Sumitomo Rubber Industries, a leading global tyre manufacturer,
has taken delivery of 43 pieces of materials handling equipment on a 60-month rental facility from Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC). The machines have been deployed to work at Sumitomo’s world class manufacturing plant in Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal.
The fleet comprises 15 DEC 5-tonne electric tow tractors recently introduced to the local market by GLTC, 20 Doosan diesel forklifts with capacities from 1,8 to 7 t and eight Crown ESR5620-2.0
reach trucks with 11,5m lift heights.
Jogen Moodley, Associate Manager Procurement at Sumitomo Rubber Industries, says the DEC electric tow tractors are deployed to transport work-in-progress material used for tyre production within the factory.
He says the machines are powerful and smaller, and fit the bill for the factory’s confined working spaces.
“Space constraints have created a challenge to move material within our factory.
The DEC tow tractors can easily access confined spaces which cannot be accessed by conventional forklifts.
Another key benefit is that these units use less gas or fuel, which in turn translates into both operational savings and fewer emissions, ensuring the health of our employees,” Jogen concludes.
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