AFRICANGLOBE – The largest African companies based on financial performance are chronicled in the Africa Report’s top 500 companies, the most recent of which was published in 2013 based on 2012 performances. While the majority on the list are based in South Africa the top two are found elsewhere on the continent.
Imperial began its life in 1947 as a motor dealership in downtown Johannesburg and has grown to a company of more than 47,000 people spread out across South Africa, the rest of the continent Europe, the UK, USA and Australia. It has a large rental division. It also has the largest privately-held logistics company in the country.