The Bidvest Group

Bidvest Group

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.

Lindsay Ralphs
Chief executive


A strong track record of consistent delivery, returns and growth.


  • Focus on growth in seven core divisions via diversification and innovation
  • Local bolt on acquisitions to continue
  • Internationalise niches in Services and Commercial Products
  • Maintain strong cash generation and excellent asset management


  • A blend of defensive, cyclical and growth assets
  • Diversified and asset-light businesses that are strongly cash generative
  • Dominant positions in each of our markets with broad product offerings
  • Highly entrepreneurial and decentralised management and operations
  • Strong record of efficient capital allocation


  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Accountability

Bidvest Group

Bidvest operates via seven core divisions:

  • Services
  • Freight
  • Office and Print
  • Automotive
  • Financial Services
  • Commercial Products
  • Electrical

The Group continues to hold an investment in Bidvest Namibia and other assets including:

  • Bidvest Properties
  • Adcock Ingram
  • Comair

We believe in
empowering people,
building relationships
and improving lives.

130 000 people make up the Bidvest family


FY18 Acquired Noonan, Bidvest’s first international acquisition.

2017 Acquisition of Brandcorp, Technilamp, Eagle Lightning.

2016 Acquisition of Plumblink and Glassock.

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Our Board and Directors