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About Us

Welcome to the official web page of Strand Hardware, situated at 303 Govan Mbeki Avenue & 305 Cape Road, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

We are importers and distributors of a wide range of woodworking machinery, power tools and accessories. We also supply chipboard and allied materials which we cut and edge to your specification.

Strand Hardware was founded in November 1972, by Brian Jolly, who sadly passed on in 2017. Strand Hardware was originally called Peel Street Hardware and was located in Peel Street in the Port Elizabeth CBD and occupied a mere 160 m2 at the time. In 1995, Brian Jolly changed the name of his business to what it is today, Strand Hardware, this was due to his location at the time in Strand Street Port Elizabeth. The business grew steadily which necessitated moving into larger premises, 3 times over the years. What started as a retail operation has now evolved into 4 sectors. These are retail, the board store, a wholesale and distribution business as well as a service department.  The introduction of a web presence in 2006 added a new dimension to our activities. In 2013, Brian Jolly handed over the reins to Stuart Keil, who purchased the business with the intention to grow, grow, grow!

Strand Hardware Proudly opened its doors to a second retail outlet at the end of March 2018, we plan to continue this steady growth.

Please feel free to browse our online store! Review products that you have tried and tested and contact us should you have any queries whatsoever!