About Gurtech – Manufacturers of the G Coupler Grease Coupler and G Gun Grease Gun
As the manufacturer of the G Gun foot operated grease gun and the G Coupler grease coupler, Gurtech supplies the products internationally through local distributors and retailers.
Currently, we have suppliers, supplying the products in Europe (Ireland, Australia, Finland, Russia, Lithuania, Sweden, UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Italy, Slovenia & Spain), Mexico, North America (USA, Canada), Caribbean (Anguilla, Trinidad & Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Martinique, Grenada, Guyana, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent-and-the-Grenadines, Saint Kitts-and-Nevis, United States Virgin Islands), India, Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia), West Africa (Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Mali), East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda), Turkey, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, New Zealand, China, Japan and Papua New Guinea.
Richard (Dick) Gurney (Chairman).
Having worked hands-on in the field the servicing of his machinery was always a problem.
He was continually frustrated with all types of greasing equipment available. This was bad enough in itself, but everyone recognises the much bigger problem. That is the unnecessary accelerated wear and tear caused by poor and ineffective greasing.
Dick started with the mindset that, there must be a better way.
There were many challenges including:
- The scenario to make greasing easy.
- To make a grease gun reliable.
- To make a grease gun durable.
After many weekends he produced the first prototype.
He built 20 units by hand that were snapped up by his neighbours. (Some of these are still in operation today after 25 years in the field.)
From this humble beginning on a farm in South Africa, sales continue to grow by reputation and word of mouth.
Today Cary Lusso, Gurtech’s managing director, runs the 2,500 m² factory in Kwa-Zulu Natal, where he is involved in continuously upgrading the factory to keep up with demand.
Dicks next project was to tackle the challenge of designing an improved grease coupler.
He came up with a concept-drawing some years back. Unfortunately he did not have the resources to start this project at that time. He was only able to start the project in 2010 and then Cary Lusso and his team took over and after a great deal of R&D over an 18 month period have now produced the revolutionary patented coupler – the G Coupler.
This is the first departure from the conventional Zerk compatible coupler design in over 80 years. It was long overdue.
The Gurtech team believe that their grease coupler has all the features necessary to make it a successful global product.
We invite you to join the thousands who have experienced the joy of owning a G.Gun and G Coupler Grease Coupler.
Still have questions? Send us a message, we’d be glad to help you.
Cary Lusso (Managing Director) has an MSc in engineering, started at Gurtech as a project engineer, sharpening his skills on the factory floor.
His natural ability to optimise the production flow, develop new systems and continually improve on the products produced, made way for Cary to move up the ranks to oversee and run all aspects of Gurtech.
Karl Wortmann is the production manager at the factory. Overseeing all the day-to-day operations, ensuring quality and making sure the staff are well trained, productive and happy.
Here are a few photos of all the incredible staff working on the factory floor. The dedicated and wonderful people who make it possible for us to bring the G.Gun and the G Coupler Grease Coupler to you. Making a real difference in your working environment – easy greasing is thorough greasing!