Who We Are

About Us

Lithotech is South Africa’s leading specialist in printing, supply management, marketing material, office supplies and labels. With an experienced salesforce that offers customised solutions, comprehensive manufacturing facilities and a national warehouse infrastructure, Lithotech truly offers print and so much more.

Lithotech warehouse.

Our Story

With a national sales and distribution infrastructure, Lithotech is the recognised leader in the supply of business related consumables in South Africa, offering a complete range of products and related services for every business need.

Lithotech is owned by Bidvest South Africa, an international services, trading and distribution company. One of the largest industrial companies in South Africa, Bidvest is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

As sales offices and warehouses are located nationally in all major South African centres, stock can be held either centrally or at multiple sites, so ensuring timeous delivery. Stock items are stored in secure warehouses facilities ensuring the safety of all products.

Lithotech’s warehouses are supported by advanced warehouse management software that is integrated into our ERP system, so providing continuity of service in all regions. The ERP system has an on-line procurement option that is especially effective for customers that have a large range of stock items that are stocked at multiple sites.

Our three manufacturing plants are equipped with a comprehensive inventory of printing and print finishing equipment, and our accreditation by the Cheque & MICR Standards Authority confirms our ability to fulfil all security print requirements.

Lithotech ensures that products are produced to the highest quality, and that customers benefit from the latest technology, raw materials and work processes.

Our Empowerment

Broad-based black economic empowerment came into practice in 2003 and has since evolved rapidly.

The fundamental purpose of B-BBEE is to promote viable economic empowerment of all black people – including in particular, women, youth, persons with disabilities and people living in rural areas – through diverse, integrated socio-economic strategies.

Lithotech is a division of Bidvest Paperplus, a 100% owned subsidiary of the Bidvest Group. The group is 35.47% black owned and 17.90% black women owned, which results in full ownership points being achieved for the group and for each of the Bidvest Paperplus divisions.

Lithotech’s BEE policies and strategies have been developed to ensure that measurable progress continues to be made towards genuine and meaningful black economic empowerment.

Our current BEE status (valid until 18 July 2020) is a Level 1 Contributor. And customers can claim 135% of their procurement spend for their own scorecard!

Our Level 1 rating confirms our position as a leading empowered company in the printing sector in South Africa and our remarkable achievement in scoring more than 100 points of the total available points of 109 speaks for itself.

The exceptional improvement in our rating from Level 2 to Level 1 is the result of a focussed approach and the following implemented strategies:

  • Skills development spend on employed and unemployed black staff in excess of R6.8 million to ensure that staff are developed effectively by identifying learnerships and other relevant skills courses
  • Skills development spend on black disabled staff in excess of R1 million
  • BEE procurement spend from Designated Group Suppliers that are >51% black owned
  • Graduation of an Enterprise Development Beneficiary to Supplier Development level
  • Enabling a Supplier Development entity to create one or more jobs

Lithotech ensures that goods and services are procured from companies that are black and black women owned, as well as from SMMEs. By supporting SMMEs, we are helping to keep their doors open during this difficult economic period and aiding in boosting South Africa’s GDP.

Socio-economic development is an ongoing commitment and contributions were made in the form of stationery and food packaging to disadvantaged schools, organisations and non-government organisations.

BEE Certificate & Report
Empowerment and BEE policies.


The adoption of responsible environmental business principles and a proactive approach to environmental management are part of sustainable business practices.

Social responsibility programmes.

Social Responsibility

As a market leader in the industry, we believe in contributing to the well-being of society by investing in effective social responsibility programmes.

The three key areas of focus are:

  • An HIV/AIDS awareness, education and outreach programme.
  • A bursary scheme for secondary education to children of employees.
  • A co-operative educational programme.

These areas of community investment are supplemented with support for charitable organisations that provide opportunities to disabled and handicapped individuals.

We are proud of our track record and in the future we will continue to implement policies that have a positive impact on society and the environment.