Kipor Dealer of the Year, AEC, Flying High with Kipor Forklifts

Sunee Hynes
Sunee Hynes

October 2014

Kipor Dealer of the Year, AEC, Flying High with Kipor Forklifts

When forklift truck sales and rental specialists, Action Equipment Company (AEC), were first introduced to the Kipor forklift range three years ago they were a little sceptical. “We move very cautiously in our business, which has been a major reason for our success,” says AEC marketing manager Yolanda Jeffries. “So when we were first introduced to the Kipor product, while it gave an excellent first impression of quality, we still needed to see for ourselves. The fact that Kipor was being distributed by Smith Power Equipment (SPE) was the deciding factor for us to take it on and prove it was a great product,” she says. And prove it they did! In the three years that AEC has been a Kipor dealer it has bought more than 100 Kipor forklifts from SPE.

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Quads 4 Quads 2014 no ride in the park

Quads 4 Quads no ride in the park (But raising 700 grand for charity made it all very worthwhile)

October 16-17 Star Motoring.

Polaris Scrambler 850
Polaris Scrambler 850

OKAY, I’ll be the first to admit that perhaps I underestimated the Quads 4 Quads charity offroad event (that last word should really read challenge), when I signed up for what I thought would be a leisurely thousand kay cruise from Durbs up to Jozi over four days.

And I think it showed when I rocked up at the start – at the Cane
Cutters resort in Ballito – in my jeans, with my two-second pop-up
tent in one hand and my thermal jacket in the other. Event head-honcho Glenn Foley, from organisers Family Adventures, took one look at this and asked if I was actually aware that we had 1 000km to ride, to which I promptly asked: “When are were starting?”

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Dié trekker ‘hou vir ewig’

Toe Victer Kerslake enkele jare gelede die eerste keer met Kubota-gehalte en -werkverrigting te doen gekry het, het hy onmiddellik geweet dat hy ’n wenner beet het.

Victer Kerslake
Victer Kerslake

Ek het daar en dan besluit dat ek ten alle koste dié trekker moet hanteer,” sê Kerslake, eienaar van Tractor Warehouse. “Ons
onderneming se verbintenis met Smith Power Equipment, die plaaslike verskaffer van die Kubota-trekker, duur nou reeds drie jaar.”
Vandag hanteer Tractor Warehouse, wat takke in Vereeniging, Groblersdal, Middelburg en Bapsfontein het, ook ander bekende
handelsname van Smith Power, waaronder PolarisLinhai en Kipor. “Maar as ons trekkersake gesels, sal jy my geesdrif vir die Kubota moeilik kan demp.”

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