Welcome to Distribution And Warehousing Network Limited (DAWN)
Distribution & Warehousing Network Limited (DAWN) manufactures and distributes quality branded hardware, sanitaryware, plumbing, kitchen, engineering and civil products through a national, strategically positioned branch network in South Africa, as well as in selected countries in the rest of Africa and Mauritius.
The DAWN Group has two main operating segments namely, Building and Infrastructure, supported by the Solutions segment. A focused cluster approach is followed in each of the segments, as outlined in the Group structure on page 16, which allows for the benefits of synergies and cost reduction, while capacity is optimised at cluster operations. The DAWN Solutions segment continued to provide a crucial competitive advantage, enabling distribution costs which are significantly below the logistics industry average. It also assists the Group to contain costs across all businesses and to significantly reduce stock losses.
DAWN distributes approximately 40 000 products sourced through more than 2 500 suppliers to over 12 000 customers in the building and infrastructure sectors. DAWN Logistics offers just-in-time break-bulk distribution through its fleet of more than 140 vehicles on a national basis with over-border deliveries to Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho.
Products are distributed through a national, strategically positioned distribution network in South Africa as well as in sub-Saharan African countries such as Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Manufacturing operations have been established in Botswana and Namibia with joint venture manufacturing operations in Mauritius and Tanzania and an associate in Angola.