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A cold chain specialist maintaining the integrity of temperature-sensitive freight throughout Southern Africa

Aspen Logistics is a proudly Barloworld Logistics company that understands the importance of product integrity within the FMCG industry.

Our state-of-the-art refrigerated fleet offers market reach and peace of mind to a variety of customers needing food products and other temperature-controlled freight delivered to the highest standard.

Taking responsibility for our clients brand promises means far more than delivering on time and in full, in the cold chain environment this means an obsession with safety and hygiene, strict regulatory compliance and the use of innovative technology to maintain, and report on, uncompromised temperature regimes.

We know that when it comes to medication, vaccines, frozen food and perishable products rigorous temperature control is key to getting our clients brands to the shelf in the way they were intended.


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Our Services

We are a specialist cold chain provider, enabling market access for blue-chip clients throughout Southern Africa. We understand that maintaining a product’s specified temperature regime is vital in ensuring that it reaches the shelf in the quality and efficacy in which it was intended.

  • Primary distribution – we offer long-haul, bulk, refrigerated transport within the SADC region, as well as short haulage between main centres in South Africa.
  • Retail/ Wholesale route-to-market – we provide a variety of clients with a route-to-market for temperature sensitive products by enabling market reach and protecting product integrity throughout.
  • Temperature regime storage – both frozen and ambient facilities provide storage during and prior to transit.
  • SADC reach – cross-border transportation and clearing services that maintain temperature regimes into African markets

About Us

Aspen Logistics was founded in 2000 as a transport brokerage. By 2003 we had evolved into a full-fledged cold chain service provider, with a state-of-the-art fleet and dedicated team. In 2016 Aspen Logistics was acquired by Barloworld Logistics and we became a specialist business unit within the Transport division. Aspen Logistics’ specialised services, combined with the powerhouse that is Barloworld Logistics, makes us a leading player in the cold chain market.

A truly South African company – innovative and sustainable

As a truly local business, now part of the 110 year Barloworld legacy, we are proudly Level 2 BBBEE contributor. Our local roots mean we have extensive local knowledge so we are able to translate global best practice into solutions uniquely relevant to the SADC economies. We are proud to be contributing to transformation and economic upliftment within the country through not only our BBBEE credentials but through our driver training and owner-driver schemes via the Barloworld Logistics Academy.

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Technology enabled operations

Our fleet and operations are equipped with the latest technologies to rigorously maintain temperatures throughout trips.  Our dual-refrigerated trailers are fitted with a high specification refrigeration unit that have dual evaporators and partitions allowing for frozen, chilled and ambient products to be carried in one unit. All our cooling units are of the highest standard, and have data loggers with download facilities, not only ensuring that your load gets to its destination at the right temperature but providing traceability and visibility into the maintenance of that regime throughout a loads journey.

Sustainable transport

Our vehicles are constantly maintained and upgraded to ensure that we continuously decrease our carbon footprint. Our reefer double-stacking trailers offer double payload capacity meaning that the cost per trip is decreased and also lowering carbon emissions per unit moved.


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We are not simply a transporter, we are a solutions creator for our partner clients, using a problem solving approach that first intimately understands our client’s needs, then creates bespoke solutions to enable their unique strategic requirements. Through a combination of technology, focused industry experience and a state-of-the-art fleet we are enabling our customer’s market reach, while at the same time setting the benchmark for temperature-controlled transportation in Southern Africa.

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