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.
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.
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.
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[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.
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.
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.
[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.
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→
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Smith Power Equipment (SPE), distributors of the well-known range of Kipor generators, says that one of the problems in the industry is that because of the intermittent nature of loadshedding owners are not servicing their generators properly.
Smith Power Equipment (SPE) specialises in high-ticket capital equipment for farmers that includes tractors, quad bikes, generators, forklifts, golf utility vehicles and golf carts and according to SPE communications officer, Robert Keir, the importance of creative financial solutions and good service from the finance house in closing the deal is often underestimated.
“I have seen the power of creative financial solutions from Merchant West time and again. Today one has to accept that there is basic product parity in the market and the so-called extraneous factors like service and financial solutions that fit the customers’ needs are most often the factors the ultimately make or break the deal. In this regard we owe Merchant West a significant debt of gratitude,” says Keir.
Silence is golden in most environments where generators are required and the Kipor 20SS3’s sound attenuation canopy, which features a flame-proof, heat-resistant, rock wool sound insulation, provides truly remarkable noise retention.