Pick n Pay Cape Town Airport Distribution Centre (DC) has bought eight new Crown machines from Goscor Lift Truck Company in an upgrade exercise. The machines include 4 X Crown WT 3020 pallet trucks, 2 X Crown SC 5340 counterbalance trucks and 2 X Crown ESR 5260 reach trucks.
Pick n Pay’s Sedick Hill says he is more than satisfied with the performance of both the machines and the service from Goscor in Cape Town. “We have been working with Crown equipment for some time and when it came time to upgrading some of the older Crown equipment we had no hesitation in continuing with it,” says Hill.
He adds that this decision is also due to the good service he has received from Goscor over time. “There is never a problem if we need service or parts. They understand that downtime can significantly affect our bottom line,” he says.
In terms of the WT 3000-series pallet trucks, which play an important role in the PnP Cape Town DC solution, they are, according to Goscor Lift Truck Cape Town’s Anthony Fouché, an excellent choice and, for good reason, are one of Goscor’s most popular items. “They offer the widest model variation available including four platform configurations, capacities of up to 2.5 tons and electronic steering.
The entire pallet truck line is loaded with innovative features: FlexRide operator suspension, e-GEN braking system, Access 1 2 3 control system, Entry Bar Safety Switch and quick-exit side restraints,” he says.
Fouche says another of Goscor’s best-selling machines is its range of Crown ESR reach trucks, which also play their part in the PnP solution. “From the narrow-chassis 5220 model to the top performing 5280S, Goscor customers benefit from this machine’s superior ergonomics, visibility, durability and proven technology that assist the operator and keep running costs low. The unique features of these machines – like the Integrated Control System with Access 123, advanced AC steering system and Crown’s exclusive MoveSeat – have made them legendary sellers world-wide,” he says.
He adds that he regards it as a feather in Goscor’s cap that Sedick Hill and PnP continue to have faith in his company and the Crown brand. “They are a thoroughly professional company and their continued support means a lot to us.”