About Us


Bidvest Afcom is a South African leader in the manufacture, distribution and provisioning of innovative packaging and fastening solutions and services to the commerce, mining and agricultural sectors. Branded products are manufactured and distributed under license to leading world known companies.

These include strapping and strapping systems, collated nails, staples and other fasteners, self adhesive tape and taping machines, ink jet marking and coding systems, self adhesive labels, stretch film and machines, shrink film, pallet netting, hot melt equipment, twine, protective packaging, as well as powder actuated tools, power tools, gas technology systems and consumables for the construction industry. Brand names include Signode, Strapex, Itipack, Cader, Paslode, Senco, Holzher, Rapid, Ramset, Spit, Marsh, Siat, Sellotape, Tesa and Vertex.

Bidvest Afcom is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bidvest Group Limited, which is an international services, trading and distribution Company, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa and operating in four Continents employing over 105 000 people worldwide with revenue in excess of R133 billion.

Bidvest Afcom’s well trained team focuses on providing customers with solutions, supported by quality product and service excellence. Providing customers with up-to-date, state of the art technology has always been a key feature in Bidvest Afcom’s philosophy.

Our service levels, benchmarked by international standards, are driven by a commitment to meet or exceed customers’ needs and expectations.

We subscribe to a philosophy of transparency, accountability, integrity, excellence and innovation in all our business dealings.

Bidvest Afcom’s vision is to be the leading innovative solutions and services provider of end-of-line packaging and fastening solutions across the African continent, through being an organisation that is able to offer real solutions to customer’ business challenges.

A Message from the Managing Director

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Bidvest Afcom website, through which we intend to remain connected and engaged with all our stakeholders and to provide detailed information on the solutions that we offer. This extensive knowledge base has been developed over the 90+ years of our existence.

We have positioned ourselves as a leading innovative solutions and services provider of end-of-line packaging and fastening solutions across the African continent, by being an organisation that is able to offer real solutions to customers’ business challenges. We have a national footprint that is capable of effectively servicing our customers with product, equipment and technical service offerings across all industries.

As a proud member of The Bidvest Group Limited, our entrepreneurial culture and empowered people take personal ownership of their business activities and have the authority and responsibility to act and adapt to an ever changing environment.

We pride ourselves on our relationships with our Principals, for which we manufacture under license or distribute product. These solutions generally represent the world-leading brands for each of the marketing portfolios in which we participate.

We expend effort, ensuring that we source the best from around the globe in order to provide our customers with the latest technology and product, with a focus on constant improvement in order to stay ahead in the market. You can find out more about our products and solutions by clicking on the “Products” tab on the website.

We invite you to contact us at any one of our branches (either physically or telephonically), via email or alternatively through the many enquiry sections throughout the website.

Your feedback and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

As per our brand promise, Bidvest Afcom is “Keeping it all together”.

Cliff Rostowsky

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