When the authorities noticed that the Johannesburg Metropolitan area was growing too big, they decided to separate the east from the rest of the city. This formed a new megacity known as Ekurhuleni. This is the city that now houses not only one of Africa’s busiest airports, O.R. Tambo International Airport, but also shining lakes, glamorous casinos, sprawling shopping centres, and of course some of the best factory shops in the country. This city is also home to some of South Africa’s iconic townships such as Thokoza, and Tembisa. In this article, we review some of the best factory shops in Ekurhuleni where you can save without compromising on quality.
1. Le Creuset Factory Shop
About The Shop: This factory shop calls itself the heart of the kitchen. The first porcelain enamelled cast iron pots you will find in this shop were first made almost one hundred years ago. Today, the shop has become famous for the cast iron range. As a shop dedicated to everything which has to do with the kitchen, when you visit their website to buy any of the stuff they sell, you can also get recipes that will ensure you put the pots you buy into good use. They offer free deliveries within South Africa.
Location: U17, Bedford Centre, Shop U 17 Bedford Centre, Smith Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, 2007. Telephone: 011 615 1923
Potential Deals: Casseroles, Grills, Saucepans, Frying Pans, Bakeware, Roasters, Kettles
2. Adidas Factory Shop
About The Shop: The Adidas Factory shop in Ekurhuleni supplies the best original apparel to shoppers at affordable prices. The shop is divided into several sections including the men, women, kids, sports and brands.
Location: North Boksburg, Ravenswood St, Johannesburg, 1459. Phone: 011 918 7125
Potential Deals: Tog bags, Footballs, Boots for all sporting codes
3. DTM Build It
About The Shop: DTM Build-It started as a small family-owned business in 1990 serving the Benoni community. Since then, its aim has always been to provide convenience for the customer; allowing you to get all the building materials you need under one roof. When they combined the Tiles/Sanitaryware showroom and the Hardware Store, their idea was to create a shopping experience which was one of a kind in South Africa. When you visit their shop, you will agree that this was accomplished with great success.
Location: 19 Liverpool Road, Benoni South, 150, South Africa. Telephone: (+27) 011 421 7659 / 011 422 4664/ 011 421 3283
Potential Deals: Look for deals in ceramic/porcelain tiles, doors and window frames, taps and sanitaryware, decorative, laminated flooring, plumbing, hardware, electrical, and paints.
4. Continental Factory Shop
About The Shop: The Continental China Factory Shop manufactures and supplies top quality tableware. It has been supplying the hospitality industry for over 65 years since its humble beginnings in Cape Town. The reason why their products have become a synonym for quality has to do with the fact that the bodies of every product are vitrified. You can buy from this shop knowing that they manufacture all their products in South Africa thus providing the much-needed jobs to South Africans.
Location: 2 Webb Road, Jet Park, Boksburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Telephone +27 (0)11 397 6160.
Potential Deals: Look out for their monthly specials on this catalogue.
5. Sportsman’s Warehouse Boksburg
About The Shop: Sportsmans Warehouse is the biggest store selling sportswear and equipment in South Africa. As a shop of its magnitude, you can expect the largest range of sporting equipment, footwear and clothing in the country. They source the material from both local and international brands. Apart from sporting gear, you can also access outdoor gear at prices which are competitive. They have 35 stores located in South Africa and one of them is in Boksburg in the City of Ekurhuleni. They offer delivery within South Africa.
Location: 5-6, East Rand Value Mall, Rietfontein Rd & Madeley Rd, Hughes, Boksburg, 1459. Telephone 011 823 3203.
Potential Deals: Sports and Outdoor wear.
6. Brunational Factory Shop
About The Shop: Brunational Factory Shop has two factory shops in South Africa. One in the trendy suburb of Ballito in Durban and another in Edenvale in Ekurhuleni. This factory shop supplies a wide range of beauty products including cosmetics, skin care, and gifts. They also stock household cleaning products. They always aim to provide top quality at prices that everyone can afford.
Location: 13 Bundo Road, Sebenza, Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa. Phone +27 32 586 1406 Cell: +27 83 600 4211.
Potential Deals: Some of the deals that can be found on both their physical and online store include glycerine soaps, pedicure and manicure treatments, salt scrubs, pre and post-wax products, and gifts.
7. Beyers Chocolates Factory Shop
About The Shop: It is not true that a chocolate can solve all problems for all women, the truth is that it can solve all problems for everybody. If you live in Ekurhuleni and you are craving for a chocolate, you can always pop into the Buyers Chocolates Factory Shop. According to the owners of this shop, everything they do is inspired by local ingredients. This is the reason why they call themselves a proudly South African company. They will tell you that they have also travelled far and wide to learn about international trends when it comes to chocolates. On their website, you can place your orders.
Location: 28 Derrick Road, Spartan, Kempton Park, 1620. Phone 011 394 6892.
Potential Deals: Hampers for all occasions, the Rose Turkish Delight and much more.
8. Family Value Factory Shop
About The Shop: The Family Value Factory Shop sells products for home cleaning at wholesale prices. This factory shop will also serve the commercial establishments in Ekurhuleni. They promise that their prices are aimed at ensuring that everyone who wants a clean home or workspace can do so but still balance their budget.
Location: 69 Steel Rd, Spartan, Kempton Park, 1619. Phone: 011 394 3220
Potential Deals: Get deals on household detergents and other cleaning equipment at wholesale prices.