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Dexion Citiport Commissions All-Toyota Forklift Fleet

A progressive warehouse racking supplier has commissioned an all-Toyota fleet of forklift trucks at its new premises in Dandenong South.

 Dexion Citiport has been a franchisee for Dexion racking for more than 20 years and, along with Dexion Dandenong, sells warehouse fit-out equipment throughout Victoria and nationally.

 In June 2013 it took the opportunity to commission a new forklift truck fleet when it moved its Dandenong distribution centre to new premises in Abbotts Road, Dandenong South.

 Company director Andrew Cater said the five new Toyota 2.5-tonne payload internal combustion forklifts replaced a mixed fleet of rental and second-hand forklifts.

 "It was the ideal time for a totally new fleet," he said.

 "All five new Toyota 8-FG25 forklifts have six-metre masts, and one is configured as a container truck."

 Mr Cater said Dexion Citiport chose forklift supplier Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) on the basis of its broad product range and quality.

 "TMHA offers a wide range of forklifts and the quality has been proven over time."

 "We take an added interest in forklifts because there is such an obvious link to our business of supplying warehouse racking."

 "In addition, we have enjoyed a good relationship with TMHA salesperson Allen Chen, and that continues."

 "Our new warehouse is on the same road as TMHA's Melbourne branch."

 TMHA Melbourne major account manager Andrew Hopkins said the Toyota 8-Series forklift range meant there was a counter-balance internal combustion or battery-electric forklift for virtually every application.

 "Toyota's 8-Series forklifts offer leading design and safety features, such as Automatic Fork Levelling Control to level forks during loading and Active Control Rear Stabiliser, which locks the rear axle to help reduce the potential of lateral tip-overs," he said.

Dexion Company director Andrew Cater with Toyota 8-FG25