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About Us

Ziegler South Africa

Who Are We?

Ziegler South Africa is a global logistics solution provider with a network of more than 145 partner offices worldwide. Our full range of logistical services includes freight forwarding and customs clearing, warehousing and distribution, supply chain management, inventory and vendor control, cross trade, project management and the handling of all related documentation.

Masters at technical forwarding, we specialise in providing creative and cost-effective solutions that accommodate our clients’ unique and changing needs. Our extensive experience in the industry, high levels of service, latest technology and attention to detail means that we constantly deliver, ensuring our position as one of the most successful and dynamic logistics solution providers.

We are committed to expanding our local presence by forging long-term relationships with emerging entrepreneurs and contributing to Black Economic Empowerment (BEE).

Our Credentials

The Ziegler Group
Established in 1908 in Belgium, the Ziegler Group is an international supply chain service provider offering all modes of transport namely air, sea, road and rail. The Ziegler Group is rated amongst the European leaders in supply chain, with our head office based in Brussels and a footprint of over 700 operations in 200 countries worldwide.

Ziegler South Africa

Ziegler South Africa is represented in all major cities with our headquarters based in Johannesburg. We are also one of the few multinationals with overland border offices offering regular services to our neighbouring countries, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique.

Our footprint in Africa:

  • Johannesburg (head office)
  • Durban
  • Cape Town
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Groblersbrug
  • Beitbridge
  • Kopfontein

Ziegler South Africa (Pty) Ltd subscribes to the group mindset of “ Think Global Act Local”.

Our Company Culture

The Ziegler culture is based on our motto “Think Global, Act Local”. At Ziegler, we encourage our team to be innovative and entrepreneurial by making the world a smaller place for our customers. Ziegler sees itself growing and shaking up the market in South Africa’s dynamic and demanding economy through boundless ingenuity and product novelty.

Honesty, Integrity, Accountability and Respect are traits our team members unequivocally possess.

Our BBBEE Commitment

The South African government encourages South African companies to adhere to their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) policies, making it crucial for all companies in South Africa to be compliant in this regard. These policies were put into place to improve the country’s growth, with the purpose of uplifting previously disadvantaged demographics. Ziegler South Africa is proud to be one of the few clearing and forwarding agents in South Africa to have been awarded a level 2 BBBEE accreditation. We are committed to further contributing to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment by expanding our local presence and forging long-term relationships with emerging entrepreneurs – Think global, act local.

Our rating benefits our clients allowing them to claim back 125% of their spend with us towards their own preferential procurement category in their scorecard.

Learnership Program

At Ziegler we believe in investing in the youth and giving them an opportunity to learn and gain experience to prepare them for working in the industry. Our learners receive training from an Accredited Service Provider who offers Accredited Training Programs in the form of fun and informative learnerships.

Our learners complete the Freight Forwarding and Customs Compliance NQF Level 3.

After completing the 3 months learning simulation at the Accredited Training Company our learners are hosted at our Ziegler offices where they will be exposed to everyday operations in various departments. After 6 months at our premises they need to prepare and present a proposal about our industry and business. This learnership program empowers students by giving them the necessary skills and teaching Learners to be self-motivated, multi-skilled and ready to pursue a career in the supply chain industry.

Our Ziegler Learners are ready for any challenge in the work environment, most of our learners are either employed at our own premises or In-house at a client.

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110 Years of History

1908

Ziegler founded in Brussels by Mr Arthur Joseph Ziegler

1919

Ziegler was acknowledged as a market leader for wine & alcohol imports from France

1958

Ziegler was appointed as the official transport & logistics service provider for the Brussels World Exhibit

1960's

Ziegler Group rapidly expanded in the Benelux, France, United Kingdom & Switzerland

1986

Presence in the Moroccan market with Ziegler Morac

1994

IATA Appointed Ziegler as the first air freight forwarder in its classification

1995

Ziegler obtains the Export Award ’95 from the Belgian Foreign Trade Office

2000

Ziegler opens new warehouse in Aalst dedicated to the “Two Wheels Sector”

2001

Ziegler Group strengthens its national distribution network in France by taking over Trans Service & Chatel

2002

Ziegler expands in Ireland through Ziegler Logistics Ltd.

2003

Ziegler France launches Ziegler Aerospace on the French Market & development of Ziegler GmbH branch offices

2007

Ziegler Aaist wins the Logistics Project of the Year award for its developments dedicated to the “Two Wheels Sector”

2008

Ziegler Aaist wins the Logistics Project of the Year award for its developments dedicated to the “Two Wheels Sector”

2009

Special Focus China

2010

Ziegler network expands in Greece. Poland & South Africa

2012

New warehouse of 5000 sqm in Casablanca

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Head Office

136 Plane Road, Spartan Ext 19, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa