The first Konecranes Reach stacker to be supplied by Toyota Industrial Equipment, a division of the EIE Group, to Southway Group was delivered, commissioned and handed over to the client in April 2018, three months after the order was placed.

The reach stacker has been supplied on a long-term rental basis for application at Southway Freight’s new facility in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  Southway Freight Pty Ltd, part of the holistic logistics solutions provider, Southway Group, already has three 16-ton forklifts that were supplied by Toyota Industrial Equipment in use at its operations.

As a heavy-duty machine ideally suited for everyday container handling, the 4531 TBE5 reach stacker will be deployed to handle laden containers. It has the capacity to lift 45 tons on the first row, 31 tons on the second row, and 16 tons on the third row.

A best-in-class brand, the Konecranes reach stacker is widely recognized for reliability and sound performance. In addition, the machine offers safe lifting and driving with heavy loads as a result of the heavy-duty box-type chassis, strong boxed lifting boom, and better visibility. Smart load-sensing hydraulics means less fuel consumption, reduced noise, and emissions, while the state-of-the-art TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring provides advanced visibility to crane usage for the optimization of operations and maintenance. Data such as running time, motor starts, work cycles and emergency stops are collected and made available as an online view and as PDF reports. Safety alerts are delivered automatically by email or text message to notify personnel of safety risk events.

“We are proud of the ongoing business relationship we have built with Southway Group, which is a testimony to our commitment to delivering optimal life-time value to our customers,” says Gary Neubert, EIE Group’s CEO. “The quality of our aftermarket support, combined with the reliability of the brand, positioned us well, both to win this latest contract award and to continue building a partnership for life with Southway.”

Toyota Industrial Equipment distributes a comprehensive range of Konecranes reach stackers from compact empty container stackers to the laden container and industrial counterparts. All Konecranes reach stackers are equipped with powerful, low-emission engines that comply with environmental regulations and standards while reducing fuel consumption.

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Lenny Naidoo