t’s an exciting time to work at Paccon logistics. In 2013 the founding directors of this South african freight company - andrew wallace and Steve gillespie - successfully purchased the minority interest that was formerly held by Paccon logistics australia. this means that the company is now, in its founders’ own words, “100 percent proudly South african”. It is by no means the new kid on the block, however. Paccon logistics, which prides itself on its local knowledge and on-the-ground experience, was established in the early 2000s and next year will celebrate ten years in business. this near-decade of experience means that Paccon has built a rock-solid reputation, with a noted specialty in heavy industrial and project logistics. To this end, the firm doesn’t own its own ﬂeet but instead manage and outsource to much-trusted third party sub contractors from cargo surveyors to abnormal transport operators and border agents. Paccon’s core activities centre on heavy industry sectors in South africa and its neighbouring countries Botswana, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
going it alone
Paccon logistics is a multi-disciplinary freight management company operating from Durban in South africa. Writer Rebecca Wigmore Project manager Stuart Shirra
It seems appropriate that 2014 will herald a new era of independence for Paccon, as the company was built in the spirit of entrepreneurship and regional know-how. However it wasn’t always so easy as andrew wallace explains: “after around 20 years of working for corporates I became disenchanted with office politics and decided to open my own business. Having spent a large amount of that time involved in cross-border trade and industrial project logistics, I decided that it