Goscor Cleaning Equipment Profile

Goscor Cleaning Equipment, part of the Goscor Group of Companies is SA’s top quality cleaning equipment provider and prides itself in providing you with the ultimate cleaning solution from a wide range of quality world-class brands to suite almost every cleaning application.

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[Johannesburg, 3 October 2018]: Having taken delivery of the very first Guzzler vacuum truck in the country some five years ago, a leading coal export terminal has purchased the second unit from Goscor Cleaning Equipment, the sole supplier of the Guzzler brand in South Africa.        

Five years ago, a leading South African coal export terminal bought its first Guzzler vacuum truck from local sole supplier, Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE). Having experienced the benefits of this premium vacuum truck, the company has since taken delivery of its second unit, which also becomes the second unit to be ever sold in South Africa.

Gregory Venter, MD of GCE, explains that the unit will be deployed to remove spillages from coal chutes and around the facility, as well as for sludge removal from the pits. “The client has an existing unit and, having had a great experience running it for the past five years, requested for the exact same unit to match the performance of the existing one,” says Venter. “The pits where they vacuum spillages from are about 10 m deep, and the vacuum performance of the Guzzler ensures that they are able to clear up the spillages timeously and efficiently.”

In line with the client’s requirements, GCE had to ensure that the supplied unit was corrosive-proof due to the environment and the corrosive nature of the product recovered on site. “We also had to reinforce the boom to be able to handle the weight and volume the client would be vacuuming from the deep pits,” adds Venter.

With an apparent increasing demand for large vacuum trucks in the country, the Guzzler vacuum truck line represents leading technology for today’s environmental protection. Guzzler is a leading manufacturer of vacuum trucks designed to efficiently clean up industrial waste.

Guzzler vac trucks are designed to vacuum a full spectrum of materials – from solids and dry bulk powders, to liquids, slurries and thick sludge – across industrial areas such as coal terminals, cement plants, steel mills, railroads, oil refineries, chemical plants, foundries and power stations, among others. One of the key talking points on the supplied unit is the effective dust control capability offered by the 4-cyclone system. 

GCE will offer full support for the complete unit supplied to the coal terminal, in conjunction with Navistar International. “We will offer full support of the ‘back-end’ of the truck, while Navistar will service and maintain the chassis,” concludes Venter.

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Goscor Group Contact:

Debby Marx

Group Marketing Communications Manager

Phone: (011) 230-2600

Fax: (011) 393 5512

Cell: 084 200 2278

Email: dmarx@goscor.co.za

Web: www.goscor.co.za

 

Media Contact:

Bridgette Macheke

MoonDawn Media & Communications

Tel: 011 079 5494

Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549

Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za

Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za

 

 

 

[Johannesburg, 2 October 2018]: Driven by its desire to maintain clean streets in communities where it operates, Goscor Cleaning Equipment recently deployed resources to help clean Johannesburg CBD streets ahead of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. 

Ahead of the FNB Joburg 10K City Run, which coincided with Heritage Day on the 24th of September, Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) deployed its innovative cleaning equipment and staff to help clean the streets of Joburg on Saturday 22 September. Joining Goscor for this noble initiative were several companies that took part in the City Run.

Gregory Venter, MD of GCE, says it’s important for businesses to play an active role in communities they operate in. GCE also undertook a same initiative ahead of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, which took place in May this year. The company will also embark on a same initiative ahead of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN, scheduled for the 14th of October this year. The three races form part of the FNB Run Your City Series.

Ahead of the Joburg event, GCE cleaned the inner city streets where the race was going to be run. Starting at the FNB Bank City, the route twisted and turned through streets such as Lilian Ngoyi, Jeppe, Wanderers, Eloff, Jan Smuts, Nelson Mandela Bridge and Miriam Makeba, before finishing at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown.

“At Goscor we believe that business always needs to give back to society. Our team in Cape Town had such a great day out when we had the same cleaning initiative ahead of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in May this year. The experience also helped them to better understand the plight of the less fortunate,” says Venter.

Venter adds that not only does street cleaning improve the aesthetics of the city, but it reduces the risk of accidents during the race. Clearing the streets of debris minimises slip and fall accidents, as well as protecting people from dangerous garbage like rusty nails and broken glass.

Venter also believes that the initiative offers a great platform for GCE to showcase the effectiveness of its range of cleaning equipment, mainly the government departments in the three city centres that the FNB Run Your City Series takes place.

Machines on duty

GCE deployed its big MACRO road sweeper. MACRO street sweepers are the most advanced and performing machines for continuous professional use currently available on the market. For years, MACRO technology has focused on four objectives: simple use, consumption reduction, low environmental impact and fast return on investment. 

“With our MACRO M60, for example, very large volumes of dry waste can be collected – 6 m³ hopper and 6 000 kg payload is the highest capacity on the market, allowing long working shifts,” explains Venter. “The machine also offers exclusive capability to sweep in unbalanced conditions like sidewalks. The system allows to sweep on bumps with no operator’s action required.”

