About


85 years ago, Lalloo Harry, a cobbler by trade with a gift for spiritual writing, needed a way to distribute his religious works more easily. His son, Mohan, took on the task. He bought a hand held press and started printing as a hobby. Harry’s Printers grew from this humble beginning, eventually becoming a robust business and moving from St. Georges Road to premises on Kimberley Road. Vrij Harry, the current MD, took over the company in 1973 and has grown the business into the largest printer in the Eastern Cape. Harry’s is still a family owned business with branches in Pretoria, King William’s Town, Port Elizabeth and a staff contingent of 170. Harry’s offers customers innovative solutions of the highest quality at the most reasonable prices. We are passionate about what we do and are very proud of our staff and our customers. At Harry’s, each job is treated with individual care and our clients are offered professional solutions. We believe that the Harry’s experience makes us a unique, world-class company and should be YOUR printer of choice.

Grandfather Grandfather
M.L. Harry           L. Harry
L.Harry
R.L. Harry

History

Original Building          Original Building

TIMELINE OF EVENTS

1929 – L. Harry & Sons established in East London by L. Harry, later became Harry’s Printers

1970s – Harry’s relocated to 24 Kimberley Rd, then 18 Kimberley Rd

1973 – Vrij Harry, current CEO of Harry’s, joins the company after completing his B.Comm degree at Durban Westville

1985 – Vrij Harry chosen as the Marketing Man of the year by the I.M.M.

1989 – Harry’s Printers survive a disastrous fire destroying the entire plant. With the help of many good wishes and dedicated staff, the business was up and running within 48 hours from the Harry’s residence

Burnt

1997 – Harry’s launches into Digital and Full Colour Printing

2002 – Harry’s Pretoria is established

2004 – First South African company invited to join the International Printing Network (IPN)

2005 – Web Stationers formed (member of Harry’s Group)

2005 – Harry’s Printers Port Elizabeth established

2006 – Harry’s EL relocates to bigger and better premises at 14 Kimberley Rd

New Building

2009 – Harry’s Printers King William’s Town opens

2009 – First Harry’s Photos store launched in East London offering new and varied products in a retail outlet

2012 – Man Roland Polyman Press is installed

BBBEES

BEE ownership & Employment Equity

BBBEE

  -Harry’s Printers has been evaluated as a LEVEL 2 BBBEE Contributor,    and is 100% BEE owned, with 49% Black Female ownership
  -Harry’s has a Procurement Recognition Level of 125%
  -The company is also a Value-Adding Supplier

Employment Equity

  -At Harry’s we believe in empowering previously disadvantaged     individuals(PDI). Our Employment Equity (as at 2009) ratios depict     this:
              87.07% of total staff have PDI backgrounds
              100% of management have PDI backgrounds
              43.54% of total staff are Black females
              38.46% of management staff are Black females

  -All Employment Equity requirements are complied with
  -Staff are continuously trained, developed and enriched for self    development as well as dealing with our customers in a professional    and knowledgeable way
  -Skills transfer is a priority at Harry’s Printers which has a proven track    record

With our low staff turnover - many of our staff have been with us for over 30 years! - we are confident that our team’s skills and know-how enhance our business, providing our customers with the greatest possible service.

The Team
Our Clients

Harry’s Printers is a company that cares about its customers and their needs. Customer satisfaction is our goal and the entire team at Harry’s will continually strive to provide each client with outstanding service, meeting their every need. Customer satisfaction is our goal and the entire team at Harry’s will continually strive to provide each client with outstanding service, meeting their every need.

Some of our Clients include:

Aspen Pharmacare
Defy Appliances Limited
Department of Education
Department of Health
Department of Transport
East London Industrial Development Zone (IDZ)
Eskom
Hemingways Casino
Imbewu Project
ITEC (Institute of Training and Education for Capacity Building)
Lovedale Public FET College
Nestle
Office of the Premier
Provincial Treasury
Roads and Accidents Fund
Telkom
University of Fort Hare
Unisa
Walter Sisulu University