RNA has two well-established Distribution Centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg responsible for the bulk receiving, re-packaging and transporting of all products. They are all situated in close proximity to major printing factories, airports, harbours and railway stations to ensure fast, efficient handling. Each DC has the capacity to dispatch stock directly to branches or via the Johannesburg DC.
A third point of despatch operates from the CTP Gravure printing factory in Durban and handles most titles with large volume print runs, among others most of the Caxton magazines. Finishing is done by the printers before the first trucks leave by Thursday.
RNA makes use of numerous local transport companies, to collect and deliver magazines. Vehicle sizes range from 32 ton Superlink tautliners to smaller configured eight ton vehicles. Continuous relationship building leads to a smooth and timeous delivery.
The Cape Town DC manages all international brands as well as local titles printed at CTP Web, Paarl Post and a few smaller printers in Cape Town. The premises has been adapted to accommodate containers received directly from the harbour. In addition to its normal responsibilities, this DC also offers a finishing service that handles price stickering, all promotional labelling and repacking for promotions like 2 for 1 packs.
The Johannesburg DC is situated next to RNA Head Office and handles all publications printed in Gauteng as well as shipments from Cape Town and Durban. Some finishing can be done by this DC