About GTS Garage Equipment

GTS Garage Equipment is a leading supplier of garage equipment and tools in South Africa.

The company was founded by the late Stan Barendse in 1995 when he was appointed an agent for M&G Automotive Equipment for their complete range of automotive equipment and tool supplies.

David Barendse of GTS Garage Equipment at the Snap-On factory
David Barendse, Owner of GTS Garage Equipment

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 Barendses became well-known and trusted in the garage equipment industry making their company one of the country’s leading suppliers to the major tyre and workshop groups.

When Stan passed away in 2012 after a 45-year career in the automotive industry, David continued the proud heritage of GTS Garage Equipment.

David has 25 years of experience in the garage equipment and tools industry which started under the tutorship of his father.

GTS Garage Equipment importers and distributors

Today GTS are proud importers and distributors of leading equipment brands such as John Bean, Snap-On, Summit and Hofmann Megaplan.

John Bean

John Bean distributors need to be approved and authorized.

Distributors need to have the proper infrastructure including warehousing facilities, technical workshops, strong internal support and qualified technical people to effectively support clients.

GTS distributed brands

GTS 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 backup with a healthy inventory of spare parts to effectively support our product range.

Visit GTS Garage Equipment

Our demonstration area is open to potential clients, so, if you are interested in comparing different garage equipment options you are welcome to contact us to arrange a visit.

GTS Garage Equipment workshop
A Tyre shop fitted by GTS Garage Equipment