This is us
Bidvest Materials Handling (BMH) is a trading agent of Bidvest Commercial Products (Pty) Ltd and wholly owned by the Bidvest Group which employs about 130,000 staff members. We subscribe to a philosophy of transparency, accountability, integrity, excellence and innovation in all our business dealings.
Entrepreneurship, incentivisation, decentralised management and communication are the keys. We turn ordinary companies into extraordinary performers, delivering strong and consistent shareholder returns in the process. Most importantly, we understand that people create wealth, and that companies only report it.
Bidvest is a leading business-to-business services, trading and distribution group, operating through six divisions: Services, Freight, Branded Products, Commercial Products, Financial Services and Automotive. The Group owns a significant and strategic property portfolio largely occupied by Bidvest. Bidvest has a 58% stake in Adcock Ingram (Adcock). Effective May 2020, Bidvest executed its biggest transaction ever when it acquired PHS, a leading hygiene service provider in the UK, Ireland and Spain. 20% of Group trading profit is earned internationally.
Founded in 1988 and listed on the JSE Limited in Johannesburg SA, Bidvest is a leading industrial group with over 250 individual businesses and employs over 125 000 people in SA, the United Kingdom (UK), Republic of Ireland (Ireland), Spain and Australia.
The Group has an entrenched functional governance structure with an unwavering ethical foundation, a strong balance sheet and a focused Environmental, Social and Governance Framework (ESG Framework) with specified targets. Bidvest encourages a performance-driven business model that continuously seeks scale and growth.
Our strategy over the last 34 years has remained true to our diversified offering. We have developed businesses that align to the concept of providing goods and services with a focused B2B philosophy. Our diversified portfolio operates in two segments – business services, and trading and distribution – through seven divisions. Bidvest’s diversity is its strength as it empowers businesses to act as catalysts for value creation.
This is what we stand for
We achieve our Purpose by focusing on providing the often overlooked, essential components of everyday life that respond to the diverse needs of society. Getting this right, does not happen by chance.
Driven by excellence
We value and respect the skills, time and intentions of all our people. We strive to provide an environment where they can do, and become, their best.
Committed to customers
We make every decision and measure our performance on how well it serves our customers. When our customers succeed and grow, we succeed and grow.
Leading by example
We do the right thing, even when no one else is looking. What is right, is different to doing what is easy.
We think like customers but act like owners. Every employee has the power to make our business better.
Creating social value
We take the long view and strive to make a sustainable difference in society. We are building something worth building, that will endure the test of time.
Operating across multiple sectors, Services’ comprehensive and diverse range of facilities management capabilities creates a unique platform for customised client solutions.
One of South Africa’s largest motor retailers, with a trading history of more than 100 years. It retails vehicles through a national footprint as well as vehicle auctioneering.
Offers leading private sector freight management in sub- Saharan Africa. Facilitates the storage, handling and movement of cargo through its independent terminal operations, logistics and marine services.
Bidvest Commercial Products
Manufacturing, distribution and trading businesses representing well-recognised industrial and consumer day-to-day essential products.
Bidvest Financial Services
Specialists in fleet management and foreign exchange services. Offers insurance and other financial services to the corporate markets.