http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.19Change: -0.02
R/$ = 10.57Change: -0.04
Au 1305.35 $/ozChange: 6.47
Pt 1489.50 $/ozChange: 16.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jan 23, 2012

Company Announcement: African Orders Help Goscor Hi-Reach to Explosive New Year Start

Back
Alrode|Construction|Engineering|Port|Africa|African Access|Genie Industries|Goscor|Goscor Access Rentals|Hi-Reach Manlift|Imperial|Industrial|Industrial Equipment|Professional Access Rentals|Rental|Skyjacks|Terex|Africa|Mozambique|Namibia|South Africa|United States|Light Towers|Equipment|Industrial Equipment|Local Miner|Mining|Product|Products|Transport|Walvis Bay|George Landsberg|Sub-Saharan Africa
Construction|Engineering|Port|Africa|Industrial|Industrial Equipment|Rental||Africa|||Equipment|Industrial Equipment|Mining|Products|Transport|||
alrode|construction|engineering|port|africa-company|african-access|genie-industries|goscor|goscor-access-rentals|hi-reach-manlift|imperial|industrial|industrial-equipment-company|professional-access-rentals|rental|skyjacks|terex|africa|mozambique|namibia|south-africa|united-states|light-towers|equipment|industrial-equipment|local-miner|mining|product|products|transport-industry-term|walvis-bay|george-landsberg|subsaharan-africa
Download PDF
African Orders Help Goscor Hi-Reach to Explosive New Year Start (0.05 MB)
 

Orders from neighbouring African countries have helped leading mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) company, Goscor Hi-Reach, to kick off 2012 with a bang prompting MD George Landsberg to say that this is one of the best starts to a year in the company’s history.

“The phone is ringing and this is always a good sign so early in January,” Landsberg says.

He adds that significant orders have been made by leading companies in Mozambique, where a wide range of products are to be delivered including ‘Light Towers’ and boom lifts, and in Namibia where two MEWPS were bought by a leading local miner, a ‘Super Boom’ sold to the Namibian Port Authority at Walvis Bay and a ‘Megadeck’ scissor and large telescopic handler sold to a leading Namibian rental company in Walvis Bay.

“I am excited about the opportunities that are presenting themselves both in neighbouring countries and further afield especially with our Genie brand, which is well respected throughout the continent.”

Landsberg says that while the construction industry has been a little slow for some months in terms of the outright purchase of equipment, there is strong demand from mining, engineering and other sectors.

“We are altogether very positive about business this year from all sectors including construction, which will pick up, and, as a result, we will be significantly boosting stock levels. Because we are now part of the Imperial and Goscor groups we have the financial muscle to increase our product range and our stock levels. And because we are buying more volume, we have been able to negotiate significantly better deals, which we will be passing on to our customers,” he says.

Some of the customers that will benefit include leading MEWP rental companies like Skyjacks, African Access, Goscor Access Rentals and Professional Access Rentals.

One of Goscor-Hi Reach’s important innovations is the development of training courses for both operators and technical staff. “Training is crucial to the longevity of the product and making the investment more efficient over the life-cycle of the machine. To this end we have developed top-flight training programmes, which are registered with both the Services and Transport SETAs in accordance with Unit Standard 243272,” concludes Landsberg.

In 2011, leading South African industrial equipment distributor, Goscor, acquired a majority stake in powered access specialist Hi-Reach Manlift, sole distributors in South Africa of the world-renowned Terex-owned Genie range of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS) or ‘cherry pickers’ and other related equipment. The company is now known as Goscor Hi-Reach.

Landsberg, who has been involved in the MEWP market in South Africa from the early days having set up Johnson Access in 1998, established Hi-Reach Manlift in 2005 and set the stage for a strong and viable distributor of this world famous range of MEWPS, Light Towers, Telescopic Handlers and more including the range of small Hy-Brid self-propelled and push-around scissor lifts with unique light-weight characteristics manufactured in the USA by Custom Equipment.

Landsberg has signed a new extended distribution agreement with Genie Industries for the on-going distribution rights for its products across Sub-Saharan Africa. He and his team continue to run the Goscor Hi-Reach operation from its location in Alrode, South Africa.


Caption for pic: (Walvis Bay IMG_0803)
The Genie S-105 large telescopic handler from Goscor Hi-Reach on its way to a leading Namibian rental company in Walvis Bay.


Issued on behalf of: For further info please contact:
Goscor Hi-Reach Brooke Browde Communications
Tel: 0861 GENIE1(43643 1) Tel: (011) 485.5800
E.Mail: GLandsberg@goscor.co.za E.Mail: mail@bbcomms.co.za
Contact: Mr. George Landsberg Contact: Mr. Alan Browde
Website: www.hi-reach.co.za


 

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
Comment Guidelines
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Announcements News
Updated 7 hours ago The final phase of the V&A Waterfront’s Silo district is on track for an early 2017 completion at a substantial investment of R1.5 billion. The district is already home to multiple award-winning No1 and No2 Silo developments, and is the location of the Zeitz Museum...
Updated 7 hours ago The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls on government to consider some of the more fundamental issues relating to the information communication technology sector after the media and social media reaction to the appointment of the President’s daughter as...
In honour of Mandela Day, Anglo American's Coal business invested a further R450,000 in the upliftment of vulnerable people in the Johannesburg area. Two of the social upliftment projects are receiving the funding for the third year this year and one is receiving it...
More
 
 
Latest News
Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim
Updated 5 hours ago South African engineering union Numsa has agreed to end a four-week strike after accepting a wage increase offer from employers, union leader Irvin Jim said on Monday. Numsa, South Africa's largest union, has accepted a 10% annual pay rise fixed for three years for...
Updated 5 hours ago Trade union Solidarity on Monday accepted the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa’s (Seifsa’s) revised wage offer. The three-year wage agreement, settled within the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC), comprised...
Rob Davies
Updated 6 hours ago South Africa will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders' Summit, which will also encompass the 2014 edition of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Forum, to appeal for a 15-year extension of the nonreciprocal trade arrangement, as well as South Africa’s...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Steel 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African steel and stainless steel markets, South Africa’s major steel producers and events that have shaped these markets.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Multinational semiconductor chipmaker corporation Intel announced its national campaign to further acquire partners to drive its She Will Connect programme, an initiative that aims to expand digital literacy skills to young women in developing countries, further into...
South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope array programme should get back on schedule within a few months. This assurance has been given by SKA South Africa (SKA SA) associate director: science and technology Prof Justin Jonas. Early last month, Science and Technology...
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) Metrorail service will remain a subsidised service following its current multibillion-rand rolling stock, station, depot and signalling upgrade programme. PRASA group CEO Lucky Montana has allayed fears that...
GARYN RAPSON Contaminated Land Provisions in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act No 59 of 2008 will open the door for court battles to determine who will be held liable for the remediation
The uncertainties around the remediation of affected areas as addressed in the Contaminated Land Provisions in the National Environmental Management: Waste Act No 59 of 2008 will possibly spark litigation and disputes between landowners and businesses, contractors...
South Africa is currently the largest component of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) active portfolio in Southern Africa, comprising 62.5% of the bank’s $7.9-billion exposure to the 12-country region – the second largest beneficiary is Mauritius, which...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks