We have been importing, selling and servicing Speed Queen® laundry equipment for over 30 years. We are Africa’s No. 1 laundry equipment supplier, with the widest equipment range. We have unparalleled breadth of experience and knowledge and we are uncompromising when it comes to product quality and technological superiority. We know what we are talking about.
10 REASONS WHY SPEED QUEEN ® IS BEST
25 YEARS OF COMMERCIAL-GRADE PERFORMANCE IN YOUR HOME
The washers and dryers that are built for long- lasting performance in laundromats, hospitals, hotels and military bases are the same machines built to last 10,400 cycles in your home – that’s 25 years of commercial-grade laundry performance. Speed Queen® washers and dryers are durably constructed using premium materials for long-lasting, reliable performance. We take a mindful and deliberate approach to building the most reliable products on the market. We pay attention to every detail, we only use the highest quality parts and we never cut corners.
110 YEARS OF MANUFACTURING EXPERTISE
Before we sell products that perform 25 years in your home, we must be sure they’ll live up to a lifetime’s worth of the highest expectations in our house. That’s why we employ a unique 5-stage product development process which ensures that no product goes to production until we first push it to its limits of endurance and reliability.
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS
This is a fancy way of saying we sweat the smallest details before we even produce a physical form. Advanced digital engineering and modeling programs allow us to optimize the design of every component in order to achieve unprecedented quality levels.
Once our products are brought to life in physical form, we subject them to component and subassembly testing that requires each part to perform to at least two times its expected life cycle. This certifies unsurpassed durability, in even the harshest environments.
LIFE & LOAD TESTING
Our test lab has no industry equal. We test to extremes, exceed the limit, and push our washers and dryers to the breaking point, constantly finding new ways to simulate conditions under which damage might occur over time. That’s why you can be sure that your washing machine and dryer are built to last.
Once product performance passes in-house testing, our equipment must show it will perform to our commercial-grade standards out in the field. So, before products go to full production, we put them in to full-time practice in the harshest of real world settings. It’s another step toward giving our customers, and ourselves, true performance peace of mind.
WORLD-CLASS MANUFACTURING & QUALITY CONTROL
We leverage our deep commercial laundry manufacturing experience in every machine. Each is assembled with American pride, using state-of-the-art technology to ensure our products are consistently built with precision that surpasses our competition – and your expectations.
BACKED BY THE BEST WARRANTY
It’s true. Speed Queen ® offers the Longest Warranty in the home environment in South Africa. View our product range for more information.
EXTRA LARGE CAPACITY
Speed Queen® machines can wash a huge load with ease. Curtains, bedding, rugs, car seats, plush toys – Pile them all in.
EXCELLENT WASH RESULTS
Speed Queen top load washers feature a one of a kind wash system that not only delivers the best wash available, but also takes care of clothes. Our auto fill system guarantees that every load uses the optimal amount of water for an effective wash. The tub and agitator work together to create a gentle wash action that moves the optimal amount of water through the clothes providing the customer both a premium wash and premium level of fabric care.
REINVENTING THE AGITATOR
The tub and agitator work together to create a gentle wash action that moves the optimal amount of water through the clothes providing the customer both a premium wash and premium level of fabric care.
FASTER. QUIETER. GENTLER
TIME. PEACE. QUIET.
Confidence that your favourite jersey is safe once the washer lid is closed. All benefits of the Speed Queen top load washer’s innovative design.
SOLID MOUNT SUSPENSION SYSTEM
Featuring a full steel base with heavy-duty springs for best-in-class out-of-balance performance, less vibration, and longer machine life.
Speed Queen top load washers have the most customizable controls on the market, giving you the flexibility to do your laundry your way.
HEAVY DUTY CYCLE
This cycle is the best choice for sturdy fabrics, heavily soiled fabrics, and stains. Combine it with a higher soil level for more stain removal.
NORMAL ECO CYCLE
Save energy with this cycle designed for everyday, lightly soiled garments. It uses less water—and less hot water.
BEST IN CLASS ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Speed Queen top load washers feature a one of a kind wash system that not only delivers the best wash available, but also takes care of clothes. Our auto fill system guarantees that every load uses the optimal amount of water for an effective wash.
MORE MOISTURE REMOVAL
Lower levels of moisture than direct competitors after the spin cycle means less drying time and less electricity cost per load to dry.
SERVICE AGENTS THROUGHOUT SA
Lead is the only official importer for Speed Queen® major appliances in Southern Africa and have been selling and servicing Speed Queen® laundry equipment for over 30 years. We are South Africa’s leading supplier of commercial laundry equipment to healthcare, hospitality and institutional environments around Southern Africa – harsh environments that equip us to offer unparalleled after sales service to the home user.
- State-of-the-art technology links our call centres nationally.
- Trained service controllers utilise unique software to log, manage and record the repair history of your equipment.
- Comprehensive spares stockholdings in all major centres so that you do not have to wait for spares to be imported or couriered from one branch to another.
- Factory trained technicians employed by Lead and working ONLY on Lead brands.
- Direct technical support from Lead technicians in Joburg, Durban, CapeTown, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, Windhoek and throughout South Africa.
We do not stand alone in our opinions. Thousands of women across America agree that Speed Queen ® is the best domestic washer on the market!
WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD, 5 YEARS IN A ROW
Speed Queen® has been voted America’s Most Recommended Luxury Washer & Dryer 5 years in a row.