Bidvest Automotive

Bidvest Automotive is one of South Africa's largest and most respected motor retailers, with a strong history in mobility solutions. Known as an industry leader in innovation through its rapid adoption of online motor retail, combined with setting the standard in technical training, Bidvest Automotive drives exceptional customer experiences. With 85 fully fledged dealerships, 82 in South Africa and three in Namibia. Bidvest McCarthy services in excess of 500 000 vehicles annually. It also operates in the vehicle-auctioneering markets.

Carla Seppings

Carla Seppings

Chief Executive

Products and services

Motor retail
  • 26 vehicle brands retailed
  • New, demo and pre-owned vehicles
  • Vehicle range includes passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles
  • After sales services include vehicle service and parts sales
  • Full finance solutions offered through all major banks, including Bidvest Bank
  • Insurance products offered through Bidvest Insurance
  • Fleet tracking solutions offered through various partners including BidTrack
  • 24/7 emergency road assistance
  • Automatic geo-located distress call via the Bidvest Club McCarthy mobile app
  • Vehicle towing
  • Tyre replacement/change
  • Fuel top-up
  • Locksmith services
  • 24/7 legal advice
Vehicle auctioneering
  • Drive-through and online auctioneering
  • Auction centres in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Free valuations on all vehicles
  • Finance and insurance products offered through Bidvest McCarthy and all major finance institutions

Our businesses

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Contact details

Chief executive:

Carla Seppings

Chief financial officer:

Zoliswa Mashinini


+27 (11) 384 6900

Contact us address:

Katherine Towers, 2nd Floor, 
1 Park Lane, 
Wierda Valley,