About us

P&L HARDWARE is a family business that started in 1982 with one store. In 1996 the second generation took over, headed by André Prinsloo (junior). Between then and now, the group has grown to 45 corporate stores, and was acquired by Cashbuild in 2016.

Cashbuild is the largest retailer of building materials and associated products, selling directly to cash-paying customers through its 239 (and growing) stores in South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland and Malawi. Cashbuild which employs 4 738 people, comprises Cashbuild Limited and the operating subsidiaries registered in the above mentioned countries. Cashbuild is the first choice retailer in its chosen field in all the regions in which it operates. It achieves this by carrying a focused in-depth quality product range at the most competitive prices, to meet the needs of the local market for home-builders, home improvers, contractors, farmers, traders and any persons wanting to purchase our quality building materials for cash.

Cashbuild shares have been listed on the JSE Securities Exchange since 1986.

Core Business

P&L Hardware remains a group that focuses on the supply of hardware and building materials into mainly rural markets.


  • To become the major hardware and building materials supplier in Southern Africa.
  • To empower communities through job creation, education, culture and other social issues.
  • Not only to build in brick and mortar, but an affluent society in which the growth and development of our country as a whole, is enriched.
  • To grow profits in every P&L HARDWARE outlet by continuously improving buying power, range, image and standards.