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Kipor cements good relationships at Icon Brick

22 June 2017

Kipor forklifts has, through innovation and good service, helped Icon Brick to ensure efficient forklift operation at its cement plant on the East Rand. Icon Brick’s Spencer Haydock says that in these tight economic times operators need to be as efficient as possible in their materials handling applications and there is, therefore, greater focus on innovative products that are aimed at reducing operating costs, while improving productivity.

“We are pleased with our Kipor forklifts especially with the innovative adjustments to their filtration system, which enables them to operate efficiently in the very dusty environment of the cement plant,” Haydock says.

Icon bought two refurbished Kipor KDF25 (2.5 ton) diesel forklifts from Smith Power Equipment (SPE), distributors of Kipor in South Africa.  The Kipor 2.5 ton diesel forklift is one of the flagship machines in the Kipor range, with its advanced streamline design, solid, sturdy frame and its suspended and moveable seat, which provides comfort for the operator.

SPE’s sales executive Sunee Heyns says that in a tough economy, customers need more than just equipment suppliers. “They want overall solution providers and we do that through a host of value-adding services like, for example, promoting productivity through operator comfort, providing the right machines for the job at hand through understanding the needs of our customers, innovative financial packages and more.” 

She adds that SPE’s outlook, from the materials handling point of view, is that this will be a good year. “Even though the economy is challenged at the moment, products still need to be moved from one location to the next and forklifts are essential in this process.”