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Being a third Party distribution service provider, Vital currently provides Transportation Services on a Full Truck Load (FTL) and Less Than Truck Load (LTL) basis:

  • 3PL Services
  • Dedicated Bulk Warehousing
  • Multi Principal Bulk Warehousing
  • Transhipment Warehousing And Distribution

In addition to above mentioned Vital is in a position to offer fleet services as well as staffing solutions through its associate companies namely:

  • Vital Fleet (Pty) Ltd
  • Staffing Logistics (Pty) Ltd
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Current Operations:

In addition to its transport services, Vital Distribution Solutions (Pty) Ltd also operate several transhipment depots as well as bulk warehousing facilities across, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and the Free State.

Vital currently operates FTL, line haul, long-distance, customer direct deliveries shuttle services and general deliveries within these regions.

Vital operates from a combined square metering of approximately 40 000 sqm across 5 facilities. In addition to aforementioned Vital also operates from and manages several large distribution centres including transport for several large FMCG Principals.

Vital DC and Depot Physical Addresses:

  1. Vital Polokwane
  2. Vital Nelspruit
  3. Vital Gauteng
  4. Vital Kwa-Zulu Natal
  5. Vital Namibia

Vital has embarked on development within the emerging markets and has operations into: Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique.

Vital Footprint:


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Operational And Implementation Capability:

Transport Management System: Vital utilizes several levels of technology within its core business of which are

  • Transolv
  • Assetman
  • Mosaic

Our daily activities:

  • Transport scheduling and routing
  • Real-time tracking of shipment information
  • Event management i.e. alerts for expected events, etc.
  • Interface with suppliers
  • Proof of delivery (POD) and freight claim management
  • Management reporting

In addition to aforementioned Vital Distribution Solutions is in the process of implementing a world class ERP system called IFS.  This exercise was embarked upon in 2012 with the KZN rollout early in 2013.


Technology and Industry


Background on IFS:

The IFS Applications contains several cross-functional tools and components.

These tools include:

  • Business Performance Management,
  • Business Reporting, Document Management, and
  • Business Modeller.

IFS Applications represents a class of enterprise-wide solutions that support day-to-day operations and various internal business processes for many types of manufacturers and other businesses. While IFS is an extremely complex and knowledge-intensive product, it does not complicate its users’ lives to the same degree, thanks to its clearly arranged user interface, comprehensible logic, and familiar web interfaces.

Delivery and Debrief:

Vital manages deliveries on the following basis

  • Manual delivery tracking and status.
  • Full event management capability and prior notification of late delivery
  • Update on any attempted deliveries and a calling card number on the website immediately
  • Manual exception reporting to include:
    • deliveries not made within agreed timeframe
    • refused deliveries
    • number of re-deliveries made
    • orders returned as un-deliverable.