About Queen Group
Queen Motor Spares was established in Queenstown by Wayne Harvey, father of the current owner, in 1972 as a small motor spares operation. Between 1972 and 1992 the business expanded into other towns in the Eastern Cape. Greg Harvey joined his father in the business in 1987 and continued the expansion programme.
In 1998 Queen Group expanded into auto dealerships with the establishment of Toyota and Nissan dealerships. This was followed by dealerships for Hyundai in 2005 and Auto Motorcycles, a motorcycle sales and service operation in Port Elizabeth, and Auto Engineers, a used engine division, truck repair operation and auto recovery service. In 2002 Queen started an agricultural division to supply agricultural products and equipment.
The Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan and UD Trucks dealerships were acquired by Mortimer Motors group In 2020.
Queen Group is now a substantial organisation, operating in many towns, throughout the Eastern Cape. The group is centred around Queenstown and has spares outlets in Queenstown, King Williams Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Alice, Cradock, Sterkspruit, Butterworth, Engcobo and Grahamstown. Three of these are Midas outlets, in Queenstown, East London and Grahamstown.
Queen Group now employs over 350 staff. Queen is committed to upliftment and empowerment and sends many of its staff on learnerships through the Training SETA. Many of the Auto Spares stores are part owned by the management team, ensuring the level of service expected from an owner-managed business.
Each Queen Group operation is involved in their local community, providing support for various charities and sponsorship of functions and events.
The ethos of the Queen Group is to provide superb service wherever it is needed in the areas covered by the group. Our philosophy is to provide whatever our customers need in terms of auto spares. If a product is not easily available in the areas we cover then we will look at the possibilities of providing that product or service ourselves.