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About Our Cross Border Road Freight Company

Offering customer service that is not just the best but legendary.

About GMR Freights

Standing the Test of Time, GMR Freights commenced operations in 1976 as a pioneer in the cross-border consolidated road freight Industry where systems and processes were a manually driven state. It conceptualised the consolidation of container loads of mixed goods from the Reef, transporting these by road to Botswana, and subsequently distributing those goods to a wide range of destinations in that country. In 1985, we launched a similar service to Swaziland and subsequent growth brought a successful consolidation service into Namibia and Lesotho as part of our service basket. 

The Group, through its associated companies, has a substantial asset base, including warehouse facilities and a comprehensive vehicle fleet of approximately, ranging from main-line super-links, freight carriers, distribution vehicles, pick-ups and forklifts. The Group consists of several independent Companies, each responsible for a specific aspect of activity, such as long-haul transport, management of real estate, distribution and warehousing. 

The most common distribution of goods is Fast Moving Consumer Goods lines and the company’s long history has provided much familiarity with this type of traffic. Other items transported are diverse and include raw materials, spare parts, tyres, construction equipment and materials, electronic equipment and medical supplies.

The clients to whom we deliver include the whole spectrum of organisations, from State departments, hospitals, schools and parastatals, to all branches of private enterprise, retail, chain-store, individuals and both large and small companies.

GMR comfortably maintains the servicing of its customers’ consignments in parallel with any tailored requirements of both suppliers and the importers of these commodities. 

Only the Best

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Values

To align with global desire to constantly reduce carbon footprint whilst maintaining its service offering in a no-nonsense environment that sets an exemplary benchmark for industry followers; To maintain a deep-set view of operating with Innovation, Sincerity & Integrity; To be an industry Disruptor. 

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Mission

To be the most reliable and dependable Cross-Border Road Freight Company operating to and within the BLNS territories. Delivering the best customer experience in the markets we serve with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and positive Company spirit. Offering customer service that is not just the best but legendary. 

Innovation | Sincerity | Integrity

In the build up to past procedural changes and adaptations, GMR consulted with the Road Freight Association on various matters and, under the auspices of that organisation, worked closely with the Inland Revenue and Customs authorities of South Africa, Botswana, and Swaziland regarding the introduction of Value Added Tax and the consequent major changes to border procedures and documentation. GMR was the first company to submit EDI clearances to both Botswana Customs and SARS. 

GMR will always look for opportunities to add value to our service. All customers and suppliers enjoy a partnered commitment to provide clear communication and a brilliance in service. The client base is long term in nature and most new business comes by way of direct recommendation from existing clients. GMR has always considered customer service to be the foundation on which the Group has developed and our faith in this fundamental policy remains absolute. By continuously improving service in all areas, GMR will continue to justify their clients’ trust in them and thereby remain the benchmark Company in its specialised field. 

By continuously improving service in all areas, GMR will continue to justify their clients’ trust in them and thereby remain the benchmark Company in its specialised field.

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