Ugandan Brothers Lead Shift in Logistics Industry with New Digital Logistics Firm

By Our Reporter

Transport Engineering PhD graduate Daniel Emaasit from the University of Nevada in the USA together with his brother Tobias Tukei who has been in the logistics industry for over 7 years teamed up to start on-demand warehousing and logistics firm Logistify AI and they believe this company will tilt the logistics and warehousing industry on its head.

The Covid 19 pandemic is causing a good amount of Panic across the industry and Emaasit believes their startup is the solution to rapid response support during this time through providing speedy warehousing services for essential commodities like masks, food, sanitizer and essential medicines that are highly needed now.

Their pay as you go model gives you the flexibility of using the facilities under their management starting from a few hours to days, months and much longer than traditional logistics firms don’t.

The old business model in the industry was built on locking down clients into inconvenient long-term contracts something Emaasit and his team want to change.

Breaking Out

Logistify AI started operations in July last year and the company has been growing steadily month on month. They have since onboarded a number of leading warehouse owners like Equator Catering Services, BAT Uganda warehouses in Jinja, Rafiki Property Services, East Africa Investment, Sarjan Property Agencies and Creston Business park to mention but a few.

Through his experience working for DSV Global, Tobias Tukei the company’s co-founder realised warehouse owners do have seasons of low or no business at all.

Combining their experience growing up in rural Eastern Uganda to parents who were farmers and owned a warehouse with the challenges Co-Founder Tobias Tukei saw in the logistics industry as he worked, he got a good understanding of the bad and good seasons in the industry and the company, as a result, is equipped to help clients navigate through them both.

During this lockdown due to Covid 19, the key products taking up large spaces in the warehouses include food, sanitizer and soap which are critical for survival in this period.

However more products including all fast-moving consumer goods, light and heavy commodities including timber among other things will be added on as the lockdown eases.International clients like Aqua Fish and Son Fish both makers of fish feeds based in Egypt have already trusted them as a service provider of choice and the numbers are set to rise. Growth With close to 50 prospective clients already in talks […]

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