Thornlands Transport

Thornlands Transport

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Thornlands Transport was established in 1996 with only one truck and one driver but has grown over the past 21 years to be able to handle various freight configurations and are also supported by various additional support vehicles. With 9 transport offices, 12 fruit receiving depots and 2 fertilizer depots across Southern Africa and neighbouring countries Thornlands Transport has become a force to be reckoned with.

At its core Thornlands Transport, aims to convey time sensitive freight for reward; quickly, cost-effectively, carefully and on schedule maintaining the highest code of business ethics, whilst subscribing to the principles of free enterprise.

Although we have a large operating footprint, we pride ourselves on providing a personal service to our clients, but at the same time, big enough that we can cope with most of our clients’ transport requirements efficiently and effectively.

Our commitment to our clients is one of delivering transport services that drive their products and brands into the future in a sustainable and cost effective way, with safety of our cargo and transparency of our dealings forming the basis of all we do.

Thornlands Transport is a proud BEEE Level 8 contributor.

National Transport Manager:

Bertus Van Tonder

Contact Number: 082 304 4767

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Thornlands Transport Manager – Southern Cape and Boland:

Altus Liebenberg

Contact Number: 082 494 1144

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Thornlands Transport has grown over the years to also include Thornlands Swaziland, a sister company forming part of the bigger Thornlands Transport family.

Established in May 2015 and based in Malkerns, Thornlands Swaziland boasts with its own fleet of multi configurational trucks capable of transporting a variety of cargo from agricultural products to canned fruit both locally and internationally.

Thornlands Swaziland Manager:

August Van der Gryp

Contact Number: +268 7824 3886

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SATO Logistics was founded by four visionary entrepreneurs, Sarel Neethling, Errol February, Denise Stubbs and André Philander,  with one shared core vision of Securing African Transport Opportunities and in doing so taking Africa to the world and bringing the world to Africa.

With headquarters based in Swellendam, Western Cape South Africa, SATO Logistics supplies varies freight configurations across South Africa and neighbouring countries fast, effective and on time.

Our depots located across the country and in neighbouring countries allows SATO Logistics to cover all your logistical needs and in doing so adding value to your company at extremely competitive service rates.

We are committed to delivering a service that covers all of your logistical needs and although we are big we proud ourselves on a family of clients and suppliers while keeping at the core our community in which we operate our day to day business.

SATO Logistics is a proud member of the Thornlands Family of Companies

SATO Logistics is a proud BEEE Level 2 contributor.

Sato Logistics Directors:

Logistics Director

Andre Philander

Contact Number: 078 621 1239

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Managing Director

Sarel Neethling

Contact Number: 082 551 2357

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Financial Director

Louis de Jager

Contact Number: +27 (0)28 512 3606

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