Ava Global DMCC (Ava) provides secure international logistics of high value assets on a fully insured door-to-door basis. This includes armoured vehicle collection and delivery at origin and destination, secure storage, commercial and chartered air and sea freight and customs brokerage services. One of the many sectors that Ava serves is mining – providing secure international logistics to precious metals miners and refiners across the world, including considerable experience in the African market.
This work is complex and often requires detailed project management, as mine sites are generally found in remote, inaccessible locations, far removed from communication networks and communities. By continuously challenging traditional logistics solutions and channels that constrain many of their competitors, Ava maintains the capability and flexibility to select the routes and means that best suit the customer.
When choosing a logistics partner, Ava urges customers to look for three key capabilities – industry expertise, responsible business practice and effective risk management. Ava has over 150 years of secure international logistics and global business experience, bringing invaluable insight and understanding of the markets it operates in. Furthermore, Ava works with trusted independent service providers and strategic partners that are chosen for their expertise in each sector. This commitment to understanding the needs of each client ensures that when transporting precious metal shipments, the method, chosen providers and equipment are robust, secure and fit for purpose.
Ava believes in working with local partners who are committed to responsible business practices that support their communities. That’s why Ava invest in stringent screening processes and responsible sourcing policies that enable them to carefully select the best in class, maintaining its own commitment to visibility and accountability.
As in all regions, the African market poses specific challenges for secure logistics and storage. Ava’s approach is to advise customers on the best way to manage specific risks before they emerge. Ava uses detailed country profiles built on their years of experience, market intelligence as well as practical insights from site visits to provide an appropriate service offering that’s tailored to each customer.
A growing number of mines and refineries across Africa and around the globe have chosen Ava as their preferred logistics partner and the company continues to grow in an industry where customers have ever increasing expectations from potential service providers. For those demanding broad geographical coverage and local support when entering new markets, Ava is perfectly suited, with its team strategically located across six continents.
Ava is part of a wider group, giving its customers access to a broader portfolio of risk management services and technologies. In addition to secure logistics and storage, the group includes intrusion detection and access control solutions, offering customers a truly end-to-end solution securing high-value mined assets both on-site and off-site.