History


1989
  • Bidvest Namibia was initially incorporated in Namibia under the name “Crown Mills Namibia (Pty) Ltd” on 5 July 1989.
1993
  • On 11 February 1993 the company changed its name to “Crown National Namibia (Pty) Limited.
2007
  • 23 January 2007, the company changed its name to Bidvest Namibia (Pty) Limited. Bidvest Namibia (Pty) Ltd was converted into a public company, “Bidvest Namibia Limited”, on the 24 May 2007. The Company was dormant from incorporation until 30 June 2007.
2009
  • Listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange 26 October 2009
2010
  • Increase of local ownership from 34% to 48%
  • Investment in fleet addition MFV Jupiter
2011
  • Invested in a training centre, Talent Development Centre (TDC) in Walvis Bay
  • Acquisition of the entire shareholding in Taeuber & Corssen SWA (Pty) Limited (“T&C”)
2012
  • Fleet investment MFV Ocean Fresh
  • Established Bidvest Namibia Steiner
2013
  • Investment into the Bidvest Namibia Cup
  • Acquisition of ProTrade Agencies as part of the Food & Distribution Division
  • Fleet investment in MVF Deolinda for UFE
2014
  • Launch of Bidvest Namibia Enterprise Development Fund for assisting SME’s
2015
  • 49 % shareholding acquisition of Namibia Bureau de Change
  • Bidvest Namibia acquires Novel Motor Company effective 31 July 2015.
2017
  • Bidvest Prestige, focussed on cleaning services is established.