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15 September 2020

The Best PPE Companies in South Africa – A 2020 Review

If you’re a new business on the lookout to start a relationship with a respectable PPE supplier, the following three companies on our list will give you all of that and so much more. It’s become all the more important for businesses across a multitude of industries to think about how PPE can make them operate more efficiently in the “new normal”, but also, how it can keep their staff safe and protected at all times as well. Today, we’ll touch on the scope of personal protective equipment, and point you towards the best companies out there for you to consider striking up a partnership with. 

The Wide Scope of Personal Protective Equipment

If you’re wondering about all the types of PPE out on the market, you’re not alone. Most new businesses struggle to wrap their heads around the vast catalogues of equipment on offer, and how specific equipment can and should be paired with the various cogs of a given production line. In general terms, PPE refers to protective helmets, goggles, garments and more, each designed to protect the person wearing it from infection and/or injury. This type of equipment is specifically engineered to resist hazards like chemicals, heat, airborne particles and more. The equipment is essential to ensuring that employees are able to be as efficient as possible, without compounding possible risk for injury in the process. 

HSE Solutions

Companies like HSE Solutions have been around the block and back in the PPE game. A division of the Sturrock and Robson Group, this company has a lot of experience in providing high quality products to the market at affordable market prices. What we like most about their approach to protective equipment is their so-called “head to toe” offering, which details the vast catalogue they have on show. From eye & face to hearing, respiratory and even fall protection, they’ve got employers covered across a range of different sectors. If disposable clothing is what you’re after, or even if you need gas detection equipment, they’ll also be able to point you in the right direction.


If you’re going to talk about the best PPE companies in South Africa, by anyone’s standards, it would be hard to exclude G.Fox from the conversation. With 12 branches in and around the country and a supplier to over 10 000 clients on the continent, they’ve firmly solidified themselves as a powerhouse in the business. Known for carrying ample stocks in their warehouses, available at short turnaround times for deliveries, they are often a go-to or businesses on a time crunch or backed into a corner on a project. From workwear to footwear and even consumables, there is a good chance you’ll find what you need from them. Alternatively, they’ll happily point you in the right direction to find what you need too. 

Pienaar Bros.

Last but not least, we have to mention Pienaar Bros. as one of South Africa’s premier PPE companies. Delivering excellence across pricing, quality of products and customer service, they’ve built a vast client network that spans beyond the borders of South Africa. Keeping roughly R80m in stock on hand, they are also equipped to handle last minute orders for products that are typically hard to come by on short notice. From hearing, to respiratory, to eye and head protection, this is just the tip of the iceberg of their catalogue, which spans 25 departments, and even includes a brand new section for COVID-19 related protection. As with the other companies on the list, they are well on top of their game!


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