GAC Laser Strengthens Presence in KZN

The most recent addition to GAC Laser strengthened its presence in KwaZulu Natal during September, with the first class facility at 96 Lansdowne Road, offering professional international logistics and transportation services. A welcome solution to client needs, GAC Laser hopes to increase efficiency, improve customer service and brings its logistics and freight forwarding operations together at the 10 000 square meter office and warehouse complex in Jacobs.

Durban is South Africa’s busiest port, and GAC Laser’s facility in Jacobs is strategically located within Zone 2 of the Durban Port and within close proximity to the M4, N2 and N3 freeways. With 14 container handling bays, the new premises can accommodate the loading of diverse commodities and superlink vehicles.

“GAC Laser’s specialist warehouse in Nandi Drive, Riverhorse Valley is now complemented by the new Jacobs premises as it brings the benefits of both operations to take full advantage of the Group’s experience, strong partnerships and the global Gulf Agency Company brand. Carol Holland, Regional Managing Executive of GAC Laser said,” Expanding in this important market enables us to meet the diverse needs of importers and exporters in the region with our comprehensive suite of logistics and global transportation services.”

GAC Laser also recently introduced best-of-breed warehouse management technology to manage its warehouse operation more effectively. The warehouse management system provides for unique barcode identification and access via the Internet to customers.

Addressing the guests at the opening of the premises on 16 September 2009, Carol said, “We are delighted that these new premises allow for various ‘in transit’ options for all our clients, ensuring cost savings.”

Tow long standing clients, NLA Imported Timbers and Bedson Africa, were honoured for their continued support. In response, Sean Lourens of NLA Imported Timbers said,”GAC Laser has always delivered good service to NLA. Congratulations to GAC Laser and we look forward to continued great service.” NLA has been a client with GAC Laser for 11 years and Bedson Africa, for 10 years.

The partnership between GAC and Laser combines GAC’s global network with Laser’s local expertise to provide professional international logistics services to the South African market. The combination of over 70 years of local expertise with the world wide infrastructure and resources of GAC enables GAC Laser to offer a full suite of supply chain solutions to South African importers and exporters.

GAC Laser is one of South Africa’s leading independent clearing and forwarding companies specialising in facilitating international trade in imports and exports, air and sea.

icon Jacobs Launch Article In FTW Sept 09 (1.51 MB)