Bud Chemicals and Minerals

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 3700 people of varying skills levels.

Driven by innovation
and agility, Bud is a
diversified business of
scale and relevance.

Bud is an enabling platform that creates a permanent home in which our businesses can grow and develop to create long-term value across our chosen platforms: Chemicals and Minerals, Industrial Services, Building Materials and Financial Services.

Our Companies

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


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

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    Bud group company, Idwala, supports community-based projects from housing initiatives and the paving of roads, to the development of much-needed skills and the provision of funds for bursaries and tertiary studies. Find out how else Idwala is positively impacting its surrounding communities, here: https://lnkd.in/gG5QE9t

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    Our processing plant in Phalaborwa upgrades magnetite produced as a by-product of the phosphate mining process at Foskor. This is done by magnetic separation and fine milling. Magnetite is supplied to the coal industry as a heavy separation medium for coal washing. www.idwala.co.za

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    #gettoknowbud Budding and blooming: Following successful tripartite relations group company, Cerebos Namibia, recently joined forces with Imperial Logistics and TransNamib to roll out the launch of their new salt packaging and distribution plant which will be located in Brakwater. https://lnkd.in/dawe3_h

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    Equipping our local heroes so that they can continue being champions. Group company, NCS Resins, in collaboration with AdReach and Set Kayaks recently sponsored boats for 3 paddlers from SARC (Soweto Canoe & Recreation Club) with one of the athletes taking part in the Dusi canoe marathon, as part of Terrence Parkin Challenge, this weekend. The club is aimed at uplifting previously disadvantaged communities, such as those in Soweto, through the power of sport. https://lnkd.in/g-jyXHH

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    World class performance that complies with world class standards: •All resins supplied by NCS Resins are manufactured according to ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management Systems standards, with many individual products on the Lloyds register. •Cerebos holds the world’s leading food safety standard certification – the FSSC 22000. •NCP Chlorchem adheres to various compliance standards to ensure the customer receives only the best quality raw materials.