Aug 17, 2012
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Langenfeld|Forklifts|Goscor Lift Truck Company|Materials Handling|Menzies Aviation|Menzies Aviation South Africa|Germany|South Africa|Langenfeld Plant|Forklift|Transport|Unit Load Devices|Darryl Shafto|Peter Cizek|Donkeys
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This is the first time that the Donkeys, which are manufactured by South Korean conglome- rate Doosan, have been used in South Africa.
“The Donkeys are used for handling air cargo and for the horizontal transport of unit load devices on all common slave pallets. They have a 7.5 t lifting capacity and have been hand-built specifically for use in South Africa at Doosan’s new materials handling division, in Langenfeld, Germany,” says Menzies Aviation South Africa cargo GM Peter Cizek.
“The Donkeys have been an important addition to the operation since their arrival. This was the best investment we could have made at this time,” he notes.
GLTC MD Darryl Shafto, who recently visited the Langenfeld plant, says the world is moving towards the Donkey in terms of air cargo handling.
“With environmental concerns topping agendas and people increasingly trying to reduce diesel consumption, the fully battery-powered Donkey is a machine of the future. It is a precision-built, powerful, green machine and we are thrilled to partner with Menzies Aviation in bringing this product to South Africa,” Shafto states.
“The risk of cargo breakage is far less with the Donkey than with forklifts,” says Shafto.
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