SOURCE: African Business Review

African Business Review

November 20, 2011 22:23 ET

MacTransco Remains One of South Africa's Leading Freight Logistic Providers

NORWICH, UK--(Marketwire - Nov 20, 2011) - MacTransco is one of South Africa's leading haulers of processed and unprocessed goods. Markus van der Merwe, Director of MacTransco, believes one of the company's key advantages lies in the location of its operations in Lephalale and Messina. He describes Messina, which is also where the company's head office is situated, as "the gateway to Africa" because of its continued development. "There is a lot of commodity coming through Messina into Africa in addition to large investments being made in the mines," explains van der Merwe.

Van der Merwe stresses the importance MacTransco places on building close and long-standing relationships with its employees and customers. He believes this is the direct result of being a family-run business. The company uses a leopard as its logo to serve as a constant reminder of the team spirit that runs throughout the organisation. The leopard represents the MacTransco brand as a whole; the head being management and the remainder depicting the drivers, operators, administration, security, siding, loaders and workshop staff. It is a symbol of united strength showing how every member of staff is fundamental to the company's success.

MacTransco clearly values its 250-strong team of employees. "We offer our employees good remuneration packages, a secure job and an environment where they will enjoy their work," says van der Merwe. Staff are encouraged to continuously build on their existing skills and offered intensive training in addition to apprenticeships.

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About MacTransco
MacTransco is a South African-based freight logistics provider specialising in the transportation of bulk materials. The company was founded in 1982 by Follie van Zyl, operating under the name Messina Associated Carriers Group of Companies (MAC). Having established itself as one of South Africa's leading haulers of processed and unprocessed goods, the company later evolved into MacTransco.

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