Mauritius and Botswana

In line with its aggressive expansion programme in the Southern African and Indian Ocean Islands region, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), has appointed dealers in Mauritius and Botswana.
Spearheaded by its activities in Mauritius over the past 100 years, the family-owned Taylor Smith Group, will distribute GLTC’s Crown, Taylor-Dunn, Hubtex and Bendi brands.
Based in Port Louis, the Taylor Smith Group, with its team of more than 850 people, is a well-known employer on the island, offering high standards of professional services across its wide range of diverse activities including financial, marine, manufacturing, geotechnical, logistics, distribution and much more.
In Botswana, the new distributor is Wessels Hire (trading as Coastal Hire) which has been in operation in Botswana since 1999. Located in Gaborone and with six branches countrywide, Coastal Hire specialises in the supply of construction equipment to the building, construction and mining industries.
Coastal Hire owner WP Wessels says that the Goscor Lift Truck range is a perfect fit for his company. “We are used to dealing with large capital equipment with our customers which include private, public, mining, construction and forestry companies. Many of Goscor’s products will fit nicely into this existing customer base and we look forward to extending into new areas like the traditional warehouse materials handling sector.”
He adds that Coastal’s centralised workshop in Gaborone has fully qualified mechanics who make sure customers’ machines are maintained to the highest levels to ensure the least possible downtime. “Technical service is crucial to the success of our business and our infrastructure in this regard is geared for the Goscor products.”
Goscor Lift Truck Company
Darryl Shafto,
Tel: (010) 594-4338
www.goscor.co.za