Company Profile

L&J Tool and Engineering Works (Pty) Ltd. was founded in 1979. From inception, the company has grown steadily and today we occupy our own 8000 sq. metre custom built factory and employ over 120 people.

Our core areas of business are:
· Design and Manufacture of Metal Press Tooling
· Manufacture of Pressed Metal Components for the Automotive and Allied Industries
· Welding, Sub Assembly and E-Coating of Metal Pressed Components

As a supplier to the automotive industry, our business processes are aligned to the stringent requirements of our customers and our management systems ensure we meet requirements from initial enquiry through product realisation and just in time delivery to the customer.

L&J Tools building

Our brief history:

1979 Founded by Lucien Inghilterra & John Fryer
1982 Moved to Prospecton & Established Press Shop
1982 Horst Harbour Joins us as a Share Holder
1983 Installed Powder Coating Plant
1985 Moved to Larger (1000 sq m.) Premises
1986 Upgraded Toolroom to CNC Machines (Upgrades continue to this day)
1988 Moved to Own (1800 sq m.) Factory – From Avenue East Prospecton
1991 Toyota “Supplier of the Year” Award
1994 Quality Management System Listed to SABS ISO 9002
1995 Toyota “Approved Supplier” to Six S for Success
1996 Lucien Inghilterra buys out Horst Harbour
1998 Top 3 Nomination for Toyota Supplier of the Year Award
1999 Toyota P&A “Certificate of Merit” Award
2002 Acquired Additional Premises – Avenue East Prospecton
2002 Acquired E-Coating Plant to Replace Powder Coating
2003 Lloyd Meaker joins us as Financial Director / Shareholder in place of John Fryer
2003 Upgraded and Increased Press Shop Capacity
2004 Upgraded Q.C. Capability – 3D Measuring Machine
2005 Upgraded Toolroom to CNC Machines – Moved to Lead Free E-Coating
2006 Installed Computerised Production Planning Systems
2007 Increased Press Shop Capacity to include 500 Tonne Press
2007 Moved to Custom Built Factory (7000 sq m.) – Southgate Industrial Park
2008 1800sq m. Extension Planned For Factory To Facilitate Growth and New Projects
2010 Purchase New 315T Auto Press and Feed Line
2010 Purchase New 400T Auto Press and Feed Line (Delivery 2011)
2010 Purchase Fully CNC CMM Machine
2010 Toyota Quality Management Award
2010 Toyota Parts & Accessories Award

Mission Statement:

We manufacture Press Tools and related components for the Automotive Industry. Our strength rests squarely on the twin foundations of our customers and our employees. Our future in the 'Global Village' will be dependant on our ability to promote vital relationships with one another, thereby fulfilling our various needs for security, profitability and growth.

We promise our customers:

· Products of the highest quality, at competitive prices
· Reliability and dependability of supply.
· Responsiveness to their needs and to changes within the industry.


Our promise to our suppliers:

· To act as a reliable customer, thereby ensuring their maintenance of Quality standards and delivery schedules.
· To follow business practices that are fair and responsible.

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