The countrywide network of branches has consistently offered a comprehensive range of steel, structural tube, pipes and fittings, valves, pumps and irrigation equipment to the major industrial sectors throughout South Africa and other countries.
In celebrating its centenary, the company, now privately owned, having been purchased by Stockwell from Barloworld in 2002, is pleased to announce good growth in all products in the extensive range.
With people being the most important aspect of the business, Stewarts and Lloyds have realized the importance of motivating and retaining staff and as such have invested in training in a big way. In addition to product training, courses in management, external and internal sales, warehousing and financial are offered with all staff encouraged to attend.
The combination of a well renowned company of 100 years plus standing, a comprehensive product range of good quality products, a nationwide branch network and motivated, well-trained staff, leaves Stewarts and Lloyds well poised to conduct business for many years to come. All this with the backing of reliable and professional suppliers bodes well for the future.
With regard to our BEE program, we are close to finalisation and are also involved in social upliftment programs in the outlying areas.
We promise to uphold our culture of providing our customers with unrivalled service and exceptional product quality. To always put their requirements first and conduct ourselves in a positive manner. We will strive to always be up to date with our technologies and ideas, and to give our best at all times.
The group operates 28 branches throughout Southern Africa having started in Kimberley, where operations jointly began with Cape Town under the Lloyd & Lloyd name in 1898, later to be known as Stewarts & Lloyds (South Africa) Limited in 1903. The name is still synonymous with excellent service and good quality products.
Major markets serviced include light and general engineering, mining, rural water, chemical, petro-chemical, automotive, agriculture, water reticulation, building and construction, fire protection and local authorities.
In addition the group has a retail outlet at each branch operating under the Stockwell umbrella, a company that has been in existence for 21 years. This Cash and Carry business sells a range of steel, tube and industrial hardware including cutting and grinding discs, abrasives, paint, welding accessories and fasteners.
The Company operates out of 45 000 square metres of warehouse throughout the country with inventory levels being in the region of R100 million. Stewarts and Lloyds employs over 450 people.