Queensburgh Plant Sales

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Bougainvillea Road, Queensburgh Industrial Area
Gauteng  4093
South Africa
+27 31 4648128/9, +27 82 888 0128
+27 31 4646540
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Queensburgh Plant Sales

Queensburgh Plant Sales are buyers and sellers of new and used earthmoving equipment and spares.We will consider buying any used earthmoving machinery or components, irrespective of age, location or condition. We supply a range of reconditioned machines and components. We are the largest supplier of new and used GM (Detroit Diesel) engines and spares in South Africa. We are also the largest dealers in new, used and reconditioned Galion (Dresser) grader spares in South Africa.

THREE hundred rand was all it took to start Queensburgh Plant Sales 30 years ago. Roger Thorne, who already had many years of practical and management experience in South Africa and abroad by 1977, saw a need for the reliable supply of quality second-hand machine parts and spares for earthmoving equipment, something that was not then being met in the market at the time.

"There was no real big break, but rather a series of events that got me to start the business. I saw a gap in the market for this type of trade and so I got in at the right time," he said. From its humble beginnings, Queensburgh Plant Sales grew as Roger's reputation for respect, integrity and fairness became known. To this day he is still known by some business associates and friends as "Honest Rog"!

Over the years as the company grew, they began to stock parts for many other machines, in addition to the Galions and JCB's with which Queensburgh Plant Sales had begun. Although based in Durban, Roger Thorne and his team became aware that they were selling many machines and parts in the Johannesburg area. "As a result we opened a branch in Bapsfontein and recruited Wikus de Beer, who also has many years of earthmoving experience. He was a fine choice as a partner for our Johannesburg operation," Roger said. The Johannesburg branch is now 12 years in operation and employs 12 staff members.

Today, Queensburgh Plant Sales has an extensive range of new and used spares for many makes of earthmoving equipment and machines including Galion, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Clark / Michigan, Hanomag, Hitachi, Detroit Diesel / GM Engines, Aveling Barford, Volvo, Hough, Case, Bomag, Dynapac and JCB to name just a few! Their customers range from one-man businesses to municipalities and earthmoving companies throughout southern Africa and even as far as Australia. With the earthmoving sales industry being very dynamic, Queensburgh Plant Sales always strive to ensure that the latest technologies are available to its customers.

As to the secret of his company still being in business after 30 years, for Roger Thorne the formula is not complicated: "Hard work, integrity and service excellence have kept us going," he says and adds with a laugh, "lots of hard work!"

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