Port Handling Equipment, part of the EIE Group, has handed over two Konecranes reach stackers to the privately-owned South African container yard, Yellow Jersey Logistics, on a long term rental contract with maintenance agreement.
The 45 ton capacity reach stackers, at the top end of the Konecranes’ range, were ordered for application in loading/offloading and storage of 20 ft (6.1 m) and 40 ft (12.2 m) laden and empty containers at the company’s Wadeville, Johannesburg container yard. In line with EIE’s commitment to building partnerships for life, the contract is a continuation of a business association with Yellow Jersey Logistics, who had previously used two units supplied by EIE on a rent-to-own contract. At the end 2016 the EIE Group traded in the old machines, replacing them with the two new units.
A best-in-class brand, the SMV 4530 TBE5 reach stackers are equipped with powerful, low-emission engines that comply with environmental regulations and standards while reducing fuel consumption. Modern and durable lifting spreaders provide top-lift with 300 degrees rotation, while smart load-sensing hydraulics adapt the lifting power to the weight of the load. The cabin has been designed for comfort and safety and to boost driver productivity, providing excellent visibility in all directions. The heavy-duty box-type chassis is the strongest on the market, with excellent stability provided by the wide, strong drive axle and long wheelbase. Maintenance-free brakes with continuous oil cooling provide full braking power in every situation.
“While this was a very competitive tender process, EIE’s good working relationship with Yellow Jersey Logistics positioned us well,” commented Craig Golden, EIE Product Manager for the Konecranes range. “The client remained loyal to EIE as their past relationship with our management and the aftersales team satisfied them that we can provide the required support.
“In addition, as we have serviced Yellow Jersey Logistics for the past five years, we have a good understanding of their requirements and their commitment to high standards. The latter is evident in their world class container yard, which greatly assists in keeping the machines running with minimal downtime.”
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