About Us:

EIS was started in Jacobs in 1987 by brothers Celes and Gino Da Silva, a mechanical engineer and chartered accountant respectively. Today it is Durbans’ largest professionally run independent engineering and industrial supplier with the widest range of consumables, small machinery and hardware. EIS caters for the manufacturing, engineering and fabrication industries as well as the DIY market. They were the first shop in Durban to sell both fasteners and tools under one roof and the first shop to offer the self service shopping experience. Every order is important no matter how small or large the business or size of order. The success of the company can be attributed to the ambitions and hard work of the owners and the innovative self service set up which has since been copied but never mastered by our competitors. Customer service is paramount and the core focus of the business and the motto is “understanding your needs is our business.”

Last 5 years:

With EIS becoming a household name, Celes and Gino decided to franchise EIS using their knowledge and the EIS name. Rajen Gounden opened EIS Pinetown in November 2007 and has never looked back.  5 years later he runs a tidy operation in Crompton Street and has contributed to making the EIS name stronger. The Jacobs branch has 104 staff and the Pinetown branch has 38 staff.

EIS serve the Durban area with a fleet of over 20 delivery vehicles at the Jacobs branch and another 5 vehicles at Pinetown and guarantee same-day delivery. The online store will be released in 2013 and will offer the entire range of over 16000 stock items and service the entire Southern Africa.

EIS is the benchmark for customer service and convenience in the industry and is still growing 25 years on.