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Established in 1999

Vital Distribution Solutions (Pty) Ltd (Vital)

was established in 1999 and is a reputable warehousing and transport logistics service provider, operating within the transport sector in Southern Africa. Our vision is to deliver cost effective and reliable services to our clients so that they can focus on their core businesses. Vital aims to be one of the top five distribution and warehousing companies operating in Southern Africa. Employing the core values of transparency, discipline, integrity, self-respect and respect for others, Vital fulfils its commitment to its clients. Vital strives to differentiate itself through quality of service constructed around people, processes and systems:


  • Dedicated and well qualified people; plus
  • Well defined and documented business and operational processes; together with
  • Integrated best practice information technology systems and reporting; equals
  • Quality service delivery.

Experienced Management:

The Vital management team has in excess of 40 years’ experience in the industry, and prides itself on being able to develop and deliver innovative and cost effective solutions.

With most of our senior management having been with Vital from its establishment in 1999, and having extensive industry experience before joining Vital, we have assembled a team of competent and dedicated professionals who are able to deliver our client’s needs.

Vital Service Offerings

Vital currently provides the following services at a national and regional level:

3PL – Transportation Services

Dedicated Bulk Warehousing Facilities

Multi Principal Bulk Warehousing

Trans-shipment Warehousing and Distribution

Refrigeration Vehicles and storage

Our Associate Companies

In addition to warehousing and transport services, Vital is in a position to offer Fleet Services and Solutions, as well as Staffing Solutions through its associate companies Vital Fleet (Pty) Ltd and Staffing Logistics (Pty) Ltd.

Vital Fleet (Pty) Ltd

was established in 2001 and aims to provide cost efficient and reliable trucking services to its clients. Vital Fleet has in excess of 400 vehicles in its fleet and as such is able to provide tailor-made packages to its clients. Vital Fleet service offerings include:

  • Short Term Rental
  • Line-haul
  • Cross-border Line-haul

Staffing Logistics (Pty) Ltd

was established in 1998 and aims to ensure optimum profitability to its clients through personalized staffing solutions, giving their clients peace of mind in the knowledge that their temporary employment services, HR solutions and training needs are taken care of. Staffing Logistics service offerings include:

  • Temporary and semi-permanent staff (both blue and white collar)
  • Payroll Management
  • HR and IR Management
  • Permanent Staff Placement
  • Accredited Training – TETA
Vital Fleet in conjunction with Staffing Logistics offers an all-inclusive all-encompassing service that can include everything from goods in transit insurance to experienced and qualified drivers or just a vehicle depending on the specific need and requirement.

Vital is supported in its daily operations by its associate companies. The synergies derived from the resulting integrated services allow Vital to offer integrated solutions on a competitive basis.

Vital Facilities and Portfolio

Vital operates across 5 facilities, including several large distribution centres (including transport), with a combined square metering of approximately 40 000m².

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 2, and we are continuously improving this every year.

On an ownership level, Vital has partnered with Hetisani Mbanyele-Ntshinga 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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