Fastener supplier wins two awards

The B.E.D. Group received the Comtest Best Industrial Wholesaler 2022 Award, while its Middelburg branch won the Comtest Extra Mile Award

AWARDS The B.E.D. Group received the Comtest Best Industrial Wholesaler 2022 Award, while its Middelburg branch won the Comtest Extra Mile Award

14th July 2023


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Fastener supplier The Bolt and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) Group has been recognised for its performance with two awards by test and measurement specialist Comtest.

Comtest provides test and measurement, communications, process control, equipment, solutions, and specialised systems from manufacturer Fluke to the Southern African market.

The B.E.D. Group received the Comtest Best Industrial Wholesaler 2022 Award, while the Middelburg branch won the Comtest Extra Mile Award.

Group CEO and co-founder Mike Giltrow attended the Comtest awards event with B.E.D. Group Tshwane area sales manager Marcel Pretorius, and Middelburg area sales manager Stephan van der Walt.

The B.E.D. Group supplies a comprehensive range of locally produced and imported fasteners; as well as quality tools, welding and cutting equipment and consumables, bearings, personal  protective equipment (PPE), industrial paints and thinners, oils and lubricants, and lifting products to South African industry and across Southern and Central Africa.

“The yearly Comtest awards acknowledge their partners’ sales and service delivery, which, in turn, enables their customers’ success. Winning these two Comtest distributor awards is an exciting and proud achievement for Bolt and Engineering,” Giltrow enthuses.

He adds that “it is really satisfying to have had our team’s hard work and dedication recognised by a prestigious global supplier such as Comtest”.

Comtest is committed to service excellence and promises to offer smooth implementation of systems with high levels of maintenance and support while keeping customers’ test, measurement, communication, process and calibration equipment at consistently high levels of operation and accuracy.

“The B.E.D. Group has been customer service-based from inception, and it remains our primary focus,” notes Giltrow. “We proudly celebrated our 39th anniversary in November 2022, and are looking forward to commemorating our 40th this November”.

The B.E.D. Group takes its “all or nothing” operational ethos very seriously, meaning its entire team pledges to always “give 100%”, with zero tolerance for excuses.

In 2023, the company has also launched its “#CGB”, which stands for “continuously getting better”.

This dovetails perfectly with the “all or nothing” ethos, as both approaches ultimately speak to the overall aim of continuous improvement.

“We are therefore very pleased to be in partnership with Comtest –  it is a true fit of like-minded companies, and we accept these awards with gratitude and appreciation,” the company concludes, adding that it “has been very pleasing to work together with Comtest to achieve these good results, and assist in meeting our customers’ challenges”.

Edited by Nadine James
Features Deputy Editor




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