Lead Household Appliances (Pty) Ltd is the sole Southern African agent for Speed Queen and Hitachi domestic appliances.

Speed Queen washers and driers have achieved legendary status in Southern Africa, and other parts of the world thanks in most part to their widespread application in commercial laundromats and other commercial  institutions, where they continue to enjoy an unparalleled reputation for simplicity, durability and performance. Domestic washers and driers come from the same production lines as their commercial counterparts providing customers with commercial reliability in the home environment.

Hitachi is a global Japanese giant that manufacture everything from light bulbs to nuclear power stations. The Japanese reputation for uncompromising quality is clearly evident in their range of high end refrigerators for the home. The range consists of energy efficient high-end side by side and top and bottom inverter controlled refrigeration systems.

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Looking for a repairs technician or spare parts for your Speed Queen, Hitachi or Indesit appliance?

We have certified technicians available in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Joburg, Nelspruit, Pretoria, Cape Town and in all areas of South Africa.



Women’s Month Focus: Lessa Gordon of ‘Wash World’ Sea Point

We’re celebrating this month, because women like Lessa Gordon make us feel so! Lessa is no stranger to the Lead family; her laundry – one of the very first opened in Sea Point in 1985 is fuelled by Speed Queen and Girbau machines.

Women’s Month Focus: Sivu Mongo of Ziyahlanjwa Laundry in Khayelitsha

Sivu Mongo is the entreupeneur and business woman behind the successful Ziyahlanjwa Laundry in Khayelitsha.

Giving Back on Mandela Day #ActionAgainstPoverty

In the spirit of Mandela Day, we sent technicians out to Children’s homes throughout South Africa, to service their washers and dryers.

Speed Queen Product Videos: Top + Front Load Washers

We love these newly released videos which demonstrate the high quality, the ease of use and the level of performance of our Speed Queen washing machines. We thought you would too.:)