About Us

Tough Brakes was founded in 2004 by owner and managing director Mike Letang. Since then, as members of a solely black-owned enterprise with a Level 1 BEE rating, we have established ourselves as important role players in the brake and clutch industry. Click to download our BEE Accreditation Certificate.

Our mechanics and sales staff members at Tough Brakes boast a total of 40 years combined experience, setting us apart from our competitors. Mike's personal motto is "We believe in combining quality workmanship with dedicated service".

Tough Brakes' extensive range of local and internationally-manufactured brake and clutch spares takes the guesswork out of finding the correct parts: we supply a wide range of products for all sizes of commercial vehicles. Take a look at the suppliers we distribute for here.

With a membership of approximately 7 300 members, the RMI provides a very effective collective voice that gives members considerable clout in negotiating better trading conditions. Haldex develops and manufactures brake systems for heavy trucks, trailers and buses. The product offering covers all primary components and subsystems included in complete air brake systems. The operations are conducted throug the business units: Actuators, Air Management, Brake Controls, Foundation Brake and Friction Products. Sachs Established in 1954, Fras-le is engaged in the manufacturing of friction materials. Its business - Safety in Motion Control - makes of it the largest company in Latin America and one of the leading companies in the world in the field. Its products are the result of studies carried out in its own Research Center which, operating in conjunction with customers, meets the most demanding quality standards. WABCO Vehicle Control Systems is a leading supplier of safety and control systems for commercial vehicles.  For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world’s leading commercial truck, trailer, and bus manufacturerer markets. Founded in 1964 and based in Springs, Gauteng, Alfa is the leading independent local supplier of brake drums and discs for all types of vehicles. Alfa supplies South Africa’s road transport industry with a full range of high quality brake drums and discs for trucks, buses and trailers, light commercial and passenger vehicles. Guestro Wheels Division has developed strategies that encompass the manufacture of a wide variety of product. Whilst maintaining the domestic base, a major business development is to supply an expanding export demand and satisfy world wide customer’s needs. Strategic partnerships and alliances are instituted where necessary to ensure customer satisfaction. In meeting international needs of reduced inventory and just-in-time supply, Guestro Wheel Assemblies mount tyres to rims, inflate and balance and provide this service to various original equipment vehicle manufacturers. MIWA represents workshops conducting general repairs, auto electricians, driveline and transmission specialists and vehicle accessory centres.