About Terra Parts & Solutions
With over 15 years experience in the earthmoving industry, Terra Parts and Solutions are experts in sourcing the very best quality earthmoving replacement parts at the most competitive prices, from both local and international suppliers and manufacturers.
Terra Parts also stock a large variety of earthmoving replacement parts for brands such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo, and JCB. Our range includes, but is not limited to the following categories:
- Cooling System
- Engine Components
- Ground Engaging Tools (GET)
- Hydraulic System
- Power Train
- Seals & Gaskets
- Miscellaneous Products
Terra Parts and Solutions are guided by our three core values of Integrity, Loyalty and Service Excellence.
Integrity – We are guided by unwavering moral principles to always act honorably and ethically.
Loyalty – Establishing partnerships and relationships by ensuring a strong feeling of support and allegiance to all Customers and Suppliers.
Service Excellence – Our ability to resolve problems, find suitable solutions and always putting our customers first, Is our commitment and priority.
These three values are the pillars which form the foundation of everything we do and strive to achieve, they are infinitely entrenched in one another as illustrated in our Company Logo and we firmly believe the one cannot exist without the other.
Meet the Team
Pieter Smith (Co-founder & Sales / Gauteng)
Pieter Smith is a co-founder of Terra Parts & Solutions with almost 15 years experience in the earthmoving industry. He started working in this industry straight out of school and has never looked back.
Pieter initially started as a junior sales representative. With his technical aptitude, appetite to learn and continuously improve himself, Pieter quickly moved his way up the ranks to senior sales, external sales, and key accounts manager. He successfully established and managed a branch responsible for the greater Mpumalanga area which is predominantly mining orientated.
Pieter is currently in charge of all sales aspects at Terra Parts & Solutions which includes all technical related queries. His wealth of experience and specialised expertise combined with his uncompromising work ethic has prepared him adequately to fulfill this role.
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard”
André van Tonder (Co-founder & Finance / Gauteng)
The co-founder of Terra Parts & Solutions, André van Tonder, studied Marketing Management through the IMM Graduate School of Marketing. He started his earthmoving career directly after university as a junior sales assistant in Pretoria before moving to Johannesburg where he managed an internal sales team and later became an external sales representative.
André then moved to Witbank where he worked as a branch co-ordinator for two years, before taking on the role of Parts Sales Manager. In this position, he traveled into West and East Africa and was responsible for growing aftermarket parts sales as well as providing essential parts training.
André is currently in charge of all financial aspects at Terra Parts & Solutions. His customer-orientated approach along with his experience in dealing with a diverse client base has provided him with the necessary expertise to meet the ever-changing demands of this role.
“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”
Mickey Pillay (Procurement / Gauteng)
Mickey Pillay is one of only a few people who can say they have more than fifty years experience in the industry. His career started back in 1963 with Komatsu where his weekly wage was calculated in single figures. Mickey had numerous roles throughout his tenure at Komatsu which included Warehouse Manager, Freight & Logistics, Internal Sales, and Procurement.
After 17 years of service, he then joined U-Quip Spares which grew into one of the largest suppliers of earthmoving parts in Southern Africa. Mickey was an integral part of their success for almost 30 years. His career with them in the procurement department ended sadly when they had to close their doors in 2008.
Plying his trade at a time where computers and cell phones weren’t around, Mickey developed an incredible memory along with an unmatched resourcefulness. This has contributed towards his longevity in an industry where he hasn’t lost any of his youthful passion. At the tender age of 72 years, Uncle Mickey is really the walking example of the phrase “Age is just a number”.
“Age is not about how old you are, it’s about how many years you’ve lived”
Jennifer Greeff (Branch Owner / Mpumulanga)
Jennifer Greeff holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree from the University of Pretoria. She has been involved in the earthmoving industry for over 15 years, predominantly in the engineering sector.
Jennifer started her career in the industry in 2002 with one of the most popular and well-established engineering companies in Nelspruit. There she fulfilled various roles in finance, procurement and logistics.
Since 2015 Jennifer established and managed a company that started out specialising in Ground Engaging Tools (G.E.T), but quickly developed it into a fully fledged replacement parts supplier.
Presently Jennifer is the branch owner of Terra Parts Mpumalanga. Growing up and spending most of her life in Nelspruit, Jennifer has developed a great reputation amongst locals and has intrenched relationships with customers and suppliers alike. This, combined with her broad knowledge and management skills, make her the perfect person for the position.
“You never fail until you stop trying”