Integrated group
overview

 

Bidvest operates via seven core divisions and holds investments in Bidvest Namibia (52.0% stake), Bidvest Properties (114 strategic, Group-occupied properties), Adcock Ingram (38.5% stake), Comair (27.2% stake). Operations are primarily in South Africa with Noonan currently presenting the offshore exposure (2018: 6.8% of revenue; 4.4% of trading profit).

Bidvest generates 63% of trading profit from services and 37% from trading and distribution activities.

Bidvest service 170 000 customers through 500 facilities.

B-BBEE level 3 with 50% of individual businesses at a level 1-2.

  • SERVICES

    SERVICES
  • FREIGHT

    SERVICES
  • COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS

    SERVICES
  • OFFICE AND PRINT

    SERVICES
  • FINANCIAL SERVICES

    SERVICES
  • AUTOMOTIVE

    SERVICES
  • ELECTRICAL

    SERVICES

SERVICES

SERVICES (31%)


Revenue
R18 968m
(2017: R13 138m)
Trading profit
R1 992m
(2017: R1 577m)
Operating across multiple sectors, Services' comprehensive and diverse range of soft and hard service capabilities creates a unique platform for customised client solutions. Operations span SA, UK and the Republic of Ireland.
 
28 500 buildings serviced    
520 technically qualified personnel    
Moved 8 million
passengers through lounges and boarding gates at all SA airports
  Incorporating, amongst others
Steiner, Prestige, Protea Coin, Pureau, ExecuFlora, Rennies Travel, BidAir, First Garment Rental, Boston Laundries, Noonan
     

 

FREIGHT

FREIGHT (20%)


Revenue
R5 713m
(2017: R4 987m)
Trading profit
R1 304m
(2017: R1 070m)
Leading private sector freight management group in sub-Saharan Africa, drawing on more than 150 years of portside experience. Facilitates the storage, handling and movement of cargo through its independent terminal operations, international clearing and forwarding, logistics and marine services.
 
3 billion+ litres of bulk liquid products handled    
219 500 tons agricultural bulk storage capacity    
220 000m3
warehouse space
  Incorporating, amongst others
Bidvest Tank Terminals, SABT, Bulk Connections, Bidvest Panalpina, Naval
     

COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS

COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS (11%)


Revenue
R8 920m
(2017: R8 025m)
Trading profit
R710m
(2017: R689m)
Manufacturing, distribution and trading businesses, representing multiple leading consumer and industrial day-to-day branded products.
 
Plumblink product range
10 000+

   
Produce 18 000 items daily in G Fox factory    
Offer broad product range across several domestic appliance categories   Incorporating, amongst others
Matus, Renttech, Vulcan, Plumblink, G Fox, Berzacks, Buffalo Tape, Home of Living Brands, Russel Hobbs, Yamaha, Academy Brushware
     

OFFICE AND PRINT

OFFICE AND PRINT (11%)


Revenue
R9 305m
(2017: R9 671m)
Trading profit
R701m
(2017: R658m)
Leading distributor, supplier and manufacturer of a comprehensive suite of office products, office automation and office furniture, as well as a provider of outsourced customer communication services.
 
250 000
Waltons back to school packs delivered
   
10 million writing instruments sold    
175 million
emails sent by Bidvest Data
  Incorporating, amongst others
Waltons, Konica Minolta, Cecil Nurse, Silveray, Kolok, Lithotech, Lufil, Bidvest Data
     

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES (10%)


Revenue
R2 563m
(2017: R4 009m)
Trading profit
R632m
(2017: R625m)
Comprises Bidvest Bank, the Bidvest Insurance Group and other financial services such as merchant services, pension fund administration and foreign exchange to the corporate, business and individual segments. Bidvest Bank is a leading second tier bank.
 
Exchanged notes in
60 currencies
   
14 million point-of-sale transactions    
250 000+
tyres insured
  Incorporating, amongst others
Bidvest Bank, Compendium, FMI, Glassock & Associates, Bidvest Insurance, Master Currency
     

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE (9%)


Revenue
R24 702m
(2017: R24 182m)
Trading profit
R602m
(2017: R663m)
One of South Africa's largest motor retailers, with a trading history going back more than 100 years. It retails vehicles through a national footprint as well as vehicle auctioneering and operates in the car rental sector.
 
Represents
26 brands
   
500 000+ vehicles serviced annually    
83
dealerships
  Incorporating, amongst others
Bidvest McCarthy, Bidvest Car Rental, Burchmores
     

ELECTRICAL

ELECTRICAL (5%)


Revenue
R5 695m
(2017: R5 667m)
Trading profit
R300m
(2017: R350m)
Bidvest Electrical is a leading distributor of a vast array of electrical, cable and allied products, services and solutions. Through the Voltex distribution outlets, we service the industrial, mining, contractor, construction, engineering and retail sectors.
 
21 specialist supplier businesses    
5x2 MVA containerised generators installed    
60 000+
line items
  Incorporating, amongst others
Voltex, Electech, Versalec, Cabstrut, Technilamp, EMS Invirotel, IS Lighting