Investment case

Clear vision

To deliver significant incremental value for our stakeholders by being a recognised global market leader in providing integrated solutions in distribution, rental, fleet management, product support and logistics to customers in our chosen business segments.

Strategic focus

Group alignment in the implementation of strategy driven by the key Strategic Focus Areas that are cascaded to our divisions – Equipment, Handling, Automotive and Logistics.

Leading international brands

Caterpillar, Hyster, Avis, Massey Ferguson, Challenger and leading automotive and agricultural brands.

Profitable growth opportunities

Exposure to mining, infrastructure, power, agriculture, automotive and logistics sectors with above-average, long-term growth potential particularly in southern Africa, Russia and other emerging markets.

Business and geographic diversity

Operations in 24 countries, as well as business diversity and exposure to mix of commodities, brands and sector opportunities, underpin and enhance resilience through the business cycle.

Strong financial position

Limited reliance on short-term funding facilities

  • Gearing within target ranges, reducing net debt levels, strong operational cash flows and significant unutilised borrowing facilities
  • Fitch credit rating at strong investment grade A+ (ZAF).

Experienced management team

  • Proven ability to execute strategies with effective cash flow, capex, working capital and expense management focus
  • Capable and adaptable Barloworld people at all levels.

Responsible corporate citizenship