Effective 1 July 2018, the Goscor Group has moved its Nelspruit branch from the previous location at Corner R40 & Wille Street, Riverside, to Unit 3B, 1 Meander Street, Riverside Park. According to Neil Wilson, CEO of the Goscor Group, the growth of the business and the need to accommodate the necessary expansion was the major factor behind the move.
‘We have seen substantial growth of the several business units within the Goscor Group in the Mpumalanga area. As a result, we needed bigger workshops, as well as machine and parts holding space,’ explains Wilson. The new facility also allows the Goscor team to undertake major repairs on some of the larger pieces of equipment. ‘We also have a larger parts and equipment store which allows us to significantly increase our stockholding as and when required,’ adds Wilson.
The Goscor Group is a large capital equipment supply business, representing leading equipment brands across several sectors through its business units, which include Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), Goscor Earthmoving Equipment (GEM), Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE), Bobcat South Africa, Goscor Access Solutions, Goscor Power Products and Goscor Compressed Air Systems.
From the GLTC side, the facility will be home to the major materials handling equipment brands, which include Crown, Doosan, Bendi and Hubtex. Latest on GLTC’s arrival lounge is the Doosan 7 Series forklift range, which ticks all the right boxes, from maximum productivity to cost-effective and safe operation across an array of applications.
The Nelspruit branch will also stock the full range of Bobcat equipment, from skid steer loaders and compact excavators, to backhoe loaders, telehandlers and compact track loaders. One of the latest products from Bobcat SA is the B730 backhoe loader. Ideal for several customer groups, including small and large contractors, municipalities and utilities, it can be deployed across a diverse range of applications, including construction, roadworks, maintenance, small-scale demolitions, excavations, landscaping and agriculture.
The branch will also house GEM’s range of SANY equipment, which comprises excavators, rigid dump trucks, wheel loaders, graders and rollers. Since GEM took over the distribution of SANY earthmoving equipment in South Africa, the range has gained significant traction in the local mining, construction and road-building industries. GEM also recently launched its 21 t SANY SY210C-9 excavator, boasting a proprietary Dynamic Optimisation Matching Control System which perfectly matches the hydraulic system. The advanced control system not only boosts operating efficiency by six per cent, but also reduces fuel consumption by 10 per cent.
GCE will have its full line-up of globally renowned cleaning equipment brands – Tennant, Elgin, Maer, Delfin, Kaivac and HighPoint – available in the branch. The range includes commercial and industrial vacuums, high pressure cleaners, scrubbers and sweepers, among others. The facility already has GCE’s factory-trained technicians, and is fully equipped with all major parts and consumables to service and repair customers’ machines timeously.
Meanwhile, the Goscor Group will be showcasing its wide range of equipment and solutions at this years’ Annual Mpumalanga Show, at Stand No A3. Having attracted 20 000 visitors last year, from across Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and even Mozambique, organisers expect this years’ event to be even bigger.
To be held from 30 August to 1 September, the Mpumalanga Show is aimed at developing sector networks, partnerships and business opportunities across diverse sectors, including mining, agriculture, energy and forestry, among others.
Speaking about market conditions in the Mpumalanga area, Wilson expects the market to have a good run for the rest of the year, going into 2019. ‘We project that the market will further improve over the next couple of months and the new facility puts us in good stead to better service our customers,’ concludes Wilson.