LEAD Laundry and Catering (Pty) Ltd is the foremost supplier of Laundry equipment in Southern Africa, representing world leading brands that include Jensen, Speed Queen, Girbau, and Ipso.

The products range in application from those used in coin-operated laundries to sophisticated tunnel washers found in the world’s largest industrial laundries, and it’s customers range in size from the smallest Bed and Breakfast to Central Processing Plants handling linen in hygienic conditions for upwards of 16 hospitals at one location.

The company also represents leading European brands Fagor in the Industrial Catering equipment sector where it delivers professional equipment and advice from qualified chefs in everything from the smallest bar to the largest industrial kitchens in everything from the most sophisticated Hotels, to the remotest mining camps in Africa.

Italian manufacturer Ilsa is at the centre of LEAD’s Dry Cleaning equipment division – which is also a South African industry leader.

Close relationships with our suppliers who are all world leaders, ensure that LEAD’s customers remain at the forefront of new ideas and technology.



Lead were recently awarded the contract for the wholesale refurbishment of the SANDF Tempe Military Base in Bloemfontein which included supply and installation of state-of-the-art Fagor equipment in the the key areas of Food Preparation, Cooking and Ware wash areas. Lead supplied Fagor Combi Ovens, 6 Burner Stove and Rack Type Dish Washers with the remainder of the equipment being locally manufactured.

Installation was completed on time and the kitchen now services up to 1200 SANDF Members at any one sitting.

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Cult Following for Speed Queen in the Home Environment

On Friday March 3rd, the Speed Queen brand was featured in an article on the website. The article states that Speed Queen owners “can’t stop raving about their washing machines”.

Meet Lihan Pretorius – sought after rugby ref, theatre enthusiast and lawyer extraordinaire

Lihan Pretorius is an individual you’re likely to be hearing more about in the years to come. As Lead Laundry and Catering’s Commercial Manager and Head of Legal, we relish this opportunity to shout out about our friend and colleague, who shines a light wherever he goes – whether in all matters legal, in the field of drama, or as an up and coming rugby referee where we believe he is set to take South African Rugby Refereeing by storm.

LEAD Salutes Adelaide January – SA’s Rising Star

The Jhb service department is blessed to have among them one of SA’s best and brightest under 35’s. Adelaide Gomotsegang January, performance Poet and Author.



A hotel is not the same as a restaurant, or healthcare facility, or a coin operated laundry but they do all have the need to produce impeccable laundry. Whether you fall into one of these categories or are a flat/town house complex, Caravan Park, University Residence, Game Park, Health Spa, Mine or large commercial laundry facility and have the need to produce high quality finished linen or garments; our professional advice, unparalleled range of equipment backed by the most comprehensive national service infrastructure available in Southern Africa will ensure you do so efficiently and at the lowest possible cost.

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Dry Cleaning is a specialist field. It requires specialist knowledge, advice and equipment. Lead is the pre eminent supplier of dry cleaning machinery to ‘high street’ dry cleaning stores, commercial laundry facilities and to 5 star hotels throughout Southern Africa. Our wide range of equipment from spotting tables, to Dry Cleaning machines and specialist finishing equipment, together with a comprehensive spares stockholding and qualified technical personnel position us uniquely to offer our customers peace of mind when investing in this business.

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From small Glass washers to Conveyor dishwashers, from 6 to 20 pan Combi Steamers, Range Cooking in 600, 700 and 900mm, high end Refrigeration, Display cabinets and custom stainless steel fabrication to cutlery and crockery. Professional advice from a qualified Chef directly involved in professional Kitchen Design and providing high quality CAD drawings. No customer is too small or too big. Backed by one of Europe’s leading manufacturers with installations in numerous Michelin Star restaurants.

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