VENTURES: This Business Runs At Top Gear
Recent Western Cape Business News
CAPE TOWN-based Gearbox Repair Centre, established in 1988 as a cc and which was later registered as a (Pty) Ltd in 1995, is finding business in ‘top gear’, so to speak.
It now has a growing distribution network which stretches through-out South Africa, namely recently purchased M&J Truck Parts in Durban and well established Transmission Spare Parts Gauteng, based in Johannesburg.
Under the guidance of managing director, Calvin Francois, who founded the Gearbox Repair Centre, it has grown from strength to strength throughout the years.
GRC is 100% black owned and most of the staff complement is made up of disadvantaged groups. GRC is a certified BEE rated company and it continuously strives to better its rating year on year, according to Francois. In addition, M&J has a level 1 rating and TSP Gauteng has a level 3 rating on the generic scorecard.
Gearbox Repair Centre specialises in the repairs of large (heavy-duty) transportation vehicles such as trucks and buses. It supplies quality refurbished Eaton/Fuller and original ZF gearboxes as well as differentials.
”Our knowledge of Mercedes, Fuller, ZF, Eaton, Astas, Volvo, Scania, MAN and Rockwell gearboxes is accompanied by a well stocked parts department valued in millions. We import our parts from Italy, Spain, Turkey, America, India, Germany and Korea.”
“We have a fully functional sales dept to assist with all your part requirements. Our sister company SA Propshaft Services provides propshafts and propshaft repairs to all vehicles,” according to Francois. It is one of the largest importers of genuine replacement parts in the country and provides fast turnaround time which ensures same day service if possible. It is a certified ZF agency and is an official Voith distributor.
M&J Transmissions is one of the biggest companies it’s location and services Kwazulu-Natal, it has direct assess to excellent quality product and is the only company to have an after hours sales service. It is a certified ZF agent.
Transmission Spare Parts Gauteng is based in Meadowdale and services the greater Johannesburg, Pretoria areas and neighbouring countries such as Namibia etc.
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