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In January 2013, Barloworld Logistics merged its Dedicated Transport Services Division with the Manline Group of Companies to form Barloworld Transport. Combining resources, services and experience resulted in more flexible, optimised and sustainable transport solutions.

We entered the Logistics Achiever Award and won Gold for the Anglo solution

Manline and Barloworld Logistics enter into a joint venture

2012

March

Enter into the bulk commodities market – sunflower seed, maize, wheat

2012

June

Take delivery of 86 MAN TGS WWW truck tractors for the Africa and Freight divisions

2011

April

Manline Africa opens a transit depot at the Beit Bridge border and a turnaround depot in the Zambian Copperbelt

2011

June

Business has grown to over 1 000 permanent employees

2011

July

First class of 20 learners graduate from training centre and are employed by Manline

2010

January

An environmentally green trailer is launched on the Gauteng to Durban run

Five year vision to expand operations and grow the group brand throughout southern Africa

2010

March

New training centre opened at head office

2009

July

Split transport and warehousing operation in Johannesburg

Occupied Isando premises (transport)

Occupied Germiston premises (warehousing)

2009

August

Manline Energy Launches

2008

December

Purchased 51% of Timber24, South Africa’s largest timber logistics and forestry solutions companies

2007

March

A further 60 owner drivers are brought into the Gauteng and Dwaalboom operations

2007

October

Entered the cross-border market (Zambian Copperbelt). Phase 1 – 20 superlinks

2007

August

Entered the black product market (18 heated tankers, 250th truck on the road)

2007

December

Occupied new head office in Mkondeni, Pietermaritzburg

2006

May

Entered the fuel transport market

2006

June

An owner driver scheme is developed and 5 Owner drivers are introduced into the Cape Town operations

2005

September

Opened depot in Wadeville, Johannesburg (transport, warehousing and distribution)

2004

August

80 trucks on the road with a growing customer base

2003

March

MAX is born (logistics Management And eXecution) – a real-time internet based operating platform and database

2003

June

Awarded Company of the Year by the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business

2003

December

Expanded Warehousing and Distribution throughout KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape – six depots, 43 trucks and 20 000m2 warehousing

2002

August

The business is sold to Barloworld and it is merged with Barloworld Automotive’s transport business

2001

October

Opened first in-house MAN accredited workshop

2000

March

Launched distribution fleet

Expanded the long distance/tautliner fleet

2000

July

A fully fledged transport depot was opened in Dwaalboom to service the North West province market with cement

1999

September

Entered the general freight (superlink) market

1999

August

A Intermodal contract moving limestone from Lime Acres to Vereeniging

1998

March

Manline founded by Neil Henderson with 5 trucks

1998

March

Purchased aluminium tanker, the 1st of its kind in South Africa.

1997

February

Acquired Freeways Transport (SAPPI contract)

1997

April

Acquired local international brick distribution fleet

1997

August

Formed PPC Transport – a wholly owned subsidiary of PPC

1995

October

Acquired four cement transport companies

  • H Grobler Transport (Bulk tankers)

  • WP Vervoer (Bulk tankers)

  • Sonop Vervoer (Flatdecks)

  • M Fihrer & Son (Bulk local tankers)

1995

November

Barloworld Transport

2016

January

Barloworld Transport acquires Aspen Logistic Services

2016

April

Manline Energy receives ISO39001 accreditation

2015

June

Manline Energy enters secondary fuel distribution market

2014

June

Barloworld Transport orders 217 MAN TGS WW trucks – the single largest order in MAN Truck & Bus’ 52 year history in SA

2014

June

Timber24 acquires Zabalaza Hauliers

2014

August

Barloworld Transport launches industry first Professional Driver Training Qualification for all drivers.

2014

September

Barloworld Transport acquires Kumkani Heavy Haulage

2014

October

Manline Mega becomes the first abnormal load transporter to gain RTMS accreditation

2014

November

Barloworld Transport launches first PBS mining tipper in the industry

2014

May

Manline Freight builds 20 Volumax trailers for FMCG market

2013

January

In January 2013, Barloworld Logistics merged its Dedicated Transport Services Division with the Manline Group of Companies to form Barloworld Transport

2013

June

Barloworld Transport acquires TCS Logistics

2013

July

Manline Energy – enters Gas transportation market

2013

November

Manline Energy lands NCP chemical tanker contract