Contact Engela Kruger
16 Meintjies street
PO Box 478
- Longitude: 25.005011
- Latitude: -31.497801
Leather Manufacturing of Saddlery, Leather bags, shoes and sandals, leather belts and a lot of leather gifts.
It is easy to find the premises of G.D.E Leather in Middelburg, Eastern Cape, for there, on the sidewalk in the main street of this neat little Karoo town, stand an American Saddle bred in typical stride. It is only a full - sized glass fibre model of such horse, but what an unusual landmark for Engela Kruger's factory and shop.
It all started twenty years ago on a farm near Oilfantshoek in the Northern Cape. Today G.D.E Leather supplies real South - African made saddler, windmill leather cups,stoelriempies, dogcollours, leather gifts-handbags, purses, leather belts, shoes ext. to discerning individuals and agricultural co -ops in South - Africa and Namibia. It is also a beautiful shop for the hunters in the Karoo for gunbags, shots shells bags.
G.D.E Leather was judged in 1996 as Old Mutual Business of the year, while the converted title, national Entrepreneurial Business Women of the Year 1996/1997, was bestowed upon Engela by the National Council for Business Women, SARIE and ABAS.
A shop at this country factory and shop in the middle of the Karoo confirmed the justification of this top accolade.
Engela's motto is as follows:
"A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, He is not dependent on us - we are dependent on him. He is not on an outsider in our business - he is a part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him he is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so."