Company

Bacher and Co. Beyond Expectations

In the late 1930s, Solly Bacher, fleeing rampant anti-Semitism in Lithuania, arrived in Sabie, South Africa and began trading in men’s formal clothing – ultimately developing S. Bacher & Company into an importer and wholesaler of both clothing and consumer products. Over time, the company’s most popular product became the wrist watch, on which the company started focusing exclusively during the 1970s.

Since then, the company has imported, distributed and marketed watches from several fashion powerhouses, including Guess, Pierre Cardin, Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss, Nike, Reebok and Puma. Bacher and Co. has also specialised in developing its own brands, namely Tomato, Buren and Lanco, which have all proved highly successful in the local market.

Over the past decade, the company has diversified extensively into fragrances and cosmetics, which now form a significant part of the business. Notable brands include Mont Blanc, Dunhill, Jimmy Choo, Ted Lapidus, Guess and Gosh cosmetics.

Recently, we have more than doubled the floor space at our head office and warehouse respectively, and are now fully equipped to handle the ever-growing logistic requirements of our key customers. Our warehouse can now hold over 3 000 m² of product, and we utilise a modern warehouse management system to handle all aspects of our stock and distribution chain of supply.

Customers

Our customers comprise all major retailers, pharmacies, and fashion and jewellery chains, such as Edgars, Foschini, Truworths, Woolworths, Skins, Busby, American Swiss, Dis-Chem, Clicks, as well as a large number of independent retailers.

Our products can be found in over 1 500 retail outlets throughout South Africa and neighboring countries.

We handle distribution to customer warehouses, as well as direct-to-store deliveries; we utilise a fully automated electronic data interchange (EDI) system for customers that may require it, and employ a countrywide network of merchandisers and sales managers.

We are able to distribute and merchandise across the Southern African region to countries including Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.

Values

Our Company is a place where work is fun, inspiring, exciting and surprising, where people are courageous, self-motivated and fully engaged. Our ambition is to be different and to be better.

Independence
Curiosity
Praise
Speaking Up
Hopeful Realism
Responsibility

People

We currently employ over 80 full-time staff across our divisions. Additionally, we make use of a number of promoters and in-store merchandisers across the country. We have a proud record of low staff turnover, and a number of our people have been with company for over 20 years.

Our leadership team is broadly skilled in all aspects of logistics, distribution, sales, marketing, finance and HR.

Our Happiness Committee ensures an exciting environment in which to work, irrespective of job level or one’s status in the company.