Bearing & Oil Seal Supplies cc. (B.O.S.S.) was founded in January 1996, when Nelson & Molly Pillay realised that it was time to open a smalll business. After working for a national company, Nelson Pillay felt that there was a need with regards to certain services as utilised by the industry.

The business opened in Platina Park, Platina Road, Kuleka in Empangeni Rail, with minimun stock and limited finance. Nelson Pillay took to the roads to canvass for business whilst Molly Pillay worked as internal sales person and also did the admin work.

It was a battle in the beginning, because being a new business, the suppliers would not supply us goods on credit and we had to pay cash and sell on credit terms to our customers. Hard work, dedication and commitment saw us through our struggles that we experienced being in business. Within the first six months of trading, we built up a reliable customer base which we could depend on. Service was the key word around which we founded our business. Service was the one thing which differentiated our business from our competitors.

In December 1996, we had to relocate to bigger premises, which is currently situated at : 11 Copper Drive, Kuleka, Empangeni Rail. In the same year we had to add to our workforce and employed a driver.

In 1999 we incorporated Tool & Industrial products into our range of products. By doing this, we had to change to our new trading name thus trading as :

Bearing, Tool & Industrial Supplies

Bearing, Tool & Industrial Supplies (B.T.I.) as it is known today, strives to give our customers "Service Excellence".

Today we are proud to say that our workforce has increased from two (2) to a total of five (5) persons. We are indeed greatful to our loyal customers, without whom we would not have been successful. Bearing, Tool & Industrial (SMME Company) believes in creating and maintaining personal relationships on a one on one basis. Our motto is "Sharing & Growing Together", Today, Tomorrow & Forever.


We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with you, our existing customers and also our prospective customers.

Yours In Business

Nelson Pillay.