ELECTRIC FORKLIFT STORY: YUMMY FOODS: ENJOYING THE SWEET TASTE OF SUCCESS WITH TOYOTA FORKLIFTS
When Andy Trimboli took over Yummy Snack Foods in June 2008, he replaced one of the existing forklifts with a Toyota battery electric forklift and has continued to buy Toyotas ever since. The company now has six Toyota battery electric forklifts - five at its Adelaide headquarters and one at its Brisbane distribution centre - and a fleet of 26 Toyota cars nationally.
The latest Toyota forklift, a 1.8-tonne payload three-wheel 8FBE18, was commissioned in Adelaide in mid-October.
Business turnover has trebled its turnover in the last nine years and the company now ships 17 tonnes of nuts, dried fruits and confectionary per day across Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
"Toyota makes great forklifts; I've have had nothing but good things to say about them from the day we bought our first one in 2008," Yummy Snack Foods managing director Trimboli said.
"With Toyota, you get what you pay for - they represent excellent value for money and we've never had a problem.
"They're just a better built and better finished forklift. By the time you finish the rental or purchase period, you're well and truly in front.
Yummy Snack Foods staff (left to right) Christopher Agostino, Joseph Cavallaro, Rina Agostino and Robert Garuccio, with a 1.8-tonne payload three-wheel Toyota 8FBE18 battery electric forklift.