"A timeline to success"
Our company – Vigu Trading Ltd – was founded in 2001 as a clearing and freight forwarding company based in Dar es Salaam, where for our first three years we worked hard to build up a reputation for providing customers with a reliable and efficient service. From the outset, we felt that we had the right formula, and could do things better than other transport companies – and this proved to be the key to our success.
At the beginning we operated with a single truck, but by 2004 it was clear that there was an excellent opportunity for us to expand our business with a dedicated freight transport division – so the directors invested in our first fleet of five trucks. This was a decision that was to springboard our company to new heights.
It was not long before our reputation for freight transport excellence gained the attention of major national and international companies. And so we began to expand our region of operations, at the same time securing a list of satisfied customers who had one thing in common: the highest expectations.
2013 saw further significant investment by our directors, when another eight high-powered Mercedes trucks added extra capacity to our offerings; increasing our ability to offer prompt, professional services throughout Tanzania and East and Central Africa.
By the end of 2015, our fleet of late-model heavy-duty trucks numbered around 150, and was complemented by three Ro-Ro loaders. Also by the end of 2015, our growing business – and consequent increase in staff numbers – necessitated a move to larger, newer offices.
Over the years, we have consistently built our business based on totally reliable service and having a focus on customer satisfaction; employing staff for their interpersonal skills as well as for their transport industry and driving professionalism. Much has changed since 2001, but our commitment to service, efficiency and dependability never will.