Vital Geographic Footprint

The Company currently manages and operates from several warehouses and depots situated in:

  • South Africa ( various metropolitan sites  at a national level)
  • Namibia (Windhoek)
  • Botswana (Gaborone)

In order to support these operations, Vital also operates many of the related line haul routes.

In addition, Vital is providing secondary distribution and other services into Mozambique and Zimbabwe, and is in the process of establishing its own warehouse facilities in these countries.

Technology – Transport Management System

Vital uses several levels of technology within its core business. These include Transolv, Assetman and Mosaic. These systems are used throughout daily activities including transport scheduling and routing, real-time tracking of shipment information, event management, interfacing with suppliers, proof of delivery, freight claim management and management reporting.

In addition to the above mentioned, Vital has recently implemented a world class ERP system called IFS. IFS applications contain several cross-functional tools and components including business performance management, business reporting, document management and business modelling.

Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) Credentials

Vital is committed to transformation, and to being a truly representative South African company. Vital has currently achieved a B-BBEE rating of level 3, and we are continuously improving this every year.

On an ownership level, Vital has partnered with Zikuliseni Rhafu Development Trust (a broad based community trust) and African Revival, which is led by Dr Zolile Maqetuka making up 25% of the company shareholding.

Vital has developed a pro-active, preferential procurement policy and set procurement guidelines that will contribute towards overall economic growth and transformation of the country, by ensuring the constructive participation by South African black people at all levels of business in the South African economy.

The company is committed to establishing relationships with their suppliers that will contribute to the commercial, strategic and empowerment objectives of both the company and its suppliers.

Environmental and Social Responsibility

In recognizing that the management of the environment is an integral part of its daily operation, Vital has developed an Environmental Policy that will manage its activities that may have an environmental impact. Vital is also committed to actively promoting sustainable environmental development awareness amongst its employees, by means of monthly internal communication where employees are encouraged to work in an environmentally responsible manner.

Vital Distribution Solutions recognizes Enterprise Development as an essential element of the transformation process and is committed in the implementation of such initiatives where valuable skills will be transferred to its employees, which will lead to great empowerment.

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