Tigers South Africa has launched a renewable energy vertical to handle the import of solar panels from China.
The company said it is working with some of the major solar panel manufacturers in the industry, as well as Energy Partners, an energy solutions provider in South Africa.
“These are exciting times for Tigers as we move into the renewable energy sector, which is a growing market, especially in South Africa,” said Paul Lawrence, managing director, Tigers South Africa.
“As with the recently opened Tigers e-commerce facility in South Africa, the renewable energy vertical is in line with our progressive approach to freight forwarding and embracing new markets.”
Tigers is providing Customs brokerage, local logistics, and warehouse storage to meet growing demand for solar panels in South Africa.
The solar panels are shipped from China into Cape Town and Durban, and then distributed across the country by Tigers.
“In South Africa, there are frequent power failures, and with such high levels of sunshine in the region it makes sense for people to invest in solar power generation,” said Lawrence.
“We expect the market for renewable energy to continue to grow in the coming years, and Tigers is ready for the demand.”