Established over 70 years ago, TQA is South Africa’s largest importer and distributor of specialised industrial equipment and engineering consumables for state-owned enterprises and government, the mining, automotive and steel industries, the further education and training (FET) sector and export markets.

With its 6 000m² head office and distribution centre located in Johannesburg, the company boasts more than 85 000 line items of imported global brands and we have further developed our own branded product ranges – TA – which is sourced globally from leading best of breed suppliers.


Our competitive advantages enable the company to keep delivering fit for use industrial and engineering products in the right time, at competitive pricing, directly to customer operations. These include our extensive branch network, product range, online catalogue and sales infrastructure, underpinned by specialist technical expertise.

TQA has grown to become a household name within the industry at large.


Putziger (Pty) Ltd founded by Burno Putzinger

Allied Machinery (Pty) Ltd founded by Warwick James.

Tool & Equipment (Pty) Ltd founded by Rolf Doye.

Putziger and Allied Machinery merged to form Allied Putziger.

Allied Putziger and Tool & Equipment merged to form Toolquip & Allied.

SACCAWU National Provident Fund obtains majority interest in Toolquip & Allied.

Westbrooke Capital Partners and African Revival Investments Holdings acquire majority interest in Toolquip & Allied.

Toolquip became part of Forge Group.

Acquisition of Braziers Mechanical.

Contact Toolquip & Allied

Address: Cnr. Main Reef Road & Press Avenue Selby Ext22, 2092 Crown Mines
Telephone: +27 11 370 2727
Fax: +27 11 370 2700