About Us
Meet the team from Shamrock Forklifts

Meet our highly capable team of experts at Shamrock Forklifts.

Established in Johannesburg in October 1994, Shamrock Handling Concepts (Pty) Ltd is the national distributor of Moffett Forklifts, the world’s No 1 Truck Mounted Forklift. In 2001 we were also appointed as distributor for Combilift, a newly invented specialised multi directional and narrow aisle forklift manufactured in Ireland.

During 2005 SHC was appointed the Southern African Distributor for Agrimac 4x4 forklift trucks.

The Company’s mission is to provide solutions to material handling problems which offer our customers improved productivity and efficiencies.

SHC offers exclusive representation to well-known quality companies whose products are recognised as “best in its class”.

Throughout its 23 year history, the company has concentrated on its commitment to customer service and has successfully marketed the machines throughout Southern African countries operating via eight carefully chosen sub-Dealerships. Moffett have achieved a 92% market share in the Truck Mounted Forklift industry in Southern Africa.

Industries in which our machines operate include:

  • Cement
  • DIY
  • Gas
  • Poultry
  • Bricks and Blocks
  • Beverages
  • Instant Lawn
  • Building Supplies
  • Pipes,
  • Mining
  • Distribution

Well known customers include:


What do these companies have in common? They are all leaders in their industry and they all use Shamrock Handling Concepts as their preferred forklift provider. Why? Because building a winning business means you buy only the best products and demand only the best service available on the market.

Competent personnel offer a first class sales and technical service operation ensuring prompt and careful attention to customers’ requirements.

Throughout South Africa and the surrounding countries Shamrock offers customer sales, service and forklift spares via a comprehensive network of offices and sub dealerships.

Shamrock Handling Concepts (Pty) Limited was founded by Don Beck who lives in Dublin, Ireland. A lawyer and accountant, Don operates as a business consultant to small and medium sized clients in various industries. Having lived and worked in South Africa during the eighties, where he was managing director of a well known chemical company for three years, and being a regular visitor to South Africa since 1994, Don is familiar with business success in the country.

He was chairman of Moffett Engineering Limited for several years prior to the Moffett family selling their shareholding. It was in this capacity that he established Shamrock Handling and has continued to operate it ever since. The Managing Director, Marius Schutte, has worked with the company since it commenced to trade. A business graduate, he is well known in the Materials Handling Industry in South Africa.

Shamrock’s sales, servicing and parts operation in South Africa is situated in Krugersdorp. Our Customer & Technical Support Manager, Piet Bredenhann, supports customers and dealers with technical information and training on our product range.

Nationwide Forklift Sales: 0861-SHAMROCK (74267625) | General Enquiries: 011-953-6806 | Spares Direct: 011-660-3727