Bidvest Properties continued the development and refurbishment of premises for divisional operations, with strong focus on automotive. Cost-cutting continued at the UK-based Mansfield group of automotive, rescue and recovery businesses. At Ontime Automotive the contract was renewed for the UK and European distribution of Lotus vehicles while unit volumes rose on the BMW contract. Significant one off costs relating to the acquisition of Mvelaserve Limited were incurred. Bidvest continues to invest in the promotion of the ‘Bidvest” brand, both locally and internationally.