Unitrans Africa


Our footprint in Botswana

Fuel transportation and logistics

Unitrans Africa’s biggest operation in Botswana is the transport of petroleum and diesel by its extensive fleet. The Botswana Logistic office manages the import and distribution of fuel to its customers.

Unitrans Africa Botswana has the highest SHEQ (Safety Health Environment and Quality) standard, putting the Supply Chain services apart from its competition. Unitrans Africa Botswana focuses on Performance-Based Standards (PBS) using load maximised tankers to transport fuel economically and effectively, saving their customers costs and minimising the impact on the environment.

Our Botswana operation proudly employs nearly 600 staff, most of whom have been upskilled through Unitrans Driver Training Academy. The academy recruits, educates, qualifies, and then employs local drivers into one of the most respected award-winning learnership driver facilities in Africa.

Unitrans Africa Botswana Fuel Transportation and Logistics

Success is built on Trusted Partnerships

Brian Swift, MD of Unitrans Africa Botswana has lead the operation for 25 years: “My vision for the country’s success lies in building trusted partnerships with our clients and supporting the local economy with job creation“.

We welcome Thomas Mpedi in 2021

Our Partners

Unitrans Africa Partner: Puma Energy
Unitrans Africa Partner: Vivo Energy
Unitrans Africa Partner: Shell
Unitrans Africa Partner: Engen

In the Spotlight

Our News

Social Responsibility

Our People

Unitrans Botswana initiates and support community investment and road safety educational programs. Unitrans Botswana contributes to various social development programs in line with the Unitrans Africa group policy for sustainable corporate social development.

It can provide support to non-profit organizations or movements to promote cultural and economic development of global and local communities.


  • Donation to the Covid-19 Relief Fund Botswana


  • Monthly donations of groceries to SOS Orphanage Home
  • Sponsored and attended the launch of the UN Road Safety Week in Gaborone
  • Sponsored Prize Giving Day for Bokamoso Community Junior Secondary School in Gaborone
  • Sponsored and attended Motor Vehicle Accident Fund Road Safety Campaign held in Serowe
  • Sponsored and attended the Mannatloko Junior Secondary School Sponsored Walk advocating for Road Safety in Serowe
  • Sponsored Prize Giving Day for Monnatloko Junior Secondary School in Serowe
  • Sponsored and attended the National Road Safety Day for 2019 held in Francistown by the Department of Road Transport and Safety


  • Monthly donations of groceries to SOS Orphanage Home
  • Built a house for a needy family in Ranaka Village and handed it over fully furnished.
  • Sponsored and held a Road Safety Day and Campaign at Bokamoso Community Junior Secondary School
  • Sponsored and attended the National Road Safety Day for 2018 held in Maun by the Department of Road Transport and Safety


  • Monthly donations of groceries to SOS Orphanage Home
  • Sponsored and held a Road Safety Day and Campaign at St Joseph Primary School

Making us proud

Our Awards

  • 2019

    Global Road Safety Award  – Brake UK

    Chevron Hauler of the Year Award

  • 2017

    Chevron Hauler of the Year Award


  • 2016

    Chevron Hauler of the Year Award

An Overview

Unitrans Botswana

Unitrans Botswana (Pty) Ltd was incorporated in 1969.  Initially the business was limited to bring in abnormal loads and equipment to (BCL) and the Morupule Power Station and the mines in the early seventies. In 1985, Unitrans Africa became more active within Botswana offering a parcel service to Gaborone and full container loads of consumer products. By 1987, Unitrans Africa began hauling fuel on behalf of Caltex and Shell to Lobatse/Gaborone and Francistown.  Caltex fuel was collected from Durban and Shell fuel was uplifted from Secunda near Johannesburg and the fleet increased to approximately 15 vehicles registered and managed in Botswana. In 1988 we deployed vehicles taking fuel from Francistown to Malawi on behalf of Agmin (The Malawi Government fuel agency at the time). In 1990 Unitrans Botswana opened the Francistown office, with warehousing facilities offering a rail to road service to Zambia, Zaire and Malawi and the fleet grew to 22 vehicles. Since the mid-1990s, Unitrans Africa has had a steady growth and the fleet then stood at + 140 extra-heavy duty vehicles with over 380 employees.

Currently the fleet stands at 279 vehicles with more than 600 employees. We do business with all the major Oil Marketing Companies that operate in Botswana. Our operations include contracts with Astron Energy, Botswana Oil Limited, Engen, Total, VIVO Energy, Puma Energy, and Fuel in Motion for transportation of fuel as well as PPC for the transportation and warehousing of cement. We also transport animal feed for Nutrifeeds in Botswana throughout the country to various farms.  We are the largest transport contractor in Botswana and have the biggest market share in the road haulage of both Fuel and Cement in Botswana

Unitrans Botswana is an ISO certified company having an integrated management system of ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management System and ISO45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Unitrans is also certified on SANS 1395-1:2014, Road Transport Management System (RTMS).

In order to comply with the ISO, customer and legal requirements, Unitrans Botswana has opted for an integrated SHEQ management system to manage and control all Policies, Procedures and Safe Work Instructions. To this end Unitrans Botswana has invested in an electronic document control management system called Isometrix.

Isometrix is considered an integral part of the company’s operation to assist the senior management in compliance and constant improvement of the SHEQ management system. As part of this holistic approach, Unitrans Botswana recognize the importance of safety, training, bulk vehicle operator (BVO) wellness and mass verification methods as a means of being a responsible road freight company.

The management and staff of Unitrans Botswana is committed to remain compliant to all legal, customer and shareholder compliance.

“Helping to build economies in Africa”

Supporting Communities


Customer Compliance

  • TOTAL Operational Excellence SMS and Patrom Level 4
  • VIVO / SHELL Global Hauler Assessment – Professional Level
  • ENGEN RTSOG Compliant
  • SASOL SQAS Compliant
  • CHEVRON / ASTRON Business Partner Accreditation
  • Tsole Trust – Environmental Trust Member
Unitrans Africa Botswana Road Safety


Unitrans Botswana

  • ISO Certified (ISO9001:2015; ISO14001:2015 & ISO45001:2018)
  • RTMS (Road Transport Management System) Certified SANS1395
  • SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability) Certified
  • Botswana Qualifications Authority Accredited – Unitrans Driver Training Academy

Contact Us


Plot 22057
Takatokwane Road,
Gaborone West Industrial,
Gabarone, Botswana.

PO Box 426,
Gaborone, Botswana