Highly skilled & experienced professionals 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.
ABOUT US – HISTORY & EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Growth through Partnering
The Essential Group, established 2005, started out by partnering with independent, community based, owner-run hardware stores as a national buying group. This quickly evolved (by member demand) into a national brand – Essential Hardware. Immediately thereafter, a series of value-adding services were brought into the offering adding to the buying group and brand to include high quality operational science & marketing support.
Our model has proved so successful our partnerships comprise a family of over 300 members throughout South and Southern Africa and are the proud recipients of the accolade of being the Gold Award winners for “Voluntary Trading Group of the year” for the past two consecutive years.
In 2017 we introduced a new Specialty Retail Brand, Paint Tend ’n Trade. Leveraging our substantial retail resource pool, supplier network and national geographic footprint, this new brand is focused on being a premium, specialist paint destination.
We view the (well established) Buying Group as a business ENABLER and now, in 2018, have formally announced a new ENABLER, Essential Growth Solutions. This new enabler is focused on B2B transformational partnerships and will leverage the, well established, Buying Group & national retail footprint of over 300 members/partners and hundreds of suppliers/partners.
In the future (2019 onwards) we plan to announce far-reaching, complementary products and services all focused on achieving a full service (360 deg) turnkey offering…to achieve becoming THE PARTNER OF CHOICE for exponential growth.