Goscor Earthmoving Equipment has made significant inroads into the coal-mining region of Lephalale in Limpopo with the sale of a SANY SY750 excavator to start-up customer Phaphanyi Trading. As an essential service provider, the deal was also concluded under the difficult conditions of the hard lockdown, reveals Lephalale Branch Manager Wayne van der Walt.
“We initially met with the customer to discuss all the potential options available, with the focus on the SANY SY750 excavator as being ideal for its mining requirements. The customer agreed, and hence the sale was done and dusted during the lockdown itself,” van der Walt explains.
Due to the fact that this is a start-up company, the potential for additional business is significant, with Phaphanyi Trading looking to acquire a SANY front-end loader next. The SY750 itself is an especially rugged and durable excavator ideal for this arduous application.
The SY750 actually has an operating weight of 76 t. It uses well-known components such as an Isuzu engine for maximum fuel economy and Kawasaki components for optimum hydraulic flow. “It is a very important part of the SANY strategy to source only the best and most cost-effective parts for its equipment,” adds van der Walt.
Goscor Earthmoving Equipment Lephalale is capable of offering turnkey solutions, from financing to service contracts. “We are a one-stop shop, which is a major advantage for our Limpopo customers,” highlights van der Walt. Being based in the area allows for a faster turnaround time for any technical or service queries, which minimises breakdown time and increases both uptime and productivity. In addition, the Lephalale branch has a comprehensive stockholding of essential spares.
“This proves the value of our proposition to our customers even in the toughest of times,” notes van der Walt. “The sale of such a large machine in a fairly remote location is a huge feat for us and a major advertisement for the SANY brand in the region. The fact that we were able to conclude this deal smoothly during the lockdown is also testament to how we ensured business continuity during this difficult period,” he concludes.