Builders Warehouse, the DIY chain operated by Walmart-controlled South African retail and wholesale group Massmart, has entered Botswana, marking its first step outside its home market.

Llewellyn Walters, chief executive of Massmart’s DIY holding Massbuild, said: “We look forward to bringing customers the best choice at the lowest possible prices, with exceptional service delivery.”

In South Africa, Builders Warehouse currently operates nearly 30 stores. The banner is grouped alongside Builders Express and Builders Trade Depot within Massmart’s Massbuild division.