“We have cut our proverbial teeth on industry’s stringent quality expectations.”
- Peter Gillespie


“SWIFTS” was founded in January 1979 by Peter and Anne Gillespie who quickly gained the support and respect of valued customers as an industrial reseller providing an extensive product range, competitive pricing and service excellence. Key markets in the early years included the very lucrative gold mines and heavy industry in and around the then P.W.V. area.

The core business and focus has shifted over the last 30 years to include two very competitive retail brands in “EDGE” precision cutting tools and “HERSCHELL” specialized industrial cleaners and lubricants. Consumers of these leading brands nationally enjoy the same winning business principles of service, price and product excellence offered by the SWIFTS team located in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Some consider SWIFTS informative selling techniques and on-going technical after-sales backup service a fresh approach to an otherwise technically deprived market sector.

The SWIFTS team have always actively applied their wealth of technical knowledge and acclaimed problem solving capabilities to develop products that meet the highest performance and quality standards.

EDGE and HERSCHELL products were born out of industry with the range and specifications formulated and refined to offer clients the very best value for money.

Fresh ideas, innovative merchandisers, meeting and exceeding customer’s expectations and considering ourselves as partners in our customer’s success are some of the tools that will contribute towards the sustainability of our products and services.

  • Specialist lubricant, grease, aerosol and cleaning product manufacturer
  • Importer and designer of HSS, Diamond, Tungsten Carbide and Carbon Steel cutting tools
  • Unrivalled Value for Money
  • Friendly Expertise
  • Prompt Excellence