History

History
2011David Smollan takes over as CEO
2010Acquired stake in Trade Intelligence
Acquired stake in Quality National Team (Australia)
Acquired stake in Headcount (UK)
Acquired a stake in Liguori Agencies
Awarded Unilever account in Brazil
Established Smollan East Africa, a JV with Scangroup
2009David Smollan joins the group
Established Smollan Always Field Marketing, a JV with Always in China
Established DKSH Smollan Fieldmarketing, a JV with DKSH in Malaysia
2008Established Hindustan Unilever Field Services Private Limited (HUFS), a JV with Hindustan Unilever in India
Established Pioneer Foods In Store
Integral POS initiated
WPP, one of the world’s leading communications services groups, makes strategic investment in Smollan Group.
2006Acquired Compass Communications
2005Established Brandactive
2004Acquired majority stake in Trimso - a mobile development business
Acquired AdWarehouse
2002Established Smollan Beverages division
Acquired Focus Fieldmarketing
2000Awarded national Tiger Brands account
Awarded ENGEN account
Established Q/Bic Business Intelligence Centre
Established SIMS - Syndicated Inventory Management System
1998Diversified into convenience & mass market channels
Acquired stake in Frontline Marketing
Established Lottery Fieldmarketing
1997Established Ponds Fieldmarketing
Established Food Service Alliance
1996Established Retail Information Services
1994Established Unifoods Field Marketing
1992Awarded Unilever account
1987Extended reach to national basis
1984Awarded Carnation Foods account
1968Doug Smollan joins, becoming MD 8 years later
1931Fred Smollan establishes the Smollan Group, a Witwatersrand sales organisation