Turning to forklifts for uplifting response

Forklift technology, has for years enabled logistics managers to increase productivity, maximise space use and move goods faster.


When managing a warehouse, managers face an almost infinite set of challenges. Critical to success is knowing the quantity, location and status of inventory items at any one time.

This is made possible by lifting and transporting solutions that integrate efficiency and technology with cost and safety issues, as well as environmental concerns.

Forklifts have been around for many-many years and are designed with efficiency, speed and the maximum use of space in mind. They cater to suit various requirements in terms of load and lift capacity, the weight and size of typical loads, how high the loads need to be lifted, whether it will be used indoors, outdoors or both, and how much room to manoeuvre in the aisles and the amount of hours that a the forklift will be in use daily.

One of the most significant challenges faced by the forklift industry in the baking environment is choice of machine.

Prevention of fresh product contamination means that the food sector prefers the use of electric lift trucks. Guaranteed uptime of machines is also an important consideration due to the limited shelf life of products.


Industrial trucks / Forklifts –

Industrial trucks usually refer to operator-driven motorised warehouse vehicles, of which forklifts must be the most common example, but certainly not the full extent of the category. It also includes, for example, tow tractors and stock chasers.

Suppliers of Forklift Trucks and moving equipment include ASquare, Avis Forklift Centre, Bidvest Forklifts, Eazi Access , CFAO Equipment/Toyota Forklifts, Elite Forklifts, Jungheinrich, Linde Materials, Masslift/Mitsubishi Forklifts, Shamrock Handling Concepts and Value Materials Handling.

A Square Forklift – Young, dynamic, driven, progressive – These are adjectives best employed to describe the ethos of A Square Forklift.

A Square constantly strives to innovate and improve our service offering, incorporating cutting edge products and systems to ensure that we remain at the forefront of efficient materials handling solutions.

These efficiencies are drawn from contributions across our range. From the eco-friendly Nichiyu Electric Forklifts to the best-in-class fuel efficiency of the Mitsubishi internal combustion range; from the innovative space-saving concepts of Combilift, to the bespoke motive control solutions available from Zapi; and on to the super-efficient energy transfer of the Zivan battery charger range.

Bidvest Materials Handling / Bidvest Forklifts – We have a wide range of high quality and reliable forklifts for your warehouse. We also offer reach trucks, pallet stackers and order pickers

Bidvest Materials Handling is able to offer a total solution to all your materials handling needs.

Our product & service offering includes:

• Sale of new units
• Long term rentals
• Sales of refurbished units
• Maintenance contracts
• Service work on all makes of forklifts
• Parts supply – all brands
• Short term hire machines
• Battery supply and maintenance

Nissan forklifts and TCM have joined hands to come up with a formidable high-quality forklift and material handling company that is best suited for our clients. Uni-Carriers is taking the quality of both brands to the next level.

CFAO Equipment / Toyota Forklifts – As the leading supplier of material handling and industrial equipment from respected international manufacturers, CFAO Equipment SA (formerly EIE Group) provides customers with a total solution and lifetime value.

The company’s customer-centric approach is evident in its commitment to providing exceptional customer support, superior service delivery and optimal workmanship – making it the preferred industry partner.

Toyota Industrial Equipment

As the global leader in the manufacture of material handling and industrial equipment, Toyota Industrial Equipment is synonymous with unparalleled performance and exceptional value for money. Brands include Toyota Forklift, Toyota Warehousing Equipment and Flexi.

Toyota forklifts

Value-added services include:

• Comprehensive range of rental equipment
• Forklift driver training
• Forklift load testing
• Engineering workshop
• Electronic maintenance and repair facilities
• Extensive countrywide network and field service
• Product training
• Fully-equipped repair workshops
• 24/7 Hydraulic field service

Jungheinrich South Africa – Jungheinrich South Africa is a direct subsidiary of Jungheinrich AG and is one of the “ 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders “, Germany.

Jungheinrich AG is worldwide one of three leading companies in the material handling equipment, warehousing and material flow engineering sectors, as well as the European leader in warehousing technology.

Rather than taking the “one size fits all” approach, we focus on providing the best solution for the long-term profitability of your enterprise. Our approach to intralogistics is cross-industry and, as an active player in developing its future, we are committed to blazing new trails on behalf of our customers.


Jungheinrich offers you the right equipment for all your needs. Regardless of the lift height, surface or transport distance, we have the perfect solutions for all your applications in our product portfolio.

• Pallet trucks
• Electric forklift
• Diesel / LPG forklift
• Reach trucks
• Order pickers
• Tow tractors
• High rack stackers ( VNA )
• Shuttle / Pallet carriers
• Special builds
• Batteries and accessories
• Forklift rentals – short term and long term
• Automatic industrial trucks

Shamrock Handling Concepts (Pty) Ltd is the sole distributor of renowned Moffett, Agrimac and Combilift forklift brands throughout Southern Africa.

• Moffett – Truck-Mounted Forklifts: These fantastic forklifts easily fit on the back of trucks and can be moved between sites to load and offload materials effortlessly.
• Agrimac – Rough Terrain (4×4) Forklifts: Our rough terrain forklifts can effortlessly conquer any terrain, including farms and construction sites. These rugged offroad forklifts are also ideal for moving materials at salvage yards, mining sites and lumberyards.
• Combilift – Multi-Directional Forklifts: These multi-directional forklifts can move in 4 directions. This ability makes it easy to transport long loads down narrow passages. It also reduces the space needed for forklifts to move between racks. Allowing you to either fit more racks in your warehouse or reduce the required warehouse space!

Shamrock provides comprehensive repair and maintenance services and a wide range of OEM parts to keep your forklift running.

Their OEM-trained technicians are experienced in general maintenance, services and repairs. They also refurbish equipment and components such as masts, transmissions, and axles.

Shamrock has an extensive network of trusted dealers around Southern Africa:

• Head office: Johannesburg
• Dealers: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Bethlehem, Upington, Bloemfontein, Pretoria and Nelspruit.


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