Imperial Logistics is a leading force in African healthcare supply chain management. Our extensive network across the continent, coupled with our experience in all channels of the medical supply chain, means that we can offer our clients the trust and confidence that is key in the healthcare sector.
The Health Sciences business unit of Imperial Logistics in South Africa provides distribution solutions for clients across South Africa. In addition, it integrates tightly with the healthcare value added logistics and supply chain solutions offerings of the Managed Solutions business unit in the markets outside of South Africa and provides supply support into the Route-to-Market businesses of Imperial Logistics across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Health Sciences business unit of Imperial Logistics in South Africa was established in 2000 as PHD. The company was bought by RTT, which changed its name to RTT Medical. Imperial Logistics acquired RTT Medical in January 2013 and renamed the business as Imperial Health Sciences (IHS).
Imperial Logistics is Africa’s leading partner in the healthcare supply chain. Our common purpose is to ensure the secure and sustainable supply of quality medicines to the people of Africa. Imperial Logistics’ Health Sciences operations are ISO9001:2015 certified for the receipt, storage and distribution of pharmaceuticals and other healthcare products. We provide warehousing and distribution services for over 33 multinational and South African manufacturers and deliver to more than six thousand hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, doctors, wholesalers and health stores. We process and deliver up to four thousand orders each day for customers in South Africa and almost two thousand export orders per month servicing export markets across Africa.
In South Africa, our distribution and administration centres are in Centurion, Gauteng and Cape Town. Beyond SA, we operate healthcare distribution operations in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Malawi with downstream transportation partners providing reach into 26 other countries. Imperial Logistics also owns Route-to-Market operations in Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana.