Import solutions

Import and working capital specialists
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We simplify your imports by integrating logistics and trade finance into one bespoke solution. 

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Talk to us about your import and working capital requirements.

Optimise your cash flow and reduce supply chain complexity

  • Finance and logistics from one partner

    Unlock a host of benefits with a single point of contact for your imports and finance, helping you optimise cash flow and reduce risk.

  • Simplify your inbound supply chain

    We manage your full logistics process, from order confirmation to shipping and delivery, reducing your time spent on import administration and oversight.

  • Manage by exception

    A managed proactive service that understands the urgency in making quick and informed decisions, which will alert you in real time to exceptions in your supply chain; this is supported by online reporting with visibility of the full inbound supply chain.

  • Leverage our inhouse expertise

    Our clients leverage off our volumes and economies of scale achieving highly competitive clearing and shipping rates, with potential cost saving opportunities. We also provide guidance on tariffing and ensure compliance with local and international trade protocols.

 

We facilitate the true end-to-end import solution

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A proactive fully managed service aligned with your cashflow

  • You source the product
  • We facilitate the order
  • We hedge currency, based on your mandate
  • We pay your foreign supplier
  • We book, track, clear, and deliver shipments in line with your negotiated Incoterm, and pay all associated charges
  • On delivery we invoice you for the total landed cost providing a breakdown per unit and on payment terms that closely align with your debtors' payments

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Optimise your import business with an end-to-end logistics and inventory finance solution.

Quantum of funding required: Your business needs to be able to support a minimum lend of R5m (working capital) and R1m (asset finance).

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Import solutions unpacked

Your local import agent 

Giving your business a distinct competitive advantage:
  • Free-up valuable resources’ time
  • Release working capital that would otherwise be tied up in the import transaction
  • Gain real-time information of your imports on Investec.com
  • A managed service allowing for better visibility and decisions for your inbound logistics 
  • Improve control of supplier relationships, cost, and product availability 
  • Gain competitive freight and clearing rates together with a proactively and better-managed service
  • Access upfront guaranteed pricing that allows you to determine the profitability and viability of a product before committing to an order

Want to learn more about the uniqueness of our import solutions?

Quantum of funding required: Your business needs to be able to support a minimum lend of R5m (working capital) and R1m (asset finance).

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  • Disclaimer

    Investec For Business, a division of Investec Bank Limited. (Reg. No. 1969/004763/06) Investec Bank Limited is an authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP 11750) and a registered credit provider (NCRCP9). A member of the Investec Group. Import Solutions is a business unit of Investec for Business.