Home' MHD Supply Chain Solutions : MHD May-Jun 2015 Contents THE latest intake of Toyota Material Handling
Australia (TMHA) apprentices have been
inducted at the company's Moorebank head-
quarters in Sydney.
The twelve apprentices were drawn from
around the country and were accompanied by
mentors from their respective TMHA branches.
TMHA national technical advisor Gerry Larney
said the company received the highest number
of applicants for the 2015 intake in the eleven
years of the apprentice program.
"We’d received more than 1,000 applications
from around the country," Mr Larney said.
"This is the biggest by far since we began
our apprentice program back in 2005, and this
latest intake brings the number of apprentices
currently training around the country to 45."
As part of the induction the apprentices were
given presentations on Toyota values, company
policies and expectations, safety procedures
At the conclusion of the presentations the
apprentices met with members of the senior
TMHA management team, including president
and CEO Aki Nimura and executive vice presi-
dent and COO Steve Takacs, before being pre-
sented with their tools of trade.
Mr Larney said TMHA recognises the
importance of apprentices to the business.
"It's a real investment in our future," he said.
"We instigated the annual apprentice intake
over a decade ago to ensure we have a strong
skills base to support us as our business grows."
Mr Takacs, himself a former forklift technician,
said TMHA was at the forefront of forklift techni-
cian training in Australia, and pioneered specialist
TAFE training for Australia's forklift technicians.
"Our customers benefit by having a skilled
and knowledgeable team of technicians ready
to provide high-quality back-up for the entire
range of Toyota material handling equipment,"
Mr Takacs said.
TMHA supports the training and
development of its forklift technicians and
apprentices by holding an annual National
Skills Contest aimed at keeping them at the
cutting-edge of industry standards.
For more information call 1800 425 438 or
MLA Holdings has forged a partnership with the
Sany Group for the exclusive distribution of its
container handlers and heavy forklift range in
Australia. This alliance brings together MLA’s
leading heavy equipment service team and the
new SANY product range that includes reach
stackers, laden and empty container handlers,
and forklifts between 16-46 tonne capacity.
The Sany Group was founded in 1989 and
has grown to be the fifth largest construction
machinery company, and the second largest
manufacturer of container handling trucks, in
the world. Sany is now said to be the fastest
growing company in this segment. With market
capitalisation of $US21.6 billion, Sany is listed
in the world’s top 500 most valuable companies.
Currently, Sany employs about 40,000 people in
more than 150 countries.
Sany Europe, the European headquarters
of Sany Group, was founded in 2008. The
company’s ultra-modern manufacturing facility
in Bedburg, Germany, is producing container
handlers and heavy forklifts meeting the highest
European standards. The digitally controlled
assembly line ensures a perfect manufacturing
process and outstanding quality.
Matt Saunders, MLA general manager sales
& operations said: “MLA is thrilled to be part-
nering with the Sany Group. Over the past 20
years, MLA has proudly developed a thorough
knowledge of the needs and requirements
relating to container handlers and heavy fork-
lifts. MLA’s company philosophy revolves around
the flexibility to react to customer needs in any
situation. That’s why we guarantee optimum
service through the entire lifespan of our equip-
ment. MLA’s comprehensive stock of parts for
the Sany range includes major components,
as well as any parts that may be required on
a day-to-day basis. Sany’s modern logistics
software and technology also assures availability,
quick delivery and reliable service by our factory
trained technicians across Australia”.
Michael Kidd, MLA’s national Sany product
manager said performance, safety, economy,
reliability and comfort are of primary importance
to users of container handlers and heavy fork-
lifts. “These traits are integral to the new SANY
range. Already we have supplied many Sany
container handlers to the Australian branches of
some of the world’s most respected companies.”
For more information call 131 652 or visit
MLA AND SANY FORM HEAVYWEIGHT ALLIANCE
The new TMHA
apprentices with TMHA
LATEST APPRENTICE INTAKE INDUCTED AT
MHD SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS — MAY / JUNE 2015
MATERIALS HANDLING AND MANAGEMENT
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