Safety a priority in tender

News Story
- 6 Jun 2013 ( #619 ) - Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Hulamin, a manufacturer of aluminium rolled products, has taken delivery of 50 new Doosan forklifts from Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), part of the Goscor Group.

GLTC's Michael Keats says Hulamin was looking for reliable forklifts with the latest safety controls. "Hulamin's stringent safety requirements meant we needed to supply them with equipment that would enable them to control the speed and monitor the use of the forklifts without sacrificing productivity and performance."

Forklift companies tendering for the order were told that the health and safety requirements were paramount in the decisionmaking.

"We were very proud to meet Hulamin's safety requirements with our Doosan forklifts, fitted with cutting-edge control systems," says Keats.

The forklifts GLTC supplied range in capacity from 4.5 to 16 T. Durban-based FMS Technology supplied the control systems. Each forklift is fitted with a VDO speed limiter, TXP transmission management system and the FM3316 monitoring system.

The health and safety department at Hulamin has used the FM3316 monitoring system for many years and is satisfied with the system's safety and control measures.

"Health and safety on forklifts has become an increasing concern, and one of the most important features to look at when purchasing forklifts today," says Andrew Sym of FMS Technology. "Unfortunately, in the past, we have seen some tragic accidents involving forklifts. Most of these incidents have been speed-related, underlining the practicality of controls to help prevent dangerous situations occurring in the workplace."

GLTC, part of the Goscor Group, is the sole provider of forklift brands including Crown, Doosan and Bendi in South Africa. The Goscor Group, now part of the Imperial Group, has been supplying the local market with industrial equipment for 26 years.
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