Hi-Reach Manlift (Pty) Ltd was established on 1 April 2005 as a company with the Genie Industries distributorship for the Southern African access market, as a sister company to a rental operation called Johnson Access. At the time, Hi-Reach was jointly owned by Hoskin Consolidated Investments and the CEO, George Landsberg, a veteran in the access industry.

Johnson Access was sold in 2009 but Hi-Reach continued as a full OEM support company in the market providing new and used access machines (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms or MEWPs and Telescopic Handlers or telehandlers). In the process Hi-Reach also provided fully accredited training, load testing, parts and spares support, servicing & repairs of all makes and models of these machines as well as refurbishment of older machines.

In 2011, the operations of Hi-Reach was sold into the Goscor Group of Companies, then part of Imperial Holdings but later of the Bud Industrial Group and Hi-Reach Manlift ceased operating in this industry and purely operated in the property field. With the retirement of George Landsberg from the Bud Group in early 2019, and following numerous requests from old customers and friends, it was decided to relaunch Hi-Reach during 2020 in the same fields and industry where it operated before.

Hi-Reach has retained and re-acquired the competence and capacity of some of its key staff members from before and is now offering the following to the Southern African market:

Representing Snorkel and Sumner Lifts but also sourced from other top international brands, such as Teupen, Custom Equipment, Hydralada, ATN, Genie, and others.

Sourced both from the South African market and from international suppliers.

Hi-Reach can supply parts directly to its customers on a range of machines, not only for Snorkel machines but we also supply from most of the other major international brands such as Genie, Sumner, Teupen, ATN, Hy-Brid Lifts, JLG, Skyjack, Hydralada and Niftylift.

Both Basic Safety Familiarization and Handover Training as well as registered Competency Training as required by SAQA, the Department of Employment & Labour and the Institute for Work at Height (IWH). We have registered assessors and moderators in place to look after your immediate training requirements and have the flexibility to look after all your own particular training needs.

With qualified and experienced service technicians that are competent to sort out all your problems on a range of makes and models of machines, we are ready to look after your day to day services, repairs, trouble-shooting, valuations and even full machine refurbishment and load testing.

Currently still classified as an EME in terms of BBBEE legislation, we have a Level 4 BBBEE classification in place.