Shumani Industrial Equipment, official dealer of the Goscor Group of Companies, secured a contract with Kalmar, part of Cargotec, which represents the largest supply of mobile equipment in Africa and one of the biggest reach-stacker orders globally.

Shumani, which means “working” in Venda, is a proudly South African level 2 B-BBEE black-owned and -managed company within the industrial and construction market sectors. The trusted industrial equipment provider is responsible for the supply of the Goscor Group’s entire range of industrial and construction equipment to the local mining, construction, industrial, warehousing and manufacturing sectors.

According to Executive Director, Victor Nemukula, Shumani is a certified Kalmar distributor in South Africa. “We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with Kalmar in recognition of their top quality equipment and outstanding reputation as a service provider. They have a thorough understanding of our customer and end-user operations and provide the best solutions to increase the end-users’ productivity.”

Kalmar Sales Manager – Southern Africa, Leslie Venketas and Francois Muller Sales Manager Southern Africa commented: “We are delighted to receive this substantial order from Shumani, the vast size of which demonstrates the quality of Kalmar products and technology. Kalmar has a national footprint and can confidently handle the challenges that are faced in cost-effectively supplying and maintaining a large fleet of equipment at various locations throughout South Africa.”

A total of 45 ton reach stackers and 7 high empty container handlers were distributed across South Africa to take care of diverse materials handling applications. Kalmar is responsible for maintaining the new units nationally on a full maintenance basis over the contracted period of five years.