August 25, 2022 | by digital@lkda.co.za

In these times of record-breaking fuel costs, it is no surprise that companies are looking everywhere for ways to cut down on fuel costs. Well, Goscor Lift Truck Company has found this way!

Part of the Goscor Group of Companies, Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) is one of the leading forklift supply companies in South Africa, with over three decades of extensive experience in the equipment sales and service industry, supplying the highest quality and top brands of equipment.

GLTC has achieved a whopping 40% saving on their monthly fuel bill by converting vehicles to LPG.

LPG is not a new project. It is a proven technology that has been running for more than 80 years and it is recognized commercially in most countries globally.

Converting your engine which would normally run on only Petrol, to run on LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) also called Autogas, gives the driver of the vehicle the option to drive on either Petrol, or on LPG, which is approximately 35-45% cheaper than your conventional fuels, without compromising engine function!

A certified conversion kit is installed on the vehicle, along with an LPG tank. The tanks installed on Autogas vehicles are highly specialised for this purpose, and this purpose only.

The biggest benefits of converting your vehicle to LPG/CNG are:

  • Conversions are quick and simple, when done from a professional technician and then you start saving immediately!
  • You do not remove the normal petrol function of your engine, meaning you have TWO fuels to choose from when driving! (double the fuel, double the mileage) **
  • You face ZERO performance loss when converting your vehicle to LPG

“To be a responsible corporate citizen, fulfilling our obligations within South Africa.”

This is one of the missions of Goscor Group, and by converting to LPG, they are certainly achieving this.

It is no secret that global warming is no longer an issue of the future, it is happening every day, all around us.

It takes 20 LPG running vehicles to emit the same amount of NOx (Nitrous Oxide) as ONE fuel operating vehicle

NOx is a greenhouse gas which is 300 times stronger than CO2, and a destroyer of the Ozone layer.

A car on LPG saves up to 21% CO2 and 81% Particles compared to petrol cars and 74% less NOx.

Prins provides innovative systems to convert passenger car engines to LPG or CNG and trucks to LPG, CNG or LNG. The company covers the whole range of older and new vehicles that are new (OEM) and on the market already. More: www.prinsautogas.com

Each vehicle converted by Goscor is just another way they are doing their part in helping reduce their emissions and in turn reducing their carbon footprint, (whilst also saving on their monthly fuel bills).

Customer’s statement

GLTC has been piloting alternative fuel technology with a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) hybrid vehicle to evaluate the benefits of LPG as an alternative fuel for their support fleet.

GLTC has been providing best practice industrial warehousing equipment solutions to the market since 1984.  The company set the standard in 2016 when it successfully achieved ISO 9001, and since then attaining their ISO45001 certifications – becoming the only forklift company in South Africa to have both these accreditations.

“We place great value on protecting the environment and ensuring safe products for our customers,” states Thando Khumalo, GLTC’s General Manager – SHERQ.

With a fleet of 200 support vehicles that provide service and maintenance to its national customer base, LPG can significantly reduce fuel costs and reduce environmental damage.

“We believe that renewable fuels will help reduce our environmental footprint and demonstrates our commitment to customers, reducing our impact on the environment and also driving cost efficiencies for the company,” Khumalo adds.