Who we are
and what we do
KAP Industrial Holdings Limited (‘KAP’) is a diversified group consisting of leading industrial, chemical, and logistics businesses. We aim to be a market leader in all of the industries in which we operate, to consistently deliver superior products and services, and to contribute meaningfully to sustainable development in South Africa and the other African countries we serve.
Who we are
and what we do
KAP Industrial Holdings Limited (‘KAP’) is a diversified group consisting of leading industrial, chemical, and logistics businesses. We aim to be a market leader in all of the industries in which we operate, to consistently deliver superior products and services, and to contribute meaningfully to sustainable development in South Africa and the other African countries we serve.
We are seamlessly integrated into the lives of millions of people through the products we manufacture and the services we provide.

We have businesses diversified across various sectors, supplying primarily non-discretionary goods and services. Not only do we manufacture wood-based decorative panels for the furniture, retail, and home sectors, we are a leading manufacturer of sleep products under the Restonic, Green Coil and iDream brands, as well as under the house brands of major furniture and bedding retailers. Our Automotive Components division produces automotive components and accessories that are used in major motor vehicle brands, while our Polymers division manufactures a wide range of polymers that our customers convert into a variety of products, including pipes, textiles, bottles, medical equipment and packaging materials.

In our supply chain-based services, we transport essential commodities and consumer goods throughout 10 African countries, ensuring that supermarket shelves remain stocked, fuel stations have fuel, and crops are grown and harvested in an optimal way. In addition, we provide safe and reliable personnel and commuter passenger transportation services.

We are seamlessly integrated into the lives of millions of people through the products we manufacture and the services we provide.

We have businesses diversified across various sectors, supplying primarily non-discretionary goods and services. Not only do we manufacture wood-based decorative panels for the furniture, retail, and home sectors, we are a leading manufacturer of sleep products under the Restonic, Green Coil and iDream brands, as well as under the house brands of major furniture and bedding retailers. Our Automotive Components division produces automotive components and accessories that are used in major motor vehicle brands, while our Polymers division manufactures a wide range of polymers that our customers convert into a variety of products, including pipes, textiles, bottles, medical equipment and packaging materials.

In our supply chain-based services, we transport essential commodities and consumer goods throughout 10 African countries, ensuring that supermarket shelves remain stocked, fuel stations have fuel, and crops are grown and harvested in an optimal way. In addition, we provide safe and reliable personnel and commuter passenger transportation services.

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Our purpose
Our purpose is to inspire people through building exceptional businesses that create lasting economic and social value.

We deliver on this by identifying sectors with growth potential and by developing innovative strategies to establish leadership positions in selected industries. We assemble skilled and proven leadership teams to implement those strategies, allocating the capital necessary to secure optimal returns and providing centralised services to support day-to-day operations.

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Our purpose
Our purpose is to inspire people through building exceptional businesses that create lasting economic and social value.

We deliver on this by identifying sectors with growth potential and by developing innovative strategies to establish leadership positions in selected industries. We assemble skilled and proven leadership teams to implement those strategies, allocating the capital necessary to secure optimal returns and providing centralised services to support day-to-day operations.

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What sets us apart
“KAP has a clear growth strategy that is delivered by a highly effective management team.”
Jaap du Toit, Chairperson

We have a clearly defined strategy that is integrated throughout the business. This revolves around our aspiration of being recognised as the most inspiring listed company in Africa. Within this framework, we consistently strive to deliver optimal outcomes for all of our stakeholders, including our shareholders, our customers, our people, consumers in general, the communities within which we operate, and the natural environment.

In implementing our strategy, we prioritise revenue growth, market differentiation, operational excellence, and enhanced shareholder value. We also aim to be values-driven at all levels of our organisation and to ensure that sound corporate governance is a feature of everything we do.

Our businesses are market leaders in the sectors in which they operate and have well-established and trusted brands that add value through innovation. Their market share is also protected by high barriers to entry.

We focus our investment activities on businesses that provide essential products and services. Where relevant, we have a high level of backward integration, which not only improves efficiency and cost effectiveness, but ensures the supply chain is stable and sustainable. This, combined with our diverse business model, creates exceptional resilience and enables us to deliver maximum benefit to all our stakeholders.

Most importantly, we are passionate about quality, reliability, and good relationships. In a challenging business environment, these attributes are highly valued by our customers.

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What sets us apart
“KAP has a clear growth strategy that is delivered by a highly effective management team.”
Jaap du Toit, Chairperson

We have a clearly defined strategy that is integrated throughout the business. This revolves around our aspiration of being recognised as the most inspiring listed company in Africa. Within this framework, we consistently strive to deliver optimal outcomes for all of our stakeholders, including our shareholders, our customers, our people, consumers in general, the communities within which we operate, and the natural environment.

In implementing our strategy, we prioritise revenue growth, market differentiation, operational excellence, and enhanced shareholder value. We also aim to be values-driven at all levels of our organisation and to ensure that sound corporate governance is a feature of everything we do.

Our businesses are market leaders in the sectors in which they operate and have well-established and trusted brands that add value through innovation. Their market share is also protected by high barriers to entry.

We focus our investment activities on businesses that provide essential products and services. Where relevant, we have a high level of backward integration, which not only improves efficiency and cost effectiveness, but ensures the supply chain is stable and sustainable. This, combined with our diverse business model, creates exceptional resilience and enables us to deliver maximum benefit to all our stakeholders.

Most importantly, we are passionate about quality, reliability, and good relationships. In a challenging business environment, these attributes are highly valued by our customers.

