What we do

A leading business-to-business, trading, services and distribution group operating in the areas of consumer and industrial products, electrical products, financial services, freight management, office and print solutions, outsourced hard and soft services, travel and aviation services and automotive retailing. Listed on the JSE Limited and with its roots firmly established in South Africa, we consistently broaden our product offering.

Our philosophy 


Our values

Bidvest operates a diversified, highly entrepreneurial model with teams that are empowered to grow their respective businesses. Transparency, excellence and innovation run through all our business dealings.    
  • Accountability
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Respect

What we stand for
Our vision

Our vision is to turn ordinary companies into extraordinary performers, delivering strong and consistent shareholder returns in the process while understanding that people create wealth, companies only report it.


Our strategic pillars

Maximise diverse portfolio Maintain strong financial position
Responsible stewardship Allocate capital to grow

2018 Highlights



  • Trading profit +8.2%
  • HEPS R12.32
  • Normalised HEPS +12.5%
  • DPS R5.56
  • Cash conversion 106%
  • ROFE 23%
  • Net debt/EBITDA 0.8x
  • R1 billion spend on new infrastructure and increased capacity
  • R682 million spend on bolt-on acquisitions