Category Archives: Kipor – Generators and Forklifts

Kipor is well established as a global leader with products being sold in more than 130 countries world-wide.
The Kipor group of companies was founded in 1998, and has enjoyed significant product acceptance and market development since then. With over 2000 employees and manufacturing facilities in excess of 300,000 square metres we are committed to product quality and service to our customers.

When you think power – think KIPOR.
KIPOR and Smith Power

Smith Power Equipment South Africa, a division of Smith Mining Equipment Pty. Ltd., are the sole importers and distributors for the Kipor range of silent and ultra-silent diesel generators, petrol generators and engines in South Africa.

All the right parts and all the questions answered. If you’re not sure it’s always better to ask us first time. We offer full back service on all our units.

KIPOR Generators – 1kVA to 3000kVA Generators

KIPOR Forklifts – Electric and Diesel Forklifts

Our Mission is to grow our company by providing high-efficiency innovative solutions to meet our South African customers’ requirements.

Environmental Sustainability
A pattern of resource use that aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for future generations.

Corporate Sustainability
Achieved by the delivery of competitively priced goods and services that satisfy human needs and bring quality of life, while progressively reducing ecological impacts and resource intensity throughout the life-cycle to a level at least in line with the earth’s carrying capacity.

Sustainable Development of New Technology
New products (integrate three core technologies).

Today, KIPOR South Africa has a strong research and development team, a high energy management team and a state of the art production facility. Kipor produces over 400 different models in four major product groups. Most have achieved internationally recognized safety and environmental certifications including CE, EPA, UL, CSA, CARB and CETL.

Part of KIPOR’s success is due to the fact that we are always looking for the next great technological innovation. We continuously search for new materials, techniques and systems that will help us to build better products and offer our customers even higher levels of service and performance.

KIPOR has reached a new level as an international company since its early days as a family business. Our comprehensive strength has never been more evident than today as shown by the development of KIPOR’s large scale engines and generators.

No matter where or when, we never forget the heavy burden of social responsibility we carry owing to the care and assistance that society has bestowed upon us. KIPOR South Africa will create a great future hand in hand with you- our customers, partners and friends.

TLB vs Compact Excavator

The backhoe loader, better known as the TLB in our local circles, has always been deemed the trusted ‘pick and shovel’ of the local construction industry, and continues to dig its way onto local sites. However, in line with global trends, the compact excavator is continuously digging for a sizeable share of the market as the move towards compact solutions on African sites continues to gain pace.

B26 TLB digging trenches
B26 TLB digging trenches

The ever-growing trend towards smaller construction equipment is at this point anchored by mature markets, where about 70% of total equipment sales are driven by compact ranges. In Africa, the opposite is true; 75-80% of machines sold are still heavy ranges. However, there is a gradual growth of smaller machines in Africa.

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EGO With Spring fast approaching, visitors to Decorex Joburg – brought to you by Plascon – will get the chance to find modern landscaping solutions to revitalise their gardens at the innovative EGO Garden of the Future, brought to you by Smith Power Equipment. This unique installation forms part of the 25th #rhythmoflife exhibition programme, taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August.

We want people to have a fresh start this Spring, and the best way to do that is by adopting cleaner, greener energy. We want home-owners to enjoy bringing new life to their gardens after the harsh Joburg winter and that’s why we’ve introduced a smarter new way to power through gardening and landscaping tasks,” explained Jarryd McDonald, CMO of Smith Power Equipment, distributors of EGO in South Africa. “The new EGO Power range, which will feature at Decorex Joburg, is a completely new brand that we believe will revolutionise the garden and landscaping market.”


Minder geld vir meer tegnologie

Besoek Smith Power Equipment se Nampo-uitstalling en vind meer  uit oor Kubota se trekkers en sien hoe dié masjinerie jou boerdery kan bevoordeel.

M8540 copy
Die Kubota M8540-laeprofieltrekker van 63,1 kW is een van die modelle wat by die Synag-melkboerdery diens doen. Dit is soortgelyk aan die M9540 (70,9 kW) op die foto, maar het ’n nouer bakwerk en effens minder enjinkrag.

As jy nog nie met dié kompakte toerusting se groot krag kennis gemaak het nie, kan jy gerus glo wat boere oor Kubota se trekkers
te sê het. Kubota word by die Synag-boerdery by Randvaal ingespan
en tot die uiterste beproef.

