Motus Holdings unbundles and lists on JSE


Motus Holdings listed on the JSE on Thursday, having unbundled from Imperial Holdings.

Motus, which was created in 2017 as a separate holding company for all the automotive businesses within Imperial Holdings, has unbundled from Imperial Holdings and will become a seperate JSE-listed company known as Motus Holdings

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The JSE-listing was celebrated on Thursday, marked with the blowing of a kudu horn to celebrate the beginning of a new journey for the automotive brand. 

All the motor-related businesses of the Imperial stable will sit within Motus, while Imperial Holdings will be renamed to Imperial Logistics.

The unbundling will see 2016’s double CFO-Award-winning Osman Arbee as Motus’ CEO, while acting CEO, Ockert Janse van Rensburg, will take the role of CFO. 

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Marius Swanepoel will be heading Imperial Logistics until Mohammed Akoojee takes over the on 1 July 2019, after which he will retire. Mohammed will act as CEO designate of Imperial Logistics to facilitate an orderly transition and handover. George de Beer will step in as CFO of Imperial Logistics, taking over from Mohammed. 

Ockert Janse van Rensburg is standing in for Osman as acting CEO. Osman, who has been on medical leave, will take up the reins as CEO in January. 

Ockert says: 

"This is an exciting milestone in the history of our company. The unbundling and separate listing of Motus enables us to operate in a more focused and efficient manner, while at the same time providing shareholders with an opportunity to participate directly in the group's success. As a result, of our differentiated value proposition, investing in Motus means participating in the entire automotive value chain, which underpins our ability to create sustainable value through the cycle.” 

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