Logistics company RTMS-accredited

17th April 2015 By: Pimani Baloyi - Creamer Media Writer

JSE-listed logistics service pro- vider OneLogix Group has obtained Road Traffic Management System (RTMS) accreditation, which the company believes will add to the high-quality service that it already offers.

OneLogix group CEO Ian Lourens tells Engineering News that the company regards the accreditation, which it received in December, as a very important aspect of quality assurance, giving it an edge over its competitors.

He says accreditation requires that a company meet stringent requirements stipulated by the RTMS, which highlights OneLogix’s ability to meet quality standards. “It is going to satisfy existing customers’ demands and provide us with an added advantage in terms of attracting new customers.”

Lourens explains that OneLogix Group, which has 12 companies, focuses on three business growth strategies. These entail growing organically through implementing measures that encourage the growth of each company, enabling it to become an expert in its field so that they become experts in their field of business; focusing on acquiring specialised existing companies to boost the group’s expertise and market share; and starting new businesses that focus solely on the group’s areas of interest.
“For instance, in February, we announced that we had acquired two companies active in the agriculture transportation sector – contract transporters Jackson’s Transport South Africa and Buffelshoek Transport.

Meanwhile, Nadir Moosa, MD of OneLogix Projex, one of OneLogix Group’s companies,

tells Engineering News that the company is working on several heavy-lifting projects across Southern Africa. In February, the company completed the transportation of a mining shovel from Durban to diversified miner Exxaro’s Lephalale-based mine, in Limpopo.

He tells Engineering News that the two-week-long transportation project entailed the transportation of 120 packages that collectively weighed about 1 200 t. The company used 35 trucks that were driven mostly on the N3 route and on alternative shorter routes, depending on the size and load of the truck.

Moosa mentions that Onelogix also regularly transports heavy equipment across Lesotho, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana and Swaziland. “We have noted that the route from Durban to Beira, in Mozambique, has improved quite extensively, but the mountainous route in Lesotho remains quite bad, with the roads being quite narrow. They also have many potholes,” he concludes.