The Protea Coin Group is a proud member of the Bidvest Group. The acquisition of Mvelaserve, including Protea Coin Group as a subsidiary, by Bidvest in 2013 created one of the most exciting developments within the South African security industry. This winning combination has been strengthened by the recent integration of Bidvest Magnum with Protea Coin Group. Together, this establishment now operates as a single brand, namely Bidvest Protea Coin.

Bidvest Protea Coin is known and respected for its ability to provide an integrated and holistic security service that is tailored to the specific requirements of its customers. Bidvest Protea Coin operates nationally, as well as in certain African countries and United Arab Emirates. The Head
Office is situated in Centurion, Gauteng, with a vastly-experience d, competent, and efficient team. Bidvest Protea Coin is structured to enable direct management control over each division, and to unlock synergies in each of its operations, allowing the company to provide integrated security solutions.

The Bidvest Protea Coin philosophy ensures security excellence, and is based on responsiveness to client needs through its reliance on suitably-trained and committed personnel, active day-to-day management involvement, and an individualised approach to every customer. The company is humbled by, once again, being awarded the accolade as the No. 1 company in the security sector for 2014. 12 665 8000


Employees: 17 769 in South Africa
Head office: Centurion
Branches: 136 national branch offices and various international offices, including Ghana and UAE
Trade affiliations: Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA)
Memberships: Security Industry Association, Security Association of South Africa, South African Intruder Detection Services Association, South African National Security Employees Association, Security Services Employers Organisation
Quality Assurance: SABS, ISO 9001:2008:


Turnover: >R2 billion
Financial year-end: 30 June
Market share: Manpower – 5 percent; Market – 7 – 10 percent
Owner: Bidvest Ltd


Gijima, an industry-leading training academy established in house, develops personnel to provide the best services possible, irrespective of the skills required by the market. The academy underpins the company’s dedication to service excellence.

PCG provide in-house training in PSIRA Grades A-E, firearm competency, mining security, residential estate security, cashin- transit, tactical response, VIP protection, soft skills and management developmental training.


B-BBEE: Level 3 contributor
Recognition level – 110 percent
Procurement recognition level – 137.5 percent