Guhring South Africa appoints strategic partner for Eastern Cape area

Guhring, a leading manufacturer of rotary precision tools for metal machining including tapping, milling (end and thread mills), drilling, deep hole drilling, toolholding, insert drilling systems, MQL machining, CFRP machining and reaming solutions, has recently appointed Imbali Consumable Services as a strategic partner to market and distribute Guhring products in the Eastern Cape.

“We are always on the lookout for distributors that will be able to assist in getting our product and name into the industrial market that involves metal shaping and removal,” said Gerald Green, Managing Director of Guhring South Africa.

“Following an exhaustive process to identify a new partner who shared our approach and vision and wanted to work with us to deliver on our objectives, we identified Imbali Consumable Services, who has an established track record in value creating B-BBEE transactions. We are excited about this new partnership and confident that together this transaction will add significant value to our business going forward.”

“Guhring has always been committed to participating in economic transformation in South Africa. We consider the finalisation of this strategic partnership as an important milestone in our voyage towards building a leading value-focused business with a strong social license to operate in partnership with all our stakeholders.”

“We are an 100% black and 100% female owned company that was formed in 2017. We are based in Port Elizabeth and market and distribute industrial consumables and services. These tools and consumables include drills, cutters, saw blades, oils, degreasers, electrical spares, mechanical spares, PPE, sanitisers and other relevant chemicals. All our products are locally sourced from locally based manufacturers because we believe that we can grow our economy by utilising the little resources we have and help to retain jobs,” said Babalwa Tshangela of Imbali Consumable Services.

“Where necessary we will also sell imported product that is not manufactured locally. We have also designed and are manufacturing our own mask for use in the fight against COVID-19.”

Guhring is a leading manufacturer of rotary precision tools for metal machining. With more than 8 000 employees worldwide – 3 500 in Germany – and in excess of 70 production locations in 48 countries and countless sales and marketing partners, the company develops, manufactures and distributes innovative cutting tools. Whether you are machining cast iron, aluminium and aluminium alloys, stainless steel and acid-resistant, high-strength or general steels, Guhring has a product for you.

For further details contact Guhring Cutting Tools South Africa on TEL: 087 015 0200 or 041 372 2047 or visit