The company was started by CASSIM BADAT under the name of BADAT WHOLESALERS and then was registered as A H GROCERS on 30 September 1963, after it was passed down to ABDUL HAQ BADAT. ABDUL HAQ BADAT developed the business with his brother, ISMAIL, who left his teaching profession to be in partnership with him until ISMAIL'S retirement in 1994. Now there is also A H CASH & CARRY run by SALEEM, as well as warehouse and distribution which is currently managed by ABDUL HAQ BADAT and his son MUHOMMED BADAT.
With the ethnic Indian population of South Africa being more than a million and their specialty food requirements include basmati rice, spices, lentils, grains and special items such as incense. We have been importing and distributing specialty quality products for decades to the South African market - and continue to increase our ranges while maintaining personal relationships with our clients no matter how big or small they may be.