Flowmax in the words of its founder

“The special thing about Flowmax is that although you are part of a group, the head office is only there to provide strategic advice and support. The individual companies need to be left to grow on their own and potentially make their own acquisitions. We also have key skills we stick to; sourcing, stocking, distribution, marketing & websites.

Altogether it really revolves around people. We like medium technology products in the fluid handling market with medium barriers to entry, but overall it is the quality of our people that makes us different. All the company MDs and managers have a great passion for their business and no matter what their shareholding, they act like owners”. Graham Nel, Founding Director.


Our Parent Company - SA Bias

The Flowmax holding company is owned by SA Bias; an international group established in 1933.

SA Bias is a diversified industrial group with its head office in Cape Town, South Africa. The main shareholders are the Coutts-Trotter family and Sabvest Limited (whose majority shareholder and CEO is Christopher Seabrooke). Sabvest is listed on the Johannesburg Stock exchange.

SA Bias has grown from a small South African textile-based business into an international industrial group with business operations across the world. Throughout its history, SA Bias has maintained a “family-owned” culture and approach to business that is serious about serving customers to the best of their ability in an ethical and professional manner