Goldfields Logistics was established in 1986. In 1994 Imperial Logistics bought a majority share of 60% in the company. 2011 will see Goldfields Logistics celebrating its 25th year in business.
Goldfields Logistics is a supply chain solutions specialist and a major player in the paper industry. The company has been Sappi Fine Paper and Sappi Kraft’s logistics partner for over 11 years, demonstrating tangible business results and real business empowerment through long-term collaboration. For Goldfields Logistics, business is about more than transport, warehousing, logistics and distribution, it is about adding value, reducing costs, understanding customers’ businesses and meeting their individual supply chain requirements.
Supply chain capabilities
Goldfields Logistics’ approach to logistics and supply chain management makes it stand out. Its focus on adding value, reducing costs and really understanding each customer’s business has lead to the company maintaining long-term partnerships with customers. In fact, when the aforementioned South African paper company conducted an analysis to determine where logistics costs could be cut, there was no room for further savings. This achievement was due to the close collaboration between logistics service provider (LSP) and customer, collaboration that enabled a transactional relationship to become a strategic alliance.