How It Started

Our story

For over 75 years, the name Modern Electric Appliances has echoed in the streets of Somerset West, serving and supplying its residents and neighbouring towns and cities with household appliances, beds & furniture. Despite a few name alterations over the years, the name Modern remains a prominent and trusted identity for many of our customers.

Back in 1976, Mr. G.J (Boet) Lourens founded Bergzicht Meubels in Stellenbosch after many years of experience in the industry: as manager of Lewis Stores Stellenbosch and later on as the Regional Manager for Lewis Stores in the Western Cape. But, the Lourens Family’s legacy does not end in Stellenbosch. They set their vision high on expanding and purchased Modern Electrical Appliances from Mr. Harry Groll in 1995.

Next Steps

The company continued to prosper over the years, managing to extend their reach and establish their identity in towns as far as Caledon and Hermanus to Wellington and Paarl and the City of Cape Town. In 2006, Modern was facing challenge. The lease for the building they were in was coming to an end and would not get renewed. This blessing in disguise forced Modern to take a leap of faith and they purchased their own building in Lourensford Road, where it is situated today.

After the retirement and passing of Mr. Boet Lourens, his legacy still continues with his sons, Josh and Deon running Modern Electric Appliances and Andre and Jacques, together with his son in law, Christoff Schreuder at. Bergzicht Meubels (situated in Stellenbosch). We take great pride in how far we have come and we know that our efforts have honoured those who have come before us. Feel free to come visit our store and become part of this legacy.

Modern Electric Appliances & Furniture CO, Somerset West
Bergzicht Furnishers (Pty)Ltd, Stellenbosch

Why Choose Us

Friendly Service

“Giving kindness does us as much good as receiving it.” – Piero Ferrucci

Quality Products

“Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” – Aldo Gucci

Delivery Services

We do local deliveries & to surrounding towns within a +-55km radius.

Years of Experience

We have more than 30 years of industry and product knowledge.

Client Testimonials

John Williams
John Williams
2023-08-08
Excellent service 👏
Bruce Logan
Bruce Logan
2023-06-26
Excellent service in finding a good replacement microwave
Bruce Logan
Bruce Logan
2023-06-15
Excellent service, and my new microwave does everything I need it to
Robert Key
Robert Key
2023-06-09
This is a very nice shop with a wide range of appliances for the home. They also do repairs and stock many different well known brands. If they don't have stock, they will get it for you.
Werner Schrade
Werner Schrade
2023-06-03
Excellent service and very competitive prices
Mad Mozzie
Mad Mozzie
2023-05-22
About 10 months ago I renovated my new house and bought all my appliances from Modern Electric because they had the best service and very competitive prices. I recently had an issue with one of the appliances and it was immediately replaced without question. What fantastic service from one of the owners who I didn't get his name and Cindy the sales person. Thank you very much. Such quality service is hard to find these days. Richard Purchase
shivorne van rooyen
shivorne van rooyen
2023-05-21
Beautiful appliances and staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. Great experience
Michael williams
Michael williams
2023-03-31
Always friendly, helpful, knowledgeable advice with top wuality products on showroom floor
Yolanda Botha
Yolanda Botha
2023-03-23
Good service and advice. Competitive prices with a great range of high quality products.

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