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Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), distributor of Crown in South Africa, has expanded its reach into southern Africa with the delivery of Botswana’s first ever Crown TSP VNA (very narrow aisle) turret truck to Zebra Hub of Excellence (ZHE),

“This is an important milestone for us,” says GLTC MD Darryl Shafto. “ZHE is one of the most respected companies in the warehousing and logistics industry in the region and to get our first VNA turret truck in Botswana into their operation is something we can be proud of.”

He adds that in these challenging economic times, with warehousing space at a premium, VNA warehousing equipment is becoming more and more important with respect to bottom line saving and the Crown TSP 6000 Turret Truck, the model which ZHE bought, is one of the best of its kind.

Goscor earns its stripes at Zebra Hub of Excellence in BotswanaThe Crown TSP 6000 Turret Truck has a lifting capacity of 1 000-1 250 kg and a lift height of 11,7 m. Its 48-Volt AC motor allows for faster handling and control. Innovative features like its Monolift Mast, excellent visibility and easy serviceability ensure sound performance in VNA applications. “This machine – and all our turret trucks – has a unique ability to cope with some of the most demanding tasks in materials handling, tasks that set the pace for every other process in the warehouse,” says Shafto.

ZHE, a 100% Botswana-owned private company has its head office in the country’s capital Gaborone with additional hubs in Francistown, Maun, Palapye and Jwaneng. The company’s main services include freight forwarding, customs clearance, couriering and 3PL. Its warehousing facilities stand at over 8 500 m² with complete technology-driven automation capabilities.

Brenda Gerber, director of Coastal Hire in Gaborone who did the deal with ZHE, says that this has been a most exciting exercise. “The machine is state-of-the-art and is performing beyond expectations. The installation went very smoothly and the Goscor team’s training was very professional,” says Gerber.

She adds that the efficiency of the Crown TSP 6000 Turret Truck, especially in the important VNA warehouse environment, augurs well for more of these to be placed in Botswana warehouses in the near future.

Meanwhile, the successes in Botswana are indicative of GLTC’s successful drive into Africa, especially the sub-Saharan and Indian Ocean Islands regions, which, according to Haripersad, are directly benefiting from the rollercoaster cycle of investor confidence in South Africa.

“We are already represented in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland, East Africa and Mauritius and, so far, our ‘Africa footprint’ initiative looks good but there’s still much work to be done and we will not be resting on our laurels,” concludes Shafto.

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