Since its establishment in Johannesburg in 1988, SkyNet Worldwide Express has grown to employ more than 1600 people with over 35 hubs countrywide and a fleet of over 800 vehicles. SkyNet is now one of South Africa’s biggest express parcel and courier businesses and second largest mover of international traffic in the country. In South Africa, over one million parcels are moved by us every month. SkyNet is part of the Crossroads group, the leading black-empowered logistics solutions company in the country.
Internationally SkyNet began in 1972 when Simmonds Warner built a courier company in London that quickly expanded throughout the rest of Europe. By 1976 operations in Latin America began under the name of ‘Choice Air Courier’, hailed as the first complete courier network in this region.
In 1984 these diverse enterprises merged into a single worldwide network called the ‘Sky Courier Network’. Since then, as ’SkyNet Worldwide Express’, the company has grown extensively through over 200 major gateway cities globally to 1,115 hubs. It is now the largest independently operated distribution network in the world.