NCP Chlorchem
NCP Chlorchem is a leading manufacturer of chlorine, caustic soda and chlor alkali derivatives. The company's major markets are the local plastics, pulp and paper, mining and the potable and effluent water treatment industries. In addition, the business sells its chemicals and services to a diverse range of overseas markets.
Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay Salt Holdings, through its various subsidiaries, is the largest producer of solar sea salt in sub-Saharan Africa. The group process 50 million tons of seawater to produce in excess of 700 000 tons of high-quality salt per annum. The total operation covers an area of 4500ha. The Group exports to various countries, including Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa and Europe.

Our Alcohol-based Disinfectant Hand Sanitiser ‘FerroClean’ is min. 80% alcohol content and made from the highest quality raw materials.

Bud Chemicals and Minerals

Bud Chemicals and Minerals (BudChem) provides chemicals and minerals into more than a 100 different industries, providing over 300 product categories across sub-Saharan Africa and generating employment for more than 3000 people of varying skills levels. Some of the industries include Paper, Plastics, Glass, Mining, Food and Beverages, Industrial, Pharmaceutical, , Agriculture, Energy solutions just to
name a few.

BudChem is part of The Bud Group, that allows our Companies to operate as entrepreneurial decentralised businesses providing them with opportunities and support to grow and develop long-term value.

Our Companies

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

Industries Supplied.

  • 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


Our Footprint.

Bud Chemicals & Minerals (“BudChem”) supplies 266 top level products into 59 markets across sub-Saharan Africa and generates employment for nearly 3 000 people of varying skill levels. This Chemicals and Minerals Group is a platform of Bud (an operational services, manufacturing and distribution group whose aim it is to create long term value) and through living its values of Agility, Performance, Innovation and Partnership it strives to build a strong foundation in a changing environment.

The Bud Group

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.