History

2024
  • Acquired Rental Hygiene Services in Singapore.
2023
  • Acquired consolidated Property services in Australia.
  • Acquired Sahicasa in Spain.
2022
  • Acquired BIC services, a facilities manager in Australia, adding to Bidvest's expanding global footprint.
  • Bolt-on acquistions include A2 Forklift and Autosure.
2021
  • Acquired Axis and Cordant, making Noonan a facilities manager of scale in the UK.
2020
  • Acquisition of Future Cleaning to expand Noonan's UK footprint.
  • Acquisition of PHS, a leading hygiene provider in the UK, Ireland and Spain.
2019
  • Acquisition of Aquazania and UDS.
2018
  • Acquired Noonan, Bidvest’s first international acquisition.
  • Bidvest celebrates 30 years of homegrown entrepreneurship.
2017
  • Acquisition of Brandcorp, Technilamp, Eagle Lightning.
2016
  • Foodservices unbundles to unlock shareholder value.
  • Acquisition of Plumblink and Glassock.
2015
  • DAC (Italy); PLC Transport 24/7 (UK) acquired.
  • Compendium and Bush Breaks acquisitions concluded.
2014
  • Acquisition of Mvelaserve.
  • Academy Brushware acquired.
2013
  • Acquisition of Home of Living Brands.
2012
  • Acquisition of Deli Meals.
2011
  • Acquisition of Seafood Holdings, Nowaco Baltics.
  • Acquired Rotolabel.
2010
  • Acquired Nowaco Group.
  • Bidvest Namibia lists; Bidvest owns 52%.
  • Expanded services basket through Pureau and Bidtrack acquisitions.
2008
  • Viamax acquisition concluded.
  • First carbon footprint analysis prepared.
2007
  • Acquired Anglis.
  • Rennies Bank became Bidvest Bank.
2006
  • Acquired Deli XL and a controlling stake in HORECA Trade.
  • Top Turf and Execuflora acquired. Acquired Versalec.
2005
  • G Fox acquired.
2004
  • Acquired McCarthy, SA’s second largest motor retailer, to form Bidvest Automotive.
2003
  • The Bidvest Academy, a Group training and development programme launched.
  • BEE initiative with Dinatla Investment Holdings announced.
2002
  • Paragon was acquired and merged with Lithotech.
  • Remaining 68% of Voltex acquired, the start of Bidvest Electical.
2001
  • John Lewis Foodservice acquired.
  • mymarket.com, Bidvest's
    e-commerce initiative launched.
2000
  • Bidvest PLC acquired Crean.
  • Acquisition of Island View Storage.
  • Banking licence granted to Rennies Bank, to form Bidvest Financial Services.
1999
  • Booker Foodservice, acquired.
  • Acquisition of Rennies Group and Lithotech.
1997
  • Acquired Waltons, which included the Konica Minolta operations, to start Bidvest Office.
1995
  • Acquisition of Manettas and renamed Bidvest Australia.
1993
  • Prestige Cleaning Services acquired and grouped with Steiner.
  • Acquisition of Safcor, the start of Bidvest Freight.
1992
  • Acquisition of Crown Food Holdings, merged with National Spice to form Crown National.
1991
  • Acquisition of Steiner Services, beginning of the hygiene services business and Bidvest Services.
1990
  • Bid Corporation becomes holding company of Bidvest.
1989
  • Acquisition of Afcom Group marks the start of Bidvest Commercial Products.
1988
  • First acquisition - Chipkins followed by Sea World. The start of foodservices.