For South Africa
Over the last 25 years, we have supplied over a thousand goods hoists to companies such as Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Checkers, Spar, Builders, Game and many more. All of these customers need goods hoists that they can genuinely depend on, so if your product falls short they will just look elsewhere. Consequently, we have engineered our goods hoists to just keep going. We have units out there that are still operating after more than two decades!
In recent years, the big topic in the goods hoist market has been SANS 1545-5. Many goods hoist suppliers, and unfortunately many unsuspecting customers, have been caught out by non-compliance with this regulation. In 2015, the 117 page SANS 1545-5 regulation finally became a non-negotiable legal requirement for all new goods hoists in South Africa. Our engineers, with their engineering degrees from the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Pretoria, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, prepared for this change well in advance so compliance has not been an issue for our customers. For further information about SANS 1545-5, check out our blog series by following this link.
Ordering the right goods hoist for your specific needs can be difficult without guidance. If you are just looking for basic information on our standard goods hoists, please download our goods hoist brochure. Alternatively, please feel free to contact us so we can assist you directly or put you in touch with one of our installation partners near you.
For projects in the rest of Africa, the South African goods hoist regulation SANS 1545-5 is not necessarily required. SANS 1545-5 is a very strict regulation compared to, for example, the European Machinery Directive which governs most of the goods hoists installed in Europe. We are not prepared to compromise on the safety of our goods hoists, however, there are parts of SANS 1545-5 that are unnecessarily restrictive, particularly related to the pit and headroom. If you need our engineers to come up with a safe goods hoist solution outside of the non-safety-related restrictions of SANS 1545-5, please contact us so we can assist.
For a building or business owner, we fully understand that importing a goods hoist can feel like a risky purchase. There are certain reassurances that any reasonable person requires, such as confidence in both the quality of the product and the competence of the people providing advice. Browsing our portfolio can provide great comfort based on our track record and the trust that other companies repeatedly place in us. However, we completely understand if you need more certainty than that and will gladly arrange for reference letters or contact details to be sent through to you. Beyond that, we will happily schedule a video conference if you would like to meet face to face. We have every confidence in our engineering team’s experience and credentials and would love to interact with you.
For a lift installer, we understand that when you install our goods hoists, the quality of our product and our after-sales support will influence how your customers perceive your brand. We know that you can’t tolerate installation delays due to incomplete deliveries, engineering or factory errors, production delays, or slow responses. Your experience of our product and service is critically important to us since our goal is to form and nurture partnerships with credible, competent lift installers all across Africa. If you would like to chat with our engineering team or with some of our installation partners, please contact us so that can be arranged.