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About Us

Modern Electric Appliances has been a trusted name in Somerset West for over 75 years. We have been serving and supplying our customers with household appliances, beds, and furniture. Despite a few name alterations over the years, the name remains a prominent and trusted identity for many of our customers.

Bergzicht Meubels was established in Stellenbosch in 1976 by Mr. G.J (Boet) Lourens, who had extensive industry experience as the manager of Lewis Stores Stellenbosch and later as the Regional Manager for Lewis Stores in the Western Cape. However, the Lourens Family's vision for expansion did not stop there. In 1995, they purchased Modern Electrical Appliances from Mr. Sidney Groll, demonstrating their commitment to growth and success beyond Stellenbosch.

Modern's success story is one of perseverance and taking bold steps. Despite facing challenges, the company managed to extend its reach and establish its identity in various towns, including Caledon, Hermanus, Wellington, Paarl, and the City of Cape Town. In 2006, Modern encountered a hurdle when their lease was not renewed, but this turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It pushed them to take a leap of faith and purchase their own building in Lourensford Road, where they are still located today.

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The Legacy Continues

The sons of Mr. Boet Lourens, Josh and Deon, continue his legacy by running Modern Electric Appliances, while Andre and Jacques, along with his son-in-law, Christoff Schreuder, run Bergzicht Meubels in Stellenbosch. We take great pride in our achievements and the respect we have shown to those who came before us. We invite you to visit our store and become a part of this legacy.

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