DACHSER takes full control of joint venture in South Africa 

DACHSER has acquired the remaining 30 percent of shares in DACHSER South Africa and is now the sole owner of the Johannesburg-based country organization.  

DACHSER South Africa, Kempton Park

The global logistics provider has been represented in South Africa, a BRICS member, since 2011. At that time, DACHSER entered into a joint venture with the family-owned company Jonen Freight Pty. Ltd. DACHSER took a majority stake in the joint venture with a view to strengthening its global air and sea freight network by operating its own locations in Africa’s third-largest economy. DACHSER has now acquired the 30 percent of the shares in the joint venture that had remained with the founding Duve family. 

Under the management of Detlev Duve, a son of the company’s founder, the joint venture, which has been operating as DACHSER South Africa since 2012, has been able to further establish itself in the market and grow. With around 250 employees at its four sites in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town, the country organization generated revenue of around EUR 43 million in 2022.  

Detlev Duve will continue to lead DACHSER South Africa as Managing Director. “Our joint venture in South Africa is a success story,” says Edoardo Podestà, COO Air & Sea Logistics at DACHSER. “Detlev Duve and his experienced team understand the requirements of the markets in Southern Africa very well. They have also developed the company into a cornerstone in our global network. We look forward to continuing the DACHSER South Africa growth story together.”  

As part of the DACHSER network, DACHSER South Africa, which can look back on a total of more than 40 years in the market, offers air and sea freight transports as well as contract logistics services at three warehouse locations. The company is also a reliable partner in road transport for customers in specific industries such as chemicals, agriculture and mining.  


DACHSER, a family-owned company headquartered in Kempten, Germany, provides transport logistics, warehousing, and customized services in two business fields: DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics and DACHSER Road Logistics. The latter consists of two business lines: DACHSER European Logistics and DACHSER Food Logistics. Comprehensive contract logistics services and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s range. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure intelligent logistics solutions worldwide. 

Thanks to some 32,850 employees at 379 locations all over the globe, DACHSER generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 8.1 billion in 2022. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 81.1 million shipments weighing 42.8 million metric tons. Country organizations represent DACHSER in 41 countries. For more information about DACHSER, please visit dachser.com 

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