Africa Outlook

350 VEHICLES AND COUNTING

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Here, Richard Hall tells the story of Greendoor Group, mapping out the company’s humble beginnings and its meteoric rise in the 12 years since joining.

“My brother and I had spent some time outside of South Africa studying and travelling, and decided it was best to get back to help our family grow the business,” he explains. “My father has always been involved in transport in some form or another, so we were always surrounded by trucks growing up.

“Soon after this in late 2007, my father was lucky enough to have a chance coffee meeting with Mike Koch. After the meeting and some further chats Mike became keen to get involved and took a stake in the company, and with his financial backing we were able to purchase our first vehicles in early 2008 – 20 Internatio­nal 9800s. We continued to grow the fleet consistent­ly through the recession and by 2015 had in excess of 150 vehicles pulling both triaxles and super-links.

“Since then the fleet has multiplied, and we now run just over 350 vehicles along the North South Corridor.”

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