Fly-by-night generator dealers are doing harm to consumers and the generator industry as a whole. This is the opinion of Tom Bloom, GM of Smith Power Equipment’s Power Products division, distributors of the well-known Kipor brand of generators.
“At this time in South Africa when there is an unreliable electricity supply and the generator market is experiencing an unusual surge in demand, there are many chance-takers who see generators as a way to make a “quick buck”, says Bloom. “These people often do not have the experience or the expertise to give the right advice and, most importantly, are not able to give the requisite backup service.”
Namibian Breweries, brewers of the famous Windhoek beer, take no chances in their impeccable, clockwork-like operation. So their decision to use specially designed Kipor forklifts is a feather in the cap for this fast-growing brand of warehouse materials handling equipment, which is distributed in Southern Africa by Smith Power Equipment.
In the latest order Namibian Breweries took delivery of three Kipor KDF25 – 2.5 Ton Diesel – and three KD35 – 3.5 Ton Diesel – forklifts, which are being used to load trucks with product from the warehouse. Sister company, Namibia Dairies (also owned by the Olthaver & List group) received three Kipor KDF25s.