G4S upgrades its courier fleet

February 15, 2012
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G4S launched a new fleet on Wednesday
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 – Courier and security logistics company G4S has added a new fleet of vehicles worth Sh40 million to its courier services wing of the business.

The fleet, involving three buses, two trucks and 11 motorcycles is to boost the company’s growing business that has recorded a robust growth over the last two years.

“Our business volumes over the last one year grew by 20 percent making it necessary to invest in new fleet to meet the rising demand for service. We also want to improve service quality by improving the age of the current fleet,” G4S Courier Services Director Rodgers Sultani said while flagging off the fleet in Nairobi on Wednesday.

With the new fleet, G4S plans to increase its courier services across the country and cover the North Eastern region as well as expand its business footprint in Uganda.

“We also want to improve service quality by improving the age of the current fleet,” said Sultani adding that the company boasts of over 160 vehicles which include trucks and buses making it the largest fleet for any single courier company in the country.

The newly unveiled buses have unique features that guarantee parcels safety, and high ton capacity. “These are custom built cargo buses which have a 10 ton loading capacity which will help us increase our business coverage,” he said.

Despite enjoying unrivalled leadership in the provision of secure logistics services that includes; goods shipment, security, warehousing, packaging and distribution in the East African market, G4S has gone back to the drawing board to re-align its business to better serve the needs of this fast-growing market for logistics services.

Already, G4S has curved a symbiotic working partnership with DHL – the international courier service provider – enabling both partners to benefit from each other in delivering high quality services to the local and international markets.

While DHL covers courier services touching on the international marketplace on behalf of G4S, the latter offers a similar service in the local market, as per the requirements of the industry regulator, the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK). The commission restricts players in the industry to either service the local or international markets.

“The agreement is tailored such that when DHL lands its cargo at the port, G4S picks the parcels and delivers them to the specified destination. This way, customers have no reason to worry because we ensure the delivery is done securely and efficiently,” Sultani explains adding, “The same applies to local customers who wish to make international deliveries.”

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