Group strategy

ARB's growth and expansion strategy is focused on the following elements within each devision:


  • Expanding the branch network through:
    – new store openings;
    – strategic acquisitions;
    – the new distribution centre at Lords View;
  • Expanding its range of products through the introduction of new products or the acquisition of complementary businesses, such as CraigCor; and
  • Leveraging niche product offerings through our national distribution footprint.

  • Growing through acquisitions where value creation and synergistic opportunities exist;
  • Increasing market share through the expansion of our customer base;
  • Broadening our product offering to new and existing customers, including:
    – the electrical accessories sector (switches; sockets; double adaptors; cut cable; wire and extension leads; etc);
    – selling Crabtree products directly to retailers; and
  • Expanding into Africa with local logistics partners.

  • Diversifying the division through the acquisition of trading and distribution businesses in related industrial/consumer products sectors; and
  • Expand the Xact ERP Solutions customer base.

15 August 2019

ARB reports revenue up to R2.7bn, with new businesses contributing to growth more

15 August 2019

Final results June 2019 more