About us

Lead Catering Equipment Supplier

  • World leading laundry and catering equipment brands
  • Suppliers at the cutting edge of technology and design
  • Uncompromising product quality and technological superiority
  • Africa’s No1 laundry equipment supplier
  • Key supplier relationships all in excess of 25 years
  • Widest equipment range
  • World class full national and continental after sales service
  • Unparalleled breadth of experience
  • Deepest knowledge and resource base
  • High level in-house CAD office
  • Full turnkey service

Africa’s Most Knowledgeable Experts

We’ve been around long enough to know that yesterday doesn’t count. Today and tomorrow are all that matter. We know our future is inextricably linked to that of our customers. Our customers success is our success. We ARE partners in their business and we strive to act accordingly. Our customers are family too, and our greatest source of pride is always the longevity of our relationships with them, and their consistent loyalty to us.

We are good, but we are not perfect. We learn every day from our customers, and we use that learning to improve what we offer you. In this way, we are confident we will continue to offer you something special.

Why we are Different

Lead Laundry and Catering (Pty) Ltd has it’s origins operating out of a small Durban office in 1986.

The name ‘Lead’ was derived from the initial letters of the words in the original company name – Laundry Equipment Associated Distributors cc, and from very early on the word ‘Lead’ was considered central to the company’s vision and how it wished to be perceived in the industry – as the leader.

The company has over the years expanded to offices in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Nelspruit with its Head Office relocated to Johannesburg in the mid 90’s, where it remains today.

Lead is particularly proud of the longstanding relationships it has developed with its suppliers – these are relationships which in most cases have been built up over the greater part of 25 years, and the friendships developed as a result add significantly to the depth and strength of the business relationships they support.

Lead’s suppliers are world leaders at the forefront of technological innovation, and so the company is always confident of being able to offer its customers contemporary and relevant product innovations which are underpinned by quality manufacturing processes and approvals.

Lead’s businesses continue to be run today with the same values, principles and ethics as the business that was founded some 28 years ago; where value, personal customer service, continuous improvement, honesty, accountability, humility, social responsibility and the environment, remain the cornerstones of everything that we do.

We stand for equipment optimisation, streamlined circulation flows, process automation, minimum energy consumption & impeccable business ethics.

Our Customers

Proud importers of the world leading brand