About Us

The BVi Group

Our History

The BVi Group’s growth since its inception in 1967 has been a remarkable one. It was established as a multi-disciplinary engineering firm offering “traditional” consulting services in the fields of civil, structural, electrical and mechanical engineering.

Today, the Level 1 BEE company has a 55% black ownership status and counts on its 300+ member team of professionals to deliver engineering excellence to private- and public-sector clients.  The BVi Group prides itself in being a company well-rooted in Africa.

The journey from 1967 to the present has taken BVi from a small, two-office start-up business to a nationwide organisation with local and international offices. The group added to its portfolio by providing Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) services to its clients and adding the mining industry to its client base. Expansion across South Africa’s borders into the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region became a strategic focus.  Since then, BVi has successfully completed numerous projects on neighbouring African soil.

The BVi Group’s success is based on solid business integrity principles guided by our core values.

BVi’s corporate culture is founded on solid engineering principles. It combines quality and value for money to produce creative, target-related and effective solutions. Its professional services include:

  • Civil, structural, electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM)
  • Project and programme management

BVi is experienced in the full life cycle of projects from conception, through bankable feasibility, to implementation.

With several offices already established around the country, BVi continues to develop its involvement in Africa and is constantly expanding internationally. Through intensive training, its Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment policies, its management expertise and shareholding capacity, BVi endeavours to continue developing the company to become the market leader in the industry.

2017Celebrating 50 Years

The BVi Group is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary!

2016300+ head-strong

14 South African offices, four International offices, 300+ head-strong, Level 1 BBBEE.

2011Sub-Saharan Africa

BVi continued to grow into Sub-Saharan Africa with its main presence in South Africa having established itself as a major force in the industry.

2009Strategic decision

Strategic decision to expand operations into Africa, focusing on SADC countries.

2008Mining Sector

BVi expanded its portfolio by including the mining sector as one of its key focus areas.

2007BEE Employee Trust

A BEE Employee Trust was established to promote young, black employees to directors and into management positions. The trust was allocated a 10% shareholding in BVi.

2003New chairman

Moses Marole became Chairman of the Board and Kobie Bouwer was made Vice-Chairman.


BVi further expanded to include project management and mechanical engineering consultancy services. It also opened additional offices.

200040% black-owned

BVi restructured with a 40% black-owned shareholding capacity.


Restructuring of the company into a limited liability company with fully affiliated regional limited liability companies. The company name changed to BVi Consulting Engineers trading as BVi.

1990Geographical Footprint

Then known as Bouwer Viljoen Incorporated, the company expanded its geographical footprint to cover most of the provinces in South Africa.

1980Opened several offices

The company opened several offices throughout South Africa, including electrical engineering consultancy services.

1976Bouwer Viljoen Incorporated

Kobie Bouwer became Chairman of the company – then known as Bouwer Viljoen Incorporated.

1971Kobie Bouwer as Vice-Chairman

Kobie Bouwer became a partner and Vice-Chairman.


The company was established with offices in Pretoria and Bloemfontein. It focused on civil and structural engineering consultancy services.