Whites Group, a national supplier to the hardware, rural and industrial sectors, has chosen Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) forklifts for its specialised warehouse needs.
The Whites Group uses 2.5-tonne payload Toyota 8-FG25 counter balance forklifts and BT RRE140 high-lift reach trucks at its Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Townsville warehouse facilities. The Townsville warehouse was the latest Whites Group site to commission a new BT reach truck.
Whites Group national operations manager Jay Thomas explained that the company had been using a variety of forklifts for many years; however, the decision to use the Toyota range was based on a recent initiative to standardise its counter balance forklifts and reach trucks across all its sites.
Toyota offers a comprehensive range of internal combustion and battery electric counter balance forklifts, incorporating leading design and safety features such as Automatic Fork Levelling Control to level forks during loading and the Toyota System of Active Stability, which locks the rear axle to help reduce the potential for lateral tip-overs.
Toyota recently expanded the 8-Series internal-combustion forklift range to cover the 1.0 to 8.0-tonne payload range.
Each forklift is configured to provide the optimum chassis/battery/mast combination according to the requirements of the application. The BT M-series reach truck range offers capacities up to 1600kg and lift heights up to 8.5 metres.
TMHA provides a one-stop warehouse equipment solution with its range of Toyota, BT Lift Truck and Raymond forklifts.