Ontime Automotive, formerly Arcade Automotive, was originally formed in 1945; The Bidvest Group, a fully listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, became Ontime’s major share holder in January 2002 and Ontime has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bidvest since July 2004.
Bidvest are an international services, trading and distribution company, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa. Bidvest comprises more than 200 companies, employing 103,000 people on 4 continents.
The Group achieved pleasing trading results for the Year Ending June 30th 2012:
- Revenue increased by 12.7% (Rand 133.5 billion)
- Trading profit increased by 14.5% (Rand 7 billion)
- Trading held up reasonably well despite the economic environments being tough, a tribute to the resilience and focus of Bidvest’s management. The Group’s financial position remains robust and the Group is well-capitalised.
Ontime – Today in the UK
Ontime is wholly managed from the UK.
The Ontime Group employs over 500 staff and is the owner-operator of 400 vehicles that operate throughout Europe. Our sister company, 3663 First For Food Service is also part of The Bidvest Group, employing over 5,400 people and is the owner-operator of over 1,100 vehicles in the U.K.
Ontime Automotive Group’s Senior Management Team
Andrew Selley is the Chairman of the Ontime Automotive Group.
In addition to chairing the Ontime Group, Andrew is Managing Director of Bidvest Logistics in the UK and Chairman of Bidvest Middle East. He has worked within the Bidvest Group since 1999.
Justin Brinklow is the Managing Director of the Ontime Automotive Group.
Justin has been with the Ontime Group since 1991 and has experience in most of the services that the Company provides. His broad work history brings unrivalled experience in many aspects of the business, which includes; operations, customer service and client relationships. In August 2006 Justin was appointed to the Board of Ontime Automotive Ltd, his role at that time encompassed group responsibility for Health & Safety, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Environmental and Quality Assurance. He became Managing Director in 2009.
Paul Scott is the Financial Director of the Ontime Automotive Group.
Paul joined the parent company, Bidcorp as an accountant in 1977 and was the Group Financial Accountant until 1994 when he was also appointed as Company Secretary. He was appointed as Finance Director of the Automotive group in October 2009 and holds other Directorships within the Bidcorp group.