Toyota Material Handling will showcase its new range of Toyota 8-Series forklifts, along with its BT and Raymond forklifts and warehouse equipment on stand 606 during the MATEX 2007 warehouse and materials handling exhibition, to be held in conjunction with National Manufacturing Week at Melbourne’s Exhibition & Convention Centre from May 22 to May 25.
The new range of Toyota 8-Series 1 to 3.5 tonne internal combustion counterbalance forklifts represents the result of eight years of customer research and a multi-million dollar investment in research and development.
The 8-Series range includes 23 pneumatic-tyre internal-combustion models from one to three tonnes payload, including petrol/LPG and diesel models with the choice of manual and powershift transmission, and compact models.
Toyota's objectives in the production of its new 8-Series forklift were to further build on the company's success in the materials handling industry, and to focus specifically on four key areas namely forklift safety, superior ergonomics, reduced life cycle costs, and a focus on the environment.
More than 40,000 Toyota forklifts have been sold in Australia, and the brand has been the Australian counter-balance forklift market leader since 1987. Toyota Material Handling offers a full range of counterbalance, electric powered pallet trucks, stackers, order pickers and narrow aisle equipment.