Our distribution centres

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South Africa

SPAR South Africa consists of six regional SPAR distribution centres, an Imports (Build it) and the S Buys distribution centre.

These are supported by several satellite warehousing hubs, which reduce transport costs on certain routes. View the location of the distribution centres here.

Distribution centre summary Size
m2
Cases despatched
annually
million
Divisional
managing
director
South Rand 61 000 61.0 Brett Botten
North Rand 53 317 40.8 Desmond Borrageiro
KwaZulu-Natal 69 112 51.1 Max Oliva
Western Cape 40 405 34.9 Mario Santana
Eastern Cape 31 685 31.6 Conrad Isaac
Lowveld 21 416 12.3 Alison Zweers
Imports (Build it) 10 000 2.3 Wayne Hook
S Buys 2 295 –* Jeremy Nicol
* The nature of pharmaceutical deliveries is not comparable

South Rand distribution centre

Surface area

61 000 m2

2017: 61 000 m2

Cases per annum

61.0 million

2017: 62.6 million

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
SUPERSPAR 95 94
SPAR 118 119
KWIKSPAR 30 30
SPAR Express 5 4
SaveMor 0 2
TOPS at SPAR 192 179
Build it 71 72
Pharmacy at SPAR 20 15
Total 531 515

NORTH Rand distribution centre

Surface area

53 317 m2

2017: 53 317 m2

Cases per annum

40.8 million

2017: 35.2 million

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
SUPERSPAR 61 60
SPAR 79 75
KWIKSPAR 14 15
SPAR Express 5 1
SaveMor 10 14
SaveMor Liquor 6 0
TOPS at SPAR 131 127
Build it 55 52
Pharmacy at SPAR 27 26
Total 388 370

KwaZulu-Natal distribution centre

Surface area

69 112 m2

2017: 69 112 m2

Cases per annum

51.1 million

2017: 49.5 million

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
SUPERSPAR 92 89
SPAR 58 60
KWIKSPAR 25 25
SPAR Express 8 3
SaveMor 7 10
SaveMor Liquor 1 0
TOPS at SPAR 153 146
Build it 83 85
Pharmacy at SPAR 16 16
Total 443 434

Western Cape distribution centre

Surface area

40 405 m2

2017: 40 405 m2

Cases per annum

34.9 million

2017: 35.1 million

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
SUPERSPAR 39 40
SPAR 88 86
KWIKSPAR 40 39
SPAR Express 6 3
SaveMor 6 4
TOPS at SPAR 144 138
Build it 56 56
Pharmacy at SPAR 24 18
Total 403 384

EASTERN Cape distribution centre

Surface area

31 685 m2

2017: 31 685 m2

Cases per annum

31.6 million

2017: 27.6 million

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
SUPERSPAR 47 47
SPAR 49 43
KWIKSPAR 16 16
SPAR Express 2 1
SaveMor 7 7
SaveMor Liquor 3
TOPS at SPAR 119 112
Build it 46 43
Pharmacy at SPAR 5 10
Total 294 279

LOWVELD distribution centre

Surface area

21 416 m2

2017: 21 416 m2

Cases per annum

12.3 million

2017: 11.6 million

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
SUPERSPAR 22 18
SPAR 36 35
KWIKSPAR 0 0
SPAR Express 2 0
SaveMor 8 7
TOPS at SPAR 35 31
Build it 65 60
Pharmacy at SPAR 9 5
Total 177 156

Imports (Build it) warehouse/distribution centre

Surface area

10 000 m2

2017: 10 000 m2

Cases per annum

2.3 million

2017: 2.0 million

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
Total 376 368

S Buys distribution centre/imports warehouse

Surface area

2 295 m2

2017: 2 295 m2

Ireland

The national distribution centre services BWG Group’s retail and wholesale operations in Ireland; and the Appleby Westward facilities service a chain of SPAR stores in South West England.

Distribution centre Size
m2
Cases despatched
annually
million
Managing director
BWG Foods 24 000 22.6 Leo Crawford
Appleby Westward Group Ltd 9 613 11.0 Mike Boardman

BWG Group

Surface area

24 000 m2

2017: 24 000 m2

Cases per annum

22.6 million

2017: 21.6 million

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
SPAR 402 403
Londis 130 133
EUROSPAR 53 50
MACE 216 216
XL 248 243
Gala 34 0
Out of Appleby Westward 288 285
Total 1 371 1 330

Appleby Westward logistics

Saltash ambient distribution centre

Surface area

7 209 m2

2017: 7 209 m2

Cases per annum

5.7 million

2017: 5.7 million

Collumpton fresh produce distribution centre

Surface area

1 904 m2

2017: 1 904 m2

Cases per annum

5.5 million

2017: 5.1 million

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
Saltash ambient distribution centre    
Surface area (m2) 7 209 7 209
Cases per annum (million) 5.7 5.7
Collumpton fresh produce distribution centre    
Surface area (m2) 1904 1 904
Cases per annum (million) 5.5 5.1

Switzerland

The modern logistics centre in St Gallen handles the distribution to the SPAR Switzerland operations in German-speaking Switzerland.

Distribution centre Size
m2
Cases despatched
annually
million
Managing director
St Gallen 33 000 26.0 Rob Philipson

St Gallen

Surface area

33 000 m2

2017: 33 000 m2

Cases per annum

26.0 million

2017: 29.0 million

Ambient product stock-keeping units

6 500

2017: 6 500

Chilled product stock-keeping units

1 500

2017: 1 500

Fruit and vegetable lines

350

2017: 350

Number of stores serviced 2018 2017
SPAR 155 160
SPAR express 26 23
MAXI 128 108
TopCC 6 9
Total 315 300