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OUR HISTORY

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OneLogix United Bulk came into being in July 1996 when Sasol Chemical Industries outsourced their Gauteng Solvents distribution. Patrick Pols the founder and who was then managing the fleet as a Sasol employee at the time, against all odds, was successful as the bidder against some of the other better known brands in the market at that stage. Commencing with ten tankers, six flat decks and an Ammonia gas tanker, the company was then known as Chemtrans.

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The fleet quickly grew to thirty trucks and in 1999, Patrick seeing an opportunity, bought out Wynland Vervoer and GRW Engineering in Worcester.  By combining the two fleets, United Bulk was formed. After the implementation of a very successful turnaround strategy in 2000, the engineering side was unbundled in 2001. United Bulk continued with steady and consistent growth, making further inroads into markets in South Africa and Southern Africa.  

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In 2007, United Bulk partnered with Loyiso Ngqameni and a new black empowered entity was formed. In early 2012, Loyiso decided that he wanted to move on and pursue some new ventures. After accommodating Loyiso, it was then decided that it was time to take United Bulk to the next level. In December 2012, The OneLogix Group acquired 60% of the shares in United Bulk, with Tanker Solutions (Pty) Ltd retaining the balance.

The OneLogix Group have since acquired the balance of the shares of United Bulk.

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So now, whenever you are travelling in South and Southern Africa, you are bound to spot the burgundy and white stallions wherever the Southern African sun shines. With the backing of The OneLogix Group as well as substantial organic growth, the dream continues and it was time for an acquisition or two. Cryogas Express (Pty) Ltd (74,2%) and Vision Transport (Pty) Ltd (100%) were acquired by OneLogix United Bulk in 2015. 

OneLogix United Bulk now operates in excess of 280 Tanker combinations covering routes including Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Malawi, Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as the R.S.A. This is proudly offered to a customer base in excess of 75% blue chip companies.

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