BBD Steel


Add tangible value and provide quality steel products and solutions that are accessible at competitive prices. That has been our stimulus since 2014. Our organization focuses on the business of providing and supplying sustainable steel & steel products.

Why BBD Steel?

We are a women owned entity hence our name BBD Steel derived from Basadi Ba Ditshipi which means women of Steel in Setswana. In our fairly young history in the Steel industry we have come to understand our customers and their various product and solutions expectations.

Our combined experience, passion, intuitive nurturing qualities and exceptional staff compliment help us to provide all our customers with the best customer experience.

Our vision is to be the leading women owned steel merchant of choice. We've been building purposeful and strong partnerships with industry leaders, suppliers, customers and industry associations across the steel industry. These affiliations lead to better insights, deeper collaboration and the trust needed to navigate the ever-shifting steel landscape. Our positioning statement Built on Lasting relationships is the core of our unique business proposition and drives all our engagements, processes and operations.

At BBD Steel, we believe in business as usual, this allows our clients, business partners and other stakeholders to tackle the sum and substance of their line of work as we make certain that every other wheel of their specific steel supply and delivery needs are moving seamlessly.

Message from The Founders' Desk


AS WOMEN IN BUSINESS, we have a passion to empower other women and we find it very gratifying to see other women succeed in business. Gwen and I are sometimes referred to as the 'sisters of steel' – a reference which we treasure, as we feel that sisterhood portrays so much of who we are. Sisterhood is a place where women can be safe to grow, learn from mistakes, develop and reach their full potential.


We live in a society where we are taught that you must fight to be the best, where you must compete and step on others to get ahead. Sisterhood is different. Women lead horizontally, not vertically – we hold hands, we empower and motivate each other to become our best. We celebrate each other’s successes. We lend a helping hand to a sister in need.

Like all organizations, Basadi Ba Distshipi (BBD) Steel came to life with a simple vision of translating passion and opportunity into a well-run and competitive company that stands its own in a predominantly male owned steel industry. Never did we imagine that the company would grow exponentially in such short space of time.

With a formidable history, knowledge and insight in the steel industry, a niche opportunity emerged for us to start a wholly female owned steel company that provides and supply quality client specific steel products and solutions that are competitive, innovative and sustainable.

Since our inception, we have prioritized quality solutions, best practice, good governance and customer relations. We are proud and grateful to be a women owned steel company of choice, with a broad client base spanning both public and private sectors, smaller business and individuals. Besides being committed to providing above par services and products we value our personnel and work-force greatly and throw our weight behind every employee’s empowerment and embetterment.

Our Mission is to remain reliable, resolute and efficient at the forefront of providing steel products and solutions through quality, honesty and hard work.

"Thank you for choosing to partner with us."
- Monika & Gwen