Who we are

Thelo Group brings global experience and capacity to the African transport and logistics sector, supporting the development and operation of regional transportation and logistics corridors – including rail, rolling stock, and port solutions.

Thelo’s integrated group of companies apply best practice approaches to enhance the operational efficiencies of existing networks and enable the strategic development of new corridors.

We deliver integrated transport and logistics projects from concept through to delivery, operations, and maintenance management. Along with our “best-of-global-breed” strategic partners, our full value-chain capabilities are integrated to deliver unique solutions that serve current and prospective regional transport and logistics projects – serving the needs of our clients, the freight owners, developers, existing operators.

Thelo Group offers technical expertise and solutions across the value chain of infrastructure development and operationalisation to address the African challenge-opportunity dynamic.

Thelo is uniquely positioned to deliver integrated expertise to build bespoke solutions from and across concept through to design and engineering; financing; procurement; testing and commissioning, technology, skills transfer and operations and maintenance management.

With its roots in large-scale, complex transit development – from concept, to execution, to management – alongside its partners, Thelo is home to multi-disciplinary competencies. Our integrative focus ensures that these capabilities are successfully leveraged.

Planning, Engineering and Consulting

Combining local experience and global best practice for more effective solutions

Rail and Port Sector Reform and Regulatory

Integrating regulations into operations, including safety, economics and performance

Corridor / Infrastructure Development

Develop new systems and improve existing systems

Skills Development, Capacity Building and Training

We offer skills development and training services from concept to operation

Mobility Systems, Technology and Digitization

Safer, smarter mobility systems to deliver interoperability, reliability and efficiency

Operations and Maintenance Management

Including infrastructure management, concessions and SPV models

From concept to trade, our approach seeks to ensure success for years to come. Our long-term vision is to be Africa’s principal transport and logistics champion – facilitating effective operation of regional development corridors for freight via a holistic, fit-for-context model. Through proven African solutions and expertise, we contribute to sustainable, inclusive economic growth in the region.

Our developmental Formula

Thelo’s model responds to the African development context and is designed to solve four critical components for successful project implementation.