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    About Us

    History and Background

     Strand Hardware was founded in November 1972, by Brian Jolly. Originally called Peel Street Hardware and located in Peel Street, Port Elizabeth CBD, it occupied a mere 160 m2 at the time. 


    In 1995, Brian Jolly changed the name of his business to Strand Hardware, due to its then location in - Strand Street, Port Elizabeth. 


    The business grew steadily which required moving into larger premises three times over the years. What started as a retail operation has now evolved into three sectors. These are Wholesale & Retail, the Board Centre, and the Service Department.  


    The introduction of a web presence in 2006 added a new dimension to the business. 


    In 2013, Brian Jolly handed over the reins to Stuart Keil, who purchased the business with the intention to continue to grow, grow and grow!



    The Present

     Our legacy of building lasting relationships with our customers has seen Strand Hardware grow into a leading name in the industry. 


    We are the trusted supplier of a wide range of woodworking machinery, power tools, epoxy resins, abrasives, adhesives, accessories and day to day hardware.


    We also supply chipboard and allied materials which we cut and edge to your specification.

    We are a Proudly South African Company and currently operate as a BEE Level 1 Contributor.



    Our Expertise

     For over 45 years, Strand Hardware has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience, ensuring that we offer our customers trusted value. 


    Through honesty, integrity and passion, we believe that we can provide the right products and advice for the best possible solutions to suit your needs and budget.


    At Strand Hardware, we value relationships!

    Relationships with each other; with our families and with our customers – allowing our staff to live balanced lives while bringing our customers the best products, advice and customer service.



    Our Services 

     We offer a wide range of services in house. Our added services include:

         Workshop (service and repair)

         Board Centre (bespoke cutting and edging solutions)

         Website & Online Store  




     Strand Hardware offers a wide range of products from reliable and trusted brands. Some of the well known ones include : JET, TOOLMATE, Laguna, Makita, Bosch , ABE, ECO Tanks, PG BISON, Rystix and many others.  



    Strand Motto

     Our vision is to be known as a destination hardware store that’s trusted for the best hardware solutions, with specialist woodworking expertise, offering competitive prices, with reliable and honest advice. A place where people feel welcome and their specific needs and requirements are heard and understood.  


    Our passionate staff offer friendly service, backed by a wealth of technical knowledge and skill to provide sound, reliable advice to our customers. 


    We live by our values of honesty, integrity and passion, and will continue to grow as a business through our lasting relationships with our valued customers.  



    Strand Hardware - Trusted Value.