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.



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.:)

Ten Tips to Save Water in your Laundry

Doing laundry is a normal part of life, but wasting our precious natural resource doesn’t have to be! Small water saving changes can make a significant difference in overall consumption. Take a look at these top tips to save water in your household laundry.

Cult Following for Speed Queen

On Friday March 3rd, the Speed Queen brand was featured in an article on the Money.com website. The article states that Speed Queen owners “can’t stop raving about their washing machines”.

Meet Lihan Pretorius – sought after rugby ref, theatre enthusiast and lawyer extraordinaire

Lihan Pretorius is an individual you’re likely to be hearing more about in the years to come. As LEAD’s Commercial Manager and Head of Legal, we relish this opportunity to shout out about our friend and colleague, who shines a light wherever he goes – whether in all matters legal, in the field of drama, or as an up and coming rugby referee where we believe he is set to take South African Rugby Refereeing by storm.