FTOFS continues to serve neighbouring country
Lesotho, our neighboring country encircled by South Africa’s Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Eastern Cape provinces provides a network of rivers and mountainous ranges flowing throughout the land, but where there is beauty comes brawn. Forklift Truck OFS has long been providing services within the Lesotho region, with Maseru, Mafeteng, Quthing and Maputsoe increasing their industrial equipment needs yearly, which means we have been needed to step up our game as well.
We are extremely happy to have added a couple more units to our existing and new customer base this year. The likes of CTM Maseru stepping out of the past and into the future with the purchase of their all-new advanced tech 8FBN25 electric forklift, the latest in electrically powered lifting equipment surge past the rest of its competitors, with longer operating time, higher water and rain resistance and even quicker charging times. Shoprite Checkers and Formosa Textiles another couple of our recent customers are sticking with and going for the more traditional diesel-powered forklifts from our 1.8 up – 3.0 ton capacities to make moving and lifting their products a breeze.
There are several other smaller businesses all across Lesotho that are looking at growing themselves and are slowly but surely moving towards having the premier quality lifting equipment brand taking care of them. We are extremely happy that we have been given this opportunity and we look forward to continuing to supply the best products and services within central South Africa. We are excited to see the growth so far and foresee a lot more potential in the time to come.
Our field service technicians have their passports ready are in the area 2-3 times a week and within a 2 hour turn-around time in emergency situations, we can be right on the Basotho doorstep.
Whether it’s a need for parts, services or breakdowns Forklift Truck OFS is there for you.
Heritage-Day Toyota Forklift.
On the 24th of September every year, Heritage day, South Africans across our rainbow nation come together to celebrate the culture and diversity of our nation. South Africans celebrate this day by remembering the heritage of the many different cultures that make up our land. Numerous events are set up on the day and most of the population part take in their very own ‘’braai’’ and since the occasion, most locals have redubbed the National Heritage day name into National Braai day or Braai4Heritage.
To commemorate the occasion, Forklift Truck OFS have taken one of their 8FD25 8 Series Toyota Forklifts and fitted it with a custom-designed very local and very lekker, proudly South African paint job.
The cabin is kitted with the bands of red and blue which is separated by the central green. Custom lettering and even a bright set of red forks and a yellow backrest were also fitted to complete the overall look.
Pick 'n Pay Hyper Fichardt Park renews Toyota forklifts
For decades, Pick n Pay Hyper has provided the best products and brands to South African consumers. However, what we as everyday South Africans might not be aware of , is what happens behind the stores bakery and butchery or what can be found beyond the towering shelves. Just outside, at the back of these stores, lines of trucks are ready to offload the latest and freshest batch of products.
Around 20 years ago the Pick ‘n Pay Hyper in Fichardt Park, Bloemfontein started off with a pair of 6 series Toyota forklifts. These workhorses were used daily assisting with the offloading, re-stacking and “longer distance” moving of the stock on the premises. Having well skilled operators and regular maintenance proved to be invaluable, as these two Toyota’s truly did stand the test of time. With a little over 50 000 collected hours on the two forklifts, it was time to exchange the 6 series Toyota’s and replace them with newer units, the 8 Series 1.8 ton Toyota forklift.
On the 23rd of August 2016 a new era dawned for Pick ‘n Pay Hyper in Fichardt Park as Forklift Truck OFS delivered the two new 8 Series 1.8 ton Toyota Forklifts. As the truck lowered down the new equipment, the operator’s faces filled with joy, for them who spend most of their day behind a Toyota Forklift steering wheel it was an exciting time. Their joy at the arrival of the new Toyota Forklifts added a sentimental feel to the occasion.
Here’s to another 20 years of Toyota forklifts lifting Pick ‘n Pay from strength to strength.