For nearly two decades, PE Propshafts has been the authority in propshaft diagnosis, service, and repair in the Eastern Cape.
Operating from their workshops in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) and East London, this family-run business services vehicles, trucks, buses, heavy and earth-moving equipment across South Africa.
They also offer a 24/7 breakdown service to assist their customers when they need them most.
We sat down with Leonard De Andrade from PE Propshafts to find out how these propshaft specialists are lifting customers up across South Africa.
Tell us about your business?
My parents started this business 18 years ago. We manufacture and repair propshafts and CV joints. We service the whole of South Africa and have grown to now have a branch in East London.
What makes PE Propshafts different from other propshaft businesses?
We are a family-based business. So that’s what makes this company so dynamic and different to others. It’s the strong bond between our family that built this business.
What challenges have you faced?
We always strive to deliver the best product and give the best service. At times it has been a challenge to find better parts to perfect our product.
Where does your passion come from?
Something I learnt from my father. He loves working with people and he loves giving people the best he can. That’s why he’s such a great success is everything he does. It’s all about service delivery. That’s our drive and our passion.
What does Together We Rise mean to you?
At PE Propshafts, we believe it’s about lifting our customers up. The reward that we get for the quality of work we provide is that they give back to us. We look after each other by sending clients to each other
How has iKhokha helped your business rise?
iKhokha has helping us in a way that we can now take transactions to our customers. Especially in the industry we are in, there’s often breakdowns next to the road. It makes receiving payments much faster and it’s more convenient for our customers. That and the low rates that iKhokha charges make it very beneficial to us.
Do you have any plans to expand your business?
We opened East London about 8 years ago and we want to expand to other towns, too. The challenge is finding the right place where we can open and deliver the best service.
What’s next for PE Propshafts?
My father has taught me a lot along the way. With him stepping back, we’re now working extra hard because we want to deliver that same level of service and the passion he’s put into this business, we want to do the same.
Looking for propshaft repairs? Connect with PE Propshafts for expert advice and unbeatable service.
PE Workshop: 041 487 3702/65
East London Workshop: 043 722 0717