Torre Lifting Solutions will use its presence on the Torre Industries stand at Bauma to showcase its comprehensive lifting solutions to the local and African market. Incorporating SA French and Elephant Lifting Equipment, Torre Lifting Solutions offers a large and diverse footprint of customised lifting and materials handling solutions from respected leading brands.
The company’s quality-centric business philosophy is underpinned by its solid base of applications knowledge and experience that is enhanced by the extensive distribution network of Torre Industries. The end result is a total lifting solution from consumables to tower cranes and overhead cranes.
The company offers a genuine single supply source for tower cranes, purpose built overhead cranes, slings, shackles, concrete buckets pallet forks and brick baskets. It is the sole southern African distributor for the reputable Potain range of tower cranes. According to technical director of Torre Lifting Solutions Quentin van Breda, it has been recognised as an Elite Dealer by Potain of France, which means a guarantee of 80% availability of spare parts on first call.
“Access to parts and consumables is critical as many of the projects on which our equipment works are of a fast-track nature. In addition to the Potain tower cranes, we also distribute a hoist range from Orbit as well as offer this product on rental. Dieci telescopic handlers and self-loading mixers are a new addition to the product line up, and we operate a rental fleet of tower cranes, telescopic handlers , hoists, slings, concrete buckets, pallet forks and brick cages, with a very high utilisation rate,” van Breda says. The smallest machine in the tower crane rental fleet is a Potain IGO 22 self erecting crane with a 28m radius, while the largest is a Potain MD310 with a 70 metre jib and a capacity of 3tons at 70m.
Notably, Torre Lifting Solutions operates a manufacturing facility in Pretoria West where lifting and material handling solutions are customised for specific application requirements. Products include EOT cranes, monorails, electric chain hoists, chain and lever blocks, winches and wire rope pulling machines, lifting and spreader beams, mechanical grabs and clamps, slings (chain, polyester and steel wire rope,) shackles and rigging accessories. This market offering was recently extended with the addition of 30 ton capacity overhead crane and an ultra-compact steel wire rope hoist, which is suitable for lifting in areas where height restrictions or confined spaces are an issue.
An LME (Lifting Machinery Entity) accredited company, Torre Lifting Solutions is a complete single source solutions provider supplying customers with the design, fabrication, engineering, installation, commissioning, support and service, load testing, inspections, repair and refurbishment of all lifting equipment. All equipment is mechanically simple without compromising on the features that are required to provide reliable and safe lifting capability.
“Torre Lifting Solutions is able to leverage years of experience in the harsh operating conditions of the African market to devise customised solutions for every lifting requirement across a number of industries. Access to a highly knowledgeable technical team provides fit-for-purpose solutions that achieve increased productivity and safety, with decreased downtime and maintenance,” van Breda concludes.