About BHBW

about bhbw

BHBW South Africa

We are specialists in the supply and aftermarket support of world-leading brands in the materials handling, industrial cleaning and agricultural industries.

Headquartered in Gauteng, South Africa, we provide products and services throughout the region, both through our own branches and our extensive network of dealers across the sub-region.

For over 90 years, we have partnered with the local industry with our benchmark Hyster range of materials handling equipment. This has enabled us to build a business which is solidly positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers across the industries we serve.

People don’t buy products, they buy outcomes. Our focus is to provide value-adding solutions that enable our customers to operate smarter and more efficiently.

We do this by providing quality products that are tailored to local conditions and to our customers’ requirements. Products that deliver reliability, optimal performance and lower lifetime operating and ownership costs.

We do this with experienced people who are informed and passionate about our products and dedicated to customer service.

We do this by offering a full line of services ranging from expert consultancy and flexible financing to the highest levels of technical support and parts availability. Whether we are supplying a single part or taking care of an entire fleet, we’re committed to adding value to your business.


Our history

Previously operating as Barloworld Handling, a division of the Barloworld Group, BHBW South Africa was founded in 2017 when Barloworld South Africa entered into a 50/50 joint venture with the Frankfurt listed group BayWa AG, headquartered in Munich, to further their agricultural and materials handling operations in southern Africa.

BHBW has been the Hyster forklift dealer in South Africa since 1929. We have been involved in agricultural mechanisation since 2001, and in commercial and industrial cleaning since 2022.


Our values

The core values driving our relationships with our stakeholders – customers, business partners, shareholders and employees – are integrity, excellence, teamwork, commitment and sustainability. Our values are central to the way we do business and to helping us improve the service we provide to our customers.

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