Friday, September 7, 2012

Docking Equipment Manufacturer Signs Up Two South African Agents

Blue Giant Expands Overseas Operations
Shipping News Feature

SOUTH AFRICA – CANADA - Blue Giant, the Canadian based docking systems specialist group has announced two new dealers which have contracted to represent the company’s dock handling equipment portfolio in South Africa and surrounding regions. The first of the new dealers, SA Vertical Lifting in Germiston, Gauteng, specializes in the planning and design of integrated dock solutions for warehouses and distribution centres in South Africa and the surrounding markets. Additional areas of expertise include overhead doors, residential elevators, and hoisting equipment. Director Allen Lotter said:

“We recognize the importance of an international brand and Blue Giant brings us that recognition as well as the quality docking equipment that we need to compete in our local markets.”

The second dealership, Liftsure Equipment CC in Jet Park, Gauteng, has been a major supplier of parts for South Africa’s industrial truck industry since 1999. The company is the local agent for Curtis instruments, PGDT controls, and Mastermover pedestrian operated tugs, and is also a primary distributor for Albright contactors. Director Donald Pharoah said that the company are proud to be partners with a globally recognized company and expect great things to happen. Steve Greco, Blue Giant’s Director of International Sales commented:

“Global demand for Blue Giant dock equipment continues to accelerate, which necessitates our expansion. South Africa is a growth market with lots of opportunity, and through our partnerships with SA Vertical and Liftsure, we can ensure that Blue Giant’s premium dock solutions make warehouse operations there safer and more efficient than ever before.”