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FedEx Express has launched a new state-of-the-art regional hub near Johannesburg International Airport to strengthen its Africa operations and improve the continent’s connections with the rest of the world.

The new Southern Africa hub consolidates three facilities into a single location and boosts operational efficiencies to meet growing customer demand across the region. The combined air and road hub has more than 6,000 sqm dedicated to operations and warehousing, and more than 11,000 sqm of office space in a modern, sustainable building.

It is located near the city’s OR Tambo International Airport, where FedEx Express has operated a weekly B777 flight via Dubai to Memphis since October 2019. This route handles worldwide imports and exports to and from countries in southern Africa.

To process the volume of shipments that come through Johannesburg, the facility includes automated conveyor sorting technology supplied by NEPTEK (PTY) LTD that can process up to 2500 packages per hour reliably and efficiently.

Timing was of the essence on this project as the conveyor sortation system had to go live when the new facility became operational and any delays would have had severe implications on FEDEX’s business.

NEPTEK are grateful to FEDEX for this exciting opportunity and for delivering on our commitment.