About Us

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Having been in business for more than 80 years, Garage Equipment Service is uniquely qualified to help customers solve their problems and keep them current with both industry and technology changes. We partner with trusted brands to create solutions that deliver results and help customers achieve their goals.

We are the market leaders in providing innovative solutions for the effective cleaning, service, and repair of any type of vehicle!

Over the years we have evolved from being just an equipment supplier to being a trusted innovation solutions partner. Our strength comes from our ability to leverage our experience and partnerships, providing solutions for our customers that are both effective and sustainable in the fast-changing industries in which we operate.

Our vision is to provide customers with solutions that:

Our History

  • 1938

    Company started as a repairer of service station equipment in Rissik Street, Johannesburg.

  • 1945

    GES expanded into sales and installation of new equipment.

  • 1959

    Mr Lazerson, the founder of GES passed away and his wife took over the business registering it as a (Pty) Ltd company.

  • 1969

    Company bought by Louis Rudling and Roger Mundell.

  • 1971

    Opened Durban branch.

  • 1972

    Opened Cape Town branch.

  • 1974

    Agencies for imported equipment required larger premises justifying the move to Fairview in Johannesburg.

  • 1980

    Roger Mundell sold Louis Rudling his shares to pursue a new business opportunity in the advertising industry.

  • 1983

    Current owners, Rob Rudling and Dave Jones joined the company.

  • 1984

    New premises built in Troyeville – the home of GES today.

  • 1995

    Changes in the retail fuel industry and the new style petrol station created new opportunities - GES became the South African distributors of Ryko automatic carwash systems

  • 1999

    GES sold the 100th Ryko automatic carwash in South Africa.

  • 2002

    Sean Deeley joined the team – now our Managing Director.

  • 2008

    South Africa’s hosting of the Soccer World Cup prompted major infrastructure spending. GES equipped an average of one field service vehicle a week throughout the year!

  • 2009

    Our 10th automatic carwash system for the car rental industry.

  • 2010

    The commissioning of the wash bays and workshop installations for the Gautrain Bus Service depots in Midrand and Pretoria established GES as the premier supplier to the bus industry.

  • 2012

    The award of the Atlantis MyCiTi bus depot workshop and washbay installation.

  • 2013

    GES sold the first Istobal truck wash system in SA and became the official distributor of one of Europe’s leading wash equipment manufacturers.

  • 2015

    Expanded the Istobal range in SA with rollover and conveyor tunnel carwash installations.

  • 2016

    GES awarded the contract to equip the new Areyeng bus depot workshop and automatic washbay in Tshwane.

  • 2017

    15th automatic drive-through carwash system for the car rental industry

  • 2018

    Automatic bus wash system installation in Nelspruit expands the GES national footprint.

  • 2019

    4th automatic buswash system installation in Cape Town and the 1st automatic carwash for Europcar SA.

  • 2020

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic GES won some big contracts keeping us on track through troubled times!

  • 2021

    Supplied side by side Truck wash & carwash machines to SAPS in Tshwane.  The Rea Veya workshop installations in Selby marked the completion of our biggest single projects to date.

  • 2022

    GES continues to grow!

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