Yet Another Blue Chip Buys Bendi

Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC), part of Imperial’s Goscor Group, has delivered three new Bendi B318 AC articulated forklift trucks to leading Healthcare company Adcock Ingram, for its new warehouse in Cape Town.

While GLTC is Adcock Ingram’s preferred supplier, this is the first delivery to a Cape Town warehouse. “Working with Adcock Ingram is a privilege, and we are pleased to be extending the relationship geographically,” said GLTC MD Darryl Shafto.

Adcock Ingram Regional Manager, Alan Burgess, said that after reviewing the available machines for the new warehouse, the decision to go with the Bendi B318s was an easy one. “The Bendi was simply the best forklift for this application and is very price competitive,” he said.

“The Bendi forklift truck operates in a narrower aisle than a standard reach truck. It effectively gives us 30% more pallet space within an equivalent footprint. And with an experienced operator, the work rate is double that of a standard reach truck,” Burgess said.

GLTC branch manager in the Western Cape, Anthony Fouche, says the Bendi B318 is designed to give optimal aisle performance. “It offers significant space savings over conventional counterbalance and reach trucks. It also has excellent lift height. And of course, as a Bendi, it is well built and offers tireless performance.”

“We’ve been running them for two months now and we are getting the work rate that we anticipated. The machines have more than lived up to our expectations,” said Burgess.

He also praised Goscor’s service, “We ordered the machines on a tight delivery schedule, which Goscor managed to meet with no fuss.”

Meanwhile GLTC has sold the 9,000th Bendi, which recently rolled off the Translift production line in Redditch, U.K. The truck, a Bendi AC B420, was part of an order delivered to a well-known wholesaler in Alberton, South of Johannesburg.