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With our incredible history, we believe that there is not a single road in South Africa that we have not travelled ... we've been there and done that!

Here you will find all the information you need from our remarkable 100 year history to finding and identifying the right Gabriel shock for your vehicle. Gabriel is the undisputed market leader when it comes to shock absorbers in the South African market. Gabriel designs, engineers and manufactures shock absorbers for both the South African and international markets.

Gabriel’s state of the art manufacturing facility (based in Retreat, Cape Town) houses its own product development, engineering and manufacturing divisions whereby products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards and distributed throughout the African continent.

All genuine Gabriel products are comprehensively tested by a team of qualified engineers and Gabriel’s comprehensive range of shock absorbers are specifically designed and engineered to suit local South African conditions.

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