August 2013

Trukai Industries Acquires Genie Articulating Boom Lift

Thursday 15 August 2013 @ 14:34

In Papua New Guinea Trukai is a household name in food and agriculture. Trukai rice has been the top-selling brand of rice in PNG since 1970.

The Trukai rice operation is based around the bulk importation of rice principally from Australia, packed into 40’ shipping containers. At their head office in Lae, the rice is unloaded from the containers, processed and then packaged for distribution to retail outlets.

Back in 2006, Trukai purchased a scissor lift, a Genie® GS™-2668 RT, with a reach of 10.0 m, for use in the production plant. As the business developed and the need for additional equipment became apparent, Trukai had no hesitation Trukai Industries Acquires Genie® ARTICULATING BOOM LIFT customer feature in approaching Genie in Brisbane for advice.

“We have had a trouble free run with our Genie scissor lift,” said Paul Gware of Trukai. “Over the years it has proven to be very reliable and extremely robust so it made sense to look at another Genie lift for our current needs.”

After discussions with Brian Clifford, QLD & PNG Regional Sales Manager, Trukai purchased a Genie® Z™-45/25J RT boom lift. This unit was ultimately packed into a shipping container and sent to Lae in PNG via sea freight.

Genie then followed up the delivery with a comprehensive training and support program presented by Brian Clifford and Reg Moss, National Service Manager.

“The support from Genie has been first rate,” said Paul Gware. “Brian and Reg conducted hands on training for nine of our employees. Reg also provided some technical training regarding routine maintenance with our in house auto electrician.”

With the Genie Z-45/25J RT fully commissioned and operating, it is put to good use every day. The boom lift provides good access to get workers to the top of silos, inspect walkways, service screw conveyors and change flood lights in the warehouse and mill area. With shipping containers full of rice constantly arriving and being stacked two and three units high, the Genie boom lift is used to inspect the top containers for damage or leakage.

“We are really happy with the Genie boom lift and the support that we have received from Genie in Brisbane,” Paul Gware concluded.