WHO WE ARE
The Akira Family Trust t/a Econo Truck & Spares, was established in June 1996 by the companies’ Trustee and Managing Director, Rashid Cassimjee, who has been in the trucking business for more than 20 years. Mr Cassimjee a qualified diesel mechanic by trade is renowned for his extensive knowledge of trucks and heavy duty spares. After serving his apprenticeship, he worked for Datnis before progressing to become an employee and then a director of HTS in Mkondeni. This followed with the opening of Econo Truck Spares which is situated in Umlaas Road, approximately 18km from Pietermaritzburg and half an hour’s drive from Durban.
Since inception the company has specialized in the sale of second-hand and refurbished trucks, trailers, buses, tractors, heavy and light plant as well as Bakkies and farming implements. The company also retails new and second-hand heavy duty spares. Over the years the company has established mechanical workshops, a welding shop for fabrication of back bodies as well as a panelbeating and respraying workshop.