Botswana joins the DSV family

DSV takes over market-leading logistics network in the African nation of Botswana.

Botswana baobab

Botswana is new to the DSV family but brings more than 30 years’ experience to our customers from the former UTi Botswana.  The country boasts 38 DSV employees spread between three offices; the head office in Gaborone and two offices at border posts in Tlokweng and Martinsdrift.

A market leader in Botswana

"DSV is one of the market leaders in Botswana and offers a full range of transport and logistics services; Air, sea and road transport as well as customs brokerage services," says Sebastian Svensson, DSV's Managing Director in Botswana and he continues;

"Our warehouse in Gaborone, the country's capital city, is a major hub and includes a bonded section. It is located in close proximity to the significant points of entry and departure.  In addition to handling import and export goods it also handles distribution to the entire Botswanan market."

Nationwide distribution set-up

DSV Botswana handles distribution of spare parts, machinery and other equipment for the entire mining industry in the country. Together with our affiliated company UTi Sun (RSA) we distribute automotive spare parts to all major dealers in Botswana on a daily basis. We handle at least 65% of all imported IT equipment, considerable amounts of textiles imported from Hong Kong and China, and several major pharmaceutical companies are also among our customers.

DSV Botswana staff

DSV Gaborone celebrating 50 years of independence together with DSV opening 30 September

DSV's organisation grows with nine new countries this year

Prompted by the acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc. in January this year, the following nine countries are being added to the DSV group of companies: Botswana, Cambodia, Israel, Jordan, Malawi, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.

Read more about doing business in Botswana