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specialist warehousing, distribution and
supply chain business in Melbourne’s
western suburbs has relied on Toyota
forklifts since its inception, and recently
received an unexpected bonus when purchas-
ing its latest forklift.
Asia-Pacific Warehousing managing director
Rohan Meegama says he has used Toyota fork-
lifts exclusively since establishing the business
in 2008, and currently runs an all-Toyota fleet of
nine forklifts at its headquarters at Truganina.
“I’d had positive experiences with Toyota fork-
lifts before, so it made sense to stick with what
you know and trust,” Mr Meegama said. “We’re
all extremely happy with our Toyota forklifts and
they’ve never let us down.”
Mr Meegama’s latest Toyota Forklift purchase,
a battery-electric three-wheel 7FBE18, came
after the company opened a new satellite ware-
house to cater for a new business opportunity.
“After opening the new warehouse we had
to consider how best to manage our forklift
resources across the two sites. At one point I
thought we might need another gas-powered
forklift to unload containers and another reach
truck for racking, but after talking to our TMHA
sales manager, it was brought to my attention
that the 7FBE18 forklift could do both,” he said.
Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA)
area sales manager Mike Johns said it was a
good example of the diverse range of Toyota
“It was an economical and convenient
outcome for them,” Mr Johns said. “The
7FBE18 is a lightweight and highly manoeu-
vrable forklift that is able to make pivot turns,
so was perfect for their requirements. The
warehouse in which it will operate is relatively
small, so there was no need for a larger, higher
payload forklift or one with a high mast.”
And much to Mr Meegama’s delight, the
decision to purchase the new 7FBE18 forklift
came with an unexpected bonus.
new car I was thrilled. I was very surprised and
happy to hear the news ... it was a real bonus
and we’re very pleased all-round,” he said.
As it turns out Asia-Pacific Warehousing is no
stranger to Toyota’s cars, utes and SUV.
“We already had a fleet of Toyota vehicles for
our staff, including a HiLux, two Yaris – which has
now become three – two Camrys and a RAV 4,
with another HiLux soon to join the fleet as well.
“We’ve always been happy with the Toyotas.
Just like the forklifts they are comfortable, easy
to use and their reliability means they never let
you down,” Mr Meegama said.
Asia-Pacific Warehousing is a family owned
and operated business that provides a compre-
hensive range of warehousing, distribution and
supply chain services, including wharf transport,
storage, handling and distribution.
For more information call 1800 425 438 or
ONE PART OF THE PACKAGE FOR
Left: TMHA’s Mike Johns (left)
with Rohan Meegama (right) from
Asia Pacific Warehousing.
onecranes has introduced to Australasia
its new ‘Generation C’ series of lift trucks,
which includes the full range from 10-65-
tonne forklift trucks, container lift trucks and
The range was first introduced to Europe and
North America at CeMAT Hanover 2014, and
since then has enjoyed enthusiastic uptake in
excess of several 100 units.
The Generation C lift trucks
The C series lift truck includes a completely new
driver’s cabin with features to enhance safety,
comfort and productivity. The C series also has
increased reach stacker lifting performance, an
enhanced TRUCONNECT remote monitoring
system, and improved engine performance. The
C series is equipped with common platform
diesel engines that meet emission legislation
levels EU Stage II / EPA Tier 2, EU Stage IIIA /
EPA Tier 3, or EU Stage IV / EPA Tier 4f. These
new engines are in general several decibels
more silent and can save up to 6% in
fuel consumption over previous ones.
Most engines can be supplied with
a start/stop function to further
reduce fuel consumption,
typically between 5 –
15%, and to extend the
factual engine service life.
The new driver’s
cabin offers operators
visibility, made possible
by a more ergonomic layout with integrated
seat-mounted controls. The 7” touch screen
colour display provides full truck monitoring
including eco-drive, fuel management and
driver login. The touch screen monitor
also supports an optional integrated rear-
view camera and tire pressure monitoring.
The efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation and
air conditioning) system offers a 50% overall
For more information visit www.
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