About Massbuild (Pty) Ltd
Massbuild operates four complementary brands: Builders Warehouse, which operates large DIY and home improvement stores in major urban areas; Builders Express and Builders Superstore, a chain of smaller neighbourhood home and garden improvement stores; and Builders Trade Depot, a chain of building contractor outlets located in industrial sites in peri-urban and urban areas focusing on delivering the core range for all phases of building projects.
Massmart acquired five Builders Warehouse stores operating in Johannesburg and Pretoria in 2003, bought and rebranded three De La Rey stores in the Western Cape in 2005 and now operates 34 Builders Warehouse stores in South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique. Builders Warehouse follows the big-box or warehouse retail format, offering home owners, DIY enthusiasts and building and maintenance contractors a comprehensive range of competitively priced products under one roof, with a large garden centre display and builders’ supplies yard. The brand is unique in that it is the only home improvement warehouse in South Africa.
Builders Express was formed in 2005 when Massmart bought and rebranded 14 Servistar stores operating in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Massbuild now operates 36 home and garden Builders Express stores in South Africa that cater to home owners. They have a strong focus on convenient locations, aesthetically pleasing displays, customer-friendly store layout and personalised service and advice. Builders Express is integrated into Builders Warehouse with a single management structure.
Builders Trade Depot was formed when 34 Federated Timber stores were acquired and rebranded in 2005. Seven smaller stores have since been closed and, after the store conversions and acquisitions to date, Builders Trade Depot now operates 20 outlets catering mostly for medium- to large-sized contractors and tradesmen engaged in building, maintenance and renovation projects. It also focuses on servicing the needs of construction entrepreneurs who need trade credit, telephonic ordering and want bulk goods delivered from low-cost outlets.
The first Builders Superstore opened in November 2013 and caters for customers with homes situated in dense residential, township, rural and developing areas, and will be conveniently located near commuter nodes.
Builders Superstore was formed in 2013 and is a discount Home Improvement format in townships and towns, servicing surrounding rural areas. They are conveniently located, close to transport nodes and a major food retailer.