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Our values
Everything we do is informed by our values, which are:
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to lead responsibly
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to respect society
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to value the environment
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to embrace diversity
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to respect our people
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to innovate relentlessly
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Our values
Everything we do is informed by our values, which are:
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to lead responsibly
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to respect society
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to value the environment
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to embrace diversity
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to respect our people
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to innovate relentlessly
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Our geographic
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Our geographic
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Our strategy
for value creation
Our strategy in brief
Our strategy is to:
  • Identify sectors and markets with growth opportunities
  • Develop strategies to establish leadership positions in those sectors through market-leading brands and products
  • Select and grow the best teams to implement these strategies
  • Allocate capital to ensure optimal returns
  • Provide strategic support to achieve a competitive advantage
Our strategy
for value creation
Our strategy in brief
Our strategy is to:
  • Identify sectors and markets with growth opportunities
  • Develop strategies to establish leadership positions in those sectors through market-leading brands and products
  • Select and grow the best teams to implement these strategies
  • Allocate capital to ensure optimal returns
  • Provide strategic support to achieve a competitive advantage
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Our post-investment approach
While our strategic filters provide guidance in investment decision-making, the following growth drivers provide guidance and direction in operational execution:
Market share growth and new markets

We aspire to leverage our investments in people, product, process, technology and innovation in order to remain globally competitive, grow market share in established markets, and enter into new markets

Investment in people, product, process and innovation

We believe that people, product, process and innovation are the four factors that give us our competitive advantage, create a solid platform for growth, and secure long-term sustainability.

We therefore aspire to attract, retain and develop the best people in the industries and sectors in which we operate. Our culture and values emphasise how important our people are to us, and what a significant role they play in developing and executing our strategy. As a reflection of this, we have a decentralised organisational structure, which gives management teams within the group ownership over their own operational processes. Our approach is to formulate strategic intent at board level, to develop strategy at executive level, and to vest the responsibility for implementation with divisional management.

In addition to our people, we also believe that the best product always wins. That is why we innovate relentlessly, invest in the development of new products and services, pursue the highest levels of quality in everything that we do, and ensure that we consistently offer our customers fully integrated, fit-for-purpose solutions.

Finally, we believe that the most cost-efficient producer always wins. This makes us obsessed with being the lowest-cost producer through ongoing investment in processes, technology and business innovation.

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Our post-investment approach
While our strategic filters provide guidance in investment decision-making, the following growth drivers provide guidance and direction in operational execution:
Market share growth and new markets

We aspire to leverage our investments in people, product, process, technology and innovation in order to remain globally competitive, grow market share in established markets, and enter into new markets

Investment in people, product, process and innovation

We believe that people, product, process and innovation are the four factors that give us our competitive advantage, create a solid platform for growth, and secure long-term sustainability.

We therefore aspire to attract, retain and develop the best people in the industries and sectors in which we operate. Our culture and values emphasise how important our people are to us, and what a significant role they play in developing and executing our strategy. As a reflection of this, we have a decentralised organisational structure, which gives management teams within the group ownership over their own operational processes. Our approach is to formulate strategic intent at board level, to develop strategy at executive level, and to vest the responsibility for implementation with divisional management.

In addition to our people, we also believe that the best product always wins. That is why we innovate relentlessly, invest in the development of new products and services, pursue the highest levels of quality in everything that we do, and ensure that we consistently offer our customers fully integrated, fit-for-purpose solutions.

Finally, we believe that the most cost-efficient producer always wins. This makes us obsessed with being the lowest-cost producer through ongoing investment in processes, technology and business innovation.

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Our definition of success
We define success in relation to our six capital inputs. We measure financial success through revenue growth, profitability, real growth in headline earnings per share, return on investment and our free cash flow, which ensures that we have cash readily available to fund day-to-day operations.

Our focused use of manufactured and intellectual capital enables us to sustain strong brands, support innovation that differentiates us from our competitors, deliver high-quality products and services, maintain leadership positions in the markets in which we operate, maintain high barriers to entry for competitors, and to expand into new markets.

We nurture our human capital and measure our success in this area by our low staff turnover rates, our good relationships with organised labour, and the training investment we make every year.

We also nurture our social and relationship capital through focused customer relationship programmes, engaged relationships with government and regulatory bodies, and committed corporate social investment in the communities in which we operate. We are deeply committed to being a good corporate citizen and aspire to best-practice governance principles.

On an environmental level, we stringently adhere to appropriate legislative and regulatory frameworks, and consistently strive to minimise the impact of our operations on the natural environment.

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Our definition of success
We define success in relation to our six capital inputs. We measure financial success through revenue growth, profitability, real growth in headline earnings per share, return on investment and our free cash flow, which ensures that we have cash readily available to fund day-to-day operations.

Our focused use of manufactured and intellectual capital enables us to sustain strong brands, support innovation that differentiates us from our competitors, deliver high-quality products and services, maintain leadership positions in the markets in which we operate, maintain high barriers to entry for competitors, and to expand into new markets.

We nurture our human capital and measure our success in this area by our low staff turnover rates, our good relationships with organised labour, and the training investment we make every year.

We also nurture our social and relationship capital through focused customer relationship programmes, engaged relationships with government and regulatory bodies, and committed corporate social investment in the communities in which we operate. We are deeply committed to being a good corporate citizen and aspire to best-practice governance principles.

On an environmental level, we stringently adhere to appropriate legislative and regulatory frameworks, and consistently strive to minimise the impact of our operations on the natural environment.

Environmental, social and corporate governance
form the basis of sustainability
KAP is committed to continuously evaluating and improving our long-term sustainability in terms of the environment, social commitment and corporate governance to the benefit of shareholders, customers, suppliers, employees and communities.
Environmental, social and corporate governance
form the basis of sustainability
KAP is committed to continuously evaluating and improving our long-term sustainability in terms of the environment, social commitment and corporate governance to the benefit of shareholders, customers, suppliers, employees and communities.
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