Our story and core values
In 1929, Lalloo Harry, a cobbler by trade with a gift for spiritual writing, sought a means to distribute his religious writings. His son, Mohan, assumed the responsibility, procuring a handheld printing press and started printing as a hobby.
From these humble beginnings, Harry’s Printers evolved, maturing into a thriving enterprise that relocated from St. Georges Road, Southernwood to premises on Kimberley Road, Northend in East London. Vrij Harry, the late Managing Director, assumed management of the company from his father in 1973, steering it towards becoming the largest commercial printer in the Eastern Cape.
To this day, Harry’s remains a family-owned enterprise, with branches in East London, Gqeberha, and Tshwane. Harry’s is dedicated to providing its customers with innovative, top-quality solutions at the most competitive prices. The company has diversified its offerings to encompass digital and wide-format printing, marketing and communications, publishing, and stationery.
We are passionate about what we do! At Harry’s, each project is treated with individual care, and our ccustomers are regarded as an integral part of the Harry’s family.
The Symbolism of the Parrot
When Harry’s ventured into full-colour commercial printing, we adopted the vibrant macaw parrot to represent the world of colour we offered. As the company has evolved, the parrot has become a symbol of our expansion, depicted as the vivid and colourful parrot soaring in full flight with an expansive wingspan. This imagery symbolising the diversity of services now provided by the Harry’s Group.
Our Business Philosophy
Our first responsibility is to our customers, providing them with innovative and creative solutions. We aim to build long-lasting relationships through trust and unique experiences. Our team members are the co-creators of our success. We value creativity, productivity and loyalty, and we encourage independent thinking and teamwork. We commit to creating an environment to uplift and grow our team. We strive for continuous improvement underpinned by the quality standard of ISO: 9001. For generations, we are proud to have been a part of the communities in which we operate. We promise to continue to actively contribute to the development of all our stakeholders.
“Our quality assurance philosophy is based on KAIZEN values:
The continuous improvement of all things, at all levels, all the time, forever”