Partnered B2B growth using our 2 key enablers

Growth Solutions

Highly skilled professionals apply their minds to help you identify and solve problems at any point in your supply chain. We utilise systems and technology to fully integrate and enable cross-industry-partnering.

National Buying Group

Buying Power is established, and leveraged, by over 300 members (retailers), supporting a defined and well-structured preferred supplier network throughout Southern Africa.



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Retail Building, Hardware & Industrial

Essential was launched in Johannesburg in January 2005 in conjunction with a network of 50 founding member stores and the family has grown steadily ever since.

Retail Paint Stores

Paint Trend n’ Trade is developed as a speciality division of the award winning Essential Hardware Group.