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Courier Activities in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4462513
  • Report
  • May 2017
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 113 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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  • BidAir Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Courier-IT S A (Pty) Ltd
  • RTT Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Value Logistics Ltd
  • MORE
Courier Activities: The tough macro-economic environment has affected the growth of the courier, express and parcel (CEP) sector over the past few years. Estimated to be worth R20bn per annum, this industry delivers items from all sectors of the South African economy. Industry players range from multinational companies offering global services to single individuals with a bakkie or scooter. In this sector 74 companies are registered as unreserved postal services (UPS) operators.

A Changing Environment: The major changes driving the CEP industry include the shift from a Business-to-Business (B2B) market to a Business-to-Customer (B2C) market where customers are exercising more control over how, when and where their parcels are delivered. This is due to the growth in e-commerce, customer-centric disruptive start-ups and the introduction of automation and alternative high-tech delivery models. In order to be competitive, courier services need to be supported by a nationwide, if not a global network. Mergers and acquisitions are increasing as companies seek to attract volumes and extend networks. Smaller players are being taken over by the larger role players as they do not have the network to provide a cost-effective service to both high-volume metropolitan centres and low-volume rural areas.

Report Coverage:
The Courier Activities report focuses on current conditions, merger and acquisition activity as well as factors influencing the success of the sector. Most of the major courier companies in South Africa are subsidiaries of international companies and include Aramex (Aramex South Africa, PostNet), DHL (DHL Express), FedEx (FedEx Express South Africa), DSV Group (DSV South Africa) and UPS (UPS South Africa). Profiles for these five players are available in this detailed report. Also included are profiles for 18 other companies including Isicabucabu Franchising (Pty) Ltd, which trades as Fastway Couriers South Africa and Takealot.com, which employs approximately 1,500 people in its Takealot and Mr Delivery divisions.
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  • BidAir Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Courier-IT S A (Pty) Ltd
  • RTT Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Value Logistics Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development And Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Rising Operating Costs
5.3. Electronic CommunicationSAnd E-Commerce
5.4. Disruptive Start-Ups
5.5. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation
5.6. Labour
5.7. Cyclicality
5.8. Environmental Concerns
5.9. Crime And Security

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
Company Profiles
Aramex South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Bidair Services (PTY) Ltd
Courier And Freight Group (PTY) Ltd
Courier Guy (PTY) Ltd
Courier-It SA (PTY) Ltd
Crossroads Distribution (PTY) Ltd
Dhl International (PTY) Ltd
Dpd Laser Express Logistics (PTY) Ltd
Dsv South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Fedex Express South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Freight Innovations (PTY) Ltd
Globeflight Worldwide Express (SA) (PTY) Ltd
Internet Express (PTY) Ltd
Isicabucabu Franchising (PTY) Ltd
Laser Group (PTY) Ltd
Ram Transport (South Africa) (PTY) Ltd
Rtt Group (PTY) Ltd
Skynet South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Takealot Online (Rf) (PTY) Ltd
Tnt Express Worldwide (SA) (PTY) Ltd
Ups Scs South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Value Logistics Ltd
Virtual Logistics (PTY) Ltd 109
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  • Crossroads Distribution (Pty) Ltd
  • TNT Express Worldwide (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • DHL International (Pty) Ltd
  • UPS SCS South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Aramex South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Laser Group (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Courier and Freight Group (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Ram Transport (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • DSV South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Globeflight Worldwide Express (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Freight Innovations (Pty) Ltd
  • Isicabucabu Franchising (Pty) Ltd
  • Courier-IT S A (Pty) Ltd
  • Internet Express (Pty) Ltd
  • FedEx Express South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • RTT Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Skynet South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Courier Guy (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • DPD Laser Express Logistics (Pty) Ltd
  • Value Logistics Ltd
  • Bidair Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Virtual Logistics (Pty) Ltd
  • Takealot Online (RF) (Pty) Ltd
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