No need for an introduction to PUMA. It is one of the leading sports brands in the world with a reputation for innovation and quality. “PUMA is an iconic company which conducts its business in the most professional manner,” says Gregg Tarr, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) Western Cape sales manager. “The fact they have decided to standardise its materials handling equipment (MHE) with our Crown range is something we are extremely proud of.”

PUMA South Africa recently acquired six units – 4 X Crown ESR 5260-2.0 Reach Trucks and 2 X Crown WT 3040-2.0 Powered Pallet Trucks for its new state of the art warehouse in Contermanskloof, Cape Town.

PUMA warehouse manager, Adi Munter, says that until recently he was using different brands of MHE but decided to standardise with Crown to optimise efficiency. “It is best to work with one supplier in terms of streamlining operation, service and spare parts availability. We decided on Crown because of the quality of the product and GLTC’s ability to provide the requisite level of service,” Munter says.

He adds that an example of the added value that GLTC provided PUMA is a state-of-the art battery bay, which is crucial to the efficient operation of the machines.

Crown Pallet Trucks have developed an enviable reputation for being exceptionally manoeuvrable and for being able to fit into the tightest of spaces.  “Moreover, they are able to carry the heaviest loads and withstand tough impact,” says Tarr.

The Crown WT 3040-2.0 Pallet Trucks that PUMA acquired come with advanced features that suit PUMA’s specific warehousing needs. With a load capacity of 2 tons, shock reducing suspension systems, completely programmable performance systems, and electronic steering, these machines are designed for efficient, easy and comfortable operation.

Goscor’s Crown ESR 5260 Reach Trucks are especially designed to provide a solution for even the toughest material handling situations. Tarr says of that their low running cost, advanced operator comfort and excellent visibility are a few of the advanced features that encouraged PUMA to make the decision to purchase. “Each model is endowed with superior ergonomics, visibility and durability. With Intelligent optimized cornering speed, 360 degree steering systems, this machine has become one of the most popular pieces of materials handling equipment in the world,” Tarr says.

“Working with PUMA is a privilege and we look forward to being of service to Adolf and his team for years to come,” concluded Tarr.