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Bud Chemicals and Minerals

You may not know the Bud name, but our products are all around you every day. From your morning cup of coffee and beauty routine to the salt sprinkled on a perfectly grilled steak and that glass of wine with dinner, we make life just that little bit better.

We are in that perfect shade of paint on your living room wall and the treatment solutions that bring clean water to communities. As suppliers of essential raw materials to industry, we supply the building blocks of Africa’s growth and are working hard to bring prosperity to our people.

The Bud Group provides speciality chemicals for a broad range of sectors spanning food and beverages, industrial, pharmaceutical, mining, agriculture and so much more. We supply more than 100 different industries across sub-Saharan Africa, providing over 300 product categories and generating employment for more than 3000 people of varying skills levels.

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    CEO, Andy Leith, sheds a bit of light on what The Bud Group stands for.

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    Bud Chemicals and Minerals

    As American businessman James Cash Penney once said: “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” This exemplifies our operational structure within the Chemicals and Minerals division. We merge the strengths of various industry leading companies to offer a comprehensive one-stop service. Assuring you convenience, ensuring our growth. Bud Chemicals and Minerals group companies include: Ferro South Africa, Idwala, NCP Chlorchem, Cerebos, CJP Chemicals, Botash, Walvis Bay Salt Holdings, FFS Refiners and Ekango Salt refiners .

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    Bud Chemicals and Minerals CEO Greg Hirschowitz shares his thoughts on the division’s exciting growth opportunities.

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    Bud Chemicals and Minerals

    A key aspect of Bud Chemicals and Minerals growing success lies in its scale of operations and responsive interactions in the sectors in which it operates. With a footprint that extends to all 9 South African provinces and 12 African countries, creating 3000 employment opportunities, Bud’s success lies in the growth and prosperity of those around us.

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    Bud Chemicals and Minerals

    The Bud Group is an integrated collective that is built to grow. Operations span across various sectors, created by industry operators and like-minded entrepreneurs. The Group’s vision is to generate long-term value by building diversified growth businesses on the foundations of scale and relevance.

Group companies.

The Bud Group of Companies is a leader in the chemical holdings industry in sub-Saharan Africa, with a strong international presence in Europe, Australasia, Brazil, China and Iran.

By bringing together the diverse strengths in a variety of group companies, Bud has established itself as a major player in the manufacturing, importing, stocking and distribution of chemical products and raw materials.

The Group trades in more than 20 African countries and provides employment for nearly 3 000 people, while making a meaningful difference in the lives of countless others.

Our divisions.

The Bud Group comprises four overarching divisions, namely mining, beneficiation, industrial, and speciality chemicals. All leaders in their own right, the member companies bring their unique expertise to the table, while sharing a single-minded devotion to cutting-edge technology and service excellence.


Industries supplied.

Bud supplies 59 services across sub-Saharan Africa, providing 266 top-level products and generating employment for nearly 3,000 people of varying skills levels. The Bud Group encompasses the following leading companies: Idwala Industrial Holdings, Ferro South Africa and CJP Chemicals. By bringing them together, Bud has established the Group as a leader in importing, stocking and the supply and distribution of products and raw materials.

  • Mining
  • Chemical
  • Agricultural
  • Paper
  • Plastics
  • Paint
  • Marine and Leisure
  • Construction
  • Decorative, Industrial, Automotive and Marine Coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Textiles   
  • Detergents
  • Water treatment
  • Automotive and Appliance
  • Bakery and confectionery
  • Culinary and seasonings
  • Snacks and cereals
  • Fats and Oils
  • Beverages and Dairy
  • Personal Care
  • Lubricants & energy
  • Metallurgical
  • Glass