Ontime Automotive originally formed in 1945; The Bidvest Group, South African services, trading and distribution group with overseas operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, became Ontime’s major share holder in January 2002 and acquired 100% ownership in July 2004. In South Africa the businesses operate in the areas of consumer and industrial products, electrical products, financial services, freight management, port operations, office and print solutions, outsourced hard and soft services, travel and aviation services and automotive retailing.
Bidvest has grown to become one of the widely respected companies in the support services sector. An emphasis on strong management and fresh ideas has meant the business has achieved a 13% increase in turnover as well as a 16% increase in profits over the past 3 years. From automotive businesses to property; shipping to port management, Bidvest companies harness the latest technologies to bring flexible, high quality services to an expanding customer base – consistently seeking out new ways to improve performance at every level.
Director of numerous Bidvest subsidiaries, Anthony has many years’ experience in the freight industry with most of those years focused in the South African port environment. Prior to this, Anthony’s finance experience was in London and for one of the large accounting firms in South Africa.
Justin has been with the Ontime Group since 1991 and has experience in most of the services that the Company provides. His broad work history brings unrivalled experience in many aspects of the business, which includes; operations, customer service and client relationships.
Paul joined the parent company, Bidcorp as an accountant in 1977 and was the Group Financial Accountant until 1994 when he was also appointed as Company Secretary. He was appointed as Finance Director of the Automotive group in October 2009.
Chris joined Ontime in 2011, following a career encompassing both road transport and international shipping. He became a Divisional Director in 2012, and was appointed as Global Logistics Director of the Automotive Group in 2018.
Bidvest are an international services, trading and distribution company, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa. Bidvest comprises more than 200 companies, employing 103,000 people on 4 continents.
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