TOOL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES cc
Tool & Professional Services (TOPS) commenced business during 1986 with the view to servicing the numerous customers who owned and used Rockwell woodworking and metalworking machines. These customers were left in the lurch by erstwhile importers dropping the line in favour of cheaper imports from the Far East. TOPS rapidly built up a substantial stockholding of spares, accessories and new machinery, as well as a reputation for excellence.
It soon became evident that there were numerous other hobby and DIY fields where customer needs were not being satisfied. TOPS’ activities were thus expanded over time, always bearing existing customers’ needs in mind. TOPS currently imports and wholesales quality tools, machinery, kits and accessories, mostly from Europe, the USA and China. Collectables such as diecast cars, Moto GP and road bikes as well as agricultural items are imported from Italy, Hong Kong and Spain. Sales are achieved via selected, country-wide retail agents who are in a position to render excellent service to their clients. Agents include hobby, art and craft shops, hardware stores and electronics dealers.
TOPS’ customers are called on by its own sales representatives, covering all the major areas in all the provinces. End-customer awareness is improved by means of exhibits at the major South African hobbyist and collector shows.
TOPS has the exclusive agencies for:
SUPPLIER ITEMS IMPORTED - IMPORTED SINCE
PROXXON Miniature precision tools Germany 1992
TAMSCO Miniature pliers & tweezers USA 1996
BRENN-PETER Pyrography equipment Germany 1996
SHERLINE Precision lathes & milling machines USA 1997
UNIMAT 6-in-1 machining centres Austria 1997
FEURER Artist brushes Germany 1998
STAR-TEC Solder stations Germany 1999
UNIVERSAL HOBBIES Die cast cars China/H K 1999
GUILOY Die cast motor bikes and cars Spain 1999
HELJAN Scale buildings and structures (HO & N) Denmark 1999
CONSTRUCTO/Toyland Wooden ship kits Spain 2001
IWATA MEDEA Airbrushes, body art and nail art systems USA/Japan 2002
YAT MING Die cast motor bikes, planes and cars China/H K 2002
REVELL Plastic kits, diecast and hobbyist accessories Germany 2004
MONOGRAM Plastic kits, diecast and hobbyist accessories USA 2004
DRAGON Plastic kits, diecast and hobbyist accessories Japan 2005
EXCEL Craft knives, cutting mats, tweezers & tools USA 2005
PUMA Mini Compressors Taiwan 2005
TESTORS Plastic kits, diecast and hobbyist accessories USA 2005
EDISON DIECAST Diecast cars and armour, 1/43 Italy/China 2006
ANSMANN RACING R/C products, consumables, etc Germany 2007
ANSMANN ENERGY Batteries, torches, chargers, MP3 accessories, etc Germany 2007
HOT WHEELS ELITE Premium diecast Italy 2007
This list is not exhaustive, but indicates discerning end-users in, inter alia, the hobby, DIY, electronics, woodcarving, woodworking, tool & die making and jewellery fields. All products are backed by outstanding technical advice, local spares holding and repair facilities.
It is evident that TOPS’ products find wide applications in, especially, hobby shops. It is therefore not surprising that TOPS counts all major hobby and related stores among its customers. It is also TOPS’ policy to add new, unique lines to its product portfolio, complementing existing products and customers.
TOPS owns the office/showroom/warehouse complex it occupies. This complex is situated some 25 minutes west from the Johannesburg CBD and close to a number of main highways. Total available space is around 1 300m˛ with ample parking for staff and visitors.
Contact us on Telephone INTL+27 11 955 1243 and locally 011 955 1243
Fax INTL+27 11 955 2100 and locally 011 955 2100
Cell phone (Pieter) INTL+27 83 449 5155 and locally 083 449 5155
Web site www.toolandprof.co.za