Our Footprint in Malawi

Agricultural Transportation Services

Unitrans Malawi follows a strong “partnership” approach to deliver tailored end-to-end agricultural solutions by:

Unitrans promotes key agricultural fleet management strategies such as minimising the harvest-to-milling window for optimal crop freshness, whilst taking care to avoid destructive levels of infield compaction through carefully engineered fleeting. The minimising of mill and factory stops, along with consistent deliveries, are key aspects of our successful logistics operations.

Unitrans Malawi Limited has been in existence for over 30 years (and previously as Bulwark Transport Malawi Limited since 1964). Historically, the company has been involved in bulk fuel transport, various agricultural logistics operations as well as passenger transport in Malawi. Unitrans currently has several business units in Malawi including 2 agricultural estates, 3 passenger terminals and an administrative head office in Malawi’s commercial hub, Blantyre.  The company employs over 1,000 people and has 100 pieces of equipment in operation aimed at providing best in class transport and logistics solutions.

The company is extremely serious about maintaining safe operations and views SHEQ as a critical part of its business. Accordingly conformance to all SHEQ principles, policies, procedures and the law is not negotiable. We have developed an entire comprehensive SHEQ management system that contains all necessary policies and procedures. Unitrans also offers customized compliance to customer requirements, but always works towards “Zero Harm” – through the belief that all incidents are preventable through corrective and preventative actions.

Agricultural Services

Farm to Factory

  • Mechanical Harvesting Excavator and Wheeled Loading
  • Masscane & Loose Cane Operations
  • Land Trains
  • 3 Trailor Combinations
  • Rigid Drawbars

GPS Guided Land Preparation 

  • Mechanical Harvesting Excavator and Wheeled Loading
  • Masscane & Loose Cane Operations
  • Land Trains
  • 3 Trailor Combinations
  • Rigid Drawbars

Infrastructure Maintenance

  • Road building
  • Road maintenance
  • Irrigation and drainage canals
  • Excavation & dosing
  • Dumper work

Focus on Sustainability.

David Tayler

David Tayler, GM of Unitrans Africa Malawi and Tanzania, has lead the Business Unit for 2 years after being involved in Unitrans business development for over 8 years: 

“My vision for the region’s success lies in the conversion of opportunities into sustainable business, ensuring growth and prosperity to all.“

Our Partners

Partner with Unitrans in Malawi

Agricultural Services

Comprehensive agriculture services incorporating precision farming.

Bulk Handling & Mining

Bulk handling, distribution, logistics, and fleet management.

Road Haulage & Rail

Market leader in petrochemical, fuel and energy services in Africa.
Social Responsibility

Our People

Unitrans acknowledges that it has a key role and responsibility in supporting the communities in the areas in which it operates. The group addresses this through a focus on community development, education and childcare.

Throughout the group, individual operations identify and are involved in social projects that are aligned with their strategies and that are usually in close proximity to the operations, to make the biggest impact and difference to the communities.

The businesses actively engages with community members and works with community organisations, NGOs and various community service delivery organisations to develop the appropriate projects and to successfully execute these projects to the best advantage of the recipients.

Unitrans Africa – Malawi contributes to various social development causes in line with the Unitrans Africa’s group policy for sustainable corporate social development. As such, and in support of this objective Unitrans aims to contribute in the communities wherein they operate. Over the past number of year several contributions included:

"Helping to build economies in Africa"

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NOSA Platinum Rating System: 4 Star Rating


NOSA Platinum Rating System: 4 Star Rating


Unitrans Malawi

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Unitrans Dwangwa Depot

Unitrans Africa Malawi Dwangwa Depot is located in the north of Malawi on the Illovo Sugar Estate Dwangwa on the shores of majestic Lake Malawi. Managed by an experienced team of agricultural, transport and maintenance services personnel, Unitrans Africa Malawi Dwangwa provides a whole range of Farm to Factory support services. It has run operations on the estate for more than 20 years and is considered a unique farming solution given the Bundle Cane Haulage system.

Services on the estate, range from bespoke agricultural land preparation services, general estate maintenance services, canal clearing and loading and haulage. Additional service offerings include Line Haul Transport arrangement for Outgrowers which deliver cane to the Illovo Sugar Mill. Throughout its contract Unitrans Africa Malawi Dwangwa Depot has established itself as a supplier of choice in the district.

Unitrans Nchalo Depot

Nestled in the Shire Valley on the banks of the Shire River Unitrans Africa – Malawi Nchalo Depot is found on the Illovo Sugar Estate. It provides sugar cane loading and haulage services to Illovo Sugar Nchalo where it assists in transporting approximately 1,2million tons of sugar cane to the Illovo Factory for 8 months of the year. Unitrans has a proud history at Nchalo and has been providing these services for 24 years. We boast a track record efficient and cost effective innovative loading and haulage solutions whilst in pursuit of continuous improvement development projects. Seeking inventive, reliable, efficient and well-coordinated supply chain solutions are vital to ensure optimum service levels are continually achieved. In recognition of this, Unitrans continually liaises with its Customers and outside service providers to ensure the supply solution reflects the needs of our customers and clients.

In addition to this, the Unitrans Africa Malawi – Nchalo team, also boast a team of highly experienced land preparation personnel and state-of the art equipment providing ground-breaking and reliable agricultural solutions in line with agricultural best practice in the Shire area.

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Unitrans Malawi

Unitrans Head Office
Plot No. MC. 282
Chirimba Industrial Area

PO Box 30820
Blantyre 3

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