Catering for Africa
Supplying across the African continent is an undertaking of staggering proportions. There are over thirty million square kilometres of landmass connected by substandard road networks linking dozens of countries. Not surprisingly, with a complex array of governmental and import regulations, many African countries remain under-serviced by international suppliers. This is because Africa is often considered a low priority when compared with other less challenging, but more lucrative, European markets.
Countries like Nigeria, Angola, Namibia, Eritrea, Liberia and Ivory Coast have all contracted CSS to support their catering requirements. It’s a business unit we value highly and why we are able to handle procurement and logistics quickly and efficiently across Africa.
By consistently increasing market share throughout Africa our expertise grows as we keep up-to-date with ever changing issues - all of which can dramatically and unexpectedly affect how we source and supply both food and non-food items. This specialisation even brings us to consult on the viability of supplying remote African sites for new ventures. And because our supply chain is so effective we can source a diverse range of products from compressors, refrigeration, chemicals, stoves, washing machines, tyres, coffee machines, alternators, switches, and even pharmaceutical products for hospitals. We deal with regulations from the Department of Agriculture, Port Health and Customs and still deliver across Africa within 7 days. And as we are so often told, our African customers ask CSS to supply them because they cannot get the same service and reliability anywhere else in the world.
Remote and Distributed Supply
CSS’s proven skill in supplying out-of-the-way areas has led to us servicing countries right across the world.
As well as our focus on Africa and sites with special requirements we also supply countries in the Far East and South America; extending as far South as to provide complete provisions for Antarctic research stations