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Terrain Tamer 4WD opens an exciting large-scale branch in Cape Town


Australian 4WD parts brand Terrain Tamer have recently opened an exciting large-scale branch in the Cape Town suburb of Bellville to service the wider African community.

Still owned and operated by Frank Hutchinson, who started the company in Melbourne in 1969, Terrain Tamer’s origin was found in supplying 4WD parts to tour operators who took tourists through rough, uncharted terrain in the Australian outback, to destinations such as Ayers Rock (Uluru). These operators needed stronger parts due to the harsh environments they were traveling in and Frank assisted them by sourcing stronger than Original Equipment (OE) parts.

The company now boasts a product range of over 40,000 unique part numbers, essentially formed by parts that will keep a 4WD running – right through the Gearbox, transfer case, CV joints, filters, suspension, bearing kits, brake, clutch and thousands of other parts. Each one goes through rigorous research, development and testing to ensure it is at least equal in quality and strength to its original equipment equivalent before it can bear the Terrain Tamer stamp, often far exceeding the required standard.

This proven reliability means that Terrain Tamer parts are now used in mining, military, farming and emergency service applications, as well as by recreational 4WDrivers in over 80 countries around the world.

Terrain Tamer also ensure the correct parts are sourced by supplying kits with all the needed parts included. This ensures that parts that are needed are all available when a job is done. No more “if I only new I had to get that part too”.

Operating for over 50 years, Terrain Tamer now has branches in every state of Australia, as well as New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and France. The South African warehouse becomes the seventh international warehouse for the company, and will be managed by Marinus Potgieter, an experienced 4×4 business owner who has previously acted as a Dedicated Stockist into the area for Terrain Tamer for the past five years.

The new warehouse will service the South Eastern African countries, while the North-Western African region will continue to be serviced by the company’s French warehouse.

For more information on how Terrain Tamer’s Cape Town team can assist with parts for any modifications, upgrades, replacements or additions to your 4WD, please use the enquiry form below.

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