Gavin Pelser


Bennie Groenewald


“We are southern Africa’s leading distributor of engineering consumable products, technical services and solutions.”

2018 Review of Operations

  • ESG’s 2018 results are satisfactory, considering the volatile year with political unrest, the downgrade of South Africa’s credit rating and the low commodity pricing.
  • ESG has seen a downturn in demand for its products and has focused on re-sizing the business through cost saving initiatives and the continued “Simplify for Success” program.
  • ESG has used the year to bed down a number of strategic integrations which will continue through the 2019 financial year.
  • Revenue down 2.3%
  • Operating profit marginally down 0.2%
  • Gross margins remained under pressure especially in the last quarter as the South African Rand strengthened against almost all major currencies
  • The BMG World site is complete and fully operational




Bearing Man Group


Through the consistent expansion of BMG’s operations since 1974 they have become Africa’s largest specialist distributor of engineering components.

Engineering consumables include bearings, seals and gaskets, power transmission, material handling, fasteners, geared and electric drives, motors and tools.

Fluid technology products and solutions include hydraulic, pneumatic, filtration and lubrication.

Technical design, on-site installation, maintenance, breakdown, condition monitoring as well as design engineering and failure analysis services.


Screen Doctor

Vibrating Equipment and material handling solutions.

Screen Doctor (PTY) Ltd was established to service the Mining, Industrial and Food Industries with the design, manufacture, refurbishment and supply of Vibratory, Dry Magnetic Separation Equipment as well as certain Mobile and Semi Mobile Material Handling Equipment.

Screen Doctor supplies equipment on a regular basis to remote areas all over Africa, Russia, Canada and South America.


Hyflo Group

Hydraulic and pneumatic products and engineered solutions.

A Leader in the Fluid Power Industry since 1954.

Hyflo Group supplies a wide range of industry specific products including; Fittings, Flanges, Hoses, Hydraulic accessories, Hydraulics, Pipe Clamps, Pneumatics, Steel Tube and Fittings and Test Connectors.


Hansen Transmission

South Africa

Industrial gearbox units.


Man-Dirk Group

Engineering tools and equipment.

The Man-Dirk group of companies are specialist suppliers of engineering tools and equipment in the Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) product groupings. Their offering includes tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment, lifting and welding products.

They are highly focused on supplying these products to mining, industry, power generation, municipalities, and state-owned enterprises.

They pride themselves in their high-performance supply chain.




OST Africa strives to produce products which are maintenance free, premium efficient and safe to operate.

OST Africa’s products can be divided into three ranges namely: Screen Range, Transmission Range and Material Handling. Their product offering ranges from Vibrator Motors, Tensioners and Suspension Systems.

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Autobax offers automotive components and solutions for sub-Saharan Africa.

Since launching almost 50 years ago, Autobax has expanded its basket of automotive parts to include a comprehensive range of timing components as well as bearings and allied products, supplied by leading manufacturers such as MRK, NTN and NSK, among others. Internationally recognised as the only exclusive country-wide distributor of the Gates range of automotive timing components, Autobax has been Gates’ preferred South African service provider for over 35 years, in addition to being the exclusive kit packer for Timken products.


Autobax strives to conduct business in a manner which conforms to relevant international standards, regulations, legislation and other applicable obligations.


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ESG Exports


ESG Exports offers exclusive rights to export BMG, Man-Dirk, Autobax, Hyflo and Kian Ann products into Africa and other continents.