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Walter Stapp

Growing the brand


Founded in 1950, LG Harris South Africa was started by Walter Stapp who arrived in South Africa two years previously. Initially, the business was based in Africa’s economic powerhouse, Johannesburg, with a store in Fordsburg. Stapp was a Yorkshireman and a golf professional. After the war he was in the grim situation where his profession […]

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Quality springs to mind

With a decade of success behind it, Qualitools, a small independent distributor of quality hand tools and related hardware, is the result of James van Reenen’s attention to detail and ability to recognise and offer a solution to a niche within the hardware market. Over the past decade, Qualitools has grown from a specialist company […]

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A decade of car care

Keizin Automotive (Pty) Ltd celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2010. The company’s story began when it obtained the exclusive distribution rights for Meguiar’s products in Africa. Meguiar is the leading manufacturer of car care products in the United States. With offices in Durban and Johannesburg, the company now supplies this world leading brand of car […]

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10 years of hose excellence

In June 1999, Gavin Brown and Dev Howett started Reinforced Hosing (Pty) Ltd., to fill the gap left by the demise of Illmans Plastics, and Saplex Industries, who closed due to circumstances beyond their control. Many challenges were facing the new company, particularly product quality, and customer base. Hours of hard work and planning, saw […]

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