Intercity Towing CC was launched by Max Bega in 2007 with one 1-ton sling truck to help out an unemployed friend. Within 20 months of trading two independent towing companies, Auto Rescue and Mike’s Towing were acquired to expand market share.
In January 2011 the company was acquired by a three-party partnership, with Ben Brits as the new managing member. The main focus at this point was mainly local towing work in the Greater Durban Metro, with a long distance auto-carrier capacity of about 40 – 50 vehicles per month.
With an ever increasing demand for quick turn-around time, the auto-carrier capacity was expanded 8-fold over the next 3 years to 350 – 450 vehicles per month. Since the name “Intercity Towing” misrepresented the shifted focus of our business, a new company, “Intercity Auto Movers” was created in parallel. The two companies operate hand-in-hand, with Intercity Towing CC focusing primarily on the local towing work, while Intercity Auto Movers (Pty) Ltd tends to the long haul auto-carrier side of the business.
Our vision is to become one of the most recognised and appreciated vehicle transport companies with a solid, long term relationship with our valued customers, while remaining small enough to maintain a personalised service.
Our mission is to load, transport and deliver your vehicle within an agreed time frame, at a reasonable cost and with the confidence that your assets are in safe and competent hands.
Our core business is to transport vehicles and to resolve any logistic challenges associated with it.
Intercity Auto Movers is based in New Germany (Pinetown), with a smaller satellite depot in Empangeni.
In order to increase our operating footprint, Intercity Auto Movers has service level agreements with a number of reputable towing and transport companies across the country. We subcontract these companies to cover areas and routes beyond our own scope. These partners have been carefully selected, not only to extend our own capabilities, but also to mirror our values, principles and service levels.
Over the years we have established a comprehensive corporate and private client base, with which we maintain a close personal relationship. Our clients include the following:
- Automotive wholesalers
- Automotive dealerships
- Car rental companies
- Salvage companies
- Transport brokers
- Event organisers
- Auction houses
- Security companies
- Vehicle and trailer manufacturers
- Furniture removal companies
- Vehicle collectors / renovators
- Vehicle exporters
- Fleet owners
- Banks / Finance Houses
We believe in empowered employees that not only perform better, but also instil confidence with the client. We employ people with the right attitude and capabilities, and provide continuous growth and development through coaching and training. Our aim is to develop the following characteristics in our staff:
Employees are encouraged not only to take ownership of any task allocated to them, but also to find opportunities to perform above and beyond the call of duty.
Regular training is provided – both on individual level and in groups. This eliminates mistakes while simultaneously reducing turn-around time.
Drivers are selected and trained so that they can perform a broad scope of tasks, including driving, loading, strapping, forklift/machine operation, etc. This helps not only to improve availability of staff, allowing staff to take the necessary leave and to look after their personal well-being, but also to improve co-operation when teamwork is required.
Drivers are issued with uniforms and safety gear to represent the company’s professional image. We want our drivers be presentable to any client.
- Value for money