ABOUT GOSCOR LIFT TRUCKS

Providing best-practice
warehousing equipment solutions
since 1984

ABOUT GOSCOR LIFT TRUCKS

Providing best-practice warehousing equipment solutions since 1984

ABOUT GOSCOR LIFT TRUCKS

Goscor Lift Trucks, part of the Goscor Group,
has been providing best-practice industrial
warehousing equipment solutions since 1984.

We have cemented authentic partnerships with our customers, suppliers and principals and are now proudly considered the second biggest forklift and warehousing company in the country. We are extremely proud of our heritage as a family-owned business – we have come a long way.

As a company that takes its commitment to its customers to heart, Goscor Lift Trucks believes you deserve more than a materials handling solutions provider.

Our wide range of electric and diesel-powered forklifts, together with our superior after-sales service, has enabled us to become a dynamic forklift company that offers complete warehousing solutions at the lowest total cost of ownership. We are proud to be the leading industrial warehousing equipment suppliers in the materials handling industry in South Africa today.

We operate through a head office in Johannesburg and have fully equipped branches strategically situated in all major centres. With dedicated staff and a successful track record, Goscor Lift Trucks should be your first-choice warehousing solutions service provider.

COMPANY OVERVIEW

We ensure these solutions are efficient, reliable and cost-effective, offered to you at the lowest total cost of ownership.

Our range of industry-leading forklifts and materials handling equipment from Bendi, Crown, Doosan and DEC has made us into the second-biggest industrial warehousing equipment supplier in the country. Our head office is based in Johannesburg, and we operate through a nationwide dealer network – with fully equipped branches strategically situated in all major city centres. We’re proud to have cemented genuine long-term partnerships with everyone from customers and suppliers to dealer principals over 40 years of operation.

Make Goscor Lift Trucks your first choice in forklift and warehousing service providers.

Board of directors

Director Neil Wilson

GOSCOR GROUP
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Neil Wilson

Neil joined the Goscor in early 2008 as the Group Finance Director. A qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)), Neil studied at UCT and then completed his articles at Deloitte & Touche. His career started in the investment management world where Neil played a significant role in building an asset management business called Melville Douglas which he was MD of for a number of years. This business was acquired by Standard Bank in 2001. As a Director Neil was given a number of different leadership positions within Standard Bank, being appointed as Director and Head of Private Banking and Wealth in 2006.

Neil was appointed as CEO of Goscor in 2010 when Imperial acquired a controlling interest in the Group. Neil is a passionate cyclist, golfer and family man.

Director Cecil Oats

GOSCOR LIFT TRUCKS
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Cecil Oates

Boasting vast experience in leadership roles both in South Africa and abroad, Cecil is well-placed to steer the Goscor Lift Trucks business to new heights. A mechanical engineering technologist by profession, Cecil also holds an MBA from Bond University.

He joined GLT from Babcock in early 2020, where he held several leadership positions across several business disciplines, including engineering, business development and transport – for 14 years of his career. Prior to that, Cecil worked for APV, where he rose through the ranks to become MD of the company’s South African business, before he joined APV’s global team in Germany.

In some of these roles, Cecil displayed undisputed competence in turning unprofitable businesses into cash cows, and setting them on a sustainable growth path – an attribute that made him the perfect fit for the GLT managing directorship.

Away from work, Cecil enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His great passion for motorsport is exhibited by his support for his sons’ involvement in the one-make VW Polo GTi Cup Championship. Both sons race for the Total Excellium team – always keeping him at full throttle.

Director Francois Otto

GOSCOR GROUP
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Francois Otto

 

Francois holds a B Compt degree from Unisa and completed his articles at a medium-sized Audit Firm in Cape Town.

He joined an Industrial Equipment group in December 1999 as Financial Manager in Cape Town and relocated to Johannesburg during 2002 for the same group where he fulfilled Financial Manager roles locally and in the UK for a total of 10 years.

Francois joined the Goscor Group in January 2010 as the Group Financial Manager.

QUALITY BRANDS

We are proud to provide the South African market with quality products from top-class brands from all corners of the globe.

Since 1984, we have carefully hand selected our suppliers, to ensure we represent only the best, market-leading manufacturers – where quality defines class, leading reliability and ultimately the lowest total cost of ownership. In partnership with our suppliers, we continually strive to be at the forefront of equipment technology bringing you the latest market trends across the globe.

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The world’s largest range of articulated forklift trucks for very narrow aisles. With the benefit of over twenty years of research, development and knowledge.

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Crown lift truck manufacturer is the world leader in the manufacturing of electric materials handling equipment.

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With a team of over 35,000 employees in 33 countries, Doosan is one of the industrial giants shaping our landscape today.

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Our robust range of DEC tow tractors are perfectly suited for the toughest applications and provide towing and transporting solutions for both the industrial and commercial sectors.

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Market leader in easy horizontal transport of goods and materials on wheels weighing up to six tons using sustainable, efficient, and ergonomic smart electric tugs.

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The world’s largest range of articulated forklift trucks for very narrow aisles. With the benefit of over twenty years of research, development and knowledge.

Crown lift truck manufacturer is the world leader in the manufacturing of electric materials handling equipment.

With a team of over 35,000 employees in 33 countries, Doosan is one of the industrial giants shaping our landscape today.

Our robust range of DEC tow tractors are perfectly suited for the toughest applications and provide towing and transporting solutions for both the industrial and commercial sectors.

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Market leader in easy horizontal transport of goods and materials on wheels weighing up to six tons using sustainable, efficient, and ergonomic smart electric tugs.

