About Us

How it started

Garage Trade Supplies (GTS) was formed in 1995 by late Mr Stan Barendse. Stan however started in sales of garage equipment in 1969. He developed a good reputation and long term experience that still reflects in the company today. The company owner today, Mr David Barendse joined Stan in 1992 and had the privilege of working with Stan until July 2012. Stan unfortunately passed away at the age of 71 years old.

Our company today

The company today has the advantage of being a group of young men with a combination of experience and expertise behind them. Something which is not easily found in other companies in the industry. Our company at present is the current market leaders in our industry. Our range of equipment is found all over the country in hundreds of workshops and tyre shops.

Company Profile

Garage Trade Supplies is based in the greater Johannesburg region, Alrode specifically. We cover a vast area throughout the region with reputable distributors representing us throughout the country in other provinces. Our company consists of two sides to the business, the John Bean equipment range and the Summit Automotive range. We are direct importers of a wide variety of equipment and we have qualified technicians. To qualify as an authorised John Bean distributor there are strict criteria’s that need to be met in order to ensure a strong and professional infrastructure, so that our customers can experience a service that is first class whether you are purchasing equipment or require service and repairs to be done.

At GTS we have a “down to earth” attitude where we understand the importance of attending to service calls in record time, loaning the customer a machine if need be and understanding the everyday issues that tyre shops / workshops encounter. Thus doing all we can to accommodate you. We like to be seen as “easy to deal with”, this together with our experienced team, we have confidence in what we do.

While many companies proclaim all sorts of ambitions, we urge you to take a look at the market place, instead of just believing anything. Then you will see how many customers are dealing with us today. This will give you the confidence that we are geared up to look after your business too.

We invite you to come visit our warehouse and see the biggest range of equipment in stock in Southern Africa. We have a proper training facility where your staff are welcome to attend one of our courses or even come through for a free demonstration to compare different brands and models in order to make an informed decision on which model suites your business.