Joining the MACRO Road sweeper was GCE’s Green Machine Litter Pickups. From downtown spaces to city parks, this popular line of Green Machines equipment is compact enough to clean almost any outdoor space. “Our Green Machines 400 Series runs with less fuel and noise thanks to its Kubota diesel engine. The machine allows you to cover more area in less time due to reduced dump cycles by compacting waste down to 33% of its original size,” says Venter.

The combined power of the 400 Series’ compaction fan, two-stage dust filtration and water dust control system, allows for trapping of virtually any dust, dirt or debris. The 400 Series’ pulverising impeller devours debris, reducing leaves and litter to one-third of its original size and broken glass to harmless particles the size of rock salt.

With the two-stage Dust Filtration, each stage takes dust out of the airflow. Inside the debris bag, nylon debris screen directs particles and debris down into a standard plastic garbage bag. The washable filter bag controls and contains the fine dust. “The spray jets located on each of the 400 series sweeping brushes and inside the suction tube provide added dust control and can be used to dispense a fragrance in the work area,” concludes Venter.

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About the Goscor Group

Industrial equipment group Goscor is a BUD group company. Goscor represents leading equipment brands across several sectors. These include Crown, Doosan, Bendi, Hubtex and Taylor Dunn (forklifts and materials handling equipment); Bobcat (compact & construction); SANY (earthmoving); Tennant, Elgin, Maer, Delfin, Kaivac and HighPoint (industrial cleaning equipment); HPower, Weima, Meiwa and Rato (industrial power solutions); Genie (aerial lift equipment); Sullair and Ozen (compressed air solutions), and many more.

 

Goscor Group Contact:

Debby Marx

Group Marketing Communications Manager

Phone: (011) 230-2600

Fax: (011) 393 5512

Cell: 084 200 2278

Email: dmarx@goscor.co.za

Web: www.goscor.co.za

 

Media Contact:

Bridgette Macheke

MoonDawn Media & Communications

Tel: 011 079 5494

Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549

Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za

Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za

 

[Johannesburg, 25 July 2018]: No matter how small the action is, Mandela Day is about making a difference to change the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did every day. Driven by that principle, on this year’s Mandela Day, Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE), together with its employees, partnered Wollies animal shelter to make a difference in the lives of abandoned animals at the shelter.

Nelson Mandela’s famous words, “what counts in life is not the mere fact that we lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others” reminds us that as a nation, companies and individuals, we have to extend a loving and kind hand. It is in this spirit of Madiba and his vision to make the world a better one for all that saw GCE and its employees partner Wollies animal shelter at this year’s Mandela Day to make a difference in the lives of abandoned animals at the shelter. 

GCE employees contributed a handful of food donations towards the cause, which were handed over to the shelter on the 18th of July. According to George Jolly, Key Account Executive at GCE, in the previous years, GCE has always cleaned puppy cages at the shelter on Mandela Day and this year the company focused on food donations for the shelter.

Arnel Kaplan, Volunteer at Wollies animal shelter, commends GCE and its employees for their kindness. “Wollies animal shelter would love to thank GCE and its employees, as well as every other company and individual who donated food and accessories. The donations make an enormous difference in the lives of our animals and it is much appreciated,” she says.

Kaplan explains that on this year’s Mandela Day, Wollies animal shelter opened its doors to schools and companies that wanted to spend the day making a difference in the lives of abandoned animals at the shelter. “We gave each visitor the opportunity to create precious memories, and at the same time we made them aware of the significance of animal care,” she says.

All visitors, including representatives from GCE, were taken for a tour through the shelter and were then divided into smaller groups, with each one of them given an opportunity to take a dog for a walk and play on an obstacle course.

Reflecting on the day, Kaplan says Mandela Day is about bringing people together as a nation to spend time together doing amazing things. “Ghandi said ‘the spirit of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated’. This motto rang true at Wollies animal shelter on this year’s Mandela Day. Our animals were treated with respect and dignity and were given loads of love and attention,” says Kaplan. 

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About the Goscor Group

Industrial equipment group Goscor is a BUD group company. Goscor represents leading equipment brands across several sectors. These include Crown, Doosan, Bendi, Hubtex and Taylor Dunn (forklifts and materials handling equipment); Bobcat (compact & construction); SANY (earthmoving); Tennant, Elgin, Maer, Delfin, Kaivac and HighPoint (industrial cleaning equipment); HPower, Weima, Meiwa and Rato (industrial power solutions); Genie (aerial lift equipment); Sullair and Ozen (compressed air solutions), and many more.

Goscor Group Contact:

Debby Marx

Group Marketing Communications Manager

Phone: (011) 230-2600

Fax: (011) 393 5512

Cell: 084 200 2278

Email: dmarx@goscor.co.za

Web: www.goscor.co.za

Media Contact:

Bridgette Macheke

MoonDawn Media & Communications

Tel: 011 079 5494

Cell: +27 (0)73 400 1549

Email: bridgette@moondawnmedia.co.za

Web: www.moondawnmedia.co.za