We are a leading provider of integrated services focused on growing our clients’ business through specialised and bespoke services. As a supply chain services company, the greatest value we bring to our clients is through our ability to provide innovative, customised, and integrated services and solutions to meet their specific needs.
The core of our business is to develop safe and innovative transport, warehousing, and supply chain management solutions specifically to meet each customer’s needs, as these vary widely according to sector.
We operate across the following sectors within South Africa and 10 other sub-Saharan markets:
Food and consumer
Fuel and Chemical
General freight and warehousing
Commuter and personnel transport
We use information technology and best-practice solutions to deliver value-added services for our customers.
We provide real-time vehicle monitoring and driver behaviour management services through our Unitrans Control Tower (‘UCT’), which not only improves efficiencies and secures the safety of goods in transit, but provides critical real-time management information. One of the benefits of this is that on-road operational issues can be resolved rapidly, again securing both efficiency and the safety of vehicles, goods, and drivers. Our monitoring system enables us to improve the fuel efficiency of each vehicle, which reduces costs and carbon emissions, making a positive contribution towards a more sustainable and environmentally sound future. We also continuously investigate and invest in new-technology vehicles to improve the fuel efficiency of our fleets.
We consistently strive for zero harm to our drivers and third-party road users. All of our drivers are fully trained and undergo regular refresher courses and testing. In addition, we use leading in-vehicle systems to monitor driver behaviour and fatigue. All vehicles are monitored for speeding, driving hours, and route adherence on an exception management basis. Drivers and monitoring staff are warned of potential accidents through impact alerts and panic alarms so that they can respond immediately. This technology has assisted in systematically reducing road traffic violations and distracted driving behaviours, which potentially lead to accidents.
Our maintenance and driver training standards meet the requirements of the OEMs, which is a critical factor in an industry in which safety and reliability is so important.
In the agricultural sector, we provide integrated supply chain, estate, and precision farming solutions that are embedded into our customers’ estates. Working with our customers, we have developed a wide range of precision mechanisation services in the areas of planting and fertilising, which are designed to improve efficiencies and increase yields. We have introduced drone-based spraying and mapping services and GPS-guided land levelling. We have also introduced GPS-guided, variable-rate fertilising. We integrate various technology to apply fertiliser, map yields, manage and analyse data relating to planting and harvesting cycles, and ensure efficient and cost-effective loading and haulage.
In the mining sector, we provide not only transportation and logistics services, but also bulk handling services, deploying a fleet of mining equipment. We have many years of experience in providing safe, high-payload combinations using performance-based systems that present our customers with a comprehensive service. These core services are supported by value-added services such as stockpile measurement and management, staff transportation, and road maintenance.
We provide safe and efficient personnel transport, commuter services and manage passenger contracts, for example the Gautrain bus contract.
Unitrans is focused on providing innovative, safe, efficient and cost-effective services, adding value throughout our customers’ value-chain. We aspire to be recognised as the leading provider of integrated operational services, partnering with strategic clients.