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Só arbei Kubota op aarbeiplaas

Mike Miller en sy seun, Mark, van die Redberry-aarbeiplaas net buite George, het so ses jaar gelede half langtand gebyt aan die gedagte om die L39-trekker-laaigraaf-trugrawer (TLB) van Kubota aan te koop, want hulle het gedink hulle sal dit net af en toe kan gebruik.

Die L39 reik ver en grawe diep. Dit kan as ’n gewone trekker ook gebruik word, maar wie wil nou? Daar is genoeg werk op Redberry vir hom!
Die L39 reik ver en grawe diep. Dit kan as ’n
gewone trekker ook gebruik word, maar wie
wil nou? Daar is genoeg werk op Redberry vir

Iando Minnie van Carlu Trekkers vertel dat die Millers se doel was om die masjien as gewone trekker in te span en dan net die arms te haak as daar grouwerk gedoen moet word. Hy sê na so ’n jaar se daaglikse gebruik het Mike hom gebel om te sê hy moet hulle net weer een of ander tyd kom wys hoe om die arms af te haal!

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Cairns Foods – Four Kipor forklifts lift into Zimbabwe

[Johannesburg, 02 August 2017]: Smith Power Equipment, the sole importer and distributor of the Kipor range of forklifts in South Africa, has supplied a total of four Kipor KDF 25 units to Cairns Foods, a major grocery and wine producer in Zimbabwe.

Cairns Head Office
Cairns Head Office

In today’s materials handling market, being a supplier that can address any problem statement optimally and service end users’ needs across board from a reliable product, through to aftermarket support, is more critical than ever. This was the basis on which Smith Power Equipment (SPE) recently won a nearly R1-million order to supply a total of four KDF 25 diesel forklifts to Cairns Foods of Zimbabwe.

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Iconic brand cements good relationships at Icon Brick

Kipor forklifts, fast reaching the status of an iconic materials handling brand in South Africa, has, through innovation and good service, helped Icon Brick to ensure efficient forklift operation at its cement plant on the East Rand.

Icon’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.

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Smith Power at NAMPO 2017

[Johannesburg, 24 March 2017]: Smith Power Equipment (SPE), South African importers and distributors of leading global specialist machinery, turf maintenance equipment and off-road vehicles, will be attending Grain SA’s NAMPO Agricultural Trade Show taking place in Bothaville in the Free State from 16-19 May 2017.

Kubota B Series Tractor at NAMPO. Kubota Stand 139
Kubota B Series Tractor at NAMPO. Kubota Stand 139

Attracting close to 77 000 visitors each year, NAMPO is the largest agricultural trade show in the southern hemisphere. As such, Smith Power Equipment (SPE) finds great value in attending this event and will have a presence at the show this year as it has for the past 16 consecutive years. Continue reading Smith Power at NAMPO 2017

Smith Power gives power to Fresh Stop’s 250th store

The 250th Fresh Stop was recently opened at the Caltex Croydon service station and Smith Power Equipment (SPE) has provided the backup power for it and the rest of the station.

Caltex Croydon retailer Lesley Masia (right) with Smith Power’s Arno Killian and the generator they provided for efficient backup power.
Caltex Croydon retailer Lesley Masia (right) with Smith Power’s Arno Killian and the generator they provided for efficient backup power.

Caltex Croydon retailer and well-known entrepreneur, Lesley Masia, says that he is excited about the effect that Fresh Stop will have on business and also thanked Smith for the effort they made in providing him the 150 kva generator for backup power. The generator, which has a Cummins engine and Stamford alternator was custom-built for Caltex Croydon.

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Kipor in Forklift Coup at Metal Connection

Top Boksburg-based scrap metal recycler, Metal Connection, has replaced its fleet of forklifts with four spanking new Kipor forklifts. Metal Connection’s Johann de Meyer says that the previous forklifts were no longer economical and the provider’s service levels had dropped off quite drastically.

I had bought a Kipor 5.5t excavator and I was impressed with its performance. I then decided to look into buying new Kipor forklifts,” de Meyer says.

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Kipor: Buying new is not always the only option

In tough economic times when cash can be a rare commodity, buying new forklifts is certainly not always the only option. Smith Power Equipment (SPE) has, time again, shown that buying second-hand, refurbished forklifts from them is certainly a viable alternative.

Dewald Walters - MD of WPPS
Dewald Walters – MD of WPPS

A good example of a satisfied customer who did just this is Dewald Walters, managing director of well-known project management and fabrication company, WPPS, who recently bought two Kipor 2.5 diesel forklifts that had done about 4000 and 8000 hours respectively and were refurbished by the SPE team.

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