The origins of Digistics can be traced back to the
Anderson Dubose Company, a Quick Service Restaurant
Distribution Operation in the United States. In 1995
it set up a partnership in South Africa, ASP
Distributors Pty Ltd. which had an exclusive
commercial procurement and distribution agreement
with McDonalds South Africa.
The company, in partnership with SPAR, started
operations out of the SPAR East Rand Distribution
Centre but moved to its own premises in City Deep in
November 1996. The Cape Town Distribution Centre
opened in November 1997. A national infrastructure
positioned ASP as a pioneer in national
multi-temperature distribution within the food
service sector in South Africa.
In 2003 a management buy-out of ASP Distributors
South Africa took place, hence the establishment of
Digital Logistics (Pty) Ltd. With an aggressive
growth plan, the company pursued new opportunities
and secured a contract with KFC in December 2003.
This was the first phase of a significant growth
period which took the company from 40 to over 400
employees in 3 years.
Digistics now operates out of seven distribution
centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town Port Elizabeth
and Durban and has become a significant player in
leading multi-temperature distribution operations in