A Victorian vending and coffee machine business has made a seamless transition into its new premises with the help of a new 8-Series Toyota forklift.
Vendco upgraded from a 100m2 warehouse to a 600m2 combined showroom, warehouse and service centre in Coburg North late last year, and its new Toyota 8FG 1.8-tonne forklift has made all the difference.
"We already had a Toyota BT walkie stacker forklift which was fine for our small premises at the time, but when we moved to our current location we knew we'd need to add another forklift to take full advantage of the additional space," said Vendco's proprietor Steve Moysiadis.
"The BT stacker works well on the flat surface in the warehouse. Space was so limited before it never needed to be operated at full speed, but now it is most of the time.
"It's always been quick and easy to use when lifting the vending machines, and it's simple to control and manoeuvre around the warehouse, so we knew we'd keep it and look for an additional forklift."
Mr Moysiadis said he did his research and looked at what other brands were offering.
"In terms of price, value and quality Toyota forklifts were well out in front - nothing came near them."
Vendco's new 1.8-tonne Toyota 8FG forklift is now used to load and unload trucks, while the BT stacker handles the indoor duties in the warehouse and showroom.
Toyota Material Handling Australia Victorian area sales manager Adem Shemshedin said the Toyota 1.8-tonne payload 8FG forklift was perfectly suited to Vendco's needs.
"The 8-series range includes our most popular forklift models, and the 8FG is a versatile all-round performer," Mr Shemshedin said.
"Its performance, ergonomic and safety features, like Toyota's exclusive System of Active Stability, will serve Vendco well for many years to come."
Vendco supplies and services a range of drink, snack, food and coffee vending machines and bench top office coffee machines. It is the local Victorian distributor for Italian-made Necta equipment.
For more information freecall 1800 425 438 or visit www.toyotamaterialhandling.com.au