GTS Garage Equipment was founded by (late) Mr Stan Barendse in 1995 when he resigned (as a salesperson) from Motor And General, later known as Tarry M&G. Stan was appointed as an agent of their complete range of automotive equipment and tool supplies until the company was sold. Stan then took on a distribution agency with Snap-On tools as an authorized John Bean distributor in 1998 where he employed his son David Barendse as a salesperson. Together the Barendse’s became well-known and trusted in the garage equipment industry becoming one of the countries main suppliers to the major tyre and workshop groups.
Unfortunately, Stan passed away in 2012 after a 45-year career in the same industry. David Barendse continues to this day with long-term experience of 25 years in the business, from days earlier than his employment at his family business. Today we are proud importers and distributors of some heavy weight brands such as John Bean, Snap On, Summit and Hofmann Megaplan.
To be an approved and authorized John Bean distributor one needs to have proper infrastructure in place including warehousing facilities, technical workshops, strong internal support and qualified technical people to properly support our clients.
We are direct importers of Summit and Peak 2-post, 4-post, scissor and low-level lifts. We also directly import the Hofmann Megaplan range of tyre changers and wheel balancers and provide full technical back up with a healthy inventory of spare parts to properly support our product range.
All customers are welcome to visit us to view our demonstration area if you are interested in comparing different model options that might interest you or you may look at our products on our product or catalogue tabs above.