In July, MLA Holdings Pty Ltd (Mitsubishi Lift Australia) celebrated 25 years of supplying the Australian Market with Mitsubishi Forklifts at its Rydalmere Head Office in Sydney.
Following on the from the success of the new Mitsubishi Grendia range of internal combustion forklifts, MLA has also signalled an increased presence in the battery electric market.
Mitsubishi now manufactures battery electric forklifts in Europe, Japan and USA for domestic markets. With the growing trend in Australia toward fleet management and fully maintained rental agreements (it is estimated that 70% of all forklifts sold in Australia are hire agreements) it is important for MLA to provide the market with a “one-stop shop” for all Mitsubishi materials handling equipment.
MLA national sales manager Bernard Chandra says the range of Mitsubishi electric forklifts is comprehensive and will provide the Australian market with some new innovations.
The pedestrian pallet truck range, pedestrian stackers, three wheel counterbalance units and reach trucks are all powered by “ac” motors. First introduced in Europe, the ac motor requires less maintenance and provides better performance than its dc predecessor, and has proven to be a much better option when it comes to materials handling equipment.
Mr Chandra also affirms that the range offers the market new alternatives. Further to the “ac” powered pedestrian pallet trucks, there is an “ac” powered walk behind stacker with 1600kg capacity and lifting to 5.4 metres. The reach truck range has units up to 2500kg capacity and lifting to 11 metres. Electronic 360 degree steering is standard. A full range of low, mid and high level order pickers completes the range.
Twenty five years of association with Mitsubishi in Australia will no doubt see MLA continue on to be a prominent player in materials handling equipment.