facilities, is food grade, and plans are already under way for it to be bonded.”
Rangel continues its investment in the African market, which includes increasing its own fleet, growing the local team, and expanding warehouse space in Johannesburg and Lusaka.
Rangel already has a vast portfolio of clients for land transport and customs clearances in Africa, being accredited as a Clearing Agent and ensuring connections with Southern Africa and East Africa. Providing cross border services in a strategy of corridors between Zambia, DRC, Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania and South Africa.
“We are seeing real growth on several southern African corridors to and from Zambia. Our investment into the country is proving to be very positive, and we are committed to creating the necessary opportunities to grow our business.”, refers Tiago Pocinho.
Some of the sectors where the company intends to invest the most are the mining sector and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and general consumer goods, as these are the industries with the greatest potential, which Rangel intends to specialise in.
Rangel entered the South African market in 2020 by investing in its Clearing Agent service and, following the opening of the Johannesburg facility, in 2021 it opened offices and warehouse in Lusaka, Zambia and along the main borders of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana: Komatipoort, Musina and Globlersburg. Already this year it has opened its 5th facility in Zeerust and is scheduled to open in Nakop by the end of the year. Durban and Cape Town in South Africa are still scheduled to open by 2023.
“We have seen a great organic growth through the high demand for services in Africa by our clients, so we will continue to invest and expand our footprint in Africa in the near future”, adds Tiago Pocinho.
About Rangel Logistics Solutions
Rangel, is a company founded in 1980, it’s a global logistics partner with worldwide coverage that offers the most efficient solutions for each customer, type of cargo or industry, through a wide range of integrated transport and logistics services. With direct presence in seven countries and with a worldwide network of partners, it offers a portfolio of services specialized in logistics, land, sea and air transport, storage, physical distribution, express courier, customs formalities, fairs, exhibitions and works of art. Rangel’s internationalization began in 2007, with the opening of a branch in Angola, followed by Mozambique in 2011, Brazil in 2013, Cape Verde in 2015, and in 2020 Mexico and South Africa, creating a logistical triangle between America, Africa and Europe. The main asset is its people, with a multinational team of 2300 employees, assuming itself as a Learning Organization, with a focus on learning and continuous improvement. In 2020, Rangel registered a turnover of €203m, with 312,500 m2 of logistics area.