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Welcome to the Toyota Material Handling Australia blog and feature articles page. Below you will find experts' opinion pieces and reviews relevant to the Australian forklift industry.

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INSIGHT - TMHA Heavily Modifies Forklift For Worker

INSIGHT - TMHA Heavily Modifies Forklift For Worker

When you think of forklifts, you commonly expect drivers to be big, burly men, often squeezed into a tight forklift cabin. However, as with most things in life, perceived stereotypes can be far from reali...

16/10/2018

INSIGHT - TMHA Heavily Modifies Forklift For Worker
INSIGHT - Our Future, After 50 Years Of History

INSIGHT - Our Future, After 50 Years Of History

Fresh from 50th anniversary celebrations for Toyota forklift sales in Australia, Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is poised for even more exciting times as new technologies create greater efficiencies, cost-savings and improved operator safety...

14/09/2018

INSIGHT - Our Future, After 50 Years Of History
INSIGHT - Reflections on TMHA’s 50th Anniversary

INSIGHT - Reflections on TMHA’s 50th Anniversary

Fifty years of Toyota forklift sales in Australia is a significant milestone for Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA). Looking at the world material-handling market, the USA is the largest. But TMHA is an impressive eighth...

22/8/2018

INSIGHT - Reflections on TMHA’s 50th Anniversary
INSIGHT - National Skills Competition / National Sales & Service Awards

INSIGHT - National Skills Competition / National Sales & Service Awards

It was impressive to see the countless hours of technician study and practice put to the test by Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) during our recently held National Skills Competition....

16/7/2018

INSIGHT - National Skills Competition / National Sales & Service Awards
INSIGHT - Toyota Production System

INSIGHT - Toyota Production System

Recently we caught up with TMHA director of sales Cameron Paxton for a chat on how the Toyota Production System benefits customers...

22/6/2018

INSIGHT - Toyota Production System
Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business

Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business

The end of financial year usually signifies a busy time of retail sales, the completion of bookkeeping and a time for reflection and planning for your business’s fiscal...

20/05/2018

Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business
INSIGHT - Sales Director Interview (April)

INSIGHT - Sales Director Interview (April)

Recently we caught up with TMHA director of sales Cameron Paxton for a chat. Cameron has had a front-row seat for the extraordinary growth of the Toyota forklift business in Australia and was especially keen to talk about the Toyota Advantage...

20/4/2018

INSIGHT - Sales Director Interview (April)
How can automated forklifts simply optimise your warehouse?

How can automated forklifts simply optimise your warehouse?

Time is money: these days everything needs to go faster & cheaper. And of course in your warehouse you want this to happen in a safe way. Because let’s face it, who can afford to waste resource or slow down operations these days? So why not consider automating all repetitive tasks?

15/03/2018

How can automated forklifts simply optimise your warehouse?
The Australian Pallet Story

The Australian Pallet Story

They are the unappreciated material handling component. They work hard, require no servicing and can even be recycled when they reach the end of their serviceable lifespan. In Australia, they comprise 10 equal-length slats of wood stapled or nailed together...

28/09/2016

The Australian Pallet Story
Toyota SAS: How these six features could save your life

Toyota SAS: How these six features could save your life

Electronic stability control (ESC) is commonplace in modern vehicles; the Australian government made it compulsory for all new vehicles sold from November 2013 to be equipped with some form of ESC. Most drivers may take it for granted...

21/09/2016

Toyota SAS: How these six features could save your life
INSIGHT - Autonomous Forklifts Will One Day Be An Automatic Choice

INSIGHT - Autonomous Forklifts Will One Day Be An Automatic Choice

When you read the newspapers it’s pretty obvious that the next big thing coming in the car industry is automation, and at a level we’ve never experienced before. So-called self-driving cars are well and truly in prototype production...

14/09/2016

INSIGHT - Autonomous Forklifts Will One Day Be An Automatic Choice
Have You Seen These Tow Tractors?

Have You Seen These Tow Tractors?

If you’ve been to an airport anywhere in the world there’s a very good chance you’ve seen one of these awesome little vehicles. They’re called tow tractors or tow tugs and are used for transporting your baggage and cargo, general transport of ground workers on the tarmac and sometimes for towing aircraft...

03/08/2016

Have You Seen These Tow Tractors?
How To Be Seen: Top Tips For Warehouse Pedestrians

How To Be Seen: Top Tips For Warehouse Pedestrians

The transport, postal and warehousing industry is frequently listed as one of the most dangerous occupations for workplace injury or death. Putting safety first has always been a high priority when developing our Toyota forklifts...

27/07/2016

How To Be Seen: Top Tips For Warehouse Pedestrians
INSIGHT - Investment in Training And Product Support Go Hand-In-Hand

INSIGHT - Investment in Training And Product Support Go Hand-In-Hand

It’s always been the case that selling a good product at a competitive price is only part of the story – but now more than ever providing the best after-sales service and back-up is of critical importance. Our customers expect much more than just a great material handling solution at a great price, and rightly so. They’re after a partnership, one...

19/07/2016

INSIGHT - Investment in Training And Product Support Go Hand-In-Hand
Spotlight on Famous Forklifts

Spotlight on Famous Forklifts

With warehousing and materials handling sometimes regarded as the ‘background’ to many industries, it’s easy to forget how important these vehicles are in the scheme of modern business. For those in the industry, forklifts pass by as...

12/07/2016

Spotlight on Famous Forklifts
What You Need To Know About Operating In Winter Months

What You Need To Know About Operating In Winter Months

Cold weather means more than simply throwing an extra hi-vis jacket into the ute on the way to work and bringing out the thermos to keep your coffee piping hot in the warehouse....

05/07/2016

What You Need To Know About Operating In Winter Months
Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business

Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business

The end of financial year usually signifies a busy time of retail sales, the completion of bookkeeping and a time for reflection and planning for your business’s fiscal...

28/06/2016

Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business
INSIGHT - New IT System A Big Win For Our Customers

INSIGHT - New IT System A Big Win For Our Customers

Ongoing controversy about the service efficiency of Australia’s NBN highlights both the opportunities and risks that exist in the roll-out of new IT systems...

15/06/2016

INSIGHT - New IT System A Big Win For Our Customers
TMHA Reaches 2,000 Likes With A Renewed Focus On Social Media

TMHA Reaches 2,000 Likes With A Renewed Focus On Social Media

TMHA is focusing on social media activity to engage with owners and operators online and recently celebrated reaching 2000 likes on Facebook...

22/06/2016

TMHA Reaches 2,000 Likes With A Renewed Focus On Social Media
What Will Driverless Forklifts Mean For Your Warehouse?

What Will Driverless Forklifts Mean For Your Warehouse?

There’s been much talk recently about the advent of driverless forklifts, or automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and what they mean for the material handling industry. Some operators may think this will be the end of traditional manual operation...

25/05/2016

What Will Driverless Forklifts Mean For Your Warehouse?