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About Christensen Tools

Christensen Tools was first started in 1965, That makes us 53 years old! A well-established Specialist Tool company in South Africa (as the name might suggest). The company was started by the late Mr. John Christensen.  In the mid-1960's, electronics was just starting to take shape in South Africa.  There was little known about electronics, let alone tool suppliers to manufacture, repair or install these electronics.  John Christensen visited overseas trade shows (much in the same way we do so now) and obtained agencies for some of the products still sold today. In those days, Christensen Tools (was at the time called JA Christensen investments) was run out of a garage in Emmarentia, and was ostensibly a one-man company. 49 years later, and with 3 generations of Christensen's being involved, the business has thrived into a national operation, with offices in Johannesburg, Durban & Cape Town. 

Steve Christensen has spear-headed the company to the heights we see today, with great patience and passion, and always led from the front. He is actively involved on a day to day running of the company. Times might have changed but the core business which started the business still is present today.

Specialist Electonic handtools, test equipment, toolkits and a myriad of other products directly relating to the production, maintenance and repair of electronic goods, from the old style CRT tv's to the highly spec'd cellphone towers. This family business still has Christensen's involved in the day to day running of the business, which has enabled us to keep the focus on our core business. In today's ever-changing and volatile electronics environment, where we have seen IT stock soar and crash in a heartbeat, Christensen Tools has remained the market leader.   Christensen Tools has kept both feet firmly placed on the ground. We have done this through servicing the fast-paced, changing needs of our valuable and extensive client base. It is in being flexible to these changes that we have met industry challenges favourably.

Extensive Range
Through continual sourcing of new products and better suppliers, locally and throughout the world, Christensen Tools maintains an extensive, top quality range of the latest products. These range from simple toolkits to highly specialised test equipment. Between these two items, you are guaranteed to find a complete solution for your needs, whether you are a trainee technician or a leading IT Service Provider.

Here are some of our top, well-known industry brands:

  • Christensen Tool Kits and cases
  • CK 
  • Draper Tools
  • FLUKE Meters
  • Weller Soldering and Desoldering 
  • Oryx / Portasol Irons
  • Bernstein
  • Multi Contact
  • Wolfgang Warmbier Esd products
  • Kester Solder
  • Kasp Security pad locks
  • Panavice
  • Xuron
  • Magnum soldering products
  • Leatherman

We offer the following Service

  1. Fast, effective delivery service.
  2. Representatives in every major area to assist you in meeting your every tool requirement.
  3. Reliable internal systems and sufficient manpower to process your orders timeously.
  4. A friendly and approachable management team.
  5. Staff trained to source any product you request.
  6. A one-stop shopping solution. We have even been known to supply sunlight dishwashing liquid to complete a vast and varied tool order needed urgently on site.

At our head office in Jeppestown, we have a variety of products on display for trial and testing purposes. Our friendly and capable internal sales staff are trained to demonstrate our products and assist you in making the best possible choice when purchasing our products. By having direct access to our tools, you the customer can see exactly what it is that you are purchasing, this ensures guaranteed satisfaction. All customers and potential customers are invited to take advantage of our facilities.

Christensen Tools has branches in both Cape Town and Durban with similar showroom facilities as our head office in Johannesburg. In order to reach customers nationally, we also have a long-standing distributor in Port Elizabeth (EastCape Handtools) and a vast reseller network countrywide.

Our aim is to provide quality tools and equipment to every corner of South Africa.