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OEM Brands

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Business Brands

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OEM Brands

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Crown Logo Small
Doosan Logo Small
DEC Logo Small
Movexx logo

OEM Brands

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OEM Brands

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Prototecnica High Pressure Cleaners logo<br />
Highpoint Vacuum Logo
Macro Smart Machines Logo
Delfin Logo
Kaivac Cleaning Systems Logo
i-Team South Africa logo<br />

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Business Brands

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OEM Brands

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Holland Lift Logo
ATN Fassi Group logo<br />
Unic Spider Cranes Logo
Palazzani Logo
Snorkel Logo
Pramac Logo
Terex Logo

THE GOSCOR PROMISE

In an age of fierce competition, where product quality and salesperson knowledge have improved drastically, companies need to do everything just that little bit better to succeed. Goscor Lift Trucks, the fastest growing materials handling equipment (MHE) supplier over the past 10 years in Southern Africa, is one such organisation.

Goscor Lift Trucks’ basic promise is to provide a world-class product supported by world-class service to ensure the lowest total costs of ownership over the lifetime of the product.

Our promise is simple, but fulfilling it takes commitment, passion and hard work. The main reason for our success is that we have taken the multitude of parts that comprise the whole promise, and we have made sure that they are all working in unison and to their highest potential. Sales, technical services and support, finance, parts, switchboard and management must be the best they possibly can be in their own right, but they must work together as one team to make our customer experience extraordinary. GLT is ISO 9001:2015 certified, an official confirmation of the company’s high levels of service, efficiency and product quality.

Goscor Group

For nearly four decades, the Goscor Group has been bringing some of the best, most trusted equipment brands from all corners of the globe to the African continent. Established by George Owen Siddle in 1984, the Group has grown tenfold and now consists of seven impressive companies, each supplying the market with unique products and services from top brand names from around the world.

We employ more than 1 000 staff countrywide and have offices and dealer networks in all major centres in South Africa. Our holding company, Bud Group, was created to service the South African industry.

Other companies in this diverse group are Uni-Span, Afrit and Concord Cranes.

Forklifts &
materials handling

Earthmoving
equipment specialists

Industrial cleaning equipment solutions

Industrial compressed air solutions

Plant & power
equipment

Distributor of quality
industrial equipment

Finance &
long term rental

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Concord
Access Solutions

Previously Goscor Access Solutions

Goscor Group

For nearly four decades, the Goscor Group has been bringing some of the best, most trusted equipment brands from all corners of the globe to the African continent. Established by George Owen Siddle in 1984, the Group has grown tenfold and now consists of seven impressive companies, each supplying the market with unique products and services from top brand names from around the world.

We employ more than 1 000 staff countrywide and have offices and dealer networks in all major centres in South Africa. Our holding company, Bud Group, was created to service the South African industry.

Other companies in this diverse group are Uni-Span, Afrit and Concord Cranes.

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Forklifts &
materials handling

Red visual element in Goscor logo

Earthmoving
equipment specialists

Blue visual element in Goscor logo

Industrial cleaning equipment solutions

Green visual element in Goscor logo

Industrial compressed air solutions

Gold visual element in Goscor logo

Plant & power
equipment

Purple visual element in Goscor logo

Distributor of quality
industrial equipment

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Finance &
long term rental

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Concord
Access Solutions

Previously Goscor Access Solutions

CERTIFICATIONS

Goscor Lift Trucks has earned ISO 9001: 2015 and
ISO 45001: 2018 Certifications.

This merger allows a business to streamline its management, save time and increase efficiency by addressing all elements of the management system as a whole – affirming our high level of service, efficiency and product quality and providing the opportunity to better service our customers, and preserve the wellness of our staff, and most importantly, mitigate our impact on the planet.

The company set the ball rolling in 2016 when it earned ISO 9001: 2008. In 2018, GLT upgraded this to ISO 9001: 2015 and earned the OHSAS 18001 certification almost simultaneously. At the time, the company was the only forklift company in South Africa to have both these accreditations.

“At GLT we have always believed that ISO is not only a standard, but a good business management tool. All businesses need to have systems, so why not follow an internationally recognised standard that tells us which systems are important and all the aspects that need to be considered. Ultimately, each company has to define its own systems that are suitable to its business and then follow the system and improve it as you go,” explains Cecil Oates, MD of GLT.

The Goscor Group concurs with the government’s sentiments regarding the importance of black economic empowerment as a critical underpin of the South African democracy, and the development and success of the country. We have adopted the government’s outlines for broad-based economic empowerment and we are in the process of implementing the weighted scorecard as a measure of our contribution to BEE.

This merger allows a business to streamline its management, save time and increase efficiency by addressing all elements of the management system as a whole – affirming our high level of service, efficiency and product quality and providing the opportunity to better service our customers, and preserve the wellness of our staff, and most importantly, mitigate our impact on the planet.

The company set the ball rolling in 2016 when it earned ISO 9001: 2008. In 2018, GLT upgraded this to ISO 9001: 2015 and earned the OHSAS 18001 certification almost simultaneously. At the time, the company was the only forklift company in South Africa to have both these accreditations.

“At GLT we have always believed that ISO is not only a standard, but a good business management tool. All businesses need to have systems, so why not follow an internationally recognised standard that tells us which systems are important and all the aspects that need to be considered. Ultimately, each company has to define its own systems that are suitable to its business and then follow the system and improve it as you go,” explains Cecil Oates, MD of GLT.

The Goscor Group concurs with the government’s sentiments regarding the importance of black economic empowerment as a critical underpin of the South African democracy, and the development and success of the country. We have adopted the government’s outlines for broad-based economic empowerment and we are in the process of implementing the weighted scorecard as a measure of our contribution to BEE.

Goscor Lift Trucks is a member of:

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