On Friday 17 September, our B.E.D. family showed their support by dressing up in yellow for our ‘Yellow For Hope’ initiative – which raises funds for the support of cancer sufferers in association with CHOC.


With all the challenges we face in the economy today, it has become more important than ever to care about one another – through small daily acts of kindness – or by participating in large community initiatives.

This Winter, our team members participated enthusiastically in several initiatives, including the OFM and Roundtable Southern Africa’s Groot Vet Kombers Proe-jek – a charity drive that sold vetkoek and to which people could financially contribute to selected charity organisations; as well as B.E.D. Welkom’s very own soup kitchen for our team members. 

Former Welkom branch Operations Manager – now for the Rustenburg branch – Antonie van Zijl, emphasises the privilege of participating and giving back to the community to make a difference – when considering the loyalty and business support which B.E.D. has received in the Free State.

“Through this generosity and support, we not only remain humble, but are able to be thankful and appreciative for what we have – and share it with our fellow team members,” Antonie enthuses. In this spirit, the Welkom branch has also started a soup kitchen during winter months for the team.

“At B.E.D. we are family. Although we are individual branches and people, we are all part of the larger whole: like a jigsaw puzzle, if one piece is missing, the picture is incomplete. We therefore work closely together, care about and look after each other to the prosperity of all, ” Antonie says. Thank you to all our Bolt team members for your kindness, care and generosity!


At Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group (B.E.D.), we have a passion for ‘bolting’ visions for the protection of nature and tangible solutions together in the mission for sustainable conservation:

In one of our own corporate social investment and conservation initiatives, B.E.D. supplies fasteners, threaded rods, and screws for the conservation efforts of our former customers Bo and Les van der Lecq from Clarens in the Free State. The van der Lecqs are focused on and involved in the conservation of birds of prey, such as the Verreaux Black Eagles. They also build and supply bat houses and owl nesting boxes.

The supply of Bolt’s products are essential items in holding the owl houses and bat boxes together, says Bo. B.E.D. Wadeville has also donated several branded shirts,with the B.E.D and the Raptor Conservation Project logos, which are proudly worn during raptor excursions in the field, Bo says. “It is crucial to ensure the diversity and sustainability of our ecosystems and wildlife. Bo and Les are making a significant contribution towards the preservation of wildlife habitats and preserving several species,” says Mike Giltrow. “A bolt may seem small, but it holds together something great – the visions and efforts of those wanting to make a difference.

We are honoured and appreciate this chance to make a difference in a helpful and practical way,” he concludes. On Friday


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