Welcome to Strauss Hecker, Railways and Track division.

We are a unique company in the sense that we deal in items other companies in the region treat as anathema. We specialize in plant, machinery and their spares/parts that are mostly not fast moving but critical to your company’s operations. Whenever any of your installed machine, plant, equipment becomes hard to service, replace, is obsolete, unique, complex, name it; others will run away from you; that is the time to come to us. We operate in a worldwide intricate sourcing web that incorporates manufacturers and dealers of almost anything that has found its way into East and Central Africa. We have a presence in Nairobi, Kenya, Arua, Uganda and Morogoro, Tanzania. We are expressing interest in being your life-long supply chain partners by supplying your varied requirements either from affiliated manufacturers worldwide or our local network.

The Kenyan concern of Strauss Hecker Ltd was incorporated in the year 2006 to tap into the existing market of goods that are inimical to East Africa’s industry but are ignored by the status quo on account of these goods having an extremely erratic demand cycle. We sometimes stock parts or emergency spares for a critical machine, say a loco, for up to three years. To the rest of the world, it is called bogging down scarce capital but to us, it is called looking out for our client so as to reduce the said machine’s downtime were it to break down.

Legal status of the Firm:


Strauss Hecker Ltd. is a Kenyan import company established, initially, as a subsidiary of a German firm of similar identity and finally in 2006, registered as a wholly Kenyan owned firm importing not only from the former parent company but also from a host of specialized plant, machinery, parts, industrial systems and consumables manufacturers across the world.

Capacity, Experience and Qualifications of the Company:


The capacity to carry out this proposed assignment par excellence is illustrated in our capability statement .

Our Core Business:


We specialize in import and sale of engineering and industry hard to find, non fast moving critical components. We will source and supply the common every-day stuff but are not putting our heart to it, fully, chiefly because every run-of-the mill jack around the corner does this to make a quick buck and move on, not preferring a scenario where one may import a rare moving part and stock it for years on end as a show of support for the user. We are built upon this principal and this sets us apart from the multitude out there.

>> Railway Rolling Stock items like Wagon Components, Bogies & Coupler alongwith their components, Buffer Assembly

>> All types of Railway Track items like Elastic Rail clip, Sleepers, Turnout, Modified Jaw, Slide Chair, Fish Plate & Bolts, Stretcher Bar, Spike Metal Liner

>> All types of Alloy Steel Castings

>> All types of Gun metal / Brass / Aluminum Castings in machined or un-machined condition

>> CI/DI/Grey Cast Iron make Sanitary items like Manhole Covers, Manhole Ring, Catch basins Frames, Valve Box, and Water Meter Box. Grates, Fencing & Gardening items etc

>> Different types of structural fabricated items like Steel Bridge Girders- both welded and riveted, Column, Wagon Centre Sill, Side Body, End Body, Silo, Crane Girders, storage tank, chimney

>> Railway Locomotive Spares i.e. CBC Coupler assembly and spares, Buffer Assembly, Snubber Assembly, Leaf Spring, Coil Spring etc

>> Different forging items weighing from 1 Kg to 500 Kgs

>> Different types of Machines and machinery Spares



Guarantees and quality assurance:


Our imports are only from companies with a worldwide re-known for their products. Such manufacturers offer irrevocable warranties which are enforceable by us. We prefer importing parts and spares from original manufacturers of the user plant and machinery.

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