About Us

Our History

Furniture Removalists Since 1928

Biddulphs International has been the trademark for professional movers and removalists services for over 95 years.

It all started over 95 years ago.

Founded in 1928 by Fred Biddulph in Harare and now in its fourth generation of family ownership, it is the largest family-owned Removal Company in the region. Since those early days, the operation has been expanded to all main centres in South Africa, and Biddulphs now have seventeen branches in South Africa, three in Zimbabwe and one in Botswana.

Biddulphs International has been moving families around the country since 1928.

More than 1 million South Africans a year will be packing their belongings and taking them on the road. We’re here to help make it easier.

As one of the nations most trusted local and long distance moving companies, you can depend on quality and unsurpassed service. With competitive pricing, agents nationwide and no-obligation estimates, you’ll find out why Biddulphs is a leader in the moving industry.

The Biddulphs Difference

Our Vision

To be the preferred supplier in the domestic, international and office removal markets and associated services & to develop a specialised commercial distribution and logistics business.

Our Mission

To create an organisation which:

  • Provides excellent service.
  • Meets our customers’ expectations.
  • Provides a cost-effective service without compromising safety, quality or the environment.
  • Encourages the development and advancement of all employees without discrimination.
  • Conducts operations with concern for the environment and minimises any possible adverse impact on the environment.
  • Produces favourable returns on investments.

A Policy Of Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment

Biddulphs is committed to eliminating social inequality and the upliftment of previously disadvantaged individuals. One initiative that the company has taken is to recruit deaf people who are put through a special training programme as packers, porters and loaders.

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Dedicated To Environmental Responsibility

By practising the 3R’s of environmental waste management, (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), Biddulphs ensures that our business is conducted with concern for the environment and is committed to minimizing any possible adverse impact.

Proof of our environmental commitment

We have established a BBEE company focused purely on recycling called Duma Recycling (Pty) Ltd run by a former Biddulphs driver Thomas Shoyisa.

In the last 12 months the company recycled more than 120 000 kg of cardboard, paper and plastics from our various branches.

In addition to our recycling efforts, we are committed to using recycled or pre-used cartons for our packing and unpacking services wherever possible. This not only promotes our environmental responsibility but also helps to reduce waste and conserve natural resources.


Biddulphs’ Commitment to Integrity

Biddulphs is committed to doing business in the best possible way never compromising high ethical
standards. A number of policies and procedures have been introduced to support this and a few of the more important ones can be downloaded here:

Highest Standards

Training Academy

Choosing a reliable moving company is essential to a stress-free move. That’s why Biddulphs International prides itself on consistently maintaining the highest standards in the industry and aligning itself with accredited partners and industry associations.

Professional Training, Professional People

A unique, customised training centre has been built at Biddulphs Johannesburg branch for training packers, porters and loaders.

The programme and facility is the first of its kind to have been accredited by the Transport Education and Training Authority in South Africa. It is a condition of service that all crew participate in this training in order to facilitate staff who are both competent and professional.

University Diploma and Degree

Managerial and operational staff are put through the University of Johannesburg Road Transport Management Diploma and Degree. This Industry recognised qualification provides a firm base. This added expertise allows them to provide our customers the relocation experience they deserve.


Affiliations & Accreditations

Choosing a reliable moving company is essential to a stress-free move. That’s why Biddulphs International prides itself on consistently maintaining the highest standards in the industry and aligning itself with accredited partners and industry associations.

Harmony Relocation Network

Biddulphs is a proud member of Harmony Relocation Network. Harmony is a global network of locally owned relocation companies, upholding strong family values through generations of heritage. We are a network of committed partners, brought together in one truly global and solid infrastructure with cutting-edge technology, an ISO-tested quality system and leading sustainability criteria.

Our network (founded in 1992) consists of over 140 members in 60 countries, serving 180 countries across 6 continents, providing the same level of high-quality services, local expertise and personal commitment. All our members are co-owners of Harmony Relocation Network.

Biddulphs International is also a member of the following associations:

  • FIDI A global alliance of professional international moving and relocation companies. Our international divisions in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth all comply with the rigorous FIDI-FAIM quality standard.
  • IAM International Association of Movers
  • BAR The British Association of Removers
  • SAIMA South African International Movers Association
  • RFA Road Freight Association
  • AMOSA Accredited Movers of South Africa

Membership of these organisations ensures that the highest standards of service are